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Give Your Wedding Guests Something Practical
When I say ‘practical’ what comes to mind…..useful…functional…constructive? All these thoughts are symbolisms of the wide variety of unique wedding favors on the market today. Now more than ever, brides are requesting wedding favors that their guests can put to use. In this article, we will explore wonderful practical wedding favor ideas that are excellent choices for the guest and the household that will fit well in your budget.
Today, traditional wedding favors, like Jordan almonds and even chocolate lack in usefulness and are slowly making a grand exit from the bridal checklist. The main reason for this transaction is the vast array of extravagant favors that are offered. Let’s face it, the five Jordan almonds wrapped in tulle days are over! Frankly speaking, anything in the nut category does not make a good gift due to allergies. In fact, nuts are in the category of foods that most people are allergic to and with a guest list of a hundred or more someone is likely to have a reaction. Chocolates are very traditional and make good favors in certain seasons. This favor is a bad idea for warm weathered events and its only function is to send your guests straightway to the dentist between their six month checkups.
So, what makes a wedding favor… practical? A practical wedding favor is something your guests can use in the home, office or leisure and each time it’s used they are reminded of your special day. We’ve already discussed what comes to mind with the term ‘practical’ now lets attach our thoughts to something tangible. Take a gander at these smart ideas:
Coasters; Ever think of this? Coasters have evolved into wonderful decorative accents for the home. We’ve all seen them as corporate gifts in the form nifty advertising tools. Now, manufacturers have captivated the wedding audience with coasters in elegant designs such as glass photo holders, memories of sand and sea at the beach, themes of wine vineyards and even coasters adorned with fall and winter accents.
Bookmark wedding favors; This is a great favor for two reasons. First, bookmarks are inexpensive and fit into most budgets. Second, bookmarks make functional gifts for marking anything. Not only can they mark your book, but they are useful in keeping your day current in your daily planner, marking a coupon box or even use as a nifty design to hang from the push pin in the office.
Wine bottle stoppers and wine charms; Need I say more? Everyone who loves to tickle their taste buds with a smooth glass of wine would be more than happy to get one of these functional gifts in their hands. Even a non drinker would enjoy unique wine charms if only to use as a simple decorative piece.
Napkins rings are a great hit as wedding gifts. Some wedding manufacturers have even gone so far as to set the item with a “with this ring” theme attached. This is one of those unique favors that will fit most budgets and every household.
Measuring spoons and measuring tape have hit the wedding scene with a bang! The “measure of love” theme has sparked brides into offering their guest very useful tools. How many times have you needed to quickly measure something in the kitchen, around the house or even at your desk in the office? I bet more times than you can count. These functional wedding favors have become very popular in the wedding circuit.
Salt and pepper shaker wedding favors are the most ingenious of all. Talk about practical! This gift of appreciation is wanted and probably needed in most households. The most intriguing salt and pepper wedding favors found in the market are the all so perfect and oh so cute two peas in a pod miniature set. This set is sure to set the stage as it dresses the tables at the reception and in your guests’ home. You can also find more hit sets in other styles like miniature wedding cake and sea shell sets.
If you search through the kitchen cabinets, junk drawers, china cabinets and even buffet chests in any household you are sure to find one of these items. Just image a family sitting at the dinner table adorned with salt and pepper shakers or napkin rings that they received as a special gift from you; or, a mom sharing quality time with her daughter baking cookies with measuring spoons supplied by you. Each time these items are used, thoughts of your special day are shared. With these functional wedding favors, lifetime memories are planted. So, unwrapped the tulle, toss those Jordan almonds and give your guests something practical!
About the Author: Leah Lee is editorial writer for HQ Wedding Favors a family owned company that offers the most unique wedding favors that fit any budget. Find more articles on wonderful wedding favor ideas by visiting today.