Modern day wedding favors are seeing a radical shift in the terms of innovation and design, but they are definitely in keeping with the sentiments of both traditional and contemporary style weddings. Wedding favors are also being made as multi-purpose and functional so that your guests can use them around their homes and remember your wedding as a treasured memory. Favors are also growing more personal as handmade and personalized wedding favors are the in thing. Here are some of the hottest trends for wedding favors for 2007.
Themed Wedding Favors
Simply because destination weddings and themed weddings are on the rise, coordinating your wedding favors with the destination or the theme is just being sensible. You can always use your imagination to come up with some unique themed wedding favors that reflect the place and time. For example, if your wedding ceremony and reception is in Hawaii, giving your guests beach themed gifts like palm tree candles with personalized tags that have your names and wedding date on them are really creative and invaluably traditional.
Traditional Wedding Favors
Speaking of tradition, it is very important to honor our own cultural traditions, in fact there may also be certain customs and traditions that are followed in the homes of the bride and groom. Ask if there are any such customs and if you wish to give your guests something cultural, think well of what really reflects your culture and brings back a feeling of sentiment and nostalgia that you wish to share with your wedding guests. For Irish couples, the claddagh holds a lot of importance and giving wedding favors with claddagh motifs is considered a symbol of love and unity. Similarly Celtic love knots and lucky four leaf clovers are part and parcel of Irish traditional wedding ceremonies.
More and more couples are doing their bit for their planet by having eco-friendly wedding receptions and giving out eco-friendly wedding favors. Favors made of natural materials like fiber mats, recycled material favors and even organic foodstuffs are on the rise as modern day trends in wedding favors. Personalized flower seed packets are a way to show your appreciation and give back to the Earth.
Wedding Favors for the Season
With many weddings being clubbed with Christmas or other festivals, giving guests something that reflects the spirit of the festive season is just the way to have practical weddings for the modern couple. Wedding favors like Easter-themed goodies for the spring season, Christmas themed goodies for winter, and colorful Fall motifs for Autumn brides is fast gaining ground.
A Lifetime Supply of Favors
You read it right. Today couples are going beyond just wedding favors, but instead treating their guests to an experience of a lifetime that is going to stay with the guests for all their life. There are weddings done in many unusual ways. For example, you can have your wedding several thousand feet above the ground and give your guests a joyride and also hand them their own pair of binoculars and don’t forget little balloons that your guests can set sail once they are off the ground.
Techno Wedding Favors
In today’s digital age, can we leave out the techno buzz from our wedding favors? I’d say not. So many couples are choosing to give their guests memorabilia like wedding CD’s, DVD’s, and their own designed graphics as personalized printables like stationery, CD covers, and the like. If you or your groom is a tech junkie this is definitely an option worth considering.
Lastly, the real sentiment behind a wedding favor is the opportunity to thank your guests for their kind attendance and it is a must to share a part of yourselves as a couple with your guests, because after all, it is your wedding day and your guests are obviously people close to you. Something that reflects your bonding factor is indeed a touching gift. If you are both avid readers giving your guests personalized bookmarks will be just the kind of personal touch your guests will remember you by.