Photo: Jeffrey Westbrook
While they're not required, a small wedding favor is a great way to thank guests for joining you on your special day. Send guests home with a pretty parting gift that ties into your theme, your palette, or your personality! Here are six fresh and unexpected favor ideas we're loving:
1. "We may be tree huggers, but we clean up nicely."
Some brides want glamour; you want warmth. You'll have a sunny lakeside ceremony, slow dancing in the grass, and this philanthropic gesture at night's end.
Seedling, $1.75; the GreenWorld Project
2. "Our relationship is the coolest start-up we've ever launched."
What do techy workaholics give their guests? Artisanal all-nighter fuel, of course! Customized bags of coffee are perfect for your work-hard, play-hard friends who will probably be too hungover to make the morning-after brunch.
Coffee bag, $36 for 100 (minimum); Uline Shipping Supplies
3. "We're partners in crime."
You two are a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde, and while your retro bash will be formal (black tie and sable trimmed), this mini-bottle of liquor will have ladies and gents swinging from the chandeliers.
Two-ounce glass bottles, $12.35 for 12; Vestil
4. "We'll be honeymooning in Paris."
Your favorite things in life? Fresh-cut flowers and anything French. Your garden-party soirée reflects that, from the Kir Royales passed on silver platters to your groom looking amazing in his white Saint Laurent jacket.
Hanging ball vases, $9 for three; Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies
5. "We've seen Avicii spin in three cities."
Fancy meal or fancy DJ? No question — yours will be the dance party to end all dance parties, and guests will get to keep the night's amazing playlist for posterity.
Preloaded USB, from $4.69 each (25 minimum) for 30 songs; Zuzudrive
6. "We gambled on love and won big."
You always knew your nuptials would be unconventional — and in Vegas. Instead of Graceland Chapel (too campy, plus you have a ring bearer in mind — not Elvis), you'll tie the knot in a glitzy penthouse overlooking the Boulevard. And what better favor than a shot at millions?
Lottery scratch ticket, $1; check local stores
All labels by Nichole Michel of Coral Pheasant; coralpheasant.com.