While wedding favors may be at the bottom of your to-do list, they are an important moment to showcase a little love for your guests on their way out. You're spending money on said gifts so don't make them an afterthought, especially when they can be pretty, personalized, and perfect for your reception tables. You may think we're crazy, but listen up! If you place each guest's gift on their place setting, they have something pretty to look at while they're enjoying their meal. Plus, if it's calligraphed, you can forget about place cards altogether (money saver!).
We're totally on board with this new trend after doing a deep dive into the possibilities it can offer. We found monogrammed maracas perfect for a destination wedding (talk about getting the party started early!), pretty cheese boards ideal for a vineyard affair (wine and cheese pairing, please), and potted succulents for a chic modern celebration. And since it's a known fact that we as humans like anything with our name on it (come on, you know you do), this is just another way to please your guests—and send them home with favors they'll actually enjoy. And if all that customization isn't for you, no worries. You can instead opt for wicker fans (in an unexpected shade of purple) or serve mini cakes on each plate. Guests are guaranteed to enjoy both, we promise. So with that said, we'll let you get scrolling (and pinning and screen sharing) with the below examples of how to incorporate wedding favors into your reception tables cape. We think you'll love the look!
This favor idea is perfect for foodies and wine lovers alike. To create this look, simply have mini slate boards calligraphed with each guest's name and then add your favorite cheeses. Your guests will have something to nimble on as they wait on dinner service and they're have something to use at their next dinner party (when they presumably invite you over).
In our opinion, every destination wedding in Mexico needs maraca wedding favors. Place these—with a personalized name tag—at each place setting to amp up your dinner party. And if you really want to go above and beyond, print "Shake for The Kiss" on the back so everyone will shake them for your exit at the end of the night!