What Makes a Wedding Favour Box Perfect?

Wedding Favour Box
We shall explore the ways you can give something special to the people who make your day special, but for that there are some clarifications you need to be on par with.

Essentially, to do something unique you will have to accept that your costs might shoot up, so if your budget does not allow you that luxury you will have to be honest to yourself and cut out on some of the extravagancies.

For your convenience, all the ideas portrayed here will be as adjusted to economical needs as possible.

Without further ado, check out our pick of great ways to make your wedding favour box a sign everyone looks at to remember a great day.

Wedding Favour Tags

The tag is the introduction to this little surprise you have packed for each guest of yours, so it is a good idea to start making it as incredible as you can.

Wedding favour tags usually have a very thankful tone and start off with the words "Accept our gratitude" or "Thank you for attending", and yes it is a nice feeling when someone says he/she appreciates your presence, but why not say the same thing in a more interesting fashion?

For instance, instead of words, each tag can have a small picture of the bride and groom standing with thumbs up showing that they are pleased with your presence.

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Or if you have an attachment to words, then you can use some mild humor that relates to the wedding or the people involved, something everyone will understand.

Prepare your tag according to this guide and you will certainly see a wave of smiles as soon as the distribution is complete.


Oh look! Chocolates and candies; my favorite wedding favour surprise, except that I always get these because they have transformed from a choice to a norm.

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It is not important for the box to contain something that everyone necessarily has to eat; you can use it as your way of wowing the audience with not your wealth, but your creativity.

For example, how about you place a card inside the box, and people with matching cards are supposed to sit together for at least 20 minutes in the wedding to break the ice and form new companionships.

Or, alongside the mandatory sweets, it can have a small decoration piece related to the wedding that the attendees can keep with them, and remember the date by.

Again, the possibilities are limitless, and you can play as smart as you want because it is your day.

Box Design

The wedding favour tags are not the only things that need to be designed; the box (or the pouch) has to be of a color and style that synchronizes with the tag and the theme of the wedding (if any).

That being said, the design does not have to be the kind of graffiti or specific designs in various colours you see in weddings all around you, it can be as different as you like.

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Most of the times people are so curious to open the box to unveil what is inside that they ignore the pattern you chose, so it is up to you to spice things up in a fashion that makes them wait and admire the uniqueness, if not beauty, of the box.

For example, the design on the box can be such that it states thank you in a language that is not native among the guests in the wedding; they will keep wondering what it is and some curious souls might even come to you and ask.

It is certain to make the environment much livelier, which is essentially what you aim to do with wedding favour boxes.

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A to Z Guide to Wedding Planning!

Wedding Planning
A is for Atmosphere

Setting the scene for the perfect wedding can be a daunting task and with wedding trends changing rapidly over time, it can mean decision making is hard.

Often the best place to start is by thinking about the formality of the event and how you would like your guests to feel on your wedding day!

Whether you choose a relaxed garden wedding with subtle coloring and natural tones or a themed wedding at a wild venue with bold wedding colors and outlandish wedding decorations, whichever way you go it is the wedding atmosphere that you create that will generate the most memories!

B is for Bachelorette Party & Bridal Shower

Second to choosing your bridesmaids, this is often the next stage in the planning of your pre-wedding activities!

This is the event, other than the wedding itself, that the girls look forward to most! Renowned as the tamer of the two, a bridal shower is a gift-giving party held for a bride-to-be in anticipation of her wedding, it is a time for the females in your life to get to know each other and to share advice before your big day.

The Bachelorette Party also known as a hens night, hens party or hens do on the other hand is deemed "an evening of debauchery," a girls night out in honor of the bride-to-be in the style that is common to that social circle.

This is when the bridesmaids take control, organising silly outfits for the bride, dares and games along with gifts for the girls including name tags, fun drinking straws along with personalised bachelorette koozies for a unique gift idea!

C is for Ceremony
Ultimately your ceremony, the moment where two people are united in marriage, is the reason you are planning this special day.

The way that you choose to perform your ceremony and the wedding reception that follows are often linked in formality and theme and the options are endless.

For the ceremony you will have to give some thought to the location,  beach, garden or formal venue often this is driven by the choice for a civil or religious ceremony.

Most ceremonies have a similar structure, with your vows, readings and music making a personal service.

D is for Destination Wedding
More and more couples are escaping the traditional big celebration wedding in favor of a smaller more intimate ceremony in an exotic location.
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Whether your destination wedding is overseas or interstate it can still take a lot of organization, not only for the couple and the wedding day itself but in making it fabulous for the guests that have gone that extra mile to share in your special day!

E is for Engagement

Congratulations on your Engagement, let the fun begin. Start with your engagement announcements, maybe a notice in the newspaper to inform the community or an item that you can send in the mail to let your friends and family know the good news!

If you are moving fast you could even add your wedding save the date to your engagement announcement to help with your planning budget.

Some couples will choose to have an engagement party, an opportunity to celebrate with family and friends and for future guests to get to know each other before the big day.

Engagement party favors are often handed out to the guests as a thank you for attending, such as candy treats or custom beer koozies to take home as a memento.

F is for Favors
Wedding favors also known as bonbonniere are small gifts given as a gesture of thanks to guests from the bride and groom.

Wedding favor ideas have become a major part of wedding planning, with modern gift trends including: CDs with the favorite music of the bride and groom, candy jars, picture frames and wedding koozies.

Gifts may also be personalized with the couple's names, initials or wedding date and even an individual guest name to create a gift and place card.

G is for Gift

A wedding present is a gift taken by a guest to congratulate the couple on their marriage. There is usually some etiquette when it comes to gift giving, some couples may choose to take the hard work out of this for their guests and have a gift registry with a wish list to choose from.

Others may have a wishing well, this is where guests can anonymously drop cards and monetary gifts into a box known as a wishing well to help the couple on their way to starting a new life together.

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H is for Honeymoon

A honeymoon is the traditional holiday taken by newlyweds to celebrate their marriage in seclusion. Jetting off to somewhere exotic and romantic is not uncommon although the holiday should be something of choice that suits the couple's outlook and interests.

For couples on a budget a destination wedding can be a great way to spread the cost making the addition of a few days for a honeymoon easy.

I is for Invitations

Wedding invitations are a great way to set the scene for your guests. As a follow on from your wedding announcement or save the dates, your wedding invitations can be fun or formal but should be informative and hold an RSVP date so that you can keep to a deadline in your wedding planning.

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In modern times the way an invitation arrives is becoming more and more imaginative, you might choose a link to an online wedding website where guests can respond electronically or include a link to a video message.

Items sent in the mail can also be creative and unique such as origami style folded gifts, printing a message on a balloon that can only be read once blown up.

J is for Jewellery

Wedding jewellery can be simple and sophisticated or bold and colorful. This is a very personal choice that that bride will make when choosing her wedding dress and bridal party attire.

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Sometimes traditional jewellery will be passed down the generations within a family, bridal accessories can include earrings, bracelets, tiaras and hair combs to name a few.

K is for Kiss

"You may now kiss the bride"... the words that the groom has been waiting for all day! Many couples will have a discussion prior to the wedding about the kiss, some even finding this the moment that makes them most nervous!

Questions like, how long should it be? Should it be a full-on smooch? Or just a peck? What is the etiquette in wedding kisses?

The answer to which is that there is not really an etiquette, just show each other how happy you are to be making this promise to each other and show this off to your guests, just bear in mind that you might be in front of your parents, grandparents and young children.

L is for Love

LOVE. An intense feeling of deep affection and the reason you have been ploughing all of your time into planning the ultimate wedding celebration. Say no more.

M is for is for Music

One big question for your wedding reception, DJ or Band? Often the answer to which is dependent on budget, formality of your event and location.

There is also the decision of which music you should be walking down the aisle to, creating an amazing playlist that will get your guests on their feet and of course the first dance! Here are our choices for a first dance song;

Top 5 First Dance Wedding Songs

Make You Feel My Love - Adele
You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran
The Way You Look Tonight - Michael Bublé
Better Together - Jack Johnson
N is for New

If you are following tradition in the sense of the rhyme "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue" then this is your something NEW! You can include your wedding dress as your something new if it is made to order, or perhaps one of your bridal accessories or a fancy new pair of shoes.

 Let's face it when it comes to your wedding there will be a whole heap of items that you can consider using to tick this box!

O is for Outdoor Wedding Venue

Weddings are often planned for the perfect weather, the most popular seasons for a wedding are spring and summer so that you can have great light for your wedding photographs and that you have the best chance of enjoying sunny spells outdoors with your guests over welcome drinks.

Your outdoor wedding venue might be in a national park, flower garden, winery or a beautiful beach, whichever you choose for your outdoor wedding be sure to have a wet weather plan on hand, just in case!

P is for Photographer

Wedding photography for a lot of couples is a big box to tick. It is lovely to be able to capture your big day and all of that hard work into images that you can cherish for years to come.

Choosing a photographer can be a daunting task, be sure to ask around for recommendations, view portfolios of previous work and get to know your photographer so that they learn to capture what is important to you.

Looking at your photographs together as a family is a beautiful way to connect after the event, each image will tell its own story and each story will be a memory captured for life!

Q is for Quiz

The Mr & Mrs Quiz, the ultimate quiz that any bachelorette should have to complete on their 'last night of freedom'..!

It is a fun way for the maid of honor to connect with and get to know the groom before the event.

She will prepare a series of questions that the groom will answer, things can of course get a little cheeky depending on the formality of the bridal shower or bachelorette party, the bride will then need to see how many answers she can match to the groom's responses, often followed by a forfeit for every wrong answer.

R is for Reception

Wedding reception, this is the fun part, after you have nervously said your vows in front of your family and friends you can relax with food, drinks and dancing at your wedding reception.

Wedding reception ideas include a formal sit-down meal, cocktail reception or a casual beach BBQ. You can usually leave this up to your wedding planner or venue to organise, that way you can enjoy the celebration and spending time with your guests.

S is for Save the Dates & Stationery

Your wedding announcement and first item of wedding stationery is your Save the Date! An ideal gift used for long engagements this is designed to be sent out to your guests well in advance of the formal invitation, once you have your date set you can mail these out so that your guests can save the date in their diary.

T is for Table Plan

T is also for troublesome, often considered one of the most controversial parts of the wedding planning process, the dreaded table plan!

Great aunt Joan cannot be near second cousin John and really you'd like to sit with your pals rather than follow the traditional top table style with your parents... at the end of the day this is your wedding and as a couple you should be able to choose a seating plan to suit your wedding formality and your guests.

U is for Ushers

An usher, also known as a groomsman is normally a friend of the groom that has been recruited to direct guests at the ceremony, and generally be available to the bride and groom for assistance throughout the whole wedding event.

The ushers would generally be dressed in the same wedding attire as the groom and best man and would feature in the formal wedding photographs alongside the bridesmaids.

V is for Vows

The exchange of wedding vows is an important part of your wedding ceremony. It can be a very romantic moment and often the perfect place to express your feelings for each other.

Vows can be modern or traditional, led by a minister or celebrant, written for you or by you and can be tailored to your individual personalities.

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W is for Wedding Dress

Almost every girls wedding dream begins with the dress! There are so many gorgeous styles available and all designed to suit different shapes and sizes... you can find the perfect wedding dress style amongst these... Ball gown, mermaid, A-line, Sheath. Strapless, V-neck, halter-neck, one-shoulder, illusion and more!

Once you have found the perfect style, you can start to create a unique look through the color and density of the material, heavier fabrics such as brocade and jacquard or lighter materials like silk and chiffon, traditionally a wedding dress would be predominantly white or ivory in color, but these days anything goes!

X is for X -rated (entertainment at bachelor party)

Although it is not necessarily the way every groom will spend their last night of 'freedom', the bachelor party, as portrayed in the movie

The Hangover, certainly has a reputation for being a night or indeed a weekend of debauchery! Some will go all out with a weekend in Vegas, but generally the party vibe will include trendy bars, nightclubs and, most importantly, strip clubs!

Much like the bachelorette party, this is where the best man and other members of the bridal party will shine with ideas, organising embarrassing outfits for the groom, along with drinking games and dares!

Y is for Years

The number of years spent together, number of years engaged and then number of years married. Once your wedding day becomes a wonderful memory you have the many years of wedding anniversaries to look forward to and to celebrate.

Each anniversary that passes will have a symbolic gift that is presented, there is both a traditional and modern gift here is the traditional list;

1st Paper
2nd Cotton
3rd Leather
4th Fruit/Flowers
5th Wood
10th Tin/Aluminium
15th Crystal
20th China
25th Silver
30th Pearl
35th Coral
40th Ruby
45th Sapphire
50th Gold
60th Diamond

Z is for Zero Regrets
In a perfect world, every bride and groom would have the perfect wedding with absolutely no mishaps. However, this is not the perfect world and every turn makes for a new story! Our only advice is to enjoy every minute of your special day, spend as much time with each guest as you possibly, and have zero regrets!

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Seasonal Wedding Themes

A couple's preference for setting their wedding date might be dependent on a favourite time of year or season. Perhaps you are dreaming of a white winter wedding in the snow, or a bright and sunny ceremony on the sand.

Once you have decided on the when, it makes perfect sense to design your wedding theme to suit your personalities and the time of year! Here are a few tips for your favourite wedding season;

Summer Wedding Ideas

Summer is the most popular season for a wedding, when the sun is shining and the weather is beautiful! Make sure that you book your venue well in advance to avoid any 'Bride Wars' style shenanigans!

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For a relaxed and casual style beach wedding, choose a long flowing sun dress, kick off your heels and go naturally barefoot to your ceremony. Make sure that your invite states that 'thongs' and sandals are welcome and that you have plenty of water bottles in an ice filled bucket on hand at your hot beach location.

Provide some sun shades for your guests - grab individual umbrellas or parasols, these are available in a wide range of colours so you should be able to find something to match in with your colour scheme.

Make sure that you wear a foundation with SPF and keep your wedding make-up light and natural for that 'beachy' look. Don't forget to wear SPF lip balm under your lipgloss too or the Cancer Council offer their own range of lipsticks and glosses that carry a SPF 30.

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Provide personalised sunscreen for your guests, buy your own bottles of a brand that you trust and then have labels or bottle wraps made up with your names and the date, all in line with your colour and theme.

Try to stay out of the sun before your wedding, that way you will avoid embarrassing red skin or strap marks on your big day. If you are after a bronzed look, consider getting a spray tan a couple of days before your wedding - make sure that you have a trial a few months earlier so that you know you are going to like the way that it looks.

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When choosing your flowers make sure you consider types that can withstand the heat, like orchids or Calla Lilies or perhaps you could go for a seashell bouquet.

When choosing your summer wedding menu, consider the summer produce available, fresh fruit platters are a great idea and provide plenty of colour. When making your wedding cake choice, think light, rich chocolate cakes have become very popular in recent years, but lighter flavours will be best for summer.

Autumn Wedding Ideas

The warm colours of autumn can provide a spectacular backdrop for your wedding, with the leaves on the trees bursting with color and the orange and red hues from an Autumn sunset will make for some stunning photographs. Be sure to look up the time for sunset and plan your wedding carefully around that so that you make the most of the day!

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Choose a theme that matches the time of year, go for a woodland rustic country style with teal, duck egg blue and natural browns and coppers.

Decide on a venue where you can capture the essence of the season and its natural beauty, some great ideas for an autumn wedding are a vineyard, farm or botanical garden.

The weather will be turning cooler so choose a fur wrap, stole or shawl to cover your shoulders so that you don't get cold, or you can go for longer sleeves on your dress.

Choose your bridesmaid dresses by selecting from colors that you naturally see occurring in the fall season - go for burgundy, apricot, mustard yellow, dark greens and warm browns, they will really help to reflect the beauty of Autumn..

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There are also some stunning flowers that you can match into your theme, it would be better to consider flowers that are in season as these are likely to be less expensive - such as holly, amaryllis, daphne, iris, winter jasmine and cotoneaster. You can also include dark green leaves, or red berries to finish off your bouquets.

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Design a leaf logo or pattern that you can include in your invitations, place name cards, wedding favors and bomboniere gift ideas - this is a really nice way to add a touch of the season's theme into your stationery and decorations.

Winter Wedding Ideas

While winter weddings are less popular there are many advantages to being a winter bride, the main factors being the cost and that it will be easy to book your venue with less competition for dates, but also the unique style that you can explore for your frosty theme.

Indoor locations tend to be the best for a winter wedding just in case the weather is not great. Traditional churches, grand hotels, reception rooms or inviting bed and breakfasts with open fires are all perfect for a warm and cosy wedding.

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The colder weather may mean you can choose heavier fabrics for your dress with a fake fur wrap, stole or shawl to cover your shoulders so that you don't get cold, or go for a long sleeve gown which are becoming increasingly popular.

Some wintery colours to consider for your theme, your dress and make-up are shimmering silver, icy blue, or pale grey.

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You can choose some great food for a wintery wedding - warm soups with seasonal vegetables, and a white chocolate or frosty iced wedding cake.

Spring Wedding Ideas

Spring is the traditional season for a wedding - the weather is warmer but not too hot and it is a beautiful time of the year to say your vows.

You can choose an outdoor location at this time of year such as a vineyard or botanical garden with their flowers in bloom, but also somewhere that you can spend the evening indoors should the weather still be slightly unpredictable.

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White wedding dresses are always popular and it should be warm enough for a strapless, or short skirted number. You could go for something a bit bolder in colour or with floral embroidery on the bodice or train, a splash of colour in a sash and light floaty fabrics like chiffon will reflect the spring light perfectly.

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Spring is also the season when the most beautiful flowers are in bloom, you can have the pick of the bunch with some fantastic colours to choose from, consider stunning yellow daffodils, brightly coloured tulips are in abundance and paler posies such as sweet pea and lily of the valley.

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Be sure to go for a spring feel in your hair too, you can add a little flower to your up-style, maybe a frangipani, or some pink diamantes for some extra sparkle.

The sun can still be very strong in spring time so be sure to use a foundation with an SPF and add pastel colours for a fresh look.

Once you have said "I Do" and walk back down the aisle make sure that your guests have some seasonal rose petal confetti to throw, that will make for a wonderful photography opportunity.

Food at your spring wedding can be fresh and light, choose dishes with herbs and leaves for a garden feel. Fish, chicken or lamb for your main with seasonal vegetables, for your dessert maybe go for a light cheesecake or fruit tart.

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Match elements of the season in your wedding cake too, you could try white chocolate, raspberry, lemon, orange and carrot, they are all great wedding cake flavours plus you can decorate with seasonal colours to match your theme.

Whichever season you choose you can be sure that there are some fantastic ideas and themes out there to match, just make sure that you do a little research to see what the trends are and what is in season at your favourite time of year.

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Spring is commonly viewed as a time of renewal and rebirth, so it offers the perfect time of year for a life-changing event like a wedding.

Despite this, spring is often a distant third place behind summer and autumn for the most popular time of year to get married, so if you're considering a spring wedding you are likely to be onto a good thing as more venues and services will be available, rather than being booked up tight, and you may even be able to negotiate some discounted rates for venues and travelling!

For a spring wedding theme, start your creativity off by thinking of your favourite parts of the season. If you like the image of new flowers growing up through the snow, maybe you want your wedding in early spring so you can offer a warm indoor environment filled with flowers when your guests come in from the cold.

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If you're more into sunshine, you can plan your wedding for later in May using brighter colours with floral accents.

Remember that while wedding vendors will be readily available in spring there are lots of balls and dances for schools and colleges at this time of year, so you'll probably need to book any limousines and tuxedo rentals extra early to make sure you get them.

The vast majority of wedding dresses are ideal for a spring wedding. Dresses with large skirts are often too warm for the summer, and sleeveless wedding dresses are usually too cold for the winter.

Beware of any lingering winter chills, and consider a wrap or bridal bolero which you can add to your dress to keep off the cold. This can also be a good way to add a touch of colour to your bridal outfit, which is becoming increasingly popular these days. Pastels are common and work brilliantly for a subtle spring feel.

A lot of brides go for subtle touches for a blue or green wedding but if you want to be bold and really encourage the spring sunshine then you can opt for an orange wedding theme, or even a bright and daring fuchsia wedding!

For the rest of your wedding party, remember that spring weather is notoriously changeable, so be prepared for both bright sunshine and warmth or a damp and chilly day. Pick out bridesmaid dresses with sleeves on them or provide wraps as bridesmaid accessories. You could even go for a vintage look with cardigans for your bridesmaids to keep them warm.

While pastel bridesmaid dresses are commonly seen in spring weddings, they can be dreaded by some bridesmaids!

Let your bridesmaids choose the cut or colour of their dresses and you'll probably have fewer complaints. Or you could go in a fresh, new direction with lime green or turquoise bridesmaid dresses, paired with pink wedding bouquets for a beautifully complementing look.

If you're going for a daytime wedding, have your groomsmen's suits match up to the season with tan waistcoats and co-ordinating ties - black isn't the only colour for the chaps, remember.

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If you can, avoid putting your wedding party in satin shoes in case of any showers. You might also want to buy everyone some matching umbrellas, just in case, but don't worry if it does rain - there's a lovely wedding picture to be had with a bride and groom smiling together under a big umbrella.

A cheerful pink and green colour combination is very seasonal, and perfect for a fresh-feeling springtime wedding.

For your wedding reception, accent your tables with polka dot fabrics and ribbons, and use alternating chair colours to keep the theme up.

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If you'd prefer a more elegant wedding theme, combine a paler green with white and use silver as an accent colour. If you are having an outdoor or garden wedding reception, a beautiful maypole can make a classy decoration as well as keeping young children entertained.

Spring wedding flowers include roses, tulips, lilies and daisies. Multicoloured lilies are very popular and can look lovely in a spring bouquet.

You can also use hyacinths combined with lemon leaf or maiden hair for a very pretty arrangement. You can subtly evoke Easter in your centrepieces using white baskets with flowers, some tealight candles and a sprinkling of flower petals.

For an unexpected and brighter touch, consider tying your flowers with polka dot or striped ribbons in a pastel colour.

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When planning a wedding, choosing the perfect wedding favor is a detail that often gets overlooked amid choosing the right dress, best catering and most beautiful flowers.

Wedding favors are an opportunity to thank family and friends for all that they have done for the happy couple.

They are also the perfect way to remember the wedding day for years to come. That is why choosing truly unique wedding favors will make a huge impact on a wedding and its guests.

There are several ways brides go about choosing unique wedding favors. Most try to tie into the "theme" of the wedding.

Others try to coordinate with their wedding colors or the table decorations. Whatever the goal, here are some truly unique wedding favors to consider when planning the ultimate wedding:

The Sentimental Wedding Favor

Brides who favor sentimentality tend to like unique wedding favors that highlight the day and the happy couple.

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A small sterling silver picture frame with the date engraved can serve as a stylish table placeholder before going home with each guest.

To really take it to the next level in unique wedding favors, have the wedding photographer take a photo of each guest or couple and forward a copy to them when they are printed.

Often weddings are occasions where people look their best and a photo would be treasured.

Unique wedding favors that still capture the sentimental spirit can also include a personalized CD burned with songs from the wedding.

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Most songs are chosen ahead of time, so the CD can include the ones used for the bride and groom's first dance, her father/daughter dance, his mother/son dance and the bridal party dance.

There will still be plenty of room for some of the happy couple's favorite or sentimental songs as well. A customized CD label is the perfect finishing touch.

The Everlasting Wedding Favor

One of the best ways to commemorate a wedding day is to give guests a gift that will stay with them forever.

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Unique wedding favors that fall into this category include any sort of live plant or flower. These small flowers or saplings can be used to decorate the tables with greenery as well!

Guests will love the idea of planting a tree or plant in their own yards and will remember the wedding day every time they look at the tree.

Plant wedding favors are also a perfect solution for brides planning a "green" wedding. Many brides try to avoid the waste that often comes with typical wedding favors.

The Edible Wedding Favor

Giving guests the gift of food has always been a very popular wedding favor solution! There are ways to make unique wedding favors edible, however.

It just takes a little thinking outside the box. Customizing edible treats is always a good way to take a wedding favor to the next level.

Cookies and chocolates are easily customized with the wedding date or couple's name. Specialty fortune cookies are another option - especially when the fortune is customized!

A personalized mint tin also works as a unique wedding favor because the tin can be refilled and used again and again.

The Destination Wedding Favor

Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular. When planning a destination wedding, it is appropriate to coordinate unique wedding favors to match the locale.

Beach weddings are typically the most popular destination wedding and there are several options for incorporating a beach theme into the favors.

Unique wedding favors for a beach wedding can be as simple as a beautiful bleached starfish tied with a satin ribbon or as elaborate as custom embroidered beach tote bags.

Other beach ideas include sailboat tea lights, seashell cookie cutters and mini beach pails filled with goodies.

Another popular wedding destination is a beautiful mountain setting. In this case, the best scenario for unique wedding favors typically involves nature.

The living trees or plants mentioned above would work nicely in a mountain setting. Also, anything carved from wood, candied nuts, or homemade candles.

There are literally thousands of options when choosing unique wedding favors. By taking the time to think about what friends and family can really use and what will be the best accent for the wedding, brides can really make a statement of thanks.

Unique wedding favors really stand out among the typical and guests will know immediately that a lot of thought went into planning this affair!

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It is every wedding couple's dream to make their wedding ceremony the most memorable one. They strive to not only to make it special for each other, but for the attending wedding guests.

They are aiming to make their wedding distinctive from other wedding ceremonies, even if this means tweaking up the traditions a bit.

Weddings need not be ostentatiously grand to prove they were the most perfect. All one needs is to plan ahead, and utilize their resources creatively.

Remember, newlyweds, it's just a day (however special) in your life, so don't plan something that is sure to get forgotten by the end of the evening but costs you a fortune!

It would preferable if you modify what you already have planned.

A good example here would be of wedding flower centerpieces.

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Wedding flower centerpieces set a great ambiance for the wedding reception room; vivid, vibrant colors of the flowers play a pivotal role in enhancing the mood of the wedding throughout the event.

Since you are livening up the party with flowers, why not opt for a theme that goes along with it? It would be perfect for you to coordinate with your florist to arrange for you such wedding flower centerpieces to match rest of the décor.

Mismatched decorations can send a wrong message to the attending guests, leaving an awkward impression on them about your taste and style.

Be sure to check the length and height of flowers being bought in, you don't want your guests to crane their necks throughout the ceremony to get a glimpse of each other.

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These small details matter a lot, so don't put off flower arrangements for the very last minute. There's a good chance your favorite flowers need to be pruned the right way to make beautiful centerpieces, so try getting samples of few that would go along with the theme you are planning on setting for your wedding.

If you are putting in so much effort in making your wedding classier as well as unique, why not also put some of your artistic sense in thinking up some of wedding guest book alternatives.

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Why not think out of the box regarding your wedding guest book If you concentrating a lot on the floral decorations.

It would be a pleasant surprise for the guests as well, to find unique ways for them to pass on their wishes to the newlyweds. If you are going with the same theme of flower decorations, why not get yourself some paper leaves.

They can make great wedding guest book alternatives; paint each vividly so your guests can choose from different colors and sign them for you. What's more, put them beside a vase for your guests to put in their signed wishes in.

Dazzle your guests with your flower arrangements and woo them by thinking up of some ingenious wedding guest book alternatives they've never seen at other weddings; let them remember you by your style and fervor for exquisite art.

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Weddings are about the coming together of two individuals (and their families), a celebration of love that they presently share and the love that they promise to nourish and uphold once united. Or so we were told.

Nowadays, a wedding has got more to do with the venue and all those celebratory accoutrements that would potentially help in making your holy matrimony into that oh-so-coveted event of the season.

Understandably then, more and more couples are going the non-traditional route and are ditching that stale chapel air for the crisp breeze of a seductive seaside setting.

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Wedding flower centerpieces are a great way to create such a beautiful ambiance for your reception; they truly live up to their name by being a stunning focal point of the wedding room.

The tradition of decorating your reception tables with flowers go a long way back; and it has always added to the superior décor of the wedding reception room.

 Flowers are universally associated with life and love-you cannot choose a better way to represent this auspicious occasion with.

Beach wedding centerpieces are an example of how a classic has been deftly modified for increasingly distinct, present day festivities.

A good wedding planner (amateur or expert) alters the treasured yet dated and transforms it into an enviable piece of contemporary art.

DIY options mean you don't even have to break bank to achieve that chic bohemian look you desire. Flowers form an essential part of most beach wedding centerpieces but laid-back, casual milieus ensure that the eccentric in you need not worry.

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Candles, stones, and seashells can all be integrated as part of chic table settings. An assortment of petals and clean-lined vessels submerged with the odd glass floral arrangement (or limes!) can be another interesting and low-cost way of infusing your beach wedding centerpieces with some personality (and a sense of humor).

Wedding preparations, now, are not just limited to the usual traditional altar, picking the perfect wedding dresses, décor, menu, and or the venue; couples with time are trying to distinguish their weddings by adding personalized touches to it.

A dream wedding is not complete without the proper decor. And for that it's vital that the arrangements be such that whoever comes to the wedding be mesmerized by the setting and not feel the wedding to be the typical bland one.

After all it's a special day, so it should be the one people can admire for a long time.

Weddings, like all successful productions, are intended to charm audiences. The guests make an important part of the proceedings and their participation is most valued.

A modern, exotic wedding can then be made more interactive by featuring unique wedding guest books as part of the program. However, in order to truly personalize your nuptials, planning in advance is imperative.

Examples of unique wedding guest books include especially dedicated guest pages, a little rundown of the couples up-till-now, and testimonials from friends and family, among others. Given the pervasive nature of the Internet, overseas or long-distance relations need no longer feel excluded.

 Couples can choose to publish their unique wedding guest books online and allow absent revelers to partake in some of the merriment through their favorite social networking tool - the party, truly, has gone global.

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Apart from these wedding flower centerpieces, you can add a little edge to your wedding preparations by placing a personalized wedding guest book on the reception table.

Personalizing the wedding guest books lets your guests feel even more special than when you place the conventional ones. It's a way of saying how much effort you have put forth for your guests.

A personalized wedding guest book can also bring about your aesthetic sense. You can play with different colors, themes, and or even get them monogrammed.

You can add a personal touch on every page by stamping them with a different picture of your friends and family, so they can place their wishes on their respective page.

Your personalized wedding guest book needs not to be specifically in the shape of a scrapbook or an album; you can decorate a cardboard box and put in small placards inside for your guests to sign with their greetings.

You just need a simple yet an artistic way of telling your guests they haven't been forgotten!

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A small, delicate flower emerges from dark jagged branches to create a beautiful blanket of pink petals.

These are the tiny flowers of the cherry tree, which are commonly found in Asian regions like China, Korea and Japan.

These trees represent spring time in these regions, and are also symbols good fortune, love and affection.
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These flowers are used in creating an Asian or Oriental theme in homes and the cherry blossom wedding decorations can also create a gorgeous look to your event.

The cherry tree and the flowers are used quite often in works of art because of their meaning and what the represent in the Oriental culture.

In a movie or play they will be part of the scenery reflecting an image felt to epitomize the Asian landscape.

To enhance your Oriental wedding theme you can incorporate many classic items into your décor and certainly the splendor of the cherry blossom wedding decorations can be a big part of this. To remind your guests of this wonderful experience the favors can include this pretty soft pink blossom.

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Glass coasters with the graceful branches of the cherry tree frosted into the pattern. A square candle with the majestic deep dark branches and pink blossoms embedded into the face, and tied off with a rich brown bow and thank you tag. Both ideas are just wonderful gifts as well, sitting at each place setting they will work to complete your theme and add to the oriental flare you have worked to create.

As with all the flowers of the spring season the cherry blossoms are not around for long. In this instance they can symbolize the fleeting nature of life.

Your wedding day may be over in a few short hours but the love and affection will be there a lifetime. Perhaps we can use this as a symbol to remind us that each day is a gift and to enjoy it!

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Summer is a time of fun. A sunny day simply has an uplifting effect on even the most pessimistic of people. Smiling and laughter seem intuitive, and most people simply enjoy the outdoors. It is probably predictable that most wedding occur in summer, after all it is that time of year when most people are physically warm and comfortable. Sure there are exceptions, but generally clear, warm weather tends to translate into clear, warm temperament.

It is not surprisingly that summer brides are spoilt for choice when it comes to summer wedding flowers, not to mention the proliferation of outdoor wedding venues in summer, which also gives the bride additional options. In addition it also enables her to align her wedding flowers to the venue, using tropical flowers in exotic venues, wild flowers in garden venues and even beach flowers at beach venues.

In terms of summer wedding flowers the most popular flowers would definitely include (although not be limited) to the following:

1. Sunflowers

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A firm favorite at many a summer wedding. This is a physically large flower that makes an immediate statement. The name sunflower says it all. Unquestionably the best flower ambassador for the bright summer sun, these fiery blooms with a dark or black center are particularly popular in yellow, and interestingly are also available in red, brown, orange, bronze and mahogany. This summer wedding flower acts as a distinct focal point in all arrangements. Generally a summer bride will construct her arrangement around a select few sunflowers.

2. Gazanias

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Usually referred to as the Treasure Flower, this is a potentially contentious choice as a summer wedding flower. When using these flowers a bride should plan around a daytime wedding and cut the flowers as late as possible, especially given their tendency to close at night and in overcast weather. Generally these flowers are available in a vast array of dynamic colors, including multi-hued colors which amplifies the effect of the gazanias.

3. Gerbera Daisies

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If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then these flowers are a very popular choice most brides would have difficulty in ignoring these wedding flowers. Characterized by a remarkably intensity of color, looking at these flowers almost makes your teeth hurt! With good reason these flowers are a very popular choice in summer weddings, and consistently rank as one of the fifth most used cut flower in the world (preceded by roses, carnations, chrysanthemums and tulips). Also commonly referred to as the African Daisy.

4. Dahlia

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If an unconventional and somewhat unstructured floral appeals to you then dahlias would be a serious consideration on your big day. Definitely a somewhat right-brained flower, dahlias work exceptionally well in summer weddings. Big, shaggy and multi-petaled describes this flower well, with a sea anemone resembling its closet relative in a parallel universe. Definitely diverse in appearance, most species have a distinct quant and frothy look to them, in one form or another. Definitely an interesting taking point with your guests.

5. Black Eyed Susan

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Just the term black-eyed susan conjures up some interesting images with brides. Of course in reference to a wedding flower, as opposed to a femme fatale. Generally considered to be a wild flower found in open woods and road sides, they make excellent summer wedding flowers and are particularly popular with the more vintage and rustic-type weddings.

Similar to daffodils they are particularly well-known for their striking yellow colors and dark centers, and are great friends with bees and butterflies. These daisy-like flowers are also available in orange, brown, red and sometimes in a multi-hued appearance.

6. Poppy

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Poppies sometimes just simply get bad rap, in particular with their associations with the narcotics trade. The truth is these flowers make for delightful wedding flowers and remain ever popular with summer weddings.

These somewhat tubular-looking blooms grow on a long and thin flexible stem and are available in a variety of colors. Red and white poppies in particular make for a stunning combination in a wedding bouquet.

7. Cosmos

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Closely related to daisies, these are a popular summer wedding flower that are generally available in pink, multi-hued pinks, white, orange, and red. This is a small, orderly flower with evenly placed petals that works either exclusively or as an excellent accent flower in a wedding floral arrangement and has a vase life of up to 10 days if carefully managed.

A popular concept with brides is to sometimes use these flowers exclusively, but to design a bouquet using different color cosmos arranged in a reasonably symmetrical fashion.

8. Tuberose

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If you love angelic white as a color, you will love the tuberose as a summer selection. Characterized by a powerful, sweet scent that even has a commercial association with certain perfumes, these tubular-shaped flowers are in no way related to roses despite the similar name, although both feature strongly as sought-after wedding flowers. These flowers are also frequently used in tropical destinations to construct leis.

9. Peony

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Commonly available in white, cream, pinks, lavender, mahogany and red, these large flowers have a distinct disheveled, fluffy look, although disheveled in a kind of teddy bear fashion. Similar in appearance to hydrangeas, these flowers are available in a far diversity of shapes and work well in most floral arrangements, but particularly in bouquets, especially when used as an exclusive flower in an exclusive color.

10. Chrysanthemum

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These flowers are undoubtedly one of the most popular summer wedding flower selections for brides. Also characterized by various diverse appearances, including the popular pompon form, these blooms are available in pink, yellow, red, white, copper and purple and make for excellent additions to all floral arrangements, but in particular bouquets and centerpieces.

Summer wedding flowers very often have a strong resonance to a marriage that has a sunny disposition, and why not? Summer after all is a time for celebration and to have that theme reinforced with beautiful summer wedding flowers just seems to make good sense.

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