One of the first things a bride to be thinks of after choosing their wedding gown is the theme of their wedding. The theme will determine the wedding favor ideas that you will use at the church and the reception area. A bride doesn't have to be artistic to throw a great reception with unique and memorable favors. Gone are the days when the only decorations for a reception table were napkins, matches, wedding cake toppers and a small bag of butter mints. Today's bride can celebrate by using everything from sandcastles to elaborate gift bags for her guests and wedding party.
A western theme wedding is becoming one of the most popular variations on a traditional wedding. Wedding favor ideas that incorporate this theme include purchasing boot shaped glasses and filling them with candy and trinkets. If you are planning an outdoor reception and barbeque consider using galvanized buckets filled with flowers such as red geraniums that can be given away after the party. Many brides will elect to purchase western theme favors for the wedding party as well such as authentic western wear or cowboy boots.
The Victorian wedding theme is just as popular as ever during all seasons of the year. Wedding favor ideas that are popular for this theme include guest soaps, perfume or lotions, fancy chocolates, pots of mini roses, potpourri sachets and bundled scented candles. Items that can be purchased to make giving favors easier for a Victorian reception include small white porcelain boxes, crocheted containers or small boxes that can be decoupaged with Victorian clipart.
A beach theme is a lot of fun for both the bride and groom and the reception guests. Miniature sand castles are perfect favors as well as place cards for guests. Sand dollar or starfish magnets are easy to make or they can be purchased in craft stores. Children's sand buckets filled with candies or beach items such as sun tan lotion and lip balm are fun to give to guests, especially if the reception location is a beach.
Looking for something simple as well as useful? Choose from some new wedding favor ideas such as having post-it notepads printed with you and your spouses name on them and your wedding date. Picture frames are also popular as are personalized water bottles. Photo guest books are also a nice gift for guests; put your engagement photo in the front of each book and have the cover imprinted with your names and wedding date.
Whether you are throwing a western theme wedding, a Victorian garden wedding or a simple traditional wedding there are many great wedding favor ideas that you can use at your reception. The items that you will need to make unique and beautiful favors, can be purchased locally or found easily on the Internet.
There are many ideas that can be as unique as the wedding itself. People using a Japanese theme have used chopsticks, Dutch theme weddings have incorporated small wooden shoes as favors and receptions with a European flair have given away party crackers. Choose wedding favor ideas that will dove tail with your theme and your guests will have a remembrance to keep forever.