One of the most elegant and traditional color schemes for a wedding is black and white so it is no wonder that this palette is one of the most popular choices for weddings today. When it comes to choosing black and white favors, the sheer number of options can be staggering. You can find personalized and non-personalized choices as well as traditional favors that are timeless classics and whimsical favors that feature zebra stripes or polka dots. Just choose a favor that will convey your thank you sentiments along with your personal style. I found this montage of my favorite black and white wedding favors that are available from Wedding Favors Unlimited. The damask wedding favors are definitely becoming popular, they're so pretty!!
For the traditional bride and groom, a damask or flourish-patterned favor is a great choice. For example, the damask covered candle favors in the upper left hand corner of the collage or the black and ivory flourish-patterned boxes in the middle would be a classic choice. The boxes arrive with the matching ribbon so you simply assemble and fill them with your favorite candy, mint or trinket for a stunning presentation to your guests. My personal favorite in this color palette are the "Timeless Traditions" black and white photo coaster wedding favors in the lower right hand corner. The 3.5" square glass coasters are packaged in sets of two and arrive with a white sheer ribbon and a center card that reads "For You". The white floral pattern on the jet black glass background is beautiful.
No matter what favor you choose, your guests are bound to be thankful that you cared enough to give them a little something to take home with them!
Image Source: Black and White Wedding Ideas from Hubpages.com
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If you've decided to have a sweet pink wedding with chocolate brown accents, then you'll need favors in the same color palette. The great news is that there are a wide range of wedding favors on the market that incorporate this color scheme so you can choose something that fits your style and personality perfectly. Give your guests a memorable gift to say thank you for sharing in your special day. While I was poking around on the web for some of my favorite pink and brown wedding favors, I stumbled across this great lens at Squidoo which covers every aspect of a Pink and Chocolate Brown Wedding from the bridesmaid dresses to the reception centerpieces to the wedding favors, of course. Below you'll find the amazing collage of favors from that lens.
Personally, I am a fan of either personalized wedding favors because they just have that extra special touch or favors that incorporate edibles such as jordan almonds or personalized M&M's inside beautiful favor boxes. I love the latter because they are usually very affordable since you assemble the boxes yourself.
So if I had to choose 3 from the above photo, these items would be my picks:
1) The adorable neopolitan striped boxes in the upper left corner that feature a chocolate stripe, a pink stripe, and a floral stripe in the middle. They are perfectly sized to hold a good amount of candy or mints and they come with the ribbon. You just need to fill and assemble the DIY favor boxes to present to your guests.
2) The heart-shaped measuring spoons in a pink box with a personalized hang tag in the bottom row center. Each of the spoons feature a clever little saying like A Dash of Kindness or A Spoonful of Laughter. They are the perfect personalized pink wedding favors!
3) The chocolate and pink polka dot wedding cake candles in the center of the collage. I love these whimsical three tier cake candles and they fit the color scheme perfectly!
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Wondering what to do with a hexagon-shaped box? Wonder no more....hexagonal boxes can be used to create elegant wedding favors for just about any wedding theme or color scheme. In the photo below, simple diamond patterned quilt favor boxes in a hexagon shape are used to create some fabulous looking personalized favors.
The upper right photo in the collage shows an affordable way to personalize your hexagonal shaped favor boxes. Simply purchase custom printed ribbon in a color that goes with your color scheme. Normally the ribbon can be imprinted with the bride and groom's name along with the wedding date. Also purchase some simple favor hang tags that say something like "Thank You for Sharing in Our Special Day". You can usually get about 25 of these classic thank you tags for under $5. Tie the tag onto the box using the ribbon and consider using a little dot of hot glue to keep the ribbon in place on the box.
If you are having an autumn wedding, bring the fall colors into your favors through the use of ribbon and organic elements. For the look in the photo, twigs from a local craft store (you could use ones from your yard too) were used along with a brown satin ribbon and gold organza ribbon. Leaf-shaped paper cards were cut-out of green cardstock and hand-written with the word "Thank You". You can also find personalized leaf-shaped cards at Wedding Favors Unlimited. They come in 4 different colors including brown, green, and red making them a great choice for fall-themed wedding favors. You can personalized them with your names and date or your monogram.
Finally if you are looking to add a little glitz and glamour to your wedding favors, you can use crystal dazzlers, mongrams and a flashy bow like the ones shown in the photo on the lower right corner. Kevin and Amber used their initials on the box for a personal touch that wowed their guests. These do-it-yourself favors are a more expensive, but highly elegant option.
Photo courtesy of the Weddingstar Catalog.
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You may have seen my earlier post (aqua blue box ideas) where I suggested using treasure chest boxes for a shell themed wedding favor OR a blue chest with white ribbon for a Tiffany blue color scheme or a Something Blue wedding theme. Here are some more fun ideas for using a chest-shaped box to create one-of-a-kind favors for your wedding guests. Start with a simple treasure chest-shaped aqua blue favor box and embellish it for your wedding theme or season.
To create the vintage look in the upper right corner of this collage, look to flapper girls of the 1920's or Victorian hats worn in the 1800's for inspiration. This box was created using simple white feathers, ribbon, and natural floral components that can all be purchased at a local craft store.
For the splish splash beach wedding favors on the lower left corner, you can create a sand surface in any pattern you choose by artfully placing on white glue and then sprinkling it with artificial sand or brown glitter. For the sand castle, use card stock to make a cut-out and glue it to the chest after you've sprinkled it with "sand" as well. You can buy miniature seashell decorations at a local craft store as well. Simply glue them on to the treasure chest with hot glue.
If you are dreaming of a white Christmas, these snowflake adorned treasure chests might be the answer. Simply cover the lower half of the chest in white glue and sprinkle with artificial snow to create a glimmery effect. Then add a die-cut snowflake or snowflake dazzler. The perfect favor choice for a winter wedding!
Favor photo courtesy of the 2009 Weddingstar Catalog.
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