If you are planning a wedding or event here in Yuma and are thinking of giving your guests wedding favors please heed my advice and give them high quality food favors. I can't tell you how many times I have cleaned up a reception space and boxed up a ton of unused favors for my clients. There are some exceptions to this rule, for instance if you have a drinking crowd the drink koozie customized with your information has been a hit but outside that...think food!
Here are some tips to help your favor be a hit with your guests;
Package a collection of family recipes in a small box with your names and wedding date printed on the back.
Give out Chinese take-out boxes or small kraft paper bags, stamped with your new monogram, and let guests fill up their own with sugary sweets of their choice — from Old-fashioned button candy to colorful gumdrops, chocolates to gourmet jelly beans — from a penny candy cart.
Send guests home with mini wine bottles of the same vintage served with dinner and adorned with a personalized label. Spend a little extra and top off each bottle with a silver or crystal wine stopper.
Hometown goods such as locally baked cookies, South Dakota inspired goods, candies, or anything sweet that originated in the city where you’ll wed always make memorable favors.
Saltwater taffy is not only fitting for a summer wedding by the water, it will also make a colorful statement at your reception. Pack taffy into cellophane bags and add a monogram sticker and ribbon for a nicely packaged takeaway treat.
Send guests home with a jar of honey from a local farm, pinned with a personalized tag saying “Meant to Bee” or “How Sweet it is to Bee Loved by You”
Gourmet chocolate-covered coffee beans packaged in cello bags or patterned organza bags will give guests an end-of-the-evening boost.
Baked with Love
Mini cupcakes — made to look like a part of your wedding cake — are the perfect treat. Get cupcake boxes and let guests package them up or enjoy them right there on the spot.
Seeds of Love
Give out salted sunflower seeds, or roasted pumpkin seeds packaged in tiny tins or bags, and personalized with your monogram and a thank-you.
I hope this has helped you!
Until Next Time...Happy Planning