Throughout the years, I've seen various things: ranging from extravagant, to simple. There's no right or wrong favor, there's just the right one for you (and your budget!). But I sometimes get asked, "what is the best favor for my money?"
..and the answer is..
Anything edible! If people can eat it, or drink it, you can almost always count on not having a lot of leftovers come the end of the evening. This can leave a truly large bevy of options - you can go big, or small.. the options are endless.
Want to do something fun and utilitarian/multi-useful for place cards? How about a candy apple, with the guest's name tied with ribbon around it?! This would be such a cute idea for a fall wedding, and it not only instructs guests where to sit, but it also satiates their favor, too.
How cute is this? You can really personalize this with your choice of ribbon & cardstock!
What a romantic & inviting way to greet and seat guests!
How could this get better, you ask? Add some white pumpkin arrangements with sparkle accents!
However, if something a bit bigger (with a little bit of this, and a little bit of that) is more up your alley, then I highly recommend the ever popular Candy Buffet! Also called a Candy Bar, Willy Wonka Bar, etc., it is always an incredibly popular favor choice among guests. Not only does it allow for guests to pick and choose which sweets speak to them most, but it also makes for a really lovely tablescape. Here at the Whistlestop, we've done more Candy Buffets than we can count, and have all sorts of glass pieces, fabrics and other textures, bells and whistles, to make these really pop!
This is such a feminine, soft display that evokes tidings of spring! So pretty!
This particular Candy Buffet is very Parisian, and says "simple elegance," don't you think?
It isn't unusual whatsoever for these tables to include a mixture of candies & cookies!
As you can see, flowers only add to the dimension of these impressive favor displays!
Another fun component of these, is that you can pick and choose what you would like and have it coordinate with your colors, too! Don't let the pictures above make you feel that soft pinks and whites are the only choices; we've done these in every color of the rainbow! You can also have fun choosing containers for guests to take home their treats, which is another way to make this aspect of your day more you.
If you have your heart set on something that isn't edible, that's okay, too; whatever you choose will be perfect and beautiful for your day! Always remember that this is your wedding day, and it should be a reflection of you and your soon-to-be spouse. You know your guests best, and therefore, can make the judgement calls as to what would be the best favor to await them!
What do you think? What was your most memorable wedding favor?