Luggage tags for wedding favors would be a great idea for a destination wedding! So creative and unique, and definitely something people would use again. Get them made in your wedding colors with a quote on them, a lyric from your first dance song or something memorable about you as a couple and the date of your wedding.
Photo Credit: Harlex, an Etsy shop.
The summer is quickly coming to an end, but it is still hot out. This is an adorable favor to give to your guests as a fun treat to cool them off! Here is how to put together this sweet favor yourself:
You will need:
Glass Mason Jars, ribbon, small zip lock plastic bags, half&half individual packets, rock salt, and sugar & vanilla powder. Your guests will just need to add ice.
1. Pour 1 cup rock salt into the bottom of the jar
2. Pour 1 TBS sugar and 1tsp vanilla into zip lock bag and seal.
3. Put the bag of powder and 8 half & half packets into each jar.
Click here to get the cute tag and side labels for your jar. Print them out and you have a tasty favor for weddings, bridal showers, birthdays, etc.
Original DIY by Style Me Pretty
Photo Credit: Jackie Wonders
Here is an easy and adorable DIY gift bag project for party favor treats. All you will need is a printer, 5×7 white paper bags, scalloping scissors, and whatever treat you want to fill the bags with!
1. Download the graphic from here and type in the names and date in the space provided. Follow the instructions on the pdf.
2. You can add a little more detail to the bags by cutting the top with scalloping scissors
3. Fill the bags with the treat of your choice!
Original DIY found on Style Me Pretty by Twig & Thistle.
Every girl can relate to wanting to kick off their heels and dance the night away at a wedding reception. So, at your wedding reception have a basket of flip flops for girls to trade in their 6 inch heels and dance comfortably! Choose a color that goes with your color scheme and have three different baskets for small, medium, and large flip flops.
Photograph by Ruffled Blog
Matchbooks are an adorable giveaway for guests to use or to keep as a souvenir from your wedding. Style Me Pretty put up a great tutorial on how to make them and personalize them yourself!
You will need:
matchboxes (ones in the tutorial are from Ralphs), kraft paper (or any color or decorative paper you plan to use), computer/printer (if you plan to print out your design), ruler, Cutting Mat
glue stick (or tacky glue)
, bobby pins
Click here to see step by step instructions, and pictures to go along with the instructions!
Original DIY by Papermade, photograph by Max Wanger
We love these chalk board wine glasses, here’s how you can make them yourself!
You will need wine glasses, chalk board paint (found at Home Depot), a plastic container, and wax paper.
- Pour a little bit of chalk board paint into your plastic container
- Dip the base of the wine glass in the paint
- Set on parchment paper and let dry!
- Once dry, feel free to write on them again and again with chalk! They will erase just like a chalk board 🙂
This is such a creative idea for your guests to keep track of their glass, and of course have fun writing on them! What else have you used chalk board paint for?
Photo credit : Just Short of Crazy
Favor ideas can stump even the most inspired brides and grooms. When in doubt, I always steer my clients toward edible favors. Who could resist these delicious cake jar favors? Easy on the eyes and even easier on the stomach after a night of partying.
This weekend I accompanied the hubby up north to San Francisco for work, and squeezed in a little fun with a day trip to Yountville in Napa. After devouring what might have been the best steamed mussels and fries on earth at Thomas Keller’s French bistro-style restaurant Bouchon, we headed across the courtyard to hit up Bouchon Bakery. One lemon tart, loaf of freshly-baked sourdough bread, chocolate chip cookie and two giant macarons (check out the size of the one in my hand) later, we found ourselves suffering from a massive food coma, but were in heaven. Everything was delicious, but I cannot get over Bouchon Bakery’s amazing oversized macarons. The chocolate one was light and crispy on the outside but tasted just like a rich fudge brownie on the inside. My one-track mind immediately thought of how these macarons would make a perfect wedding favor for a foodie couple. After devouring our goodies, hubs and I rolled ourselves over to event space V Marketplace on the other side of the street.
I first heard of V Marketplace when I was writing a story for Better Bridal on Viannett, an upscale bridal salon. V Marketplace is a quaint collection of boutiques tucked inside a striking ivy-covered building. Outside the marketplace is a gorgeous event space that is available for weddings, and I wanted to check it out for myself. It was indeed a gorgeous Napa venu, and I would love to have a bride hold her ceremony or reception on the site. Beautiful landscaping, lovely main street style buildings, amazing food options and gorgeous Napa weather – it just doesn’t get much better than that.