When it comes to favors for wedding guests, you probably think you've seen it all, whether that's figurines, small electric lights, picture frames, candles or those white tiny bags with candy inside them. So, now that it's time to plan your own wedding, you might be wondering how you can move away from these tired old ideas and still entertain your guests at the same time.
There are several reasons you feel this way, most likely—you want to give your guests a small reminder of your nuptials, naturally, but you'd also like it if they could use their favors for years and years. After all, much of the time, these common favors end up in boxed, never to be used before they're finally carted off to the thrift store.
So, in that case, one option to consider is the use of promotional items as wedding favors. These can take on many forms—you can get custom engraved metal pens, tote bags, water bottles, mugs, or even printed T-shirts. These are helpful because they're always useful. Who doesn't need a pen, at any given time? You always drink coffee in the morning, so you can always use a mug. Reusable waters are pretty much a necessity for everyday life these days—going to the gym with a plastic, disposable water bottle isn’t the best eco-friendly option.
As for tote bags, you can always use them: you can store your lunch in them before work, carry groceries in them, or take them with you the next time you go to the library. Not to mention, there’s nothing quite like going to the beach with a classic tote bag. You might be curious about the cheesiness of such items, but the truth is, they don’t need to be cheesy at all.
It’s true that you can go for cheesiness if you want to—a T-shirt or a custom printed mug can be printed with an image of the smiling bride and groom, for example. However, you can get classier if you prefer. Instead of a photograph, a graphic designer can design a neat, modern-looking logo or design to put on the items. This logo can incorporate the couple’s favorite colors, and it can be so subtle that you don’t need to be a wedding guest to enjoy it.
By producing items with these items, you’ll be giving guests reusable value—so that, if the guests ever want to give their favors away, someone else will be glad to use them. These stylish items will contribute toward a culture of luxury and elegance in a wedding. They can be tailored to fit the décor of the ceremony (such as with matching colors and flourishes). They can also be ordered from companies that offer many beautiful design ideas for these items.
All in all, you should think about getting promotional items to use as party favors for your next wedding. They’re useful, stylish, well-designed favors of a beautiful day—a far cry, in short, from the “swag” you get from your bank or energy company. They are worth the investment.