A generic trinket sitting forgotten on the reception table? That's not you. You've found the perfect favor, now you just need to make it scream "Welcome. We're so glad you came." Here are some great ways to bring a personal touch to your wedding favors
-- from party bags to homemade cookies. 1.
Attach stickers with your new monogram to each favor box/bag
. There are lots of great ideas floating around about monograms, but one of the most common is to start with the bride's first initial, follow with the groom's last initial, and finish up with the groom's first initial. This means that Susan Anderson and Brad Palmer would have SPB as their monogram. 2.
Print each guest's name on slips of vellum in an elegant computer font. Attach them to each favor. 3.
If you or any of your gal pals have great handwriting, write each guest's name directly onto the favor bag. 4.
For homemade food favors, print out cards on your computer with your names, the wedding date and the favor recipe. 5.
Print out cards on your computer with your names, the wedding date and a favorite quote or line of poetry. 6.
Have a calligrapher write a brief note welcoming your guests. Copy the note on squares of pretty paper and attach them to each favor box or bag. 7.
Order a rubber stamp personalized with a special greeting, favorite quote or unique image you love. Select inks in your wedding colors and stamp all of your place cards and enclosure cards. Stamp each favor box or bag as well. 8.
Affix a wax seal imprinted with your new monogram to each favor box. If you're keeping your maiden name or using a hyphenation that seems too messy for a monogram, think about using your first initials, separated by a line or a dot. So our newlywed couple, Susan Anderson and Brad Palmer would be S~B. If crafts aren't your forte, this may get a little messy. 9.
Honor your heritage by printing a quote or proverb in English and in your ancestral tongue on slips of vellum. Attach the slip to each favor box or bag. 10.
Have tiny chocolate bars personalized with your names and wedding date. Attach one bar to each favor box or bag. Call Regency Candies at (800) 628-2373 for more information.
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