In the excitement of planning a wedding, some of the easiest and most inexpensive items to stock up on are our wedding souvenirs and the groomsmen gifts. After all, not everyone attending will necessarily be a “bride” or a “groom.” Some people might be relatives or close friends of the bride or the groom, who happen to be staying in town for the festivities. Some might be guests from abroad who came to enjoy the festivities. Whatever the group, everyone will need something to recall the day and appreciate any gifts that the couple chooses.
These small but meaningful items can be fun wedding gifts for just about any guest. From personalized picture frames and mugs (perfect for the guest of honor) to kitchen coolers and even tiny plates, they can give just as much variety and practicality as many other favors. You can also include party favors with practical purposes, like key chains, magnets and personalized photo albums. These items are useful, but fun and memorable wedding gifts your guests will love.
There are so many different types of wedding souvenirs to choose from that it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Here are some great ideas for wedding favors. It might make sense to buy a pattern or design that they can use as decoration pieces in their homes. On the other hand, if the items are simply for show, such as party favors, then practicality isn’t such an important factor, and you can choose something plain and simple.
Practical items, like all wedding favors are better than ornamental ones. Why? Because they’ll last longer and retain their value better. You want your wedding souvenirs to remind your wedding guests of your special day, not make them instantly regret their decision not to attend your event. You can accomplish this by looking for items that were designed specifically for longevity, such as heavy-duty frames and photo albums. You can also find unique items that combine functionality with creativity, such as candles with personalized tags.
You can create a wonderful gift that will definitely remind your wedding guests of your special day. For example, why not create a memory book? You could display the wedding souvenirs on a shelf with a cover that includes your date of marriage and a brief message, like “thanks for coming!” You can also add a poem, a special card with your name, a special photograph (which could also be used as a wedding souvenir), or even a poem or song lyrics by you and your spouse.
To create wedding souvenirs, you can use elements from your own home. Are you a homeowner and have an accent wall? You can also paint a wall with photos of the wedding and engagement if you do not have one. Send a photo frame personalized from your state to your guests who live outside of your state. This is a great way to express your appreciation for those who live outside of the area where you’re getting married.