The practice of giving small gifts to your wedding guests i.e. wedding giveaways is an old one but still very popular among couples around the world. Centuries ago in Europe it was handing out sweets and almonds, but now you can create a special wedding giveaway that is perfect for your personality and the mood of the wedding. It is a great way to show your appreciation to guests who are present on your special day and a way to give them a little memento of this day you will never forget.
Firstly decide on whether you plan to have a wedding giveaway per table, per family, couple etc. or just for your nearest and dear and for which function. You can then decide accordingly about how personalized you want it to be. One of the ways to come up with what to give is the theme of your wedding. It could be something romantic like a vintage photo frame or contemporary like a CD with your wedding playlist and with its own personalized cover. If you have a specifc theme like a beach weddings think outside the box like a lovely tissue pouch filled with shell shaped candy, a pair of salt and pepper shakers shaped like flipflops or even beached themed candles. Whether you have themes like a fairytale theme or a Bollywood theme, it looks great when you take the effort to create a unique wedding favor that suits the event.
Personalized wedding favors are another way to send a little something of your wedding back home with your guests. Small gifts like shot glasses, wine corkscrews, champagne flutes etc. with a monogram of your names and the wedding date or design from the décor are so sweet. You could even consider personalized stationery, handkerchiefs, key chains book marks or pens. There’s also a lot you can do with do it yourself projects and tighter budgets. Small colourful pouches and decorated boxed filled with chocolates, miniature candles, personal notes with your favourite romantic poem and even a small sapling are some ideas. Make sure to take a little effort to prettify the packaging and make it special.
If you are planning on gifting wedding favors to a small bunch of people like say your closest girlfriends things like monogrammed compact mirrors or a personalized mani and pedi kit, a set of luxury soaps etc. are great gifts. For traditional Indian weddings you can consider things like a bandhni potli fileld with bangles, a set of two diyas, carved wooden or lac boxes, a box of mithai in your wedding colours and the like.
If you aren’t sure how to manage your Indian wedding giveaways, there a few options you can consider. If it’s a really small function you can hand it over personally or ask a family member to do so. You can also incorporate it into your centerpieces and you then have a nice two in one piece. One of the easiest ways to do it is to have a table set up with a sign requesting your guests to pick one up and thanking them for being there with you on this lovely occasion.