Wedding favors are a part and parcel of weddings nowadays and definitely one of the more fun things to plan. You can go all out, big or small, depending on your budget, personalities and wedding style. With Indian weddings getting bigger and better each year, it’s unfortunate how people forget to inject their wedding favors with the same amount of panache, especially since India and all its diversity has enough oomph to really spice up your favours. You can use the lovely colours, sights and glitz of Indian weddings, to come up with favours your guests will always remember.
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One of the popular new items for wedding favors is wine bottle stoppers. Cute yet practical, wine stoppers are perfect give-aways for your friends during events like the bachelor / bachelorette parties or the mehendi celebrations. Customized wine stoppers with an ethnic touch like a ceramic or wooden figure of an Indian bride or groom or your initials in vibrant Indian wedding colours are kitschy and fun.
You can also have matching coasters or a set of wine glasses. And of course if it’s appropriate, a good bottle of your favourite wine with the bottle stoppers would also make a great gift.
People often have chocolates or other sweets as part of their favours. How about going a step further and making them more special! Edible glitter chocolates are sparkly, sweet and reflect the wealth of pretty bling we see in big fat Indian weddings. You can also have special containers made of lac, beads, crystals or mirror work or have tins printed with images and unique designs that reflect your wedding décor.
Another fun idea is to pick a shape, design or mascot and make a variety of favors with that theme. Images that you associate with Indian culture like the elephant or peacock or folk dancers are great starting points.
You can use that for a bunch of different items like shaped candle holders, book-marks, place-card holders, small statues etc. If you plan to go by colour scheme instead, embellished potlis or organza pouches filled with things like colour coordinated incense sticks, jewellery boxes, pot pourri and sweets are simple yet effective.
Wedding favors made from materials considered auspicious or valuable in Indian events are also a great touch, if your budget allows. Silver objects are often gifted during special occasions and could be used for wedding favors too. Silver coins, diyas and such are perfect for Indian weddings. Another favourite is the fragrant sandalwood which is considered sacred by some; sandalwood table pieces, idols and intricately carved boxes make for nice wedding favors.