Cocoa or Cocktail Favors?
Wedding favors could definitely add to the success of one’s wedding. Guests will love to receive favors that would make them fell even more appreciated. With new trends in wedding being introduced wedding favors also change.
Getting married is plunging yourself to a life-long commitment, but even before you get to that part you are already obliged to commit a huge portion of your time to handle and carry out all (unless you will going to hire a wedding organizer which will definitely incur additional expenses especially if you have a tight wedding budget) the necessary wedding preparations. For some, you have to work on all pertinent documents that are needed, make prior reservations at the church or at a beach or garden (depending on your choice of wedding venue) and at hotels, clubhouses or at restaurants (it also depends on your choice of wedding reception), you have to make plenty of phone calls and personal visits both to people you would be inviting over and to local shops for all the wedding supplies.
Wedding favors are one those wedding details that needs some careful thinking, but you should never worry since you will never ran out of ideas when it comes to them. Actually, just by deciding on what wedding favors you will give, you could already come up with some wedding theme ideas. There are so many options available for wedding themes and styles. Once you finally figure out yourself the kind of wedding theme that you’re going to have, it would already be easy to think of the wedding favor that will perfectly complement the theme of your choice.
When choosing a wedding favor, there are two important aspects that have to be considered. One, the practicality of the wedding favor; it should be something that can be used for everyday living or at least usable for some occasions like for example a key chain or a photo frame, a bottle cap opener or a small lampshade. Of course you don’t want to waste your precious money on wedding favors that will just be eventually discarded by your guests as soon as they get back home. Second, how personal the wedding favor could be. Now when we say personal, it has to answer these two questions: “Is your personality (on how your guests have come to know you as a person) clearly reflected on the wedding favor?” and “Will the wedding favor easily tell your guests that you really took time and effort to think of such token of appreciation?”
Some of the wedding favors that are so popular nowadays are edible wedding favors. Everybody loves food most particularly yummy treats like pastries and deserts. You could go for cakes, doughnuts, pretzels, muffins and various assortments of candy bars that your guest with sweet tooth will all be cramming to take home. Cocoa wedding favors will be a surefire hit among those certified chocolate lovers (and who doesn’t crave for chocolates?).
Truffles made of cocoa will be a delight for those who will receive them. Place a cluster of three to five truffles in an elegantly designed box and see for yourself the reaction that will be elicited by your guests as soon as they find out that you’re giving them away such scrumptious treats. For an added personal touch, you may put your name and your partner’s on each truffle using a different colored chocolate so the named could be clearly seen.
Cocoa to be made into chocolates could have other flavors like peanut butter or mint. It can also be converted into a candy bar and you can creatively wrap it in a fancy paper or foil and then attach your name and your partner’s into it together with a simple “Thank you!” note. You can also have packets of hot cocoa especially if you’re marrying on a colder season such as Christmas. Your guests will certainly feel the warmth of your appreciation.
For those soon-to-wed lovebirds that are opting for the simple, more practical, non-traditional cocktail wedding, options for souvenirs are many. The relatively new concept of a cocktail wedding introduced a variety of possible cocktail wedding favors that guest will love to bring home back with them. Personalized cocktail mixes already sound exciting and you could place them in colorful packets with matching brief, catchy notes such as “We’re finally married! Let’s drink to that!” Or you could as a candle manufacturer to produce wine-glass-shaped candles scented with your favorite cocktail drink. How’s that for a cocktail wedding souvenir? You could also go for cocktail shakers, shot glasses, drinking glasses or tumblers and glass mugs. Just personalize these wedding favors by putting names or initials into them and the wedding date and venue.
With sheer creativity and talent and one’s heart into it, wedding favors could glam up any wedding and make as sentimental and as meaningful as it could possibly be.