Maybe cost isn't much of a concern for you when it comes to your wedding, or you're having a reception small enough that you can afford elegant wedding favors for all your guests. Whatever the case, there are some great ideas for favors that are unique, personal, and oh so elegant.
Gourmet chocolates are a favorite as elegant favors, because not only do they taste wonderful, they are usually prepared in such a way that they look beautiful as well. Many gourmet chocolate makers have small boxes of their creations that are suitable as favors, or will prepare sample boxes for you. If they do not come pre-wrapped, be sure to wrap them in elegant paper and tie them with a big organza ribbon. Champagne truffles especially make elegant favors, or choose your own, such as dark chocolates, white chocolates, and so on.
Glass and crystal.
We're not talking shot glasses or beer mugs here, but crystal champagne flutes, glass paperweights or coasters, or even small figurines of two hearts or doves make for elegant wedding favors. These too can be dressed up with organza ribbon, or incorporated into the table's place settings for a beautifully presented table.
Silver picture frames and other items.
Smaller silver frames can be great for inexpensive favors, but when you're talking about elegant favors, you will want to opt for 5x7 picture frames or silver keepsake boxes. Money clips for the men and silver bracelets for the women are also very elegant wedding favors; these usually come in individual boxes that you can wrap in festive paper. Candlestick holders are also a great idea for silver, as are dishes that can double as holders for spare change or keys.
Remember, you don't need to find your elegant wedding favors at a store or site that only sells favors. Shop your local department store for unique ideas when it comes to silver items.
Virtually any gift store will offer elegant hand-pained boxes, either with hinged lids or fitted lids, that are perfectly appropriate for your elegant wedding. There is a wealth of designs available to you, from Victorian elegance to autumn scenes, to traditional designs. These are wonderful options as everyone uses boxes, whether for their desk at the office or bedside table or on a bookcase. Even men appreciate a place for their keys and spare change, or as a place to hold important papers.
Gift sets or bags.
If you really can't decide on which elegant favors from which to choose, opt for more than one and assemble a selection of gifts into a gift bag or basket. You can really make these festive by wrapping each gift individually so that your guests will enjoy the time it takes to unwrap them when they get home. Choose beautiful gift bags, not just any old paper ones you get from a discount store, to really make a statement, and tie the handles with silk ribbon. You can even use organza or tulle bags, making sure it will hold the weight of your gift, and tie the top with ribbon or strings of crystal beads you can find at any fabric store.
If you give some thought to your choice of elegant wedding favors , you'll find that you have many options available for you. Don't limit yourself to what you find at a wedding supply store, but browse your local department store and use your imagination. If you follow these suggestions, you're sure to present your guests with beautiful and elegant wedding favors that are sure to please.
Linda Ellison is a freelance writer who specializes in trends and lifestyles. Her previously published fiction works, including the Dana Ford Mystery Series, have been on bookshelves nationwide. Visit http://www.favorsandwraps.com to read more about the latest trends in wedding favors.