TIP: If you have mostly couples coming to your wedding, do only one favor per couple... it will cut down on your costs, and if they are married or living together, do they really need two sets of salt and pepper shakers with your name on it? If they are just dating, I hate to tell you this, but most likely, the guy does not care if he goes home with an ornament in honor of your day. So be realistic with your guests.
In following with the foodie idea, trends are taking another turn to a more customizable approach. From Decorated cookies, to mini cupcakes, and all the way to the newest sweet trend sweeping the nation, cupcake pops, brides are on a sugar high with the possibilities.
Again from Beau Coup... you can buy Personalized Mini Cupcakes
Or decorated bride and groom cake pops...
and of course... custom wedding cookies...
If you are crafty, bake, or have a skilled baker in the family, the possibilities are endless with food. Everyone loves it, so you can't go wrong there... it CAN be relatively inexpensive... and the ways you choose to distribute them can be just as fun as the treats inside them. I think it goes back to the days when we were kids at birthday parties and you couldn't wait to be able to go home with your goody bag full of candy and little toys... Wedding favors can be like adult goody bags to make you feel like a kid again... and honestly, what's better after a night of dancing and an open bar, than going back to your room and diving into that sheer organza bag of M&M's... or that cellophane bag of cookies??
I know that would make me live Happily Ever After!!
Your Bizzy Bride!