18 Oct 7 Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Love
One of the most common questions couples ask me regarding having a destination wedding is, how do we express our appreciation for our guests who traveled so far to celebrate with us? Wedding favors are common stateside, and there is no reason they can’t be gifted in destination. With a little bit of forethought and planning, couples can coordinate with their resort to have favors placed at their ceremony or even delivered to their rooms for a small fee. Here are some of my favorite in destination favors that your guests will actually thank you for:
Average Cost: $0.75 each
As every destination couple hopes, your day will be full of sand and sunshine! A fun way to ensure that your guests won’t need to squint while watching you walk down the aisle, is to provide some custom shades! Select your wedding colors, print your names and wedding date on the temples and place them in a decorative basket near the back of the aisle.
Average Cost: $1.00 each
While you and your guests won’t need a bottle opener while in destination due to the impeccable, full service bars, they will need something to help them get back to reality. When they get home and need to open up that “I Miss Paradise” beer, at least they’ll be able to pull out their little reminder you gifted them and pretend they’re sitting under palms trees on the beach and drinking their beer. Look into some tropical designs such as starfish, airplanes, or anchors to tie in your destination.
Average Cost: $1.50 each
Selecting a destination wedding undoubtedly comes with some tropical heat. Save your guests some sweat and place a personalized fan on each seat. Your guests will thank you later! (If they can wait that long)
Average Cost: $3.00 each (wedding colors) or $25.00 each (imprinted)
Beach weddings can offer a unique experience for not only you and your wedding party, but your guests as well. While some couples may prefer to be barefoot for their ceremony in the sand, guests may prefer to wear footwear. A nice compromise could be some customized flip flops in various sizes! To make them more affordable, select flip flops in your wedding colors. Do you prefer more customization? Order flip flops with just married and your wedding date imprinted on the soles. As your guests walk through the sand, memories of your special day will remain.
Average Cost: $5.00 each
Did you happen to venture off resort and do a little TOO much shopping for souvenirs as a group? No worries! Luckily, you gave your guests tote bags as wedding favors! Whether you printed your names and wedding date or made it a simple destination bag, it gets the job done!
Average Cost: $8.00 each
All Inclusive resorts offer you and your guests so many added values, including food and beverage. What some may not know is the fact that you can take advantage of these perks by bringing your own cup to the swim up bar! Why not celebrate with your guests by bringing some personalized, plastic tumblers for the bartender to fill? In fact, why not ask the bartender to create a signature beverage for your group while you’re there?!
Average Cost: $15.00 each
Ease the pain of having to fly home by providing some in air entertainment! Playing cards can be customized using photos of you as a couple, photos with your friends and family or both. Some resorts even offer casinos on site, so you will want to assist in your guests’ withdrawals should you book one of those!
No matter your selection, these favors will provide you and your group with beautiful photo opportunities. And best yet, they will travel and pack easily for use at home in the future…a gift that keeps on giving!
HOW IT WORKS
1. We plan it.
Your Romance Expert will start with your wedding date, and then begin creating personalized options for your wedding. We’ll help you narrow down the best destination and resort to accommodate you and your guests. Lastly, we will book and hold your wedding date so you can start sending out ‘Save the Dates’.
2. We book it.
Your wedding is booked! Now your Romance Expert will begin planning the travel arrangements for you and your guests. From booking the resort accommodations, airfare, transfers and more – your Romance Expert will work with each of your guests on an individual basis to ensure their travel is flawless.