Destination weddings make up a very large portion of all weddings nationwide, so it only makes sense to have wedding favors that reflect that type of occasion. While its fine and dandy to have normal types of favors at the reception hall on the tables, having something that is thoughtful and useful for your guests that have traveled a great distance to be with you on your big day is a very courteous notion. Depending on the type of wedding you are having and where it will be geographically, you can use a combination of common sense and budget room to determine what you want to do. However, regardless of where you are having your destination wedding, there are some common travel gift ideas that all guests can appreciate which I have outlined below.
Coffee or Tea
While not everyone might jump to the conclusion that a gourmet coffee or fine tea would make a good wedding for, nothing is more relaxing after a stint of traveling than a nice cup of your favorite beverage. Since having a destination wedding almost always means your guests are going to be put up in a hotel room for a few days, having some good tasting coffee and tea for the morning instead of the freeze dried pouches that they usually leave in the room can be a real treat and ensure that your guests are in a good mood on the morning of your ceremony.
If you’re thinking of something a bit more elaborate for your guests, you may want to give them full gift bags when they arrive. If you decide to go this route, you will want to focus on things that your guests may need or might have forgotten such as sunscreen or body lotion; though the specifics can vary depending on where your destination wedding is taking place. You will also want to include something fun like bubble bath, long wedding sparklers, or scented candles to give them a luxurious feel to their stay. Whatever you choose to put into your gift bags, just try to keep it relevant to your location and the needs of your guests and they are sure to love and appreciate the effort.
For a personalized touch, you can give your guests some premium personalized towels. While something as luxurious and expensive as premium towels with a personalized embroidered message for each guest isn’t possible for large weddings with hundreds of guests, most destination weddings are much more intimate and are reserved for only your closest friends and family members. Your guests will love the soft feel of their very own towel instead of a hotel towel, and the big benefit is that they can continue to use the gift for years to come at home.
With such a large variety of people getting married with various preferences and tastes, having a selection of interesting wedding decorations has become a large market for purveyors of wedding decorations. While there are several classic items like bubbles and candy that continue to be vastly popular, a new generation of brides and grooms are craving much more unique and interesting wedding decorations to make their celebration their own. I have collected some of my favorite examples to share with you and hopefully make coming up with your own custom touch an easier task.
There is a large selection of fun glassware that can add a personal touch to your reception. There are literally hundreds of options ranging from Mason jar style mugs with moustaches for your male guests to champagne flutes with the couples’ names and wedding dated printed on them as a commemorative piece. Regardless of what type of fun glassware you choose to purchase, they also make a great wedding favors that your guests will cherish as a keepsake from your special day.
Paper lanterns are a fun, though classic, way to add a far eastern touch to your wedding decorations. Most people who choose to use paper lanterns like to hang them from trees if they are outdoors or the ceiling if they are outdoors, but some people have anchored them to the ground with string and have them floating using helium filled balloons. Either way, you can add a fresh and colorful look to your wedding with just a handful of these inexpensive paper beauties.
Personalized Aisle Runner
Another classy way to spice up the look of your ceremony is to use an aisle runner. Essentially, it is a long rug that marks out the path the bride and groom will walk on their way to the altar. Though normally used for outdoor weddings to keep the bride’s dress off the grass, more and more couples are starting to use them inside to add a special touch to their decoration scheme. By choosing an aisle runner that is personalized with your names or wedding date, you can take that special touch to the next level and truly make your wedding decorations your own.
Wine glasses are a great gift idea regardless of what the occasion is, and everyone loves to receive personalized wedding favors to take home. This combination of usefulness and thoughtfulness makes personalized wine glasses one of the most desirable favors on the market today. Furthermore, giving your guests a “thank you” can really make them feel part of the celebration, and nothing represents that sentiment better than the personalized wine glass wedding favor. Regardless how big your wedding is going to be, you are sure to give your guests a heartwarming gift that will leave an impression for many years to come.
- Color Choices: Clear wine glasses. Text is offered in the following colors: Black, Dark Blue, Fuchsia, Gold, Pink, Red, Silver, Sky Blue, and White.
- Item Materials: Glass
- Item Details: Though manufacturers package these personalized wine glasses very thoroughly, glasses that are damaged or broken during shipping are not the responsibility of the manufacturer due to the nature of the product and the materials used in their construction. It is highly advisable to order extra wine glasses to ensure there are enough for all of your wedding guests in the event some glasses are damaged in transit. The glasses can be personalized with a variety of font styles and graphics, as well as many color choices for your names and wedding date.
- Dimensions: 7 ¾ inches tall by 2 ½ inches in diameter.