Many couples choose spring as the perfect season for their big day. Springtime is a time of romance, renewal and new beginnings. With the temperate weather and newly blooming flowers, there’s no doubt that spring is a great time to tie the knot. If you’re in the process of planning your spring wedding, you’ve likely got your hands full with all kinds of details. You’ll need to find the perfect location, choose the dress of your dreams, figure out the menu and deal with the invitations. Not only that, but you’ll also need to come up with fun wedding favors to give your guests as a token of appreciation for their attendance.
Rice used to be a popular wedding favor, as it was traditionally thrown at the departing couple after the ceremony and reception. However, after it was discovered that rice can harm the birds that eat it, this tradition quickly went out of style. Try giving your guests tulle-wrapped bundles of birdseed to toss instead. This keeps the tradition of tossing grain alive, but is safe for our feathered friends. It’s easy to create these bird-friendly bundles. Simply place a small pile of birdseed on a tulle square, shape into a pouch and tie with a pretty ribbon. Bubbles are another popular wedding favor. Imagine departing for your honeymoon in the midst of beautiful floating bubbles. It’s fun for guests and even more romantic than the birdseed! You may want to give adults birdseed and younger guests blowing bubbles to take advantage of both traditions.
Practical gifts for guests are always a good choice. Try giving your guests seed packets as a way to celebrate springtime. They can plant their seeds as a celebration of your wedding. Sweet treats are also a popular choice. Miniature boxes of chocolates or strawberry cream-filled chocolate truffles wrapped in pretty foil are delicious and attractive wedding favors. Or, try placing a few individually wrapped herbal tea bags in a tulle bundle for a soothing treat.
You could choose wedding favors that celebrate some of spring’s most beloved critters. For example, try handing out colorful butterfly refrigerator magnets or a miniature birdhouse. If your wedding is close to Easter, chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks are cute spring treats. As you can see, there are a variety of creative choices when it comes to favors that reflect the springtime season and celebrate your wedding day!