Monday, May 24, 2010

Make It Yours Monday: Favorable Favors

I recently saw this idea over on Offbeat Bride, and I immediately love love loved it!  We're always looking for great new favor ideas, especially those that are personal and green. Well, this one fits the bill on both accounts.  Why not give favors as favors?! That's exactly what one Offbeat Bride did.

What's not to love about this idea?  Each favor is hand-selected from the heart. It's definitely eco-friendly.  There's no wasteful manufacturing of bubbles or boxes of goodies or other plastic "crap" that will surely get tossed in the trash at some point.  And it's customizable. The favors can be printed on beautiful recycled paper that matches your wedding decor, the favor you're offering or the recipient. 

But the most unique part is the favor you're offering. When coming up with a favor, be sure to consider:
  • Will you be able to (and happy about) following through with the offer?
  • Are you offering a favor that the recipient will enjoy or that you want to give?
  • Will the favor sustain over time?
  • How much time and money will be required to fill the offer?
  • What special skills/talents/resources do you have that you can offer?
And of coure we wanted to help you out with a list of our favorite favors to offer to your friends. Here's a list that we brainstormed, but the possibilities are as endless as your imagination.
  • pet-sitting
  • a home-made dessert
  • help with a DIY project
  • designated driver for a night
  • home cooked dinner
  • shopping buddy
  • one-on-one lesson on a skill you have
  • moving help
  • wrapping holiday presents
  • washing/detailing the car
When getting creative with unique favors like this, the key is to really tap into your personal resources. So have fun, get creative and reap the benefits of giving your loved ones truly favorable favors!

Need help with favors or other areas of your big day? Email us at to see how we can help!

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