We’ve been offering wedding favors for centuries, and despite the recent debate about whether or not they still have a place in the modern wedding, we’re not likely to stop any time soon. Why? Because brides and grooms want to honor their loved ones, who have often gone to great measures to celebrate with them. Everyone wants their guests to feel the love.
Favors, like weddings themselves, have gotten increasingly more personalized. Less a throwaway trinket and more a thoughtful, cherished keepsake, they tend to reflect the theme of the wedding. Naturally, flowers and plants have moved into the spotlight, finding favor among brides and grooms who have taken nature as inspiration, and we here at Griffin’s Floral Design couldn’t be more pleased. Here’s what the floral favor landscape looks like.
Give something that lasts and fill a table with air plants sprouting from shells. If you’re having a botanical-themed wedding or tying the knot in our the great outdoors, offer a small potted succulent. Potted herbs are a wonderful choice for a garden-minded wedding, and you can go the cactus route if you really want to be on trend.
From The Ground Up
A row of pretty seed packets looks so inviting on a dedicated favor table, especially around planting season. We’re fans of edible sunflower seeds too, especially when they’re coated in chocolate. A fragrant bag of dried buds is a lovely offering. Guests can stow them in their suitcases to freshen things up and later place them in drawers for a constant reminder of your special day. Better still, create a bag-your-own-lavender station and let your loved ones create their own sachets.
Flowers can be used to elevate other items, too. Press flowers into bookmarks or frame them into beautiful wedding mementos. Line them in keepsake boxes for a beautiful presentation. Paper flowers can adorn other small gifts or stand on their own.
Wear It Home
Get your guests in on the flower-wearing action and offer them a festive lei that makes use of your palette or the flowers you’re using for decor. Delicate flower pins are also gorgeous mementos and don’t have to be reserved just for the bridal party. Female guests won’t be able to resist a simple flower crown, which will help them get into the spirit of your boho wedding, and if you really want to please your people, give them floral soap.
Full On Flowers
Flowers in and of themselves are the kind of gift that no one in their right mind turns down. Your guests won’t be able to resist a few buds in a small vase, a clutch of nosegays or a boxed flower bulb for planting. A cold-weather wedding can serve up sapling favors.
If you’re a DIY bride and want to make your own floral soap for a wedding favor, Free People has you covered here.