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Practical Wedding Favors

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Practical wedding favors for your guests to enjoy | WeddingConnexion.com
Practical wedding favors that your guests wont' leave behind | WeddingConnexion.com
Practical wedding favor ideas that your guests are sure to enjoy | WeddingConnexion.com
Practical wedding favor ideas that are sure to please your guests | WeddingConnexion.com

Practical wedding favors make for gifts that guests won’t leave on the table or throw in the trash after your event. When choosing a favor, this is should be your most important concern.

So many people thrive on sweets so edible favors have always been a hit at wedding. But what if you prefer giving your guests something that will forever remind you of your event? A gift they’ll love using after your wedding or something they’ll keep as a special memento. A practical wedding favor is the way to go!

While choosing a gift that reflects both personalities is important, finding one that your guests will truly enjoy using is a different story. Take for example personalized guitar picks. They are lovely; you can even have your pretty faces printed on them. If playing guitar is your passion, you will be tempted by such favor. Take a moment, and ask yourself ‘What will my guests do with a guitar pick?’ Not much actually…. your pick will most likely end up in the junk drawer.    

Should you choose a personalized favor? … Maybe or maybe not! Don’t get me wrong, a personalized gift can be really fun making for a great practical favor. It all depends on what it is. A hand sanitizer bottle personalized with your names and date of wedding is a great idea. What would not be as great is a personalized decorative item and expecting your guests to display it of their coffee table, or hang on a wall. That’s pushing it! One way you can get away with it, is to personalize with a monogram, and the year of your wedding only. This will add to the charm and vintage look of your favor.

Continue below to view practical wedding favors that are guaranteed to please your guests!

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Perfectly themed for your country, or rustic wedding, this French Provencal enamel mini decorative pitcher is a lovely, and practical favor idea. Set them at each place setting, add fresh flowers for a unique table decor. Have your guests bring them home after for a unique memento they’ll love to display.

So proper for the time we live in, these personalized hand sanitizer bottles make such a great favor. Choose from a wide selection of design and personalize with two lines of text for a thoughtful gift for your guests.

Such a practical favor idea for your travel themed wedding, this Blue Seas luggage tag makes for a wonderful idea. These classy favors have a retro map design an an optional thank you card can be customized with the special details of your wedding, 

In tune with reducing our carbon footprint, these reusable aluminum water bottle with a silver metallic finish feature a tight fitting black screw-on top with a convenient opening for using a clip or carabiner to easily carry everywhere. Personalize with your choice of design to match your decor, your names and date of your wedding.

Plantable seed cards make for fun and practical favors especially with herb seeds! Each card features certified organic herbs embedded within biodegradable paper. Choose from parsley, dill and basil herb seeds, or get all three! With your choice of color for the card, personalize with your names and wedding date for a flavorful favors.

For adorable practical wedding favors, these light-hearted tissue handkerchief packets will wow your guests. The happy couple on the package will make your guests smile.

Travelling candles are truly practical favors. It’s one of those item that experienced travelers always include in their luggage. With a fresh scent of vanilla, this one can be personalized with your names, and wedding date making for a unique favor idea.

A lovely and practical wedding favor idea is this heart shaped tea infuser. Made of stainless steel, the tea infuser is a type of gift that your guests will truly enjoy. Choose a color ribbon and personalized with a thank you note for your guests.

You can never have too much greenery in your house! This assorted succulent is not only practical, they are also very trendy! Before you give them to your guests, group them on each table to create a warm, eco-friendly table decor.

Practical Favorite Wedding Favors

Wine bottle stoppers are a universal practical favor favorite. For our daughter’s engagement party, we decided on the lovely love knot bottle stopper for a special gift for our guests. We were more than pleased with our choice and it was a hit with our guests. I find this gift so practical and every time I use it (which is a lot!) I lovingly think of my daughter.

Just like wine bottle stoppers, bottle openers make also for practical favors that your guests will enjoy using. My favorite is the travel corkscrew and for years, I have been travelling with mine!

Photo frames and place card holders have dual purposes. Use them first for your table decor then have your guests bring them home as practical wedding favors. Guests will enjoy adding their favorite photos or use their place card holder to safe keep important notes.

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