Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are all fit and well this Tuesday afternoon. We are talking favours in this weeks Ask The experts. And I am delighted to introduce Hollie to the Blog to share her ideas and thoughts for your wedding favours, as well as some super cute bridal shower ideas! There’s so many options and ideas, and most of these are fairly cheap, cute and easy to personalise.
Over to Hollie…..
The big day is fast approaching and the final details are being arranged to make sure your wedding day is absolutely perfect. Perhaps the most important aspect of planning your beautiful wedding is saying ‘thank you’ to those that have supported you throughout your life – your close friends and family. Surprise guests with stunning wedding favors on your big day. And before you walk down the aisle to become Mrs newlywed it’s important to celebrate with the girls who have supported you throughout your life to let them know how much you care. To throw the ultimate bridal shower it’s important to focus on the small details like decorations and small gifts for your guests.
Before you can get stuck into the small details of decorations for your bridal shower and wedding gift ideas, you will need to have a wedding theme in mind. For those looking for the perfect boho chic wedding we have some great suggestions to make your wedding stand out from the rest.
Bridal shower ideas
Take a look at these great boho bridal shower ideas for guests to enjoy.
Set the bohemian tone with gold or neutral coloured balloons to embellish the party. Creams, browns, golds and other soft neutral tones give off an earthy palette giving the impression of an outside bridal shower.
Take your party outside for a rustic feel – depending on the weather of course. Balloons can be taken outside when tied to weights or other large objects. These His and Hers balloons from Bridal Shower Co create a fun and boho party that your guests will adore.
No boho bridal shower is complete without the iconic flower crowns for your guests to enjoy. These will turn your bridal shower into a bohemian wonderland in seconds. These gifts don’t cost very much and guests can take them home with them after the shower. Stick to bright white colours or any themes your shower or wedding includes so flower crowns suit guests outfits and the tone of the shower.
If you want something a bit different from the traditional flower crown, why not consider buying silver or gold headpieces or jewelry for guests to wear at the shower. These can be a great alternative to flower crowns and still offer the same boho vibe.
Add a personal touch to your bridal shower with DIY confetti that you can make at home. This is a great way to use up any spare material you have lying around and can make such a stunning table decoration.
Simply, make a template of a heart in cardboard and draw around it onto your material. Cut out the hearts and keep them safe for your special occasion. You can also get heart hole punchers to cut through the material and make your job a lot easier. You can use a mix of different material and you can store and save these decorations for a very long time.
Wedding Favor Ideas
Take a look at these great wedding favor ideas for the perfect wedding. Want more inspiration? Have a look at these handmade wedding decoration ideas and inspiration.
For a winter wedding
Winter weddings are a great excuse to buy your guests some personalised goodies to help them through the cold weather. Give them practical gifts to warm guests up. Wedding Favy have lots of amazing personalised wedding favor gifts that your guests will love.
Personalised lip balm is an original gift idea that will make your guests feel special, and protect them from the elements. For the sweet tooths, consider personalised candy wrappers or winter themed hot chocolate wrappers for something a little different.
DIY wedding favors
Nothing says you care more than a personalised gift for all your close friends and family. Give guests the perfect gift to enjoy. There’s lots of ways to add personality to your gifts without taking up a lot of your time. Everybody knows the best gifts are the simplest.
If you are great at cooking then why not give guests a homemade jar of jam to commemorate your special day? Or make your own tea and coffee gift bags using some spare material and some ribbon. Make your gift even more personal with a tag on the ribbon of your tea or coffee gift. Small plants are also a sweet idea as a wedding favor. Succulents make for great presents and they are easy to look after.
For a summer or beach wedding
Give guests a gift that will be both novel and practical to them for a summer wedding. If you are travelling for your wedding or your guests will have to travel then it’s a unique idea to give a gift with a beach or travel theme like personalised luggage tags or passport case. Or get them something they can use during your wedding like personalised sunglasses for the big day.
Personalised mason jars are a great way to keep guests refreshed during the wedding and are a great gift guests can take home. If you are feeling very DIY then why not consider making these mason jars yourself?
Which decoration or gifts will you be using for your wedding? Let me know in the comments below.
About Hollie Jones
Hollie is a freelance writer and co-writer for the Hollie and the Ivy blog. She is passionate about upcycling, interior design, crafts and weddings. Hollie enjoys writing about these topics and spreading her knowledge and experience to others.