No wedding is complete without the favors. It’s not often though that you see very interesting favors at weddings. We’ve all seen the usual sachets full of dried fruits and nuts. Though traditional, they have gotten a bit boring. This doesn’t mean you can’t use them but if you’re looking for something new and interesting then it is still possible to do so while keeping with tradition. How you ask? think jeweled favor boxes, bandhani, paisley, and elephants. Now turn them into favors and you’ve got yourself something traditional yet fashionable. We’ve put together our ultimate collection of our very own FAVORite finds and you’ll be sure to find something to fall in love with. Remember, many of these favors are not just for weddings but can also be used as giveaways at anniversary and birthday parties.
So why exactly don’t we see new and unusual wedding favors? Well, it all comes down to one thing. How much you want to spend and how much you have to spend! For example, giving away cute little miniature hookahs to each guest is just adorable but also a very expensive expenditure. If the favors are that important to you try setting aside a bigger sum in the budget for them. If not, go for something smaller. Here we have a wide range of choices for a variety of tastes and budgets. Nonetheless, if you just don’t have much to spend then you can always make your own. Sew together some bandhani fabric to make your own little giveaway bags. Colorful party cups assembled neatly on a thali will not only hold mithai but become great favors in themselves.
If you’re ready to splurge though…then we have just what you’re looking for!
Coconuts are auspicious. Get creative with your container and fill this little nariyal with all your favorite finds…mithai, candy, or even dried fruits and nuts.
An Allah frame is perfect for a Muslim wedding but only if all your guests are Muslims as well. You wouldn’t want to give something so sacred and meaningful to someone who wouldn’t appreciate it.
Mithai! What Indian wedding is complete without it right. Don’t just pass it out or leave it there. Mithai tends to go unnoticed or unwanted with all the health-conscious people around. A little creative touch, such as this silver basket, will make your wedding mithai to even the most pickiest and “healthiest!”
Elephants bring good luck and so does this little candle holder.
Or, for a little less dollars, try this elephantistic keychain!
Splurge, if you may, with a marble miniature.
Tiny, little gift boxes come in many sizes, shapes, colors, and designs.
Just pick one and fill it with something of your choice.
Give every guest their own little treasure chest!
What better way to end the evening of your mehndi ceremony than with bejeweled mirrors for all your girl friends.
Or, enchant the evening with a sandalwood fan.
This wooden pot can be filled with anything you want.
Or try this bejeweled matki for a bit of festive touch.
A carved camel is delicate and flattering.
Personalize any favor with this ethnic sticker.
This golden lac box doubles as either a photo or name tag holder and favor box.
Covered incense holders can be an expensive favor but will only run you a couple of bucks if you buy in wholesale or bulk.
We saved the best for last. If you’re okay with a little splurging and want something truly unique and aspiring then spoil your guests with this brass rose water sprinkler!
Or, just buy one and entangle the special couple or guests in the scent of real roses.
Whether your favors are small or big, inexpensive or lavish, or unique and intriguing they are sure to leave an image behind of your special day.
[photo credits: shaadipresentations.com, indianwedding.com, indianweddingcard.com, favorideas.com, bellenza.com]
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