Guests of Honor

02/28/2014 3:36 PM

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“Putting your own personal touches on the big day can make all the difference on your guests’ experience. We had a bride that gave her guest personal size mini wedding cakes to take home with them! Amazing idea!” -Lisa Walsh, The Magnolia Room

“Try finding something in-theme with the location [for favors]. For example, Mac’s Speedshop barbecue sauce can be a big hit for a Charlotte wedding.” -Katrina Hutchins, Come Together Events

“A bride who is an artist used her own talent and painted her own tree which was used at the wedding. Guests imprinted their finger prints as the leaves of the tree and then signed the art piece as the couple's guest register.” -Misty McGuire Case, Pixels on Paper

“A groom whose passion and profession is landscape design collected and bagged wildflower seeds for each wedding guest to plant at their own home to ‘spread the love.’” -Misty McGuire Case, Pixels on Paper

Anna Price, Charlotte bride “We made a wishing tree (or advice tree) to act as a guest book for guests to write advice on the wooden birds for us as newlyweds and then hang it on the tree. Our theme was peacock/birds, so it had a frame that read ‘Chirps of advice to make our marriage fly!’ It was so neat and personal for Zach and I read the messages on the birds after the wedding. They were filled with everything from funny, to sweet, to serious messages. We kept the birds and have them in a big vase in our house—we pull them out and read them periodically if we need a good laugh.” -Anna Price, Charlotte bride

“Think of ways to incorporate your hobbies or your job: is your groom a big football fan? Instead of a traditional garter toss, have him toss a football with a garter around it to the ‘next man up’ to get married. Are you a dentist? Consider giving custom toothbrushes away as a favor to your guests with your name/wedding date on them.” -Erica Stawick, Ashley Baber Events

“It’s fun when couples who work in the same field include it in their wedding theme. For one wedding, the bride and groom were pharmacists and they both love M&Ms. So for the favors they had M&Ms in little prescription bottles.” -Gail Allen, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

“Have your guest book be something you love. We had a couple that was really into music and they had all of their guests sign a guitar.” -Erin Walters, Peninsula Yacht Club

If you incorporate a favorite family dish into the meal (many caterers can accommodate this request), you can provide the recipe as a favor. CB

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