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12 wedding favors perfect for Winter weddings

Wedding favors are one of the things that deserve special attention in weddings. These are the items that your guests will take home from your wedding, and so, you should put in some thought when selecting them. Although there are hundreds of options out there, not all of them equally strike a chord with wedding guests. Unless you make sure that the favors you choose are unique and interesting, it is likely that it will simply be tossed away soon enough or forgotten abut entirely.

Since this is now the season for winter weddings, we think it is only appropriate to look at favors which are great for weddings this time of year. After all, no longer are weddings confined to the warm, sunny months of the year. With more and more couples choosing to tie the knot in the cooler fall and cold, cold winter, everything from wedding dresses to wedding favors need to be defined for these weddings. So, join us, as we take a look at what is hot in wedding favors and make your pick.

1.Cocoa in a cup

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Who wouldn’t love to sip on good quality hot cocoa in the cold winter months? Gift your guests a sachet of great quality hot cocoa in a beautiful mug or cup, and it will be a wedding favor that they will definitely use at least once. To make sure that your gift is entirely unique, we suggest choosing an interesting mug or cup for your favor. Either customize it to match the theme of your party, or add your initials or message line to the gift. Otherwise choose a contemporary design, like this beautiful Swish cup and saucer set from Best for Bride, which is bound to impress anyone. The unusual design makes it an attractive display piece that is also practical. If you would like to take a closer look at this wedding favor, click here.

2.Snowflake wine stopper

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Snowflakes are one of the most delightful icons of winter, and snowflake designs never cease to impress. With your wedding being during the holiday season, your guests will love this snowflake wine stopper that they can use to cork up their favorite wine bottle. Don’t you think it’ll make an interesting display element, when they place their wine bottle with this interesting stopper on their table? The chrome and aluminum metal plating gives it a sleek and flawless finish, while the rubber gasket makes sure the contents of the bottle are airtight and fresh. Although a small gift, it is one that your guests will undoubtedly appreciate. You can be certain that this beautiful stopper will find its way to your wedding guests feast tables every Christmas. Check it out by clicking this link here.

3.Wedding Carriage Candles

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As the days grow shorter and the nights darker, you can never have enough candles to warm your homes. So, this is the perfect time to gift candles as everyone will love them this time of year. And when it is one that is as exquisitely crafted as this Cinderella wedding carriage candle, it will be particularly favored. A beautiful design in white and silver, it is a perfect icon that reminds us of the nostalgic love story of the fairy-tale princess Cinderella and her Prince Charming. This candle favor will be a whimsical gift perfect to be displayed at your guest’s homes during the holiday season. Whether you have a fairy-tale theme castle wedding or a traditional style vintage wedding, this is a perfect wedding favor that will easily match either of them. To order this wedding favor, click here.

4.Winter Finery Chocolate bar

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Who doesn’t love chocolate? This beautiful winter finery chocolate bar is nut-free and features a beautiful snowflake design on the cover in the color you choose. Personalized wedding favors have an added charm, and these winter chocolate bars can be customized with the name of the couple as well as their wedding date on them. An additional attraction is that the chocolate wrapper color can be chosen to match the color of your wedding palette, and this makes sure it blends well and adds the perfect punch of color to your dessert buffet. You can also choose to display them at each place setting if you do not have a dessert bar. It is an edible wedding favor that will be enjoyed by your guests and since it is nut-free, it is suitable for almost everyone. The younger guests at your wedding, will be especially thrilled. The wrapper design emphasizes the seasonal element at your wedding, and this in itself will make sure it is noticed.

5.Fancy Popcorn

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Perfect for a casual wedding, your guests will love to munch on freshly popped corn at your wedding ceremony. Set up a fresh pop corn machine at your reception venue, and serve flavored and plain pop corn to your guests in these custom-created novelty pop corn cartons. The design is unusually attractive, spicing up the overall look of the tasty treat. If you have young children at your wedding, this is bound to be a favorite with them. A separate section that is set up to entertain kids would be a lot more attractive with the simple addition of a fresh popcorn machine. Why, you can even expect to see the adults queuing up to pick a popcorn carton! After all, popcorn is a perfect snack for any weather, and is specially welcoming in the colder months. If you would rather have your guests save the popcorn for munching on at home, you can have filled cartons wrapped in plastic and sent home, so they can enjoy it on the way back or after they are home from your wedding. Click on this link to place your order for these cartons.

6.Mini-pie packaging kits

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If you want your guests to take some sweet indulgence home from your blessed wedding, pack them off with individual mini-pies packed elegantly in these adorable mini-pie packaging kits. Small bite-sized pies that are just perfect for one person, these pies will be the perfect snack to enjoy at home after a long drive in the cold weather. Ask your baker to whip up the delicious pies in the flavors that you love, and share them with the guests who made your wedding day so special. These packaging kits come with the boxes, twines and tags that will allow you to easily assemble your party favors within no time. Find more details about this part favor by clicking this link here.

7.Mini marmalade or preserve bottles

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Holiday season is the perfect time to indulge in good-quality marmalade and preserves. So, you can be certain that a mini jar of tasty preserve will be well appreciated by your winter wedding guests. Serve it up in style in beautiful glass bottles with wire snaps to secure it and keep it airtight. These mini glass bottles from Best for Bride make the ideal choice for this type of wedding favor. You can personalize it to perfectly match the theme of your wedding party with wedding stickers and tags created for your special day. Wrap it up with a silk ribbon or tie a pretty twine around it for the finishing touches. Add a sweet thank you note with your initials and wedding date, and it is all set to be taken home. To order this for your wedding, check out this link. You needn’t look elsewhere for the essential stationary to dress up your gift. Find everything you need here at Best for Bride.

8.Rustic wood pencils

 

As the weather becomes chilly, everyone dreams of bundling up in front of a roaring fireplace. Too bad that there are few log fires burnt these days. Nevertheless, you can bring forth the memories of piles of logs stacked up to burn and warm the entire house, with the next best thing possible – rustic wood pencils. Perfect little gifts that can be used to play paper games or even sign your guest book with, these unusual looking pencils will definitely be loved by every one of your guests. Their rough and authentic look make them a beautiful addition at any winter wedding, although they are specially suited for a vintage theme or nature-inspired wedding theme. Each pencil has been created from neem and comes pre-sharpened in standard size.

9.Personalized glass globes

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The possibilities of personalizing these glass globes to make them unique and well-received wedding favor are endless. Either fill them up with beautiful flowers, feathers, crystals or candles and use them as part of the centerpieces on your reception tables. Otherwise, pack them in plastic wrap for a wonderful takeaway gift. Your guests can either place them on their mantels or tables as a decorative display, or hang them up as an attractive ornament in their home. Either way, it is a gift that is just perfect to be used in their home décor at Christmas time, and will be a regular at their homes once they receive it. Don’t forget to add a short and sweet thank you note on your custom created wedding stationery to complete the effect.

10.Mini lovebird snowglobes

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Another ornament that will easily be a part of your your guest’s regular Christmas decorations, these lovebird snow globes are elegant and interesting. A pair of pretty white love birds snuggling together make a meaningful gift for your wedding, and it will also serve your guests well as a paperweight for all times or a festival ornament every year. The beauty of this wedding favor is that the snowy white color is ideal for any winter wedding theme and color palette. And don’t forget the little dose of magic that it will add to your reception tables. So, make sure you place your order for these beautiful little snow globes by visiting this link here.

11.Lip balm with custom covers

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Chapped lips will no longer be an issue for your guests this winter, with your thoughtful wedding favor in the form of these lip balms. Choose the lip balm cover in the color combination you like, from the available wrapper choices, and customize it further with your initials and wedding date. The chap sticks have an attractive vanilla scented flavor, and will be favored by one and all equally. Just the right size to easily fit into a pocket or purse, your guests will find it practical to carry it around and use at all times. To order this customized wedding favor for your big day, check out this link.

12.Mason jars packed with goodies

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The humble mason jar is one of the most versatile wedding favor carriers you can come across. Whether you choose to fill it with preserves, candy or other goodies, it will look beautiful and be useful to your guests. For your winter wedding, how about filling it with holiday candy or treats? Or for a special pampering touch fill each jar with scented sugar scrub and your guests can indulge in a sweet bath on their next day off. With so many options to choose from, you will not have trouble finding the perfect filler for your wedding theme. Top it off with a sticky cover label in your color theme and add a thank you note to the side, tied on with twine or ribbon, and you have a beautiful and practical favor to gift.

This is only the tip of the iceberg. At Best for Bride, we have hundreds of wedding favors for you to choose from. Browse through the immense variety of options we have, by clicking on this link and you are bound to find every wedding favor you could possibly imagine. What is more, with customization options and all DIY stationery essentials as well, you will have no trouble planning and making your wedding favors come to life. For more wedding tips and advice, keep visiting us at Best for Bride.

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16 Nature-inspired ideas for your wedding

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I have the perfect word to describe a nature-inspired outdoor wedding—Romantic!

The epitome of romance, an outdoor wedding that draws inspiration from Mother Nature herself is beautiful, classic and refreshing in every way. Is there a better way to start your lifetime of happiness, than in a splendid organic surrounding, with nature’s own bounty standing witness to your union and forming a mesmerizing backdrop of unparalleled beauty?

The brilliance of a nature-inspired wedding is that it can be executed in many ways. There are several details that can easily contribute to a nature-inspired wedding and make it truly special. Let us take a look at some of our favorites and be inspired. So, come along.

Enchanted Garden Invitation card

End your search for the right invitation card for your enchanting garden wedding with this beautiful Invitation card from Best for Bride. Die-cut beige trees wrap around the ecru card that contains the invitation lettering printed with raised ink. Mysterious and whimsical, this beautiful card will create a favorable first impression and give your guests their first sneak-peek into what your wedding will be all about. Find out more about how you can order this online exclusive card by visiting this page.

Personalized nature-inspired wedding sign

personalized wedding sign

Use pretty wedding signs personalized with your names to point the direction at your party venue. Natural motifs like flowers, leaves and woodland creatures add an authentic vibe to the design. The direction arrows mark the route to your wedding and reception spaces, and the signage can be placed at every junction or turn from the gate to the ceremony venue. This is available at this page on Best for Bride, if you wish to take a closer look or buy the same for your wedding.

Scenic backdrop with vibrant colors

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I just love how the flower arrangements add wonderful pops of color that enhance the natural charm of the natural background. It is a simple arrangement, yet one of high impact. Getting married beside a river of glistening blue, with a natural green carpet softly bracing your footsteps, there is little to be done to make this setting a spell-binding wedding venue. Also notice how the pretty flowers are contained in little brown pots, so they continue to be used even after the wedding? Eco-friendly and attractive—how brilliant is that?

Seating arrangements in green and white

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Notice how the seating is simple, but with signature style. Little blobs of green are hung to the chairs with matching white ribbons, and they simply enhance the natural feel of the green surroundings. Beside the rows of chairs, a scattering of white petals line the walk. Simple, but elegant, it is a cost-effective way to add interesting details to the setting where your guests will be seated during the wedding ceremony. The white chairs will create a clean and uncluttered look, while the pretty little green and white petal details are the perfect addition to complete the overall outdoorsy feel.

Burlap table runner

burlap table runner

Make the most of the natural charm of the outdoors by finding elements that blend in with it for your décor. This burlap table runner, which can be customized with the couple’s monogrammed initials make the perfect addition for the party table. The lace trimming along the edges add a special signature style that will be elegant in any setting. Adding a rustic chic feel to any setting, this choice will easily fit into your nature-inspired theme, both by color and texture. To find out more about this table runner of to look at similar designs that may suit your choices better, visit this link to our list of party favors.

Candle decorations

candle table decor

Aren’t we all smitten by a pretty arrangement that has a candle or two included? For your wedding theme, a green candle would be simply befitting in any décor arrangement, either on the tables, at the entry or simply as standalone décor accessory. Take a look at this simple but beautiful arrangement of leafy green candles in a mossy base, with beautifully contrasting pink blooms and sea shells to complement it. Doesn’t it scream nature already? This would be a beautiful addition to your fall wedding, although it would work well for a spring or summer setting too.

Floral centerpieces

Water, wood and greenery—the three natural elements of nature itself come together in harmony to form this classic centerpiece. The soft white roses and orange astromeria combine with the richness of the green spider mum and white baby’s breath to create a fresh natural palette with a variety of textures. The clear water contained within the jar adds a soothing effect, and resembles a giant floating bubble that is perfect for a garden setting. It will look great on small round tables or as the centerpiece on long tables, and is best placed on a table runner made from natural looking fabric like burlap or cotton. To learn more about how you can customize this centerpiece or to have a better look at it, take a look at this link.

Floral wedding cake

natural cake

Rich white blooms and vines of lush green decorate this stark white cake. Is there a better way to include the beauty of nature at your wedding, than by using elements from nature itself? Although the fresh white roses and the green leaves may not be edible, they form an integral part of this cake, making it a beautifully natural design. You can also consider using edible flowers or candied flowers on your wedding cake, for an interesting variation. Find out more about how to do this on this video at Howcast.com.

Whimsical wedding cakes

 

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Many couples find the natural charm of a plain cake is definitely more attractive than that of a frosted one. So, if you belong to this category, fear not for we have the right option for you. Naked wedding cakes are a trending favorite now, where the cake has minimum frosting and its natural look is retained. These cakes are usually decorated with fruits, flowers, berries and cream for added taste and attractiveness. Not only are they delightfully appealing, they are usually a refreshing choice that will be preferred more than the thickly colored and decorated cakes which are usually seen.

Guest Thumbprint Poster

Here is a brilliant idea for a keepsake from your nature-inspired wedding. This thumbprint poster features a magnificent towering tree with branches swaying in the wind. The fun and personal part is how the leaves flutter and float around the tree. These are thumbprints that your guests put on the poster. Have the guests at your wedding reception leave their signatures alongside their thumbprints, and you have a brilliant display piece from your big day, that will always remind you of the big celebration and the wonderful people who made it extra-special. Don’t you think this will be a splendid alternative to the traditional guest book? For more details about this product, visit this page on Best for Bride.

Thank you Notes

The culmination of your wedding tasks happens when you send thank you cards to your guests, and personally thank them for their presence and thoughtful gifts at your wedding. Here is a nature-inspired thank you card, that is ideal for your wedding theme. The gently swaying trees hovering in the translucent background of this beautiful card will instantly tug on the memories of your guests, reminding them of the brilliant wedding party you hosted. If you aren’t sure of what you should write in it, check out our previous post on Thank you cards for some valuable hints. To take a closer look, or to order your set of thank you notes in this design, visit this link on Best for Bride.

Flower crown for the bride

Distinctly natural, no other bridal accessory is as original as a flower crown. Perfect for an outdoor or destination wedding, it will help you nail the look that is perfect for your overall theme. Take a look at the picture here of the model wearing a colorful floral crown. Doesn’t it complement her hairstyle perfectly? Now, if you aren’t so sure on whether you want a similar crowning beauty, you can also choose to weave tiny daisies into your hair or choose a few big blooms to decorate your hair with. You can also choose to go for floral accessories with gemstones or crystals. Nevertheless, it doesn’t compare with the natural charm of a floral accessory that exploits the beauty of nature to the most.

Nature-inspired wedding dress

A wedding dress that captures the beauty of nature is one that softly flows with beautiful floral motifs decorating it. One of our favorites is this Mori Lee 6803 from the voyage collection. Simple, but with stunning intricate details, this dress features majestic embroidery on soft net. The sweetheart neckline is accentuated with soft illusion cap sleeves and the ruching on the waist draws attention to a slender waistline. A scattering of floral motifs are embroidered on the bodice, and this contrasts elegantly with the soft flowing layers of the A-line skirt. Graceful and gorgeous, this is a dress that a bride would love to glide down the aisle in and be one with nature in.

Printed wedding dress with floral appliques

A little color does no harm to a bride, in fact it adds an extra element of style. Few colored wedding dresses have the power to create an impact for an outdoor wedding like this Sophia Tolli Geraldine Y21441 does. A liberal scattering of floral motifs in white and ruby lace appliques, defines the bodice and ends in fewer sprinkles along the skirt and train. The spaghetti straps support the deep cut V-neckline and it also features a chapel length train. The colorful embellishments are tasteful, and do not look too loud. Despite the use of color, this wedding dress has a distinct feminine bridal style, and will allow the bride to outshine all her guests. Overall, Geraldine is a mesmerizing beauty, perfect for a nature-themed wedding.

Wedding favors—miniature woven picnic baskets

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Rustic and original, these mini picnic baskets will be a delightful gift for your guests to take home. Woven to look like little replicas of the traditional picnic basket, they look original with the finest details placed perfectly. Place it on the reception tables, and it can double up as a placeholder. You can also fill it up with candy, mints or little chocolate kisses, so they are sweet both on the outside and the inside. If you like this idea for your natural wedding theme, and would like to order them for yourself, visit us here at Best for Bride and place your order.

Wedding Favor – Faux moss and wicker mini planter with liner

moss planter

Encourage your wedding guests to lend a helping hand to nature by planting their own little seeds of joy in these faux moss and wicker mini planters. Original and unique, the deep green moss color makes it a pleasant addition to any home décor design. The perfect party favor for the theme, it will prompt even those without a green thumb to try their luck at growing a small plant in their homes. They also make a befitting combination with the mini watering can that you can see here.

mini water can

You can either place these mini watering cans in their original packaging, or use them as part of the décor by decorating each with a bunch of fresh flowers that will match the colors you use in your wedding.

With all this inspiration for you to plan every aspect of your wedding, it is now time for you to start making your plans. Check out our Best for Bride website for more details on all that we have featured here, and also to look at more choices that you may want for your wedding.