The temperature creeps slowly down to sweater and jacket levels, the skies cloud over, daylight recedes at an ever-earlier time each evening, and thoughts of warmth and comfort begin to dominate everyone’s thought process. Are you planning a wedding that will happen during these colder autumn and winter months? Perhaps gifts of warm wedding favors will add some holiday cheer to the occasion, not to mention elicit a smile or two from your guests.
What exactly is a “warm” wedding favor? Candles come to mind right away and they are a good choice, but not the only option. Anything that promotes a feeling of good will or fond memories can be considered “warm”. A picture of you and your bride in a happy moment, a celebratory wine glass or flute with some poignant messaging on it, or a globe with visions of the sea could all be categorized as warm – or to be more exact – warm-hearted. After all, it is a wedding. You want the memories of the day and the wedding favors that go home with your guests to be memorable.
Of course, you could go with seasonal themes and favors. There are a number of options to choose from when selecting a wedding theme or picking out that special wedding favor your guests will remember you by. The snowflake in winter and the falling leaf in autumn are popular, but do you really want to be “popular”. That’s so common. How about being “different” for a change and going with something completely out of left field? Think hard enough about it and you’ll surprise yourself with the number of “new” ideas you’ll have.
Don’t get it twisted. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with traditional. This writer is actually a big proponent of traditional tuxedos and white wedding gowns. If you choose to go that route, something simple like a votive candle wedding favor might be the right choice. You’ll also want to go with red roses on the tables to complete the picture. Imagine how that would look – The groom in black and white with bow tie, the bride with a long white trail and pearls shining in the candlelight, and a splash of crimson at each table. That is a wedding tableau to aspire to.
There’s no denying it any more, much as many of us would like to. The cold days of winter are soon to be upon us. If you live in the snow-clad slopes of the Rockies, the cold wind-swept plains of the Midwest, or the land of the Nor’easter in New England, you know what real cold feels like. If you live in Southern California, please stop complaining about sixty degree temperatures and rain. The rest of us are buying snow shovels and road salt – and preparing for winter weddings.