By Yours Truly
If you have selected a wedding date around the holidays, you will have two reasons to celebrate on your wedding day! When planning a holiday wedding, you want to incorporate a holiday theme into your wedding without making it be a major focus of the attention. After all, your wedding should be all about you!
For weddings in December, instead of Christmas red and green, choose wedding colors that are a little darker - for example, burgundy paired with forest green. And don't choose poinsettias for your flowers, but do use dark red roses in your bouquet and other floral decorations.
When picking wedding favors for a holiday wedding, this is where you can get into the holiday spirit and add a little fun!
Here are some fantastic ideas for holiday wedding favors.
Christmas Wedding Favors
The perfect favor for a wedding near Christmas is, of course, a Christmas ornament! You can purchase ornaments in red, green and shiny metallics. Choose personalized ornaments from a company like Ornaments with Love to let your guests know how much you appreciate them. Unlike some favors that get thrown away or consumed, Christmas ornaments will last for many years to come.
Valentine's Day Wedding Favors
For February weddings, select favors centered around the theme of love. Truly Wedding Favors offers over 90 favors with a love theme. You can choose everything from Heart Shaped Cookie Cutters to the Key to Love Keychain.
Fourth of July Weddings Favors
For a wedding in July, how about red, white and blue candy? You can find an assort of gumdrops, jelly beans and other small candies that are perfect for Fourth of July. Package them in a small tins, favor bags or boxes for affordable, yet adorable wedding favors.
Thanksgiving Wedding Favors
If you are getting married in the month of November, give thanks by giving a donation to your favorite charity in the name of your guests, instead of providing traditional favors. Be sure to leave a card on each table at the reception, explaining the philanthropic gift.
An Asian Wedding Theme - The trend towards Asian weddings has attracted a dynamic and most interesting demographic because many non-Asians are opting for this theme to sanctify their wedding vows.
Cross Culture Weddings - More and more couples from different cultures are getting married in recent years. When planning a wedding between two different cultures, embrace both cultures by incorporating ideas and traditions from each. Including aspects from different heritages will create a very unique affair.
Green Wedding Favors - "Green" weddings are very popular right now. However, even if you are not having a completely green wedding, you can choose to give eco-friendly wedding favors.