A Favorable ‘Thank You’

With all the decisions and thoughts that go into planning the perfect wedding, sometimes reception favors can be pretty low on the list. However, with a little bit of thought and creativity,  giving the perfect favor can be stress-free and very rewarding. Guests will not only have something to remember your special day, but it is a sweet way to say thank you.

Selecting the prefect favor doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive either.  One of my favorite ideas is to give personalized wildflower seed packets. These are a wonderful way for your guests to participate in your special day by planting the seeds of love—literally.

There are many websites where you can order personalized seed packets for your event. However, you could make this favor idea even more special by completing it as a DIY project. Here are a few steps to help you along the way.

Your best option for gathering wildflower seeds is through the Internet. Websites like www.AmericanBeadows.com and www.Seedland.com make choosing the types of seeds or seed mixtures easy. You can buy individual seed packets, but my suggestion would be to buy a large quantity then scoop out a few seeds for each favor.

Pour the small scoop of seeds into mesh bags, decorative paper envelopes, or my personal favorite, four-inch burlap squares tied with coordinating colored raffia. After you choose your container, simply make handwritten or printed tags with your personal message and attach them to the bag with raffia or ribbon. Set the packets at each place setting as place cards or in a basket with a sign that reads “Seeds of Love.”

Whatever you decide on for your reception favors, remember that a personal “thank you” can touch the hearts of your guests the most.

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