There are many reasons to have a winter wedding; although the temperature may not be ideal, the scenery is gorgeous. Are you considering a winter wonderland theme for your wedding and/or reception? Picture shades of purple and blue, tree branches dusted with light layers of snow, glistening silver ponds, white roof tops, and warm fireplaces and then tell me it wouldn’t be beautiful!
Not only does winter paint a wonderful wedding scene, but most reception venues also offer discounts for off-season weddings. So why not plan a winter wedding and decorate with birch trees, evergreens, white flowers, ice skates, icicles, snowflakes, and glitter? I’ve got some winter wedding favor ideas to get you started.
Are you looking for a creative way to thank your guests for sharing your special day? Have thank yous printed on your favors for a special touch they’ll remember. Here are some practical ideas for winter wedding favors your guests are sure to enjoy all season!
The color on this mug is on the inside, which gives them a wonderfully modern look that will impress your guests. Your brightly-colored monogram or “thank you” on the front of the mug will pop against the sleek black finish. I would also suggest attaching a fancy tag to each ceramic mug with a short message, like: “We hope you fill this mug with something to keep you warm in the cold winter months, just as you’ve warmed our hearts by celebrating this special day with us.”
Calendars make excellent gifts for winter weddings! Friends and family will need them for their homes and offices. It’s such a practical item to give, not to mention your guests will remember the great time they had at your wedding all year long when they see the personalized area. I would suggest a tagline that says “For the days to come, we hope you reminisce about our special day just as much as we will! Thank you for sharing it with us.”
Tip: Choose a calendar with a neutral theme (i.e. landscapes, flowers, seasons, or animals). You may want to go with a sturdier calendar, like the spiral-bound variety, and add a decorative bow before placing them on the tables.
Mini Lotions, Lip Balm, and Hand Sanitizers
Winter weather can be rough on the body and immune system. Keep your guests happy and germ free with a travel-sized lotion, lip balm, and hand sanitizer. There are a variety of scents and flavors to choose from and you can have them imprinted with “Thank You” or with your names/monogram and date. I suggest the Eucalyptus & Spearmint Stress Relief Lotion, the All Natural Lip Balm in peppermint and the Hand Sanitizer Spray Pump.
Tip: Tie these winter wedding favors together with colorful ribbon and a note that says: “Thank you for sharing our special day and we hope you stay happy and healthy in the cold winter season.”
Who doesn’t love penguins? They’re the perfect winter wonderland animal to represent your wedding and add a bit of fun to the decor. Imagine the look on your guests’ faces as they enter the reception room to see an adorable miniature penguin sitting on their dinner plate. Have the penguin’s cute little tummy personalized with your initials and wedding date, and then tie ribbon around its neck for a pop of color. It’s sure to be a hit!
It’s easy to make the wedding of your dreams come true during the cold winter months. Giving personalized, but practical gifts to your guests will show just how much you appreciate them for celebrating your wedding day with you.
Do you have any more suggestions for winter wonderland-themed weddings? Any winter wedding favors you’d personally recommend? Are you going to a wedding this winter?