BRIDES New Jersey: Unique Treats to Serve at Your NJ Wedding

 Cakes, Favors & Gifts, Local, New Jersey, NY, NJ and CT, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Favors  Comments Off on BRIDES New Jersey: Unique Treats to Serve at Your NJ Wedding
Nov 122016
 
NJ Sweets

Photo: Getty Images

Sure, the Garden State is known for producing some of the freshest fruits and veggies on the east coast — but it can sure hold it's own when it comes to sweets, too. Delectable cupcakes, candy, popcorn, doughnuts — you name it — we've got it. So, if you're looking for some uniquely New Jersey items to be a part of your big day, look no further than our favorite NJ sweet treats.

Jaret's Stuffed Cupcakes (Above)
With three locations in NJ and one in NY, Jaret's Stuffed Cupcakes evolved from what first began as a café, to now expanding into four cupcake bakeries. Combining a love for dessert with a unique twist, their decision to "stuff" cupcakes has (of course) begun to take NJ by storm. With favors including the Bada Bing (chocolate cupcake stuffed with mascarpone, espresso custard and topped with amaretto whipped cream and a cherry) and the Conor's Dream (vanilla M&M cupcake stuffed with M&M caramel custard topped with chocolate whipped cream and sprinkles) Jaret's combines traditional dessert and candy flavors in an untraditional way — because the only thing better than a cupcake, is a stuffed one! Read real brides' reviews here!

Rainbow Cookie Donuts
You may have seen these making their way around the Internet after going viral for their new Rainbow Cookie doughnut (for obvious reason.) Glaze Donuts in New Milford, NJ specializes in artisan doughnuts, created and made fresh each day. Never cooking with preservatives, high fructose corn syrup or artificial coloring, the Rainbow Cookie doughnut is inspired by the traditional 7-layer cookie that hails from Italian bakeries, but in doughnut form, smothered in a chocolate glaze, with chocolate sprinkles. You're wedding guests are sure to flip over these doughnuts.

See More: Still on the looking for a Wedding DJ? Check Out New Jersey's Top DJs Here, Guaranteed to Get Keep the Party Going!

Saltwater Taffy
Nothing is more Jersey than saltwater taffy from the Jersey Shore. First becoming poplar on the Atlantic City boardwalk, this candy is created with a mixture of water, butter, salt, sugar, cornstarch, and corn syrup and coloring that results in chewy, sweet goodness. To add a touch of the Jersey Shore to your wedding, you can choose colors and flavors to compliment your color palate, gift boxed taffy as favors, or even include it in guest welcome bags. For the original, you can order from Fralinger's, though many New Jersey candy shops sell their versions, too.

Johnson's Popcorn
Another coastal favorite, Johnson's Caramel Popcorn is a staple of boardwalk grub that your wedding guests are sure to love. Since 1940, Johnson's has been hand-mixing popcorn right off the sand, filling the Ocean City boardwalks with the sweet smells of sugary goodness. If you can't make it to Ocean City to stock up for your big day, their online ordering system couldn't be easier. (Be sure to order some extra to enjoy for yourselves!) Read real brides' reviews here!

Want more goodies to help cherish memories of your big day? Browse for ideas on our New Jersey local favors page.

UPDATED Find Local Vendors Button

5 Personalized Party Favors Bridal Shower Guests Will Love

 Favors & Gifts, Showers & Parties, Showers and Parties, Wedding Favors  Comments Off on 5 Personalized Party Favors Bridal Shower Guests Will Love
Nov 102016
 

Your bridal shower, when all of your friends and family members are in the same room as you, for a pre-wedding celebration, is a very special time. you may have an urge to get each of your pals something special as a thank you. If you're wondering what kind of items you can personalize for party favors, here are five ideas for adorable and unique bridal shower gifts for your guests.

Customized Wine Glasses
You can't go wrong with wine glasses that have your guests' initials personalized. It'll be a unique way for friends and family members to enjoy, remembering your great bridal shower.

Bottles of Bubbly
If you're wondering what kind of gift all of your guests will absolutely adore, then mini bottle of bubbly will do that trick. On each bottle, you can print a label to go on it with a thank-you note, toasting each guest and giving them a champagne hug for coming to celebrate your wedding with you.

Personality Jewelry
If you have the budget for it and want to splurge, you can buy each of your guests a fun piece of costume jewelry that matches their personality or style.

See More: 6 Types of Wedding Favors Your Guests Really Don't Want

Mini Photo Frames
What better way to say thank you for coming than with framed photo to give to your guests as a beautiful memory of the day? You can even take a photo at the shower and send it with your thank-you note to stick inside of the frame post-shower.

Quotable Tote Bags
Go the custom route with a tote bag and print a favorite inspirational or motivational quote about love for each of your guests. It'll be a fun way for them to remember your special shower day and also have a cute tote to use for years to come.

Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.

BRIDES Northern California: 5 Locally-Made Favors for Your Vineyard Wedding

 California, Favors & Gifts, Local, San Francisco, Wedding Favors  Comments Off on BRIDES Northern California: 5 Locally-Made Favors for Your Vineyard Wedding
Nov 092016
 
Vineyard Wedding Favor IDeas

Photo: Anthony Hoang of Lover of Mine

A wedding in Northern California's most famed wine country region is unforgettable on many levels: gorgeous scenery, relaxed California vibe, and, of course, amazing wine! If you're lucky enough to have your wedding take place in the magical Napa or Sonoma regions, then you want your big day to be special for everyone coming in to celebrate with you. While planning your epic wine country wedding, make sure to consider how you can make your guests' journey extra special. Here are some unique ideas for gifts to give to your closest friends and family that will allow them to take a little bit of beautiful wine country home with them.

For wine enthusiasts:
While a bottle of wine is an obvious — and still very thoughtful — choice for a wedding guest gift, there are often other beverage options available from many wineries. Anaba Winery in Sonoma offers their delicious red and white port wines in smaller, less bulky bottles adorably named Aeroports. The famous Coppola Winery (as in Francis Ford) makes sparkling wine in mini cans complete with straws for on-the-go imbibing. They're named for his daughter Sofia, and come in party-perfect pink boxes.

For a taste of something different:
California wine country is also known for producing delicious olive oil. Many wineries create a variety of flavors and infusions — think jalapeno, thyme, white truffle — which makes for a perfect non-alcoholic gift. Sampler bottles, like those from The Olive Press, offer mini takeaways that make ideal wedding favors. Read real brides' reviews here!

See More: Still Need a Wedding Photographer? Check Out These Local Shutterbugs

For that hint of local flavor:
Amidst the lush rolling hills of Napa and Sonoma counties, you'll also find a thriving scene of locally made goods. What better way to take a piece with you than with some gifts from locally sourced farms and markets? Shed in Healdsburg is a James Beard award-winning dining and retail space that offers not only locally sourced food, but many kitchen accoutrements, such as pottery, gadgets, linens, and cookbooks that all make for wonderful, heartfelt gifts for your guests. They have an online store as well!

For something to pamper:
After a long weekend of celebrating, a gift meant to pamper is a thoughtful idea for your guests. The acclaimed restaurant, The Girl and The Fig has an extensive online store that offers an assortment of giftable items. They also create delectable body lotions, salves, and balms made from unique ingredients like goat milk, Tuscan fig, bergamot, and orange. Their pieces are also available online, and come in travel-friendly gift sets aptly titled "Overnight" and "Weekender." Read real brides' reviews here!

Browse even more local wedding favor vendors here!

UPDATED Find Local Vendors Button

What You Need To Know About Keepsakes From Your Wedding

 Favors & Gifts, Planning Tips, Wedding Favors, Wedding Planning  Comments Off on What You Need To Know About Keepsakes From Your Wedding
Nov 022016
 
What You Need To Know About Saving Your Wedding Heirlooms

Photo: Renee Hollingshead Photography

Most couples know that there are items from their wedding that they'd like to save, but are unsure of what to do next. If you are a lover of traditions and looking forward to passing your wedding heirlooms on through the generations on your family, it will take a bit of advance planning. From your shoes, to your garter, to your wedding day signage, there are so many great wedding memories that you can preserve. Wedding keepsakes take time to gather and advance planning to save, so while it doesn't seem necessary now, it's important to think about in advance. Here is a list of possible items to save and some advice for planning ahead to preserve those wedding day moments most precious to you.

Plan Ahead
Before your wedding, spend a few minutes thinking about the things that you'd like to save. Many (but not all) wedding heirlooms require a bit of planning. Do some research in advance and think the wedding heirlooms that you'd like to hold onto.

Make It Special
What you save from your wedding must be special to you. Only you know what those special, savable items are. When thinking about your wedding keepsakes, think about items that are easy to store and that you will want to pass down to future generations.

Let It Be Known
Let the important people in your wedding know the things that you'd like to save from your wedding. How will your friends know that you want to save a cocktail napkin, if they don't set one aside for you? Often the little wedding day paper goods — like ceremony programs, signs, and extra wedding favors — get tossed into the trash in the rush to stick to the wedding timeline. Make sure the important people know what is on your to-save list.

See More: 7 Ways Incorporate Your Wedding Décor into Your Home

Better Yet, Tell Your Planner
On the day of your wedding, you can designate a friend or family member to be in charge of saving those special keepsakes from your wedding. (Be sure to alert them in advance of their task!) Better than a friend is your wedding planner. If he or she knows about the things that you'd like to save from your wedding, they can help you plan ahead and ensure that your keepsake box is fully stocked after your wedding.

Be Specific
There are several specific wedding items that require a bit of advance planning if you know you'd like to save them. For example, it is possible to have your bridal bouquet preserved after your wedding, but it is much easier for your florist to make this possible if he or she knows in advance that you'd like to save your bouquet.

Clean It Now
Be sure to properly clean wearable items like your garter, dress and veil before packing it away to prevent fabric aging. When your wedding dress drags on the ground and gets dirty, it is easier to clean now than 30 years from now.

Usable Keepsakes
Saving items from your wedding doesn't always mean you stuff them in the box and never look at them again. There are many items that are usable after your wedding and are considered wedding keepsakes. Your bridal shoes are a great example of something that is perfectly useable after your wedding, if you choose the right pair of shoes that you love. Additionally, there are many guest book options, such as furniture, or live paintings and signs that can be used day-to-day in your married life.

Julianne Smith is The Garter Girl, a stylish wedding garter company hand making modern heirlooms for today's brides. She is on a mission to modernize the oldest wedding tradition and provide women something sophisticated to wear on their big day. She is a reformed political junkie with a love of tradition, an eye for style, and a passion for beautiful things. You can find more at www.thegartergirl.com, on social @gartergirl, or at the park in our nation's capital with her three little kids.

BRIDES Seattle: Where to Shop for Unique and Personal Bridesmaid Gifts

 Bridesmaids, Favors & Gifts, Local, Seattle, Washington, Wedding Favors  Comments Off on BRIDES Seattle: Where to Shop for Unique and Personal Bridesmaid Gifts
Oct 112016
 
Seattle Shops for Bridesmaid Gifts

Photo: Courtesy of Moorea Seal via Facebook

Helping you with your wedding preparations? Check. Dropping everything to be by your side throughout the process? Of course. Ready to put on any dress you see fit and stand by your side as you marry the guy of your dreams? Yep! Bridesmaids are there for the thick and thin of it, always ready and eager to help you have the wedding you've always dreamed of. You can show your gratitude with truly unique and personal thank yous for each one. Below are some of Seattle's best places to shop for that perfect gift for each of your doting bridesmaids.

Moorea Seal (Above)
If you have a few hours to get lost among amazing worldly wares, then Moorea Seal should be on your must-see list. The Belltown boutique specializes in unique and quirky accessories, home goods, jewelry, and so much more. Pick up a sparkling zodiac pendant for your Susan Miller-obsessed bridesmaid, or a nostalgic best friends pin for the maid of honor. They also carry an assortment of darling stationary and greeting cards to include a heartfelt note with your gifts.

E. Smith Mercantile
This modern-day general store focuses on one-of-a-kind gifts for the discerning customer. They carry everything from artisanal soaps and oils to clothing and jewelry. The décor is modern rustic, and there's even a bar in the back, in case you want to make a day of it. It's the ideal stop to scoop up handmade trinkets for all of your 'maids. We especially love the Geier leather moccasins that come in a vibrant butter yellow!

Fresh Tangerine Jewelry
Fresh Tangerine is known for delicate, handmade jewelry at refreshingly affordable prices. Your girls will love their stackable bracelets and rings that can be mixed and matched to their heart's content. Or opt for a fun pair of ampersand earrings for the grammar girl in your party.

See More: Pamper Your 'Maids with the Help of These Wedding Hair and Makeup Artists

Parfumerie Nasreen
Located inside the famed Alexis Hotel, Parfumerie Nasreen is chock full of the most luxurious scents from around the globe. If one of your bridesmaids loves playing with fragrances, she'll love a thoughtful choice from this decadent boutique. You can even consult with the owner for some ideas on the most personalized fragrances to match each of your bridesmaid's personalities.

Paris Grocery
The Francophile of the group will appreciate a gift from Paris Grocery in Pike Place Market. It houses an impressive collection of chic French delicacies as well as cookbooks for your foodie friend and charming housewares and knick-knacks that are certain to add a definitive Parisian flair to your besties' abodes.

For more fabulous favors for your bridesmaids or wedding guests, check out these other local Seattle vendors

UPDATED Find Local Vendors Button


5 Spicy Wedding Favors to Bring the Heat

 Favors & Gifts, Wedding Favors, Wedding Ideas  Comments Off on 5 Spicy Wedding Favors to Bring the Heat
Oct 072016
 
spicy wedding favors fireball marshmallows

Photo: Courtesy of Wondermade

When it comes to wedding favors, edible options are a total crowd-pleaser. Who wouldn't love a little snack to dig into on the way home after a night of dancing? While the sweet and savory variety are incredibly popular (hello, cookies and to-go burgers!), if you love your treats with some heat, why not add a spicy kick to your favors? Show your guests your favorite way to keep things hot with these five spicy wedding favor ideas.

Fireball Marshmallows
Yes, you read that right: Fireball marshmallows! These fluffy treats [above] are sweet, boozy, and come with that unmistakable cinnamon kick. Who needs to take a shot when you have these on-hand? (Wondermade Fireball Marshmallows, $7.95 for 16. Available from Wondermade)

spicy wedding favors bloody mary mix

Photo: Courtesy of Amazon.com

Bloody Mary Mix
There's nothing more classic for a post-wedding brunch than a Bloody Mary, so why not send your guests home with everything they'll need? Put together favor bags with a can of Mr. & Mrs. T's Bloody Mary Mix, tiny bottles of hot sauce, and a mini of your favorite vodka. (Mr. & Mrs. T's Bloody Mary Mix 5.5 Fl. Oz. Cans, $16.00 for 24. Available at Amazon.com)

spicy wedding favors sriracha to go

Photo: Courtesy of Sriracha 2 Go

Sriracha To Go
Speaking of hot sauce, let your guests take everyone's favorite condiment with them in these Sriracha keychains. Customize the bottles with a cute phrase and your wedding date, or opt for the traditional rooster logo. (Sriracha 2 Go Custom Keychain, $325.00 for 100. Available from Sriracha 2 Go)

See more: Do We Have to Give Guests Wedding Favors?

spicy wedding favors aztec chocolates

Photo: Courtesy of Lake Champlain Chocolates

Aztec Chocolate Squares
Cinnamon, cayenne, and crunchy pumpkin seeds give these chocolate squares some kick, a crunch, and a recognizable Mexican flavor. Made with organic dark chocolate, it's a sweet-and-spicy treat your guests will totally love. (Lake Champlain Organic Spicy Aztec Chocolate Squares, $85.00 for 100. Available from Lake Champlain Chocolates)

spicy wedding favors habanero caramels

Photo: Courtesy of Cowgirl Chocolates

Habanero Caramels
Love buttery soft caramels? Kick things up a notch with sweets infused with spicy habanero peppers. Individually wrapped, you can buy them by the pound or in six-piece gift boxes — tied with a red ribbon, of course! (Cowgirl Chocolates Spicy Habanero Caramels, $30.00 per pound. Available from Cowgirl Chocolates)

6 Wedding Favor Ideas for the Couple that Loves to Cook

 Favors & Gifts, Wedding Favors  Comments Off on 6 Wedding Favor Ideas for the Couple that Loves to Cook
Sep 082016
 

Do you and your groom love cooking together? Or maybe one of you does the cooking while the other does, well, the eating? Then send guests home with a wedding favor they can enjoy at home and in their own kitchen. Check out these six delicious ideas.

Custom Cookbook (above): This food-loving couple gifted guests with a custom cookbook containing some of their favorite recipes.

Olive Oil: A bottle of good olive oil is such a thoughtful favor — it's something everyone will reach for again and again.

cooking themed wedding favors

Photo: Allison Augspurger

Wooden Spoons: Personalize wooden cooking spoons by adding a recipe card of a favorite dish you like to make together.

See More: 35 Chic and Modern Wedding Cakes

Salt: Jars of herb-infused sea salt (this one is rosemary flavored!) makes for a tasty and useful parting gift.

cooking themed wedding favors

Photo: Amber Gress

Hot Sauce: Love hot sauce? Send guests home with bottles of your homemade concoction (or your favorite store-brand variety).

Spice Rub: This couple met while studying in Jerusalem and gifted guests with a Middle Eastern spice mix purchased from the local market.

What Should We Do With Leftover Wedding Favors?

 Etiquette, Favors & Gifts, Wedding Etiquette, Wedding Favors  Comments Off on What Should We Do With Leftover Wedding Favors?
Sep 062016
 

While favors are by no means a wedding necessity, setting out a little something for your guests to take home at the end of the night is an extra opportunity to infuse your wedding with your personality. From Grandma's famous chocolate chip cookies to a hangover kit with Alka Seltzer and Advil, it continues the fun for a little while longer, and can be a super-sweet gesture your guests will love. But of course, not everyone will see your favors or remember to take one as they leave. So what should you do with the leftovers? Here are a few ideas from our experts.

The best way to deal with leftover wedding favors depends on the type of favors you're offering. If it's a late-night treat, like sliders and fries or fresh-from-the-oven cookies, encourage the stragglers to take a few with them to make a dent in your favor supply. Unfortunately, for the sake of freshness, whatever's left over can't really be saved. You can, however, ask your planner or the venue manager to distribute the treats amongst the staff that's arriving to break down and clean up once the lights come on. Don't let those tasty treats go to waste!

If it's an edible favor that's a little more shelf-stable (say, jars of local honey or decorated cookies with a slightly longer shelf life), encourage guests to take a few to share with their kids. Bring the leftovers to your morning-after brunch, or if they really will last a while, take them home and have them on-hand to share with visitors or to distribute at your first dinner party.

See more: BRIDES Chicago: 5 Local Companies for Fantastic Wedding Favors

Those hangover kits don't have to go to the trash. You could either disassemble them and use those individual packs of ibuprofen to tuck into your purse or take with you on vacation, or stock your medicine cabinet for whenever the need arises. You could also keep the kits packed up and leave one or two on the bed in your guest room when friends or family come to visit. Sure, they might not be hungover, but it's always nice to have a few basic necessities available when you're staying in someone else's home!

Of course, there are also favors that are a little more branded and a little less useful when you have 20 of them. From shot glasses to bottle openers, coasters to bookmarks, save a few as mementos, then figure out the best way to donate or dispose of the rest. That may mean a trip to the dump or the recycling center, but keep in mind: If you don't want a whole bunch of tchotchkes with your own names on them, chances are a donation center won't want them either.

12 Bridal Shower Favors Your Guests Definitely Won’t Be Leaving Behind

 Favors & Gifts, Showers & Parties, Showers and Parties, Wedding Favors  Comments Off on 12 Bridal Shower Favors Your Guests Definitely Won’t Be Leaving Behind
Aug 262016
 

Sometimes, the best part of a bridal shower is what you take home with you — and we're not talking about the bride! With these adorable, edible, and even plant-able favors, your shower guests will be happy campers walking out that door. No matter your budget or theme, there's a unique bridal shower favor for your party.

SMores Bridal Shower Favor

Photo: Courtesy of Viveltre

S'Mores in a Jar
They can take dessert on the road with this favor. Layers of gooey marshmallow, sweet graham cracker, and melted chocolate make for the ultimate snack in a jar. ("Classic Devotion" seven layer S'mores jar, $9.99, Viveltre)


Garden Can Bridal Shower Favor


Photo: Courtesy of Uncommon Goods


Garden in a Can
Got a bride with a green thumb? Help her guests match her gardening prowess with these easy-to-grow herbs in a can. Just pop the lid, water, and watch the magic happen. And since each guest gets a different herb, you can throw a garden swap party next! (Garden in a can, $24 for 4, UncommonGoods)

Rock Candy Bridal Shower Favor

Photo: Courtesy of The Groovy Baker

Edible Geodes
These candy treats are almost too pretty to eat — we said almost. With layers of bittersweet and white chocolates, vanilla bean icing, a hint of raspberry, and rock candy crystals, they're just too sweet to resist! (Rock candy geodes, $48 for 4, The Groovy Baker)

Bottle Stoppers Bridal Shower Favors

Photo: Courtesy of Kara's Vineyard Wedding

Floral Bottle Stoppers
If your bride is having a vineyard wedding — or just loves wine! — get guests ready with these stunning petal-topped wine stoppers. Bonus points if you hand them out with a take-home bottle of wine. (Wine bottle stoppers, starting at $25 for 10, Kara's Vineyard Wedding)

Soap Bridal Shower Favor

Photo: Courtesy of Kate Aspen

Scented Soaps
Celebrate the Mr. and Mrs. with some hugs and kisses. This x's and o's soap set will go a long way in bringing some love to the homes of your shower guests. ("Hugs & Kisses From Mr. and Mrs." scented soaps, starting at $2 each, Kate Aspen)


Wine Tumbler Bridal Shower Favor


Photo: Courtesy of Paper Source


Wine Tumbler
A to-go wine glass is the perfect favor for a girlfriends-only shower. Better yet, if the shower comes before the bachelorette party, guests going to both can double dip and take this glass to the next party! (Gold glitter wine tumbler, $12.95, Paper Source)

See More: 10 Bridal Shower Invitations We'd Totally RSVP 'Yes' To

Ring Dish Bridal Shower Favor

Photo: Courtesy of Anthropologie

Personalized Ring Dish
Chances are, the bride's not the only one with some bling on her finger. Every guest has at least one piece of jewelry they want to keep safe, so hand out these monogrammed ring dishes as a take home gift. (Monogrammed garland ring dish, $10, Karen Guethlein available Anthropologie)

Succulents Bridal Shower Favor

Photo: Courtesy of 5 Star Succulents

Succulent Vases
Not only will guests love these colorful and fun plants, the wooden box vases will help show them off in their own homes! And guests without a green thumb don't have to worry because succulents are easy to care for. (Wooden planter succulents, $3 each, 5 Star Succulents)


Nuts Bridal Shower Favor


Photo: Courtesy of Apropos Roasters


Go Nuts!
Hand-stamped containers reading "Love is Sweet and a Little Nuts" are cute enough, but stuff them with gourmet toffee-covered mixed nuts and you have a treat your guests won't be able to resist! (Boxed nuts, $60 for 20, Apropos Roasters)

Tea Towels Bridal Shower Favors

Photo: Courtesy of West Elm

Funny Tea Towels
Throwing a kitchen shower, brunch, or cooking class shower? Consider giving each of your guests a tea towel from a fun, personalized set. They'll love adding these witty towels to their kitchen. (Tea towels, $12, Core Kitchen available at West Elm)

Coffee Beans Bridal Shower Favor

Photo: Courtesy of Bed Bath and Beyond

Full of Beans
A java-loving bride will love this partially-DIY favor. Take "The Perfect Blend" canvas bags (an ode to the happy couple) and fill them with fresh coffee beans or tea leaves. Remind guests to indulge in a little caffeine before the big day so they can party all night long! ("The Perfect Blend" burlap bags, $11.99 for 12, Kate Aspen available at Bed Bath and Beyond)

Heart Lollipops Bridal Shower Favor

Photo: Courtesy of Sweetniks

Gourmet Lollipops
As if sparkling hearts weren't cute enough, these lollipops come in fun cocktail flavors like Piña Colada, Champagne, and Mojito. Pass them out to guests at the end of the party for a sweet finish. ("Frosé" wine lollipops, $24 for 12, Sweetniks)

Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas to Pamper Your Guests

 Favors & Gifts, Wedding Favors  Comments Off on Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas to Pamper Your Guests
Aug 182016
 
Beauty Wedding Welcome Bags

Photo: Jose Villa

No pressure, but the gift bags you leave for your out-of-town guests play a major role in setting the tone for your nuptials, which means you want to make sure you fill them with thoughtful, wow-worthy items. Why not pamper your favorite people with some beauty items sure to make them feel relaxed and ready to celebrate! Here, some fun ideas to get you started.

State Perfume Wedding Favor Idea

Photo: Courtesy of United Scents of America

If you've moved away from most of your wedding guests, or, you're getting married back home and want to share with your friends what your home state is all about, United Scents of America is the perfect thing. With fragrances that are intended to embody the essence of the state (think citrus and ocean breeze notes for Florida and fresh rain and cedar for Texas), it will leave an impression long past the wedding. (State fragrances, starting at $18, United Scents of America)

State Necklaces Wedding Favor Idea

Photo: Courtesy of Jen Boaz

Following the same theme, jewelry designer Jen Boaz's handmade States of Love necklaces are the perfect way to leave a piece of your home state pride with your guests. ("States of Love" necklaces, $30, Jen Boaz)

Coffee Soap Wedding Favor Idea

Photo: Courtesy of Anthropologie

If you're a coffee lover (or have any early morning activities on the agenda), treat your guests to this Kalastyle Modern Wash Soap. It's organic and made with actual coffee grounds, so it smells amazing and gives you a real pick-me-up in the shower. ("Modern Wash" soap, $4.95, Kalastyle available at Anthropologie)

Tea and Skincare Set Wedding Favor Idea

Photo: Courtesy of Miyu Beauty

Offer the gift of beauty from the inside out with Miyu Beauty A Prettea Little Quartet Bridal Edition kit, a sampler of beauty essences and teas to de-stress and hydrate your skin — plus, the brand offers special bridal pricing! ("A Prettea Little Quartet" bridal tea and skincare set, $24, Miyu Beauty)

Bath Salts Wedding Favor Idea

Photo: Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Give the gift of relaxation in a beautiful package. Gem Honey Bath Salts are made with wholesome, organic ingredients and ease your muscles and smell divine, plus the amber-colored jar looks beautiful in a basket, bag and eventually, sitting in your guests' bathroom. (Bath salt jar, $28, Gem Honey available at Urban Outfitters)

Lush Bath Bomb Wedding Favor Idea

Photo: Courtesy of Lush

Add some personalized humor with bath items from LUSH! Getting married in Southern Florida? The Pink Flamingo Bubble Bar is ideal. Heading to Paris for your honeymoon? Pay tribute to your trip with the French Kiss Bubble Bar. You or your groom a techy? The Ickle Baby Bot Bath Bomb will surely put a smile on every guest's face. (Bubble bars and bath bombs, starting at $3.95, Lush)

NFL Candle Wedding Favor Idea

Photo: Courtesy of TheSaltyTurtle

Give a nod to your team of choice (and try not to stir up any rival trouble!) with NFL Football Team Soy Candles from Etsy shop TheSaltyTurtle. You can also personalize your candle with a wide variety of scents, making it even more specific to you as a couple. (NFL soy candles, $19.50, TheSaltyTurtle)

See More: Beyond Welcome Bags — 5 Ways to Make Your Out-of-Town Guests Comfortable at Your Wedding


Optimization WordPress Plugins & Solutions by W3 EDGE