While wedding favors are optional and not a must for every wedding, they are a fun way to add elements of personalization and help differentiate your wedding. As more and more couples grow concerned with the idea of not being wasteful, the need for more sustainable and functional wedding favors is on the rise. But what will both make an impression and actually come in handy during the night and beyond?
Enter: Zainab Alsalih, founder of Carousel, one of the most highly sought-after luxury wedding design and planning agencies in the Middle East. Not only is Alsalih the creative force behind the stunning weddings in Carousel’s portfolio, but she also boasts nine years of event planning in the region. Here’s what she suggests.
“Why not have baskets of flip-flops so that your female guests can take off their heels and dance the night away?”
“Create custom pouches filled with essentials like bobby pins, safety pins, hairspray, mints, band-aids, disposable toothbrushes, and aspirin – these things will not only come in handy, but will also show your guests that you have thought of everything to ensure their comfort.”
“Edible wedding favors are always popular, so consider honey/jam jars that are personalized and in line with your wedding theme.”
“A scented candle is a wedding favor with an extensive afterlife post-wedding – and everyone loves candles!”
“Green is the new black, and succulents and potted plants will both add a touch of nature to your wedding and won’t end up in the drawers of your guests. Win-win.”