April 10, 2009

Candles to Brighten Any Wedding Theme

Posted in Affordable Wedding Favors, Themed Favors, Wedding Favors tagged , , , , at 3:53 pm by Favor Warehouse

By Erica C. Lamar

Wedding favors come in all shapes and sizes, but candles can serve as a double-edged sword, as they can be either quirky and fun or repetitive and boring. Don’t cave in to monotony; spruce up your wedding theme by giving your guests candles as favors, and make vibrant selections by choosing from a variety of waxy wonders.

Elegance: Give guests some insight into the sheer royalty that makes you and your partner unique with dainty candles. Wedding cake candles, tuxedo candles and double happiness unity symbol candles will give your guests the token of love they deserve. Personalize them with your wedding date and names.

Aromatherapy: After all of the planning that your loved ones have provided you with for your wedding, reimburse them with aromatherapeutic help. Beautiful candle designs include scented sandlewood candles, frosted votive wedding candles, and scented calla lily wedding cake candles.

Hold It: Give your guests options! Let them decide what kind of candles they’d like to place in their beautiful new candle holders. Ideas include wedding bell place card and candle holders, fairy tale-themed castle candle  holders, and a double heart candle holder, which will express your eternal love.

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April 8, 2009

Coordinating Wedding Favors with Your Fabulous Theme

Posted in celebrity weddings, Themed Favors, Wedding Favors tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 7:07 pm by Favor Warehouse

Let’s face it; themed wedding parties tow a fine line between A-List classy and oh-so-tacky. The difference is in the delivery, and in the design. Throwing a wedding with a twist will make yours an event that guests will never forget, and giving them favors that coincide with your wedding’s fabulous flair will provide a tangible treat, something extra that will help them to remember the occasion forever.

Happily Ever After

A Very Important Date: When opting for a themed wedding, go for something whimsical; Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson‘s wedding was a goth-inspired tribute to their love for each other and the literary classic Alice in Wonderland. When going this route, treat your guests to something reminiscent of the fairy tale with cutesey decor like cupcake place card holders, personalized picture cookies and Wonderland tea bags.

A Wish Your Heart Makes: For the Cinderella in you, go for elegance and grace, while putting your own spin on your event. Show your guests the royalty that lies within us all with pewter pumpkin coach picture frames, coach design candles and your very own fairy tale guest book.

Love, Naturally

Nature-themed weddings have been a big hit during the warmer months. With your wedding, you’ll be expected as newlyweds to spread love; but spreading some wildflower seeds wouldn’t hurt, either.

Go Green: Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller‘s wedding set the trend for newlyweds embracing nature. While many are making the environmentally conscious shift for their big day, some newlyweds-to-be are afraid that going green for their wedding will mean shelling out tons of the stuff. Have no fear, natural selections favors are budget-friendly, and favors like rattan design cinnamon stick candles, green tea, and calla lily coasters will brighten spirits.

Destination Wedding: The isle resort you wanted your aisle to be in may have been overbooked, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat your guests to sandy beaches and summertime festivities. Give them something to remember from your summer-themed wedding with kitschy beach themed picture frames, starfish wine stoppers and bottle openers or summertime themed candle holders.

April 7, 2009

How to Remain Stylishly Budget-Friendly When Planning Your Wedding

Posted in Affordable Wedding Favors tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:51 pm by Favor Warehouse

We’ve all seen (and envied) those exorbitant weddings strewn about on television, and perhaps have participated in a couple.  Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for a bride-to-be to spare little to no expense when planning her big day.  However, just because economizing has become more important lately, that doesn’t mean that you have to scrimp on your wedding extravaganza.

You Name It, We Frame It

According to celebrity insiders, the choice favor of celebs including Britney Spears and Shaquille O’Neill is picture frames, as it compliments everyones tastes, captures the moment and adds personality. Invitations, photos of the couple or from the event can later be added to the guests’ liking. Many wedding favor websites offer a plethora of frames that range in size and style, and can melt the heart of any bride, groom or guest.

Diva Fever

Personalized favors are always appreciated, because they reflect character; and for the bride whose guests are as character-oriented as she is, kitschy and stylish favors may be in order. Celebrate your wedding day in the spirit of celebritydom: Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman gave their guests personalized clocks with the message “A Moment in Time,” while John and Rebecca Romjin-Stamos created potpourri hangers with a photo of themselves and the message “Our Love Will Last Forever” inside. Show your guests your unique flair with your favors by personalizing your favors before your big day.

For the cover-girl bride, personalized lip balms, compact mirrors and scented bath salts are great favors to keep your guests refreshed after the festivities.

Believe in the Season – Discount Wedding Favors for Every Season

Summer: This is the “it” season for weddings. Let guests know that you care with personalized iced tea packets, or key chains. Both are hot for the summer wedding season, and tre’ affordable.

Fall: Don’t worry, girls, just because you plan a fall wedding doesn’t mean every idea must be pumpkin-oriented. Autumn weddings inspire color and flashiness, and this will be what your guests will look forward to in the theme of your wedding, and what they will expect in their favors. Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler celebrated their nuptials in an unconventional way when they evoked the spirit of Halloween and fashioned their wedding after The Nightmare Before Christmas. Follow the same trend in an affordable way by giving out personalized chocolates for $2.49 a pop or other fine treats as fall favors.

Winter: Take a cue from Christina Aguilera and Katie Holmes, who knew that walking in a winter wonderland was a nice way to take those steps down the aisle, but spare yourself an arm and a leg by celebrating in a venue that will allow you to incorporate Christmas decor, so that you can recycle the decorations for years to come.  This idea also applies to the favors that you bestow upon your guests, become a Santa Claus of sorts! They can use the beautiful winter coasters  and Winter Wonderland wine stoppers  for the entire season.

Spring: April showers bring May…weddings! Brides-to-be everywhere are springing to book venues for their weddings, and will spare no expense for their events to be the best. Know that it doesn’t take millions to make your wedding successful. Keep guests happy with a fun-filled wedding and thoughtful favors!  Lavender soap tulips will keep even the pickiest guest content while you can never go wrong with silver rose card holders!

In closing, finding cheap wedding favors and having a stylish wedding are not mutually exclusive. With a little research and creativity you can accomplish both at the same time.

By Erica C. Lamar/Dimitri Stefanopoulos – FavorWarehouse.com

March 21, 2009

Seasonal Wedding Favors

Posted in Seasonal Wedding Favors tagged , , , , , , , , at 8:18 pm by Favor Warehouse

Top Seasonal Wedding Favors

Author: Jim Stevens/Favor Warehouse, Inc.

 

Seasonal wedding favors are a great way to add an extra special touch to your wedding reception. More and more manufacturers are developing seasonal and themed designs and the selection of favors now available is both unique and affordable. In this article we list the top 5 wedding favors for each season based on customer ratings and popularity.

Spring Wedding Favors:

Spring is here! The time of blooming flowers, butterflies, and garden parties. These favors are designed with all the sights, sounds and scents of the season in mind.

  1. Elegant Crystal Flower Candle Holder. These beautiful candle holders are affordable and practical and with the pink crystal flower design they are perfect for your spring wedding.
  2. Elegant Butterfly Design Wine Bottle Stopper. Wine stoppers are a great gift for any occasion. Not only are they a gift everyone will use, they are designed with an elegant butterfly top. Perfect for spring events.
  3. Spring Themed Iced Cappuccino Packs. Our personalized iced cappuccino packs come in a variety of spring themed designs and colors and make for a refreshing drink on a warm Spring day.
  4. Personalized Spring Theme Lip Balm Compact Mirrors. Still have chapped winter lips? Try these Spring theme personalized lip balm favors with a very useful mirror built right in.
  5. Fresh Linen Reed Diffuser. This Personalized Fresh Linen Reed Diffuser is the perfect spring favor. With a refreshing fresh linen scent these personalized wedding favors are great for your spring wedding.

Summer Wedding Favors:

Summer wedding favors are designed with the beauty of the summer season in mind. The designs available are reminiscent of  the sights and activities associated with summer days.

  1.  Beach Theme Starfish Ice Cream Scoop. Everyone loves ice cream in the summer. This fun ice cream scoop is features a starfish/beach design that makes it perfect as a summer wedding favor. Your guests are sure to appreciate and use these great favors.
  2. Murano Art Deco Collection Starfish Wine Stopper. Few drinks are better on a hot summer day than an ice cold glass of white wine. These artfully designed beach theme bottle stoppers are a great gift to give away at any of your summer events. Your guests will appreciate these bottle stoppers for their beautiful Murano design and you will be pleased to know that they are sold at the discount price of just $3.25 per piece.
  3. Sailboat Design Candle Holder Favors. These candle holders are feature a stunning blue sailboat design, and come in a gift box with an included tea light candle. The perfect favor for your summer wedding.
  4. Beach Theme Starfish Bottle Opener. The season of backyard barbecues is here and everyone appreciates a cold beer on a hot summer day. These summer themed bottle openers are sure to please both your male and female guests.
  5. Surfs Up! Surfboard Design Photo Frame. Having a tropical destination wedding? These surfboard design beach theme photo frames will be a perfect fit and will remind your guests of your beautiful summer themed wedding day.

Fall Wedding Favors:

The beauty and elegance of a fall wedding are hard to match. Fall is one of the most popular seasons to get married. The earth toned colors of the season are everywhere, from the changing leaves to the pumpkins on every porch. These favors are designed with this feeling in mind and are great giveaways for your Fall wedding and any other event you might be planing for this enchanting season.

  1. Fall Themed Sandalwood Scented Pillar Candles. These personalized pillar candle favors come in a large variety of fall designed labels on which you add your names and date of event for on a wonderfully scented candle that fits right in with the look and feel of the season.
  2. Festive Leaf Design Candle Holder Favors. With the leaves changing all around us these candle holders feature 3 different shades of fall leaf colors to match the season. They make a great wedding favor that will match your fall wedding theme at a very affordable price.
  3. Autumn Inspired Key Chain Favors. The name says it all. These key chain favors are inspired by the beautiful turning leaves of the fall. They include a 3 amber colored rhinestones and come in an elegant gift box with a satin ribbon.
  4. Natural Selections Fall Theme Candle Favors.  Sold in three assorted fall colors – forest green, golden yellow and autumn brown each colored glass holder measures 2 3/4″ x 2″ and is detailed in subtle elegance with natural rattan and cotton with a leaf shaped appliqué.
  5. Autumn Themed Book Mark Favors. Put a distinctive seasonal mark on your fall event with these cheery leaf design book mark favors. Fall and winter are perfect times to curl up with a good book, so give your guests a chance to stir up happy memories each time they return to their favorite page turner with these adorable leaf design bookmark favors.

Winter Wedding Favors:

Winter weddings are magical! The beauty of the season lends itself to your event for an enchanting winter inspired wedding. With the snow on the ground and snow and ice coating the branches of every tree, winter weddings are some of the most beautiful events we all attend. These winter themed wedding favor designs borrow from the sights of the season that make it so special for all of us.

  1. Personalized Winter Theme Hot Cocoa Favors. Your guests are sure to savor this creamy, rich tasting gourmet cocoa. The finest cocoa powders are blended to produce this gourmet cocoa mix. The single serving pouches are sealed in elegant silver pouches which can be personalized with your name(s) and event date along with your choice of one of our premium winter theme designs from our extensive design library.
  2. Snowman Bookmarks. Mark your winter themed occasion in style with these snowman bookmarks from our Snowman Sentiments Collection Simply irresistible and a true symbol of winter’s delight, everyone loves a snowman! So add a delightful addition to your guests’ winter reading with these cheery snowman bookmarks from the Snowman Sentiments Collection.
  3. Winter Wonderland Collection Candle Holder. Winter wonderland collection candle holder. These winter themed candle holder favors are uniquely designed for Cassiani collections exclusive winter wonderland favors collection. Each resin base candle holder is sculpted in the shape of a snowflake cleverly highlighted with hearts at the tip of flake and finished in wintry white and blue colors accented with perfectly placed crystals and comes with t-light candle.
  4. Winter Wonderland Collection Bottle Stopper. Winter wonderland collection bottle stopper. These winter themed wine stopper favors are uniquely designed for Cassiani collections exclusive winter wonderland favors collection. Each resin top bottle stopper is sculpted in the shape of a snowflake cleverly highlighted with hearts at the tip of flake and finished in wintry white and blue colors accented with perfectly placed crystals and attached to a chrome metal base.
  5. Personalized Winter Theme Frosted Votive Candles. These elegant frosted votive candles are a classic choice for an event favor that your guests will use and appreciate. The stylish candles come in a clear PVC box with a premium white satin ribbon. You can personalized each clear gift box with a name and date over a winter design of your choice from our extensive design library.

March 19, 2009

Personalized Event Favors

Posted in Wedding Favors tagged , , , , , , , at 2:19 am by Favor Warehouse

A wide range of personalized favors to suit your gifting needs are available for just about any event:

Personalized favors are much more than just the latest fad and the design possibilities are endless. From personalized coffee and tea favors to personalized mint containers, the selection of products and the number of personalized designs available make personalizing your thank you gifts both trendy and practical way to go.  You can select from a wide array of color palettes and design elements with most products and match them to your event theme as well. Unlike typical party favors, personalized favors come in many colors and styles to accommodate just about every taste. If you are having a themed event like a beach wedding you can even find beach themed wedding designs that can be applied to many different types of favors. With destination weddings becoming more and more popular finding the perfect thank you gift for your guest to match your event is becoming easier as personalization companies pick up on the trend and offer a larger selection of themed designs.

Choosing the right personalized favor for your event:

With the plethora of options available selecting the perfect personalized product and design can seem like a daunting task. Many times websites will display page after page of design options and this can be a bit overwhelming. The best way to narrow your search is to try to determine your basic preferences first. For example narrow your search down by color and search the websites personalized section based on that color. Try formatting your searches as narrowly as you can by selecting keywords to associate with the personalized favor you are interested in.

For example, lets say you have a bridal shower with a Vegas theme and want to order something perfect for a group of young female guests. Try searching for Vegas theme personalized lip balm favors or Las Vegas style personalized compact mirrors. The results that will come up will be much fewer, more precise and more manageable. You can then take it a step further and add a color to your search term to match the color scheme of your event. With the number of personalized designs available you are almost certain to find the perfect gift with a matching design and color. This will add a nice touch to your party and your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Variety, style, and service with a smile:

When personalized favors first started gaining popularity the design libraries that companies offered were limited, as was the level of service you would receive. Many companies only had a dozen or so designs available and shipped the merchandise out without first assembling the products. The customer would then have to worry about sticking dozens, sometimes hundreds, of labels onto their gifts at the last minute when they had so many other loose ends to tie up. Today, due to the growth of the personalized gift industry and the growing demand for personalized favors, most personalization companies have become much more service oriented and offer free assembly and large design libraries from which to select the perfect design. They will even apply the labels for you so there is no additional work to do once you receive your order. The last thing anyone wants to do during the final stages of planning a big event is to stick labels on dozens of mint containers or personalized lip balms. Always look for personalized favors that include assembly in the price.

Ordering ahead of time is critical:

Many people plan their entire even out before even thinking about ordering their favors. With personalized favors it is always best to allow for at least a couple of weeks time for order processing, printing, and delivery.  We recommend ordering  ahead of time to avoid any potential for production or shipping delays that may occur. Once you place your order you should always keep an eye on its progress if you have a last minute event planned. Most companies offer rush processing and shipping even on personalized favors and you should make sure to speak with a live person if timing is critical. They can work with you to ensure prompt delivery so that there is no last minute stress to worry about.

Author: Jim Stevens/Favor Warehouse Inc.

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