How to Make Wedding Souvenirs

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Many wedding couples use a simple gift to show appreciation to their guests for attending their marriage ceremony. A wedding souvenir is a simple way to remind guests how much their friendship and support helped make the celebration special. From edible souvenirs to long-lasting keepsakes, making a wedding souvenir for guests should reflect the wedding theme and the couple's personality.

Things You'll Need

  • Small boxes
  • Candy
  • Ribbons and bows
  • Candles
  • Tags and ink pens
  • Decorate a small box of gourmet chocolates with bows matching the wedding colors to reflect the bride's known chocolate fetish or the groom's career as a pastry chef. Decide what style of gift reflects the interests of you and your fiance. Purchase the chocolate in bulk, or on sale after a holiday, and freeze it until the big day.

  • Purchase small, delicate candles that fit your wedding theme. Personalize the candles with computer-printed labels. Include the wedding couple's names and wedding date on the labels.

  • Choose a customized packet of seeds for a garden-themed wedding. Use a paper punch, and tie a bow through the top of the packet.

  • Set up a candy or mini cookie buffet with keepsake boxes to fill, for a fun casual atmosphere. Use hot glue to attach silk fall leaves, silk flowers, paper butterflies or small holiday ornaments to the box lids.

  • Include a message with the gift. A statement such as "Thank you for making our day a little sweeter" is an option on a small container of candy. A small candle might include a label or handwritten tag that says, "Thank you for watching our love glow." Another sweet sentiment is "Your presence is the best present we could receive. Thank you for joining us on our special day." Use small pieces of decorative scrapbook paper, and colorful pens for the tags.

  • Add personal touches to the gift. Hand write the text, and make hand-tied bows reflecting the wedding colors. Place the gifts at each person's seat for the wedding dinner, rather than clustered all together on a table for everyone to find on his own. Or have the attendants hand gifts to guests as they arrive at the wedding reception.

  • Ask members of the wedding party to help craft the wedding souvenirs before the big day. The personal touches will take extra time and effort, but will also be admired by the guests. Assemble the souvenirs during a gathering before the rehearsal dinner, or even as an informal bridal shower activity.

Tips & Warnings

  • When planning a wedding souvenir, consider the time of year and weather. A box of chocolates is not a good idea for an outdoor wedding on a hot summer day. Instead, choose jelly beans or hard candies.
  • If candy is involved, include a diabetic option for your guests. They will appreciate the extra thought and the sugar-free treat.

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