Creative Wedding Table Favors

During your wedding, guests will be bouncing between their reception table, bar, and dance floor. The bar offers them spirits 🍷 and the dance floor brings good times. 💃But what about the reception table?  Yes, there is the food, but creative wedding favors are a great way to make your reception tables sparkle. ✨

Believe it or not, your guests will spend most of their time at your wedding at their reception table.  This is why it is crucial to aesthetically design each one. You want your wedding guests to smile on first arrival and what better way than to offer them a unique wedding favor gift as they find their seats. 🎁 Putting a distinctive touch to your wedding tables will make your big day truly exceptional.

Here are a few creative wedding favor options for your reception tables:

Mr. & Mrs. Personalized Wine Stoppers

Cheers to the new Mr. and Mrs.! 🍾 These beautiful and unique Mr. and Mrs. Gold bottle stopper favors are available in a classy and fun black polka dot design that is perfect for favors at a wedding or engagement party.  Add your own special details and you've got a great guest favor! 

Customized Bottle Openers

Make it easy for your guests to open up their wine bottles with this rustic-inspired bottle opener. 🍷 Designed with the phrase "Eat, Drink and Be Married" together with your names and the date of your wedding in a lovely faux vintage chalk design.  These palm-perfect bottle openers simply make the best wedding favors for your rustic inspired wedding. 

Bear Hugs Salt & Pepper Shakers

Be sure to keep adding a little flavor to your guests’ lives long after your big day is over. These bear-shaped salt & pepper shakers will be sure to remind your guests of the love you and your groom share for years to come. 💍

Featuring high-quality porcelain and a locked “bear hug” style, the Bear Hug Salt & Pepper Shakers make a sweet addition to any dining table.  This comes in a beautiful gift box for easy gift-giving. ❤️

Personalized Foil Playing Cards

Young or old, male or female, a deck of cards is a crowd-pleasing wedding favor for anyone. ♠️These personalized playing cards are such a great “deal,” you’ll want to get enough for every single one of your wedding guests!

The Personalized Foil Playing Cards can be endlessly customized to perfectly fit the theme of your dream wedding.  With 11 vibrant metallic colors, 19 wedding designs and 12 other themed designs to choose from, you’re certain to find a perfect combination.

Luminous Tea Lantern

This decorative lantern is skillfully crafted using matte-black metal and glass.  🕯This luminous tea lantern is perfect for creating the romantic ambiance you would like to achieve for your wedding.  Guests would be glad to bring this mini lantern and recreate that special moment they will always remember when they get home. 

Sand and Shell Tea Candle

What brought you to the beach for your wedding?  The sun glistening on the sand? The thousands of seashells scattered along the shore?  The gentle sounds of the surf? The salty air and cool ocean breeze? 🏝The "Sand and Shell" Tea Light Holder wedding favor lets your guests take home a reminder of everything that was wonderful about your once-in-a-lifetime day. 🌊

Other Wedding Gift Ideas

Along with reception table gifts, we have scoured the Web for some great Bridesmaid and Groomsmen gift ideas.  Both online shops offer a wide variety of unique personalized gifts for all of the loved ones who will make your wedding day special.  And don’t forget your parents and grandparents! They’ve supported you every step of the way. Check out this site for gifts for older wedding guests. 💙

Pro Tips... for tasty wedding reception eats!

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We've all been to a wedding reception (or two, or three) where you've been served "wedding chicken".  You know, dry, tasteless, rubbery...wedding chicken!  Today Noelle from Fresh From the Kitchen is sharing her Pro Tips for serving your wedding reception guests a meal they will remember for all the RIGHT reasons! And don't forget, our #winthedress contest is still in full swing!  Make sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram tomorrow for a contest that will get you an extra entry towards winning your wedding dress for FREE!

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  1. Hiring an inexpensive caterer may mean sacrificing on taste, quality, professionalism and service.
  2. Good caterers book quickly, so start planning early!
  3. Do a tasting.  Make sure you're happy with the taste of the food and the portion size.
  4. While interviewing caterers, ask as many questions as you can.  No questions are off limits!
  5. A good caterer will listen to your needs and keep your vision first and foremost.

We Love... Wedding Reception Novelty Food Bars

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If you’re craving a one-of-a-kind wedding reception with quirky yet delicious details, a novelty food bar may do the trick! Trendy brides everywhere are catching on to this fun food craze by featuring their favorite treats at their wedding receptions. Not only do these delectable stations please hungry guests, but they make for some awesome photos, too! Take a look below at a few of our favorite ideas.

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Mashed Potato Bar

Mashed potatoes have a reputation for being the ultimate comfort food. If your wedding is all about making your friends and family feel warm and fuzzy, you might consider a mashed potato bar! Complete this yummy buffet with a variety of toppings, such as bacon, sour cream, gravy, cheese, and veggies!

Arizona Wedding Reception Food Image via 217 Photography

Mini Food Bar

Mini foods are all the rage right now! Hosting a slider bar with all the fixings will be a big hit with your wedding guests. Have your caterer include traditional condiments, like ketchup and mustard, as well as some gourmet items, such as hot sauce, blue cheese and truffle oil. With this American classic, there will be something for everyone!

Mini food wedding reception buffet Image via Josh Jones Photo

S'mores Dessert Bar

Couples with a sweet tooth will be thrilled by a s'mores bar like this one! Since only a few basic items are needed to make them, it would be an affordable alternative to more expensive reception activities. Make sure your venue is on board, though. You’ll want to burn the place down with your smokin’ dance moves, not with an unruly campfire!

wedding reception dessert bar Image via Darbi G. Photography

We Love... Place Cards

You've spent hours putting together the perfect seating chart that will (hopefully) allow everyone to enjoy your reception and eliminate any potential for drama.  First, congratulations to you!  Finding a spot for everyone is no easy task!  But now that the hard work is over, it's time to have fun deciding on a place card style.  There are so many fun, creative and inexpensive ideas floating around the interwebs, but below are a few of our faves that will add a huge punch of personality to your reception. If you and your fiance love travelling or are planning a destination wedding try these super cute suite case tag style place cards.  They will add a nice themed touch with out being cheesy and they can also double as a personalized guest favor.

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{From Martha Stewart Weddings}

For the back yard or out door wedding it can't get any more simple than this place "card" idea.  For upcoming fall weddings play around with using a mix of pumpkins and gourds, apples or other in season items.

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{From Country Living}

An easy way to stretch your budget is to use things you're already going to need to buy, like napkins and placemats, and make them do double duty.  Buy an inexpensive alphabet stamp kit and hand stamp guests' names on napkins or use scrapbook paper in your wedding colors and cut out a "pop up" place card.

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{From Love and Lavender}