hi mommyof morrisson
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Keep in mind, you should incorporate a favor that would match your overall theme, i.e., if you are having, let's say, a "white diamond" wedding, then you should order something with crystal. If you are doing a "fall wedding" - then something more organic. For beach, perhaps a wine stopper or other goodie with sea shells. If you want to be very classic, I would go with crystal coasters, a heart shaped wine stopper, or a small bottle of liquor or champagne from your local liquor supplier. You can't miss with any of these. I would only use a candy favor if you are not offering a whole bunch of desserts (other than wedding cake) for your reception. But these are nice too, if you want something more practical. You may also want to think about organic type gifts, such as seeds/seedlings to plant flowers, small plants or cactus. You may instead want to donate money to your favorite charity, say World Wildlife Federation, in which case I'd get some cute, cheap animal figurine with a note card stating "in support of WWF to help save the animals on our planet, we are donating money in your name." You can log on to orientaltrading.com and do a search for "animals" and come up with a host of cute, cheap and nice items.
Good luck! For your designing or photography needs, do contact me.
All the best!