Guest favors can sometimes get pushed to the bottom of the ever-growing wedding to-list as the planning process goes on. Unless favors are extremely important to you and your fiancé, they can be easily forgotten with all the other details you have to think about. One way to ensure a favor for your guest and cut costs in other areas is to implement a double-duty favor! Below are some examples of favors that double as escort cards and also give your wedding the creative edge you may be looking for!
Mini Adirondack Chairs – Perfect for a beach theme or back yard wedding! These chairs (from TheKnotShop.com) hold the place card in the back and then can be used as a candle holder in the seat. We have also seen these engraved with the bride and grooms initials inside a heart on the front of each chair.
Photo Booth Picture Strip Frames – Planning on having a photo booth? What a great way to entertain your guests and make sure they have a special keepsake from your wedding! You can order plastic frames and and “escort strips” with each guest’s name and table number printed on them. If you do not want to use them as a place card, they are a prefect favor!! Be sure to check with your photo booth rental company before ordering, they may offer this service and will be able to provide you with the right size frames.
Coasters – Personalized cardboard coasters are commonly used as escort cards and make for a great, inexpensive favor! You could take the next step and create glass coasters that guests can use again and again after your wedding.
Bookmarks – Are you and your hubby-to-be bookworms? Met while studying your English Major perhaps? Or just love this idea? So do we! The bookmarks can be displayed in or around your favorite books. And if you’re looking for a more vintage-feel, shop around for the original versions of your favorite stories.
Luggage Tags – Having a destination wedding or a destination-themed wedding? These luggage tags would be the perfect touch, and guests will love that they can use them again! You can purchase the tag holders and create your own labels for them or design personalized tags online.
Chalkboard Painted Products – Chalkboard paint is all the DIY rage, why not use it for your wedding? You can paint strips on glass candle holders, beer steins, or cover the bottom of wine glasses and then write guests names and table numbers on them! This may be most cost-effective for a small wedding and a fun wedding project. You can also order these products online if you love the idea but don’t have the time.
Photo Credit: Theknot.com, Google images, Shutterbooth Photobooths