Gardens often present themselves as wonderful venues for weddings and it is little surprise that they have become very popular locations for weddings in late spring and summer. Themeing your wedding favors to your venue as well as your wedding style can be an easy way of producing perfect favors for your special day. Here are a few ideas for country garden style wedding favors:
If you are the creative type then you have plenty of choice for your favors. The easiest is the increasingly popular flower seeds. Although you could give this a twist by actually growing the seeds yourself to being with and then potting them into separate plant pots just before the wedding day. Try to choose varieties of flowers that coordinate or match with those in the garden venue itself.
Another variation on the flower seeds favor is to give herbs or even vegetables. Many garden centers and gift stores stock herb garden kits and you may also find kitchen window kits for those who do not have a garden at home.
Preserves, both sweet and savory, make wonderful wedding favors and particularly so if you make them yourself. You may have an old family recipe which would make your favors rather more personal to you and your wedding. Try to make them from seasonal produce if you can and if you have the time why not make a sweet preserve for her and savory chutney for him?
Honey is another popular wedding favor and although this is perhaps a little too tricky to be making yourself you can still create them from locally produced honey. Take a tour of your local area for honey producers and find one which you particularly like. You can either ask about mini jars for your wedding favors or purchase larger jars to decant into smaller ones at home.
For more traditional wedding favors with a country garden twist look out for some novel favor holders/boxes such mini watering cans, pails and even miniature picnic baskets. You can fill them with candies, cookies, chocolates or even flower seeds.
Other country style favors include corn dollies which you may want to learn how to make yourself at home! Real horseshoes decorated with dried or silk flowers, recipes for old fashioned lemonade or root beer also make lovely favors.