Easter is a celebration of love, life, birth & rebirth, so it is a natural favorite for a wedding. A springtime wedding decked out in shades of pastel pink, lilac & yellow makes for a romantic & bright setting. If you are having an Easter wedding, here are some great wedding favor ideas for you to consider.
Mini Easter Baskets
You can find miniature baskets at crafts or dollar stores. White ones look best but if you can’t find these, buy natural ones & spray them. For your contents choose miniature chocolate eggs or rabbits or colorful candies like jellybeans or M & M’s. Tie you baskets with big bows in your wedding colors.
These adorable chicks & bunnies are available in shades of yellow, pink, lavender, blue & white. They also come in egg & heart shapes. Another option for your wedding favors is a giant bunny in yellow, pink & lavender.
Place Marker Favor
Paint & decorate some mini terracotta pots or simply write your guests names on them. Fill these pots with jellybeans & insert a Popsicle stick into a great chick or bunny, & plant it in the pot of jellybeans.
Stuffed Easter Toys
Miniature Easter toys make great wedding favors. Buy a selection of bunnies & chicks then create your own personalized thank you tags, tied on with ribbon bows round the toy’s neck.
Blooming Paper Whites
Create a beautiful favor by purchasing some paper white narcissus bulbs & planting them in small terracotta pots. Store them in a cool, dark place until two weeks before your wedding.
At this point, repot them into moist compost & place them back in to a cool, dark place until the roots are set (about a week).
After the roots have appeared (gently tug them, if there is some resistance, then they have rooted), place them in a bright room. Make sure you keep them moist, but not overly so. Don’t water in the 2 days leading up to the wedding.
Choose spring bulbs like Dahlias or Begonias which come in a variety of colors which you can coordinate with your wedding colors or theme.
Give each guest one, three or five bulbs, depending on size, in burlap envelopes. Make sure you include a card with the planting & care instructions on. You could personalize these on your own computer.
Engraved Plant Markers
Choose from zinc or copper plant markers & engrave them, with an engraver, with your names & wedding date.
“Watch Our Love Grow” Favors
Miniature watering cans make whimsical favors & are inexpensive from favor stores or craft shops. Place a packet of seeds inside such as annuals which are easy to grow.
Attach a thank you tag with ribbon or raffia or a note which reads “Love Grows Best with the Care of Family and Friends” or “Our Love Grows Stronger Every Day.”
Customized M&M’s in Easter Eggs
Visit a craft store for plastic egg shaped containers which you can fill with chocolates or M & M’s. The latter can be personalized with your names at the M & M’s brand store. Tie a ribbon bow around them & arrange them in a large white basket. You could ask your flower girls to distribute them at the reception.
Porcelain Keepsake Eggs
These are available for under $2 from good favor or craft stores. Fill them with your choice of confectionary.