A fairytale wedding theme is a popular choice amongst many brides for their wedding day. So when it comes to wedding favors there is a lot of choice available. Whether you choose the archetypal Cinderella style favors or get creative and make something yourself, you will have a lot to choose from.
Cinderella forms the basis of most fairytale favors and includes pumpkin carriage photo-frames, candles, boxes and tea light holders, glass slippers for holding candies or chocolates, and slipper shaped frames, bottle openers and bottle stoppers.
But here are a few ideas for wedding favors from other fairytale stories.
Red Riding Hood:
In this story Red Riding Hood took a picnic basket of goodies to her grandmother and although she wasn’t rescued by a handsome prince, it is still a nice story! Look for miniature picnic basket favor holders into which you could place chocolates, cookies and candies.
This fairytale doesn’t feature the more recognizable elements as Cinderella does, but roses do seem to be a theme throughout the story and you could add to the fairytale element by giving favors of crystal roses.
Alice in Wonderland:
There are many elements to the Alice in Wonderland tale which could be used for a wedding. The Mad Hatters Tea Party and The Queen of Hearts both provide much inspiration. At the beginning of the tale Alice finds a small bottle with a label which says ‘Drink Me’ the liquid inside was said to taste of many different flavors including toast, toffee and custard! Whilst you don’t have make such a concoction, why not give your guests small bottles filled with your signature cocktail instead, along with labels saying ‘Drink Me’!
Fairytale wedding favors do not have to coordinate to a particular fairy story but merely allude to one. In general they should be romantic and perhaps a little whimsical, as with Alice, but shouldn’t leave your guests confused as to how they coordinate with your theme.
Packaging can really help to turn an ordinary wedding favor into a themed one, so think about it carefully. Chest style favor boxes decorated with adhesive crystals make perfect treasure chests and bags made from velvet or silk with gold cords have a regal appearance. Gold or silver colored boxes or even clear plastic boxes with hinged lids also make good choices and will fit with a fairytale theme.
Choose pretty decorations with a little sparkle in them such as butterflies, flowers and bows. Failing all that you can turn to the Disney characters for inspiration and use stickers to decorate your boxes!