By Kathleen Furey
Destination weddings can be a challenge to plan, all the way down to the minor details. What kind of favor do you give at a destination wedding? You want the guest to be reminded of the wonderful time they had at your wedding in some far off location, but you also want to show your appreciation to them for traveling so far. A shot glass from the airport gift shop isn’t going to cut it. Here are some fun suggestions:
If you’re getting married in a place where English isn’t necessarily the primary language, try finding a bilingual book, like this volume of Love Poems by Pablo Neruda—each poem is in Spanish and English. Wrap a pretty bow on it, and you have a sweet gift for your guests. Available on amazon.com for $9.56.
SOMETHING THE PLACE IS KNOWN FOR
Every place in the world has something famous about them, whether it’s a food or textile. For instance, if you’re having a ceremony in Ireland, it may be a nice touch to give Irish linen handkerchiefs, like ones from Thomas Ferguson’s Irish Linen. If textiles aren’t your thing, try a local treat like a popular jam from your location’s best bakery or a popular local brew. Available at fergusonirishlinen.com for $5.95.
A PRACTICAL GIFT
If you really want your guests to remember your ceremony forever, then give them something they can use year round. If you’re having a beach ceremony, why not try these beach theme glass coasters ? Available at americanbridal.com for $1.72 each.