Making Your Own Small Gifts for Your Wedding Guests
Seven creative gift ideas for your wedding guests
Small gifts are a great way to welcome your wedding guests, to say thank you or as a small memento of your wedding. The gifts can be creative, fun or surprising, either way, they will always go down well. We've put together some great ideas to surprise your wedding guests with.
Flower Seeds In a Bottle
Flower seeds are not only a practical wedding gift, but they also symbolise the growing love of the bride and groom. Give your wedding guests an individual flower seed mix which matches the theme ‘Let love grow’! The small glass bottle will present your gift beautifully and you can add some finishing touches by decorating it with some colourful ribbons, stickers or tags.
Make the small bottles stand out by adding some individually designed wedding stickers. You can use an image editing programme such as Canva to create individual stickers with a diameter of 4cm. Once you are finished save your work as a JPG file and then upload it onto the ifolor website. Stickers with sayings such as: ‘I'm glad you're here’ or ‘Let love grow’ are particularly sweet and you can also add your names and the wedding date. It’s just as easy to design them with our design software ifolor Designer. You can design your stickers using a range of fonts and clipart. Then simply, stick them directly onto the glass or use kraft paper to make some pretty tags.
Are you a tea lover or do you like to cook? Instead of flower seeds, you can fill the small glass bottles with tea leaves or some herbs and rock salt.
Individually Designed Photo Key Chains
You can individually design the photo key chains as small gifts or you can use them as place cards for your wedding guests. You can choose from a variety of design options and you can even personalise the tags with the name of each guest. You can use an online design programme such as Canva, where you can design them to match your wedding. You can also personalise your photo key chains with a photo of you and each individual guest.
Sugared almonds are a more traditional wedding gift for your guests. The tradition of giving 5 sugared almonds on special occasions dates back to the 17th century and has a strong symbolic meaning. They symbolise health, prosperity, fertility, luck and long life. Today sugared almonds are packed in individual bags or small boxes and decorated with some ribbons.
This gift becomes even more individual when you combine it with a beautiful photo of the happy couple. This photo works best in square format. A good idea would be to use a great picture from your engagement shoot, which you can then attach to the bag with a small eucalyptus branch and a wooden peg. Alternatively, you can fill the bag with small sweets and this would be a nice surprise for any children who would be attending your wedding.
You can also use some photo stickers to stylishly decorate your bags of sugared almonds.
Individually Designed Photo Mugs for Your Wedding Guests
An individually designed photo mug with a picture of the bride and groom or a personal message is a practical gift with a personal touch. There are numerous design options available to choose from and you can either use a nice photo of the two of you or choose one of our many templates on our Online Editor. You can also use your own wedding design or sayings to decorate your individually designed photo mugs. Simply upload the design as a JPG file to our website and then you can start to design your own individual photo mug. It's even easier to design your individual photo mugs on ifolor Designer where you can choose between a wide range of designs, fonts and clipart.
You can fill the mug with small sweets, a tea blend or coffee beans. People with a sweet tooth and tea or coffee lovers will be delighted.
Photo Coasters a Practical Small Gift for Your Wedding Guests
Photo coasters make a beautiful, individual and practical small gift. They tick several boxes at the same time as they can be used as decorative place cards or table decorations and they can also be taken home by the wedding guests as a small souvenir. You can order in packs of 10 and with the help of our Online Editor or ifolor Designer, you can place a different name on each coaster. You can add different colours and designs to match your wedding. They can also be used as matching table decorations for your wedding reception. It's just as easy to decorate the coasters with photos of yourself, your favourite places or favourite quotes and then you can give them to your wedding guests as a set.
Individually Designing a Photo Tin for Your Best Man and Maid of Honour
The best man and maid of honour always play an important role at a wedding. They help to look after your wedding guests on the big day as well as planning the wedding and taking care of any surprises. It's always nice to give them a little something to say thank you and to show your appreciation for all their help and support. You can individually design a photo tin and use it to express your gratitude. You can add a personal message or your favourite photos to the individually designed photo tin and you can also fill the tin with small mementos of your friendship.
Suprise your best man or maid of honour with an individually designed photo tin filled with delicious Lindt chocolates.
Small Wedding Gifts for Children
Don’t forget to get any children who are attending your wedding a small gift as it's not only adults who enjoy receiving gifts. Set up a small corner with a selection of activities such as games, arts and crafts materials and some coloured pencils as they can get creative and take anything home with them that they have made. A puzzle or photo memo with pictures of the bride and groom are an ideal wedding souvenir. An individually designed placemat which they can use at home is a great gift for children as this is something they can use for a long time.