Many times at the end of the night my staff asks me the same question.
“What do you want us to do with the favors that are left on the tables?”
Typically the bride and groom do not want them back. Honestly how many can coozies and bookmarks can one person use…
So that brings me to this point. What we generally see people really enjoy as a favor is food. If you are an Ohio State fan then of course it’s Buckeyes. Or if you have a big Italian family like mine it is cookies or bottles of wine. Candy and Cookie tables are great. Who doesn’t want to take home a bag of homemade cookies or one bite desserts at the end of the night! When food is used as a favor guests really enjoy it. How many of us have taken home a favor only to put it in a drawer out of a guilty consciences not wanting to throw it away. But, many months later after the guilt has worn off we open the drawer to see that bookmark, little picture frame, can coozie or whatever the favor was and it automatically goes in the trash.
Groomsmen gifts seem to be the same. Many times they are given a flask. If you think about it how many restaurants, weddings, or other venues can you bring in your own alcohol? Anyone holding a state issued liquor license does not allow you to bring in your own alcohol. So sad to say but flasks really don’t work either. So what is trending for bridal party gifts? Everything that we are seeing has to do with the technology age that we are living in. Here are a few great ideas from BizBash that we love!
The Shuttr selfie remote (from $39.99), available from Axis Promotions, is compatible with most phones and tablets and can trigger a photo from as far away as 30 feet. A logo can go above or below the Shuttr logo.
Give guests peace of mind with Tile (from $20 each with logo for bulk orders). Attach the water-resistant device to things like keys, chargers, memory sticks, or wallets, and if the item is misplaced, it can be tracked instantly using the Tile app. The company offers customization for corporate clients, and the Tiles can be left in bulk or individually wrapped.
Make it easy for guests to share photos from events with a Bluetooth selfie stick (from $11.88) from Geek Tech Branding that comes in blue and black. The stick extends to nearly 40 inches and photos are snapped with the remote control. The clamp can be customized with a logo.
Turn guests’ mobile phones into wallets with the Econo Silicon Mobile Device Pocket ($1.45 each for 1,200) from Persnickety Promotions. The colorful silicone pocket attaches with removable adhesive stickers and can hold credit cards, hotel room cards, drivers’ licenses, coins, and other small items.
Geek Tech Branding‘s high-capacity charger (from $35) for iPads and iPhones has dual ports for multiple devices and can be customized.
You can view these items and more at bizbash.com!