Earth-friendly, green weddings are fast becoming the most popular theme for what can be the most important event you will ever plan. You can keep the environmental theme throughout, by choosing an eco hotel or catering service, choosing to serve organic food and sending out invitations on recyclable paper. One of the best parts of the wedding planning is picking out the favors. The earth-friendly wedding favors described here range in price from fifty cents to $6 each. This diversity in the cost makes having green wedding favors within everyone’s budget.
Earth-friendly wedding favor #1 – Flower Seeds
Flower seeds make a special gift but are sustainable and inexpensive. The website www.americanmeadows.com sells packets of flower seeds for fifty cents each. The packets have beautiful art work printed on glossy paper. There are over 20 varieties of seeds to choose from. Once you have order them, you can print out your own labels with your names and wedding date and affix them to the back of the seed packet. According to the website, 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ Avery white labels work best.
Earth-friendly wedding favor #2- Mini Palm Plant
A unique and tropical favor idea is a mini palm plant from the website www.beau-coup.com. This favor is a fresh plant that comes in a white ceramic pot, wrapped in clear cellophane. The plant is 6 to 8 inches high. A ribbon is wrapped around the cellophane. You can choose the color of the ribbon. The pot is 1½ inches in diameter. Each plant is $3.95 and you must order a minimum of 6 plants.
Earth-friendly wedding favor #3 – Beeswax Candle
A natural looking favor is the beeswax candle. This treasure can be found at www.littlethingsfavors.com. It’s a white honeycomb textured candle which comes in a wooden framed box, wrapped in clear plastic. The dimension of the candle is 1¾” x 2″. Each favor comes with a designer label made of pure beeswax. The cost of this favor is $1.65 each, with a minimum quantity of 36.
Earth-friendly wedding favor #4 – Eco-friendly Seashell Sachet
Another favorite from www.littlethingsfavors.com is the Eco-friendly Seashell Sachet, for $3.50 each. This is an original idea for a beach themed wedding. Tiny seashells from Florida are held in a white organza sachet bag. Each bag is tied with two satin ribbons (white and blue). The sachets are infused with a light freesia scent.
Earth-friendly wedding favor #5 -Hand Painted River Rock
The most unique and custom eco-friendly wedding favor idea is the Hand Painted River Rock. You can find this favor at www.naturesgiftsandmore.com. Each rock is custom designed, making it the most personal gift you can give your guests. Every rock is hand painted by a “talented artist’ (as stated in the website), who will work with you on a specific design. Each favor must be identical in the painted design. Examples of what you can request as your rock design can be your wedding flower, your names pained on a solid colored background or simply an embellished heart. If you are fond of a certain city, you can have a landmark from that city painted on your favor. The cost is $6 per rock, with a minimum of 20 identically painted rocks.
As you can see, there is no shortage of earth-friendly wedding favors. This is just a small sampling. If you have artistic talent, you can paint your own river rocks. Or if you live near a beach, you can collect your own seashells and make your own sachet favors. Another idea is to make a donation to an environmental charity in each guest’s name and then give each guest a card explaining your gift and telling them a little bit about the charity.