Wedding favors are a very fun part of weddings. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like free stuff?! What better way to thank your guests for attending your special day, than by giving them something special to remember why they came! Destination weddings are an especially good opportunity for the hosts to show their appreciation; after all, you did just travel out of your way to be at the wedding, right?!
Some popular trends in destination wedding favors include the ‘welcome bag’ and incorporating local specialty items. Many wedding groups will stay at the same hotel, which is usually the case at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas. The wedding department at Bolongo Bay often gets requests from brides to put together welcome packets and gifts for their guests. Some brides will plan ahead and purchase all the items in their hometown, and ship everything to be prepared at the resort. While many locations will accommodate this request, you should always check if they have gift/amenity options available on property! This can save you the time, trouble, and money spent shipping boxes to far away locations (or even internationally!).
Bolongo Bay offers several packages of amenities and products that can be prepared and delivered right to the guest’s room, or brides can order the items to create wonderful wedding favors, as well as welcome bag stuffers! Some of the products Bolongo has available include locally roasted coffee beans, hot sauce, bush tea, Caribbean rum cake, coffee mugs, shot glasses, etc! Some other popular destination wedding favors include fun sunglasses (with the bride and groom’s last name or wedding date!), a bottle of local rum, local crafts or jewelry, personalized luggage tags, locally made candles, flip-flops, etc. The important thing is to have fun with it! The ideal scenario would be seeing your guests actually use your gift! What about glow sticks at the reception, or personalized beer koozies! Your guests will love them and it’s always easy to organize, especially when you have the assistance of your resort or wedding planner!
Wedding favors are a great way to share a piece of local culture with your guests, as well as providing them with a token to remember your wedding and be inspired by your love story!