Fall is a wonderful time to host your wedding reception, with its associated imagery of fallen leaves, gorgeous shades and the splendor of nature. The temptation is always strong to embrace the season when planning your celebration and to incorporate imagery from the time of year into the details surrounding your big day. Although there is no need to echo the season in your wedding favor ideas, this time of year lends itself perfectly to an array of fabulous gifts for your friends and family. Whether you opt for an edible treat, a decorative trinket or a practical token, choose from the many beautiful seasonal ideas below and present your guests with a Fall-themed wedding favor that they are sure to treasure as a memento of your special day.
The smells and tastes of Fall are hard to beat, so why not capture some of these quintessential elements of the season in your choice of wedding favors? Edible gifts are always sure to go down well, so why not surprise your friends and family with a miniature pot of organic honey or a small pot of home-made preserves made from seasonal berries? Capitalize on the flavors that we most associate with this season and send your guests home with a bottle of sweet maple syrup, a bag of candied pecans or a jar of spiced apple butter. Nothing conjures up this time of year better than the flavor and aroma of toasting marshmallows over a bonfire, so consider giving your guests a small packet of s'mores ingredients for them to take home and enjoy at their leisure, or tickle their tastebuds with another Fall classic – individually wrapped candied or caramel dipped apples for them to snack on during the evening or to eat at home. Alternatively, if you are celebrating around Halloween, give your guests a bag of trick-or-treat candies to fit in with this holiday.
Fall is the season of mellow fruitfulness, so give nature a role to play when handing out your wedding favors. Berries, leaves and rich shades of gold, orange and red are all synonymous with this time of year, so finding gifts which embody these themes is a perfect suggestion. Your guests are sure to love a wine bottle stopper adorned with the image of a leaf or a photo frame with leaf detailing. A leaf patterned tea light holder would also be a lovely favor at this time of year, especially when paired with a cinnamon or spiced apple scented candle, or perhaps a pine cone shaped place card holder, which can decorate your table during your reception and which can then be taken home by each guest. There are many place card holders available in a host of Fall themes, so if a pine cone isn't quite to your taste, perhaps an acorn or pumpkin-shaped one would suit you better. Or why not bring the outdoors indoors with a rustic carved wood place card holder? Another great idea is a pretty glass mug decorated with Fall motifs filled with sachets of hot chocolate powder and some marshmallows to make a warming drink, perhaps paired with a matching glass coaster to make an attractive set.
The Fall is a time of year that we associate with a wealth of delicious aromas, from the natural smells of pine trees, apples and berries to the delightful traditional cooking smells of candied apples and pecan and pumpkin pies, so consider giving your guests a scented gift that captures the aromatic side of the season. We all know that aromas can conjure up beautiful memories, so help your friends and family to remember your special day fondly with a scented candle or room spray that hints at the season in which you are celebrating. Alternatively, how about some scented soaps, perhaps shaped like a fallen leaf, or a seasonal scented lip balm, just in time for the season of cold winds and chapped lips.
Another way to embrace the natural beauty of Fall in your choice of wedding favors is to go for the iconic colors linked with this time of year. Velvety browns, vibrant oranges, russet reds and glorious golds conjure up the images of Fall-time trees and all of these colors can be captured in your thank you gifts for your guests. You could go all-out with the color scheme, giving your friends and family colorful coasters, tea light holders, photo frames or decorative place card holders in one of these shades, or opt for more subtle touches, perhaps through wrapping your token in Fall-colored tissue paper or cellophane, or by choosing red, orange or gold detailing on a personalized gift such as a shot glass, keyring or bottle opener.