Figuring out what to have as your wedding favors can be a fun part of wedding planning for some couples. You can get incredibly personal with this – homemade, monogrammed, edible, witty, eco-friendly, and so on. The tradition of providing small gifts to wedding guests as a token of appreciation has been around for a long time, and has evolved over the years. There are no rules about wedding favors anymore – some couples even decide not to have them at all. If you decide you want favors for your guests to show your gratitude for their presence and support, know that you can go a million different ways and be as creative as you want!
Photo courtesy of Moonstruck Chocolate Co.
If you want to go the route of showing our city some love, try choosing a Portland-themed wedding favor from a local business. This can also be a great way to give your out-of-town guests a small slice of Portland! Here are 5 ideas for local wedding favors. Tip: you can purchase these products in bulk, and then assemble them in smaller amounts for your guests.
Jacobsen Salt Co. This is a nationally known company that harvests fresh sea salt from the Oregon coast in many delicious flavors.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters This is one of Portland’s most popular coffee shops that boasts some of the tastiest brews in town.
Moonstruck Chocolate Co. This Portland-based company handcrafts fine chocolates that not only taste great, but look impeccable as a gift.
Stash Tea Company This local company creates a variety of specialty teas with natural ingredients.
Red Ridge Farms This is a winery and olive oil mill in Oregon’s wine country. They make olive oils, herbs, spices and other yummy products that invigorate the senses.
Featured image for this post courtesy of Jacobson Salt Co.
This Tips & Advice piece was submitted by Dana Barbar, a trusted local wedding professional and talented writer.