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Fabulous wedding favors – Jean M tells you where to begin!

Wedding favors are a great way to show your thanks to your wedding guests and tell them how much it means that they were there to celebrate with you. It’s important to be creative with your favors — and also thoughtful, considering what message you would like to send.

Where do you begin when considering the perfect favor? Here are my best tips!

• A personal touch
Favors that express your personalities, passions and hobbies are a great way to add a personal touch to your wedding and to extend a thank you to your guests. If you enjoy cooking, give your guests measuring spoons with a little printed card containing your favorite recipe. If you love flowers, why not give your guests a single stem of your favorite flower in a small, tasteful vase, or give them a flowering bulb to plant in their own garden as a reminder of your wedding.

• Complement your wedding theme
Create a unified theme throughout your wedding by using favors to accent it. For a classic wedding, consider small candles with handmade floral wraps. Or if you’re throwing a Las Vegas theme wedding, lottery tickets in personalized holders make fun, interactive favors.

Favor Boxes with Personalized Ribbon

• Sweets and treats
Keep guests happy while they wait for their meal with sweets and treats packaged in any variety of colorful favor boxes. Add personalized ribbon and other accents like rhinestones to the favors to dress them up.

• Clever favors
Favors don’t have to be traditional or conventional — a little bit of humor can go a long way. For example, a cookie cutter can be given with a card printed with wording that you’re “cut out for each other.” Or you could give out gourmet tea or coffee labeled with “The Perfect Blend”.

• Charitable donations
Instead of buying favors for your guests, consider choosing to donate money to your favorite charity. Then, print up small cards explaining your donation and its significance. Guests will appreciate this thoughtful gesture.

Get creative – and enjoy!

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Our personalized stamps make DIY fun and envelope addressing easy!

Looking for a unique way to personalize your favors AND save envelope addressing time? We’ve got your answer in one stylish product: our personalized, self-inking address stamps from Three Designing Women .


Order the stamps personalized with your address and use them on your invitation and thank you note envelopes instead of writing your return address by hand — it’s quick and easy! The stamps may also be personalized in a variety of creative ways — your names, monogram, wedding date — to add easy, personal touches wherever your wedding calls for them.


1. Purchase colorful stickers that match your favors and stamp each one for an extra-easy DIY look. Package treats in cellophane bags for a colorful look.

2. Use scrapbook papers and cardstock to create a colorful layered gift tags. Add a stamp on top for the perfect finishing touch.

3. Favor tags are great for stamping and attaching to favor boxes  with ribbon

4. Stamps come with black ink, but you can add a splash with replacement inks and pads in five luscious wedding colors.

5. bellaTINA favor envelopes are the perfect canvas for using our stamps. Add a colorful layer under the stamp and tie with ribbon for standout favors.


Choose from 10 great designs, including fleur de lys, scrolls, hearts, dots, florals and vintage frames. (See all designs here




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Looking for unique favors? You’re in luck!

You want your wedding reception to be a fun event, one where guests have a great time interacting and mingling.


How do you help guests break the ice? With great wedding favors like our lottery ticket holders! They’re the perfect way to show everyone that you’re “lucky in love” and share some of that luck with your guests. We can’t think of a better favor for a Vegas-themed or casino-themed wedding or for couples who love to take a gamble once in a while.


Try your hand at these designs!


Bill-Shaped Lotto Ticket Holder 

This lottery ticket holder from Invitations by Dawn really fits the bill!



Lucky In Love Lottery Ticket Holder

Share your luck with this lottery ticket holder from Jean M.


Heart Lottery Ticket Holder

Love a gamble? Here’s your perfect lottery ticket holder. Invitations by Dawn has a wide variety of themed wedding favors certain to fit your style.




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Here are some of our best “tricks” for “treating” your guests right!

Treat your guests to the best, most beautiful, most creative favors!  It’s easy when you use our favor supplies and add your own special touches. And don’t forget the goodies — homemade cookies, gourmet chocolates, honey lollipops, seasonal nuts all make delicious favor treats. Read on for some great tricks to get you started…


1. Wrap up homemade cookies in cellophane bags, add a ribbon and attach a place card as a favor tag at the top for a touch of personal color.

2. For favors that are both formal and fun, fill our little tuxedo- and dress-shaped favor boxes with treats and tie with ribbon. The boxes are also available in black and white.

3. Be bold! Gourmet chocolates in bright red favor boxes will delight your guests.

4. Lucky in love? Share your happiness with your guests by giving them lottery tickets in these personalized lottery ticket holders. 

5. Large, translucent envelopes are also great for packaging up cookies and other treats. Add ribbon and a printed seal to the top for a coordinating look.

6. Even the tiniest favors can have a personal touch when you accent them with our personalized, petite stickers.

7. Patterned favor boxes are lovely enough to be a gift in themselves…the treats inside are a bonus!

8. Fill two-piece favor boxes with a gourmet mix of nuts or candies and add a leaf tag printed with a design to coordinate with your wedding.

9. Cut out for each other? Let guests know it by giving them fun cookie cutters on personalized cards.


Enjoy — and Happy Halloween!



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Jean M staff members share their favorite wedding invitations and accessories

Jean M, we work with beautiful items every day. So it’s not difficult to fall
in love with certain products and play favorites.

on — a few staff members and I share what we’re loving right now!

Jean, founder


been a fan of our rectangular vases
for a long time. They’re so versatile and so stylish! I love it that they can
be engraved with a design or monogram to become a unique and custom accent to
any bride’s wedding.”

personalized large rectangular vase personalized small rectangular vase

Rachel, photographer


 “I think our lottery ticket holder favors are so much fun! They’re a great, interactive way to break the ice at
the reception — and who knows, your guests might be lucky winners!  Plus you can personalize it to match your wedding colors, and have your names and wedding date featured."

personalized lottery ticket holder favor

Robin, product


can’t get enough of damask patterns. They encompass the best of both worlds — a
vintage design with modern flair. Our “Jane” custom wedding invitation card
is shown here with layout JM4280.  You get to choose the paper and envelope colors, ink colors, fonts, and wording for a unique

Jane custom wedding invitation cards

and stay tuned for more staff picks soon!

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Adding the perfect little touches to your wedding is a piece of cake!

to add a special touch to every place setting at your wedding?

little, white porcelain plate with a filigree edge is perfect!

 open weave white porcelain plate 

3 ½” in diameter — just right for holding a beautifully decorated cupcake or a
large slice of cake in a luxurious presentation for each guest. Be sure to add
a personalized tag
and ribbon
to the plate for a personal touch. The plates can also be used as elegant
coasters for drinks and will double as favors when the reception is over.


use the filigree plates as candle holders for centerpieces, votive candles or
even your unity — they look beautiful with our new, personalized damask

damask unity candle

— it’s the little things that add up to the big impression!



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Our Top 5 Wedding Favors — get inspired!

Here’s what Jean M brides are favoring their
guests with. Choose your colors and your personalization to make your favors a
lovely sign of appreciation and a beautiful reflection of your wedding theme!

wedding favors

#1. Colorful two-piece favor boxes are the perfect size for filling with a gourmet chocolate or other delicious treat.
Personalize the lids and add ribbon
for a finishing touch. And think about ordering the boxes in two colors and
mixing and matching lids and bottom for a custom look.

#2. When you’re lucky in love, you want to
share the feeling with guests! Give them lottery ticket in personalized

for a fun favor.

#3. Large, white cake boxes
are great for holding slices of cake, cupcakes, large treats or small gifts.
Personalize the boxes with your names, wedding date and a design, or add personalized
Our ribbon-weave cake boxes
are a unique way to incorporate ribbon into your favors.

#4. When you want well-dressed favors, choose
our fun tuxedo and dress boxes. They’re available in black and white or brown and cream 
to match your wedding style.

#5. Cut out for each other? Let guests know
with our fun, cookie cutter favors!
The personalize cards even share a recipe. Choose from a variety of cookie
cutter shapes to match your theme.


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Places please! Pamper guests with beautiful place cards.

Place cards
are essential to helping guests find their reception seats easily. So be sure to
make sure your place cards also help set the tone for a beautiful reception!
There are so many ways to personalize place cards — just consider your wedding
colors and theme, and add your creativity.

place cards
Place cards
are available in every Jean M paper color and can be personalized with your
names, wedding date, design choice or monogram. Choose an ink color that
coordinates with your wedding look and you have little masterpieces at each
place setting! Add ribbons
to our ribbon place cards for an extra-beautiful touch. Ribbons are available in 3/8" or 5/8" x 100 yard rolls – then you can use the remaining ribbon for decorating!

Place cards can also accent your favors! Use them to top cellophane bags
filled with colorful candies that match your wedding colors, and tie with a
pretty ribbon.

 cellophane favor bags

It’s also fun to put together little favor
kits, package them in cellophane bags
and top with a place card
printed with a fun message or a design. Create a kit to warm a winter’s night
with a candle and personalized matches


…or a guys’ golf kit, complete with a golf
ball, golf tees, a cigar and some personalized matches.



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A color story to inspire you: SOMETHING BLUE!

for the perfect "something blue?" Check out our all-blue ideas…so
inspirational you might just want to go from "something" to


we’ve put together a Color Story in Blue to give you ideas for creating a
wedding look that’s pretty and unique. Just look at all the options you have
for mixing, matching and coordinating!




Dress up white favor boxes with square personalized seals printed with a shaded blue background and your personalization for chic treats!

Periwinkle blue satin ruffles, a rhinestone heart charm, silver-laced ribbon —
this garter is the perfect something blue.

Who wouldn't love a slice of cake that's decorated to look like a stack of
Tiffany Blue boxes?

4. Ribbon can really dress up your decorations, accessories and your invitations – plus, all our ribbons match our paper colors perfectly, AND, they are available by the roll in multiple sizes and types. 

Adding a touch of ribbon
can turn all your wedding items into "something blue!" Wrap wide,
midnight ribbon around the layers of our tiered cake card box.

Place cards in shades of blue will lead guests to their reception seats in style.

Light blue paper with stand-out, dark blue ink is full of tone-on-tone glamour.
Our "erin" custom wedding invitation card is available with creative, stylish layouts that show your personality.

Add just a touch of blue here and there to your floral arrangements for a
subtle tie-in to your color scheme.

Napkins go from basic necessities to décor elements when you choose coordinating shades
of blue and personalize them with designs 
that match your wedding theme (like our pacific blue napkins accented with a starfish design for a beach wedding).

Welcome guests to their hotel rooms and make them feel special with treats
they'll love. Fill a basket or box with items that match your wedding theme,
like coffee favors, slippers and snowflake-shaped candles wrapped in cellophane bags for a winter wedding. Also tuck in a printed itinerary, a map of your area,
local treats and a thank you note.

When peacock-blue is your wedding color, add an elegant peacock design
(design JM8210) to your favors and napkins

Personalizing your favors in blue ink and adding blue ribbon  (like we show on our cookie cutter favors) will be just enough to make them coordinate with your color scheme beautifully!

Wearing "something blue" on your wedding day will surely bring you
luck — so pass along that feeling by giving guests lottery ticket holders for favors!

Dreaming of a blue wedding bouquet? Large, blue hydrangeas are your answer!
They also create dramatic floral arrangements.

Our "jade" custom layered wedding invitation lets you choose two paper colors AND a ribbon color AND colorful envelopes AND two ink colors—
you can go as blue as you want!

Add color and flair to your place settings with round menu cards of blue paper. Print them in blue ink for the perfect coordinating touch.

Create a signature drink for your reception (call it "Something Blue"
and ask your bartender to use a blue liqueur for color) and provide
coordinating blue coasters
at the bar.

So you've got the perfect blue favor boxes personalized in blue foil with a great design — now be sure to fill up those boxes with pretty, blue treats for totally
delightful favors.


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Make your wedding modern with these “New Takes on Tradition”

are all about traditions! Many have been beloved by brides for generations, but
there are some new trends that are quickly becoming popular with modern brides.
Here are a few ideas for adding new twists to the traditional elements of your

Tradition — Tossing rice over
the newlyweds as they exit the ceremony

New Take — Creative ideas guests will enjoy AND that will add
beauty to the moment, like…

blowing bubbles from pretty little bottles that coordinate with your wedding


tossing flower petals over the guests during their exit — wrap up petals in
pretty bags
and hand them to guests as they are ushered out of the ceremony

waving sparklers to light up the event


Tradition — Lighting a unity
to symbolize two becoming one

New Take — Unique ways to illustrate the blending of your
lives, like                    

combining two colors of sand
into pretty vases during your ceremony

 unity sand    unity sand vases

Tradition — Wrapping candies
in netting for wedding favors

New Take — Giving unique wedding favors
to your guests to show your passions and personalities, like…

cookie cutter favors

lottery ticket holders

CDs in personalized jacketspersonalized jackets with photos, a slideshow of your life together thus far, and your favorite tunes or wedding day songs

even gifts to your charity — be sure to print cards letting guests know that you've donated in their names in lieu of favors

butterfly cookie cutter favors lottery ticket holder favors White CD jackets


Tradition — Serving a
multi-tiered wedding cake for dessert

New Take — Getting creative and serving your favorites,

serving an ice cream buffet so guests can build their own sundaes — have plenty
of personalized napkins

for guests' convenience


offering a bar for after-dinner gourmet coffees and signature drinks —— don't
forget the personalized coasters!


hosting a dessert bar with assorted sweets for guests to choose from — display
treats on tiered stands for beauty

 tiered serving stands


Tradition — Guests clinking
glasses to prompt the newlyweds to kiss at dinner

New Take — Include guests in the romance by…

asking guests to ring tiny favor bells
— include printed cards that tell these "ring this for a kiss!"

drawing guests’ names from a bowl; when you kiss, the couples’ names you draw
kiss, too


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