Party favors are one of the best ways to show your guests that you appreciated them there. However, sometimes it can be hard to find that perfect gift to give. Favors are looked at as just "an added expense" by some couples. Yes, they are an expense but they are also an opportunity to show your creativity and thank your guests at the same time. It is the last impression of your wedding they are walking away with. I believe that most guests attending a wedding are looking forward to the favor they'll receive just for that reason.
A good rule of thumb is to always give something edible. Keep the cheapy frames at home. What is someone going to do with one 2x3 silver frame? Nothing - it's going in the the trash or garage sale the first chance they get. Chances are if it's something they can consume - half will eat/drink it on the spot and the other half will save it for the ride home or next day.
To help with creating the perfect favor for your event, I have a devised a short series on favors.
The first in the series is a gift I found at Beau Coup, called Personalized bridal
tea bags. Tea is the most popular beverage in the world, next to water. This will give a
uniqueness all your own. I loved this idea because the next morning they can enjoy a nice cut of tea and think back on the amazing wedding they attended the night before. You can also include a cup and saucer set, cute sugar cubes with the tea bags as a gift package. I could see this being such a great idea for an adorable favor for those who are doing an afternoon, garden wedding!