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Hangover Kit

Useful Wedding Favor #1: Hangover Kit

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When it comes time to start picking your wedding favors, choosing something that your guests can actually use is always a great idea. Not only will your guests enjoy a wedding favor more when they can actually use it, but it can often times make the reception a better experience as well. One of the best examples of this is a hangover kit which will help your weary guests get back to normal after a long night of drinking, dancing, and other fun wedding activities.

Let’s face it; most weddings are an excuse for your friends and family members to drink way too much and act like a fool with little or no repercussions. Though this is typically a completely acceptable behavior at most weddings, it can lead to a pretty nasty morning that even a seasoned wedding veteran can regret. By supplying the perfect mix of goodies to help your guests get their day started correctly, you can expect happier people and better reviews of your reception at future anniversary parties. Here are some fun ways to present your hangover kits to your guests along with some ideas for what you can included to make them effective.

Container Options

Presentation of your hangover kit is what will actually make it a cute addition to your wedding, so make sure you take your time and choose something that fits your wedding theme. Here are a few choices that will go over very well:

  • Place the items in a canvas drawstring bag. This is probably the cheapest container option, and you can just add a little tag to the drawstring or even buy some with a custom logo printed on the front of each bag.
  • Place the items in a tin case with a custom sticker on the front. This is a more durable option, but it will be a bit pricier. Just put some filler like Easter grass inside to keep the goodies from rattling around.
  • Place the items in a wooden box. This is similar to the tin case option, but you would use a wooden box instead. This can blend better with a rustic wedding theme, and you can optionally have your wedding information burned into the lid using a wood burner kit.

Hangover Relief

There are a number of items that you’ll want to put in your hangover kits that will actually help to alleviate the symptoms your guests may be suffering from the morning after your wedding. Here are a few tried and true items that almost everyone will agree helps make the morning a little easier to handle:

  • A travel-sized bottle of Aleve, Advil, or another pain reliever for headaches.
  • Eye drops for bloodshot eyes.
  • Bandages for those bumps and bruises they didn’t feel until morning.
  • Blister cream for the backs of their feet from dancing in uncomfortable shoes all night.
  • Mouthwash to rinse out the flavor of old booze and regret.

Rejuvenating Goodies

Not only do your guests need things to alleviate the direct symptoms from their hangover, but there are also some items that will help to give them energy so they can take on the day. Here are some other thoughtful items that your guests are sure to enjoy when they finally get motivated in the AM:

  • A bottle of water for rehydration.
  • A bottle of Gatorade to replenish electrolytes and give them energy.
  • A candy bar or energy bar to help them get their energy back in a hurry.

Many people choose to put items such as Blood Mary mix or a can of beer into their hangover kits as either a gag or as a way to give their guests the “hair of the dog”, but that type of item is up to you. Just remember that when you’re giving your guests a hangover kit as a wedding favor to include all the items you like to have after a night of drinking and it should work out perfectly.

Heart Shaped Wedding Favor Ideas

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Weddings are a very romantic celebration, so conveying that message through every detail is a very popular way to choose your wedding design and decorations. Hearts are a popular choice for patterns on plates, napkins, and even confetti, but many overlook their role in wedding favors. As we all know, giving your guests wedding favors for making the arduous journey to be there on your big day is very customary. Though your guests aren’t expecting you to give them a gift, a nice wedding favor is usually a great way to show your appreciation. There are a wide range of options available for wedding favors such sentimental items and practical items that will be used every day; but choosing something that incorporates hearts in the design makes them all the more romantic.

The best part about heart shaped wedding favors is that almost any regular type of favor can be made with hearts in the design. In fact, I would go as far as to say that most types of wedding favors have versions available utilizing hearts since there are now so many brands and retailers trying to cover all the niches. Since there are so many options out there, here are my personal favorite heart shaped wedding favors to help you choose what you like for your wedding reception.

Heart Shaped Picture Frame

Heart Shaped Picture FramePicture frames are one of the most classic and common wedding favors, but there is nothing like giving your guests a picture with your heads poking through the center of a heart! Though there are many different styles of heart shaped picture frames available, my personal favorite is and always will be the ones that are made from wood with rustic tree bark on the front. There is something so compelling about the combination of nature and romance, natural growth and the growth of love, that just makes it work. Plus, since it’s a picture frame, your guests are sure to use them for many years to come.

Heart Shaped Measuring Spoons

Heart Shaped Measuring SpoonsWhen most people think of wedding favors, I would bet that one of the last things they would think of would be measuring spoons. There really isn’t anything sexy or romantic about measuring spoons, but they are certainly practical and useful which puts them high on the list for good, solid wedding favors. When you give your guests heart shaped measuring spoons, they will be reminded of your wedding each time they measure out a seasoning or ingredient in their kitchen. Not only that, but measuring spoons are one of those items that tend to linger around for several years, so they are sure to see plenty of use.

Heart Shaped Sparklers

Heart Shaped SparklersOver the past decade, the use of sparklers as part of a wedding reception has steadily been on the rise. Not only are wedding sparklers a great substitute for confetti, rice, or birdseed at a wedding reception, but they are also a great way to make your pictures look nicer. One of the most popular styles to buy is heart shaped sparklers, and the reasons why are pretty obvious. Since hearts are such a romantic shape, having sparklers that are shaped like is a much better option than having the regular straight ones. Everyone already loves sparklers, so having hearts shaped sparklers at your wedding will be an instant hit.

Heart Shaped Playing Cards

Heart Shaped Playing CardsPlaying cards are one of those items that never get thrown away and will get use throughout the years several times. Since we’re talking about giving out playing cards as a wedding favor, it’s only logical to consider choosing heart shaped playing cards to really bring out the romance of the event. Heart shaped playing cards are just like regular playing cards except they are die-cut into the shape of hearts. This makes them particularly unique in appearance, and also very romantic. Though your guests won’t use them every time they play cards, they will be a fun novelty piece that they enjoy a few times each year.