Wedding experts Beth, Taylor, and Elise, give us their favorite imprinted promotional items and giveaways for the entire wedding season. These products aren’t limited to just weddings and receptions. Bachelor and bachelorette parties, engagement parties, and bridal showers are all perfect opportunities for a giveaway.
US Imprints Director of Corporate & Executive Sales, Beth Beasley, is actually planning a wedding herself, making her a perfect choice for our wedding panel. One of her favorite personalized items is the party shades. Everyone loves to take home custom sunglasses.
Perfect Party Favors
Ranking at the top of Beth’s list are customized glow products. “If it glows, adults love it!”
Keepsakes & Collectibles
Taylor is a Customer Service Specialist with US Imprints, who is celebrating her one year wedding anniversary, and she has some valuable experience to share.
For her wedding, she and her husband had custom printed koozies made. Koozies offer tremendous benefit for a small amount of money, for those [everyone] who is trying to stay within their wedding budget. For their koozies they included their names and date, but also added the Tennessee Tri-Star emblem, so that friends and family could take them home and use them after the wedding.
Koozies make great collectibles. Often people will keep them through the years to mark special moments.
Taylor also did personalized napkins at her wedding reception. Pro tip: printed napkins without the date can be used for future events like Christmas parties and cocktail parties.
Functional Wedding Favors
Another one of our Customer Service Specialists, Elise, gave us her favorite personalized wedding gifts from the perspective of a veteran wedding attender. Elise loves to be able to take home imprinted cups to keep in the kitchen.
For outdoor weddings in the summertime, hand fans are a non-negotiable. These beautiful, functional hand fans also serve as the wedding program. Doing this helps keep attendees cool and offers a wonderful keepsake.
Speaking of outdoor summer weddings, does anyone really want to dance the night away in heels and tuxedo shoes? Custom printed flip flops might just be the perfect functional favor for your warm weather or beach wedding, and you’re guests will be thrilled to take them home. You’ll want to consider sizing, but flip flops do allow for greater margin of error when it comes to fit.
If you’re going to have a warm weather wedding you’re also going to need cold drinks. If you serve cold drinks, favors don’t get more functional than bottle openers. The credit card size bottle opener is perfect for printing your names and date, and slides nicely into a wallet to take home and use again and again.
Bride and Groom Gifts
Picking out the perfect wedding gift for the bride and groom can be a challenge. For guidance on that front, we enlisted the help of Whitney Gorbett, wedding planner at Studiowed, a stylish planning studio with locations in Nashville, TN, Asheville, NC, Atlanta, GA, and Denver, CO.
“I always appreciate when I am given gifts that are thoughtful and sentimental. But I also love practical gifts, something I can use and enjoy for years to come,” Whitney says.
“If your bride and groom love wine, a personalized wine box is a unique way to give a gift that they will continue to enjoy long after their big day,” Whitney recommends. “You can customize it how you like, even mixing it up and gifting a bottle for their ‘First Christmas’. Anniversary Wine boxes are a sweet way to send a reminder of your love and support in their first years of marriage.”
Whitney also loves customized heirloom blankets. “Not only are there numerous beautiful styles and sizes to choose from, you have the option of personalizing the blanket with the bride and groom’s initials stitched into the blanket,” Whitney adds. We tend to agree. A monogrammed blanket is heartfelt way to show your love and support in a way that lasts.
Whitney’s third fantastic gift idea is a custom address stamp. “Giving a newlywed couple a customized address stamp with their new name is a great way to celebrate the place they will now call home,” she says. Anyone who has ever sent out the stack of post-wedding thank you cards knows these stamps will absolutely come in handy.
Today Show celebrity style guide and “professional girlfriend,” Bobbie Thomas, had similar ideas on her list of 11 personalized wedding gifts newlyweds will love forever, including monogramed blankets and personalized stationary. Thomas had a few additional gift ideas for couples who already have all of their kitchen items on their registry, or maybe don’t have a registry at all. Things like travel accessories, a portable picnic backpack, and matching coffee mugs. All of which can be found at USImprints.com.