Gifting wedding favors to your guests is a great way to personalize your event, dress up your table decor and leave your guests with a little something special to remember your wedding day by. More and more couples are getting creative with their wedding favors and are opting for more unique favors in lieu of the traditional candies and mints. Here are few ideas to consider for your own wedding:

•    Let your love blossom. Give your guests an out of the ordinary takeaway, by placing biodegradable paper cards with real flower seed embedded into the paper. Your guests can take these cards home, plant them in their own gardens or flower pots, water them and then watch your love grow! Check out the “Love Blossoms” cards on ThingsFestive.com.

•    Hydrate your guests. Between toasting the happy couple with champagne and tearing it up on the dance floor, wedding guests can become parched. During the dancing portion of your wedding, why not set up a table with chilled bottles of water personalized with your name and wedding date on the label? Sites like Personalized Bottle Water make creating your custom H2O a quick and easy process.

•    Give the gift that keeps on giving. Many brides and grooms are forgoing traditional favors and making a donation to their favorite charity in honor of their guests. Simply pick a charity that is near and dear to your heart, and contact them prior to the event with your cash donation. You can still use this simple gesture as a way to dress up your tables by creating flat cards or table tents that let your guests know that a donation has been made in their honor. Avery has a number of card options that you can print yourself by using their free online templates. And you can style your card with colorful, chic wedding clipart from OneHeartWeddings.com.

•    Pump, pump the jam. Let your guests relive your wedding through the gift of music. One of my favorite wedding favors that I have ever received was a personalized mix CD with tunes that were played during my friend’s wedding. It was my first time attending an Indian wedding and my first introduction to Punjabi music. I was obsessed. And lucky for me my friend had burned her guests a CD of her favorite Punjabi songs from her wedding playlist. She even included a cute pic of her and her new hubby on the CD label – so every time I listen to that CD I think of the happy couple. You can make custom CD labels through sites like MyOwnLabels.com.

For more ideas for unique wedding favors, check out sites like theknot.com and myweddingfavors.com. Happy planning!