Choosing to hand out flower seed wedding favors is a lovely idea and very cost effective as well. You can present your wedding guests with seed packet wedding favors for annual flowers, perennials, trees, shrubs or even house plants. The options are practically limitless.
Should you be having a theme that incorporates flowers, such as daisy theme wedding ideas, this makes choosing flower seed packets pretty easy. A nice idea would be to determine how many different varieties of a particular flower there is that you could hand out as favors, rather than using all of the same color or type.
Forget Me Not Seed Favors "Love Blooms" (15 Individual Packets)
10 Individual Seed Favor Packets (Sunflowers)
Daisy Seed Packet "Our Wedding Day" 25 Packets
For a wedding that isn't focused on flowers as an actual theme, you could package your chosen seed types in themed containers as an alternative. Here are some ideas on what you can do to use flower seed wedding favors.
Should you be having a beach or ocean themed marriage celebration, choose floral and shrub seeds that would normally grow near the ocean. Bayberry (bush), Sweet Pea (vine), or Rosemary (herb) are all good choices. Use miniature treasure chests, large sea shells or beach-style favor bags or boxes as containers to hold the seeds.
A butterfly wedding theme would obviously contain seed packets to grow flowers which attract butterflies. Some choices are Aster Astoria Mix, yellow Coneflowers, Marigolds, Petunias, Salvia, Yarrow, and Zinnias.
Coneflower (Mexican Hat), Desert Baileya (Desert Marigold) or Purple Sage bushes are ideal for western wedding themes. Place the flower seeds in miniature cowboy hats or boots, small colorful southwestern clay pots or wrapped in gingham fabric (put them into plastic or small paper bags first).
Although roses seem to be the first choice for a Valentine's Day, sweetheart or romantic wedding theme, there are several other flower choices that are just as romantic. Try using forget-me-nots, orchids, Amaranth (Globe), Bell Flower or Sunflower. These are just a few of the flowers that are associated with meanings of romance, which you can include on your thank-you favor tags.
Marriage celebrations that are based on a wedding color scheme can also use flower seed wedding favors that will grow beautiful blooms featuring a particular color combination. For example, if you choose to have a black and white wedding theme, use seeds which bloom as a pure white flower and enclose them in black velvet material bags. Purple and gold makes a stunning color combination and flower seeds such as violets, purple irises, or purple lilacs placed in gold-toned favor boxes would be ideal as favors.
Victorians relied very much on the "meanings" of flowers. For Victorian weddings choose the more popular varieties of the era such as roses, lilies, gardenias, stephanotis sprigs, pansies, hyacinths, baby's breath and orange blossoms. Package them in lace or paper doily cones, wrap them in old-fashioned paper, or place in them antique style bottles.
When it comes to choosing what types of flower seeds you could give out as bridal favors, the variety of ideas are endless. All it takes is a little bit of imagination and creativity. Hopefully the above suggestions will provide you with some inspiration to come up with your own combination of wedding favors.
Ideas For Wedding Favors