Although there is no hard and fast rule as to what constitutes a ‘travel favor’ – they generally fall into two categories: 1) items that one uses when traveling or, 2) items one normally wouldn’t take but because they are miniatures of their more popular counterparts or because they are well packaged – they are perfect to take with them on a trip.
Items that one uses when they travel:
The most popular of these favors, especially when given as travel wedding favors, are luggage tag favors. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials – from elegant chrome or silver to whimsical designs (stiletto heels as an example). Most of the tag favors can also serve as unique place cards and holders. Simply remove the informational insert found inside a luggage tag that is meant to be filled out with your contact information. Then, turn it over and on the blank side write your guests names and their table assignment. Insert the ‘place card’ back in and they are ready for your reception.
Other travel favors include cosmetic or jewelry bags and suitcase shaped pill boxes.
Items that are in miniature in size or that are packaged to travel well:
Small candles, typically poured into tin containers, are popular travel favors too. They don’t take any room in your suitcase and can set a romantic mood no matter where you find yourself. Simply recap them with the tin lid prior to packing them again. A mint tin shaped as a suitcase is also a popular favor. At the reception, when it is given to guests, it always filled with some type of candy (or birdseed/flower seed) but the tins are reusable and perfect to be refilled by your guests with their favorite mints or small candies and then stashed away in a suitcase for when a craving hits.
Whatever travel party favor you choose to give your guests will appreciate that you’ve given them something to make their next trip more enjoyable.
Diva Entertains, Copyright 2009
Deb Rosenberg is a party planner and recommends these luggage tag favors and these fun suitcase mint tins offered at DivaEntertains.com