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Wedding Favors: Kitschy Cool Wedding Favors

With creative and nonconventional favors, these favors give kitsch a new name.

Photo: Big Sky & Livingston

Art-inspired

Encourage guests to channel their inner artist, and give out personalized color pencils in bright colorful packaging -- very fitting for an art gallery reception.

Scented Bundles

Give each guest a few stems of calm-inducing herbal incense, like jasmine or lavender. Tie the bundles with raffia and then around each napkin for a pretty place setting presentation.

Cocktail Accessories

Choose drink coasters that fit your wedding style -- martini coasters for a '40s-style wedding, twig coasters for a garden party.

Outdoor Fun

Kites aren't just for kids. Splendid for causal waterside weddings or romantic park parties, small kites can be a sophisticated, and trend-setting, party favor.

Noisemakers

Make some noise! Maracas are so festive and sure to enliven even the liveliest of parties, perfect for a beach wedding or any party with Caribbean flair.

DIY Cool

At each setting, rest small fabric-covered scrapbooks or journals from your favorite stationery store. Write every guest a thank-you note on the front page.

Jetsetter-approved

For the couple that loves to travel, send guests (and their bags) home with personalized luggage tags boxed and tied with an "On the Road of Life Together" ribbon.

By the Book

True romantics might opt to give guests a copy of Shakespeare's sonnets or a book of favorite love poems. Custom-create a bookmark to add a personal touch.

-- Allison Micarelli

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