Fill tiny terra-cotta pots with lavender or another favorite herb. Secure nametags and table names to the pots and the favors can double as escort cards.
Give perennial flower bulbs that can be planted in a garden or in a pot resting on a windowsill. Package bulbs in boxes
and tie them off with a ribbon in your wedding day colors.
For a beachside wedding, fresh flower leis are beautiful and festive. Give one out to each guest as they arrive to the reception to liven the mood and start the celebration.
Fill a basket with individual seed packets
, like forget-me-nots or your favorite bloom. On the outside, attach a thank-you note, your wedding vows, or the lyrics to your first dance.
Fill mint julep containers with the flowers that symbolize your love. Attach a small card explaining its meaning (for example, Red Tulips = Declaration of Love). Bonus: mint julep cups look great on tables as extra decor for the reception.
Bibliophilic couples, consider giving out bookmarks
pressed with wildflowers -- they're not only pretty, they also make for an easy do-it-yourself project.
Give guests colorful clusters of miniature flower petal-infused soaps wrapped in tissue paper and placed in a box to match your primary wedding colors.
-- Allison Micarelli