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Our Best Ideas for Wedding Favors!

Updated: Nov 20, 2023

Are you celebrating your wedding day with all your nearest and dearest in Bali? Lucky you! This blog post is dedicated to a topic that is often discussed more at the end of the planning phase, but deserves more attention than ever, especially now, that traveling is again seen as a privilege, rather than a given. Here are few ways of how you can show your gratefulness and appreciation to your guests making time to spend your special day with you.

Firstly, saying “Thank You!” to friends and family for having flown half-way around the globe to be a part of your big day, is never a bad idea, so celebrate this moment with some special wedding favors. Bali is full of little craft markets and stores with beautiful, hand-crafted pieces that add an authentic local flavor to your wedding day. We have picked out a few ideas for you that we found too cute not to mention:

  • Organic, scented soaps and candles, crafted and designed in Bali

  • Gorgeous placement mats in all shapes, sizes and materials to take home (& matching coasters!)

  • Name card holders engraved with the guests' names made out of wood or stone

  • Stunning brass elements, such as cutlery, coat hangers and hand-shaped tropical animals to hold name cards or menus

  • Small plates made out of olive wood or shells and resin

  • Rattan or tin boxes decorated with beads

  • Ready to Eat: cute cupcakes and delicious homemade cookies to match your theme

Use these locally sourced crafts and art pieces to decorate the dinner tables with! This way, whatever you choose can double as a take-home gift for your guests – support the community AND give your loved ones a little piece of Bali to take home with them. By adding tin boxes, spoons in a creative design for your dessert or engraved hand fans for your guests to take with them. There is nothing quite as lovely as a little surprise gift to leave your guests feeling honored and at the same time giving them a special memory of the wonderful celebrations of this day! Only your imagination sets the limit!

Furthermore, instead of physical wedding gifts, why not have your guests donate to locally based charities? There are multiple non-profit organizations in Bali that support different causes including animal welfare, environment and sustainability, and children and educational foundations. Your wedding planner would be delighted to reach out to charities and inquire about making donations on your wedding’s behalf. Choose an organization that is close to your heart and spread the word through your wedding website and invitations. We can recommend three organizations, with different focus areas, that support Bali and its people:

Yayasan Solemen

Founded and established in 2010 in Indonesia. Their goal is to raise awareness and funds to support different kind of project for the disadvantaged in Bali. Mainly for the people living in the more remote and poor areas. The team is composed of various volunteer their help the people who needs medical and help. The charity’s goal is to alleviate the misery of extreme poverty by bringing hope and sustainable solutions to those who are really in need of help.

BAWA Bali Animal Welfare Association is a non-profit organisation based in Bali. They work to save, protect and improve the lives of all animals in Bali. BAWA provide emergency response by rescue the less unfortunate animals. They treat and feed, and they also have rehabilitation and adoption center. Beyond that they practice humane population control, disease control and runs intensive education and advocacy programs for the animal welfare.

Sungai Watch

This organization was founded in 2020 in Bali, Indonesia. They work hard every day to create solutions to stop the flow of plastic pollution from going into the ocean. They are designing simple trash barriers and operating a collection, sorting and up-cycling systems. Right now they are on a mission to install 1000 barriers by 2023. They are expanding there operating throughout Bali and Java, Indonesia – the world’s most populated island and home to 90 or the world’s 1000 most polluted rivers. Sungai Watch now have a team of 55 amazing river warriors!

We hope you liked our collection of gifts helpful and enjoyed the recommendations of how you can give back to your guests and the community! We are more than happy to assist you in finding the right NGO or the perfect gift for your wedding to give back.

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