While a wedding is a celebration of the bride and groom, it’s also a celebration of love, friends and family. Don’t forget to honor your loved ones who took time out of their busy schedules to celebrate the beginning of your new life together. Here are four wonderful ways to say thanks.

1. Provide guest comfort stations

Imagine yourself in your guests’ shoes. Getting married on a hot summer day? Offer comfort stations with handy necessities – cold water, sunglasses, hats and paper fans. Planning a late summer or fall soiree? Make sure guests don’t get chilly after the sun goes down by setting out blankets or pashminas.

2. Give a favor they’ll actually use

We all have those wedding favors from years ago that are just collecting dust. Offer guests a gift they’ll actually use like yummy chocolates, a donation to your favorite charity on behalf of guests, or a gift with life of its own.

Kasie Semrau says she attended a wedding where the couple, both biologists, gave out “seed bomb” favors. The bombs, made of clay and seeds, can be thrown in the garden or lawn, offering guests a delightful way to beautify their home with gorgeous blooms. Make your own or order them from companies like American Meadows.

3. Personalize wedding elements after guests

Make your guests feel loved by including them in the wedding! Working on a wedding photo slideshow? Dig into your Facebook photo albums and slip in photos of you and your guests.

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