The spring and summer months bring heat and humidity to the south. Trying to dress fashionably in the middle of these months, in the South is a feat all it’s own. But determined Southerners have perfected summer attire and style – primarily led by seersucker, linen and bow ties. 

           

            These Southern fashion traditions can give couples the perfect opportunity to combine a wedding favor and reception element for their guests.

            Tucked into your brunch reception or afternoon garden party celebration, add a “Beau Bar” and accessory area to bring that southern flare. Have all your gentlemen guests trade in their neckties for a sophisticated bow tie to wear throughout the reception and take home. Whether it’s their first bow tie or one of many, they’ll always think about you and your honey. There are endless color opportunities – match your wedding colors or opt for colors of the season – and you can even put your wedding date or a little note on the inside tag.

            For the ladies, offer a cute hat or flower crown and accessory to compliment the gentlemen’s new bow ties. A southern lady can never have too many hats or flower accessories and, depending on the color or style, they usually pair beautifully with several outfits.

           

            It can be difficult to find a fabulous wedding favor your guests will enjoy and actually use. When combining these favors with a Southern staple, there is no way you can go wrong. Add in your wedding colors or a special message inside each bowtie or hat and have your guests cherishing you and your wedding for years to come.