Start with plain, inexpensive boxes, and fill them with anything you like: a souvenir from the city you are marrying in; a scented soap; or a few scrumptious cookies, chocolates, or other sweets. And be sure to consider how best to display the finished favors. You might arrange them in rows on a large table by the door, pile them in bowls for centerpieces, or set them at each guest's place -- perhaps even having them serve double duty as place cards.
A paper ribbon printed with poetry binds a stack of boxes.
A blue ribbon threaded through the lid and sides and secured with knots creates a handle for this box.
This package is sealed with a personalized label made using a rubber stamp.
A copper-cord tie is finished with a monogrammed wax seal.
Buttons make charming closures: Punch holes in the box's lid for the button, slip wire through, and fasten on the underside; tie a ribbon to the button's base, loop it around the box, and wrap to secure.
The message on this lilac scroll was calligraphed, then photocopied onto the paper.