Wedding favors have been an important wedding tradition since 16th century England. It was believed to be good luck to receive a gift from the newlyweds then, and still is today. Deciding what to give to your guests is not easy. Gifts have included trinkets, soaps, candles and candies. Your wedding favors should represent your relationship and adhere to your theme. We have a few tips to help you choose your wedding favors.
Choosing Wedding Favors
Think about your theme and how your wedding favors will represent your theme. You should tell your wedding story with every element on the table. You could choose anything from a single rose to a small box of chocolates. Try to give something unique that will be realized as a meaningful token that guests will carry away from your wedding day as a keepsake. You might consider something with a practical use. You do not want this gift to be tossed away. A candle, a miniature bottle of wine or a decorative soap are almost guaranteed to be used and appreciated. Favors do not have to be expensive to be meaningful; however, you should decide how much you want to spend before the idea takes you too far.
Practical and Fun
Give wedding favors that will be used and enjoyed. It could be decorated magnets, specialty jars of jelly, candy or a small plant. Get creative and make it fun. Creativity opens a door to a little fun with DIY wedding favors. It is a way to personalize your gifts and give them a unique touch. DIY favors can require a lot of time and effort to produce, but the personal touch could be worth it. Edibles are easy, inexpensive and practical. Cupcakes, petit fours or a sachet of chocolates will most definitely be enjoyed.
The Budget for Wedding Favors
Wedding favors do not need to be expensive to be significant. They can be as simple as a placard or as expensive as a vintage bottle of wine with a personalized label. The budget will be the best guide for your wedding favors, but make sure the budget doesn’t make all the decisions. Whatever idea you grasp, it must be uniformed on every table with every guest receiving the same gift. With that in mind, think about your headcount and the cost of giving the desired wedding favor to every guest in attendance. Only consider ideas that fit within your budget.
Leaving it Behind
So much goes into creating a meaningful wedding favor, yet so many get left behind on the table. There are a couple of ways to avoid the left behind gift on the table. Having a coordinator distribute favors as guests exit can ensure wedding favors are not forgotten. Attaching a special message to the favor with your names and the date can add value to the gift. Traditionally, they are placed on the table and made part of the décor surrounding the place setting. Making the wedding favor interesting, practical and fun is key to making sure they take it with them and use it.
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