How to Choose Wedding Favors
Wedding favors are gifts that are given by the bride and groom to every wedding guest. Wedding favors are a way of thanking the guests for being a part of the bride and groom’s special day.
Traditionally wedding favors are timeless keepsakes that hold a special significance to the bride or groom. For example, some grooms give out baseball caps to the male guests that bear the logo of the groom’s favorite baseball team. A bride may distribute small bottles of her favorite perfume to all the female guests. Wedding favors can also be from both the bride and the groom and be appropriate for all guests. An example of a wedding favor given to every guest would be a bookmark with a special message from both the bride and groom written on it in gold lettering.
The wedding favor serves as a reminder of the special day years after the wedding has ended, which is why it is important to choose the right wedding favors for your wedding. There are many different kinds of wedding favors to choose from and you want to choose ones that reflect the style of the wedding and the style of the bride and groom. If the wedding is casual choose casual wedding favors, if the wedding is elegant choose elegant wedding favors. An elegant wedding favor may overwhelm a casual ceremony and a casual wedding favor will appear out of place at a fancy wedding.
A sure way to choose an appropriate wedding favor is to choose a traditional wedding favor. A traditional wedding favor never goes out of style and is acceptable in all situations. Some examples of traditional wedding favors are ribbons and chocolates. Ribbons have a historical tradition in marriage rooted in Elizabethan England. Ribbons tied in a knot symbolize marriage, gold and silver for royal weddings and blue and white for the common people. Chocolates are traditional wedding favors that are very popular. You can purchase chocolates that are heart shaped or have other significant wedding related shapes, however you must be aware that chocolate melts so consider that if the event is being held in a warm outdoor setting.
There is no law written that says you must choose a traditional wedding favor so if you want to choose something that is unique and different for your wedding it is your right. Some examples of unique wedding favors are baskets of homemade brownies, silk flowers, exotic soaps, lotions, coffee mugs, and even temporary tattoos. Just remember that you are expressing something about your wedding and this will be the memento that your guests will use to remember your special day long after it is over, so choose wisely.
It is important to order wedding favors as soon as possible because suppliers are usually very busy and an early order will allow plenty of time for your favors to arrive before the big day.
If your wedding has a theme such as a color or pattern you can customize your favors to complement that theme. You can also personalize your wedding favors by adding a special message which will make the favors more meaningful for the guests.
When presenting wedding favors you can make them part of the table decoration and put them next to the table flowers which will create an appeasing visual display.
Wedding favors are a fantastic way to thank your guests and to give them a lasting memory of your wedding. As a couple you should give wedding favors if your budget allows it. Wedding favors do not need to be expensive; it truly is the thought that counts.