How to Select Appropriate Wedding Favors
Choosing appropriate wedding favors for your wedding guests can be a daunting task. You want to choose something that fits in your wedding budget but pleases your guests.
The best way to choose an appropriate wedding favor is to choose a traditional wedding favor. A traditional wedding favor is always in 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 held in a warm outdoor setting.
You do not have to choose a traditional wedding favor. If you want to choose something that is unique and different for your wedding it is your decision. Some examples of unique wedding favors are glass photo coasters, wedding bells, exotic soaps, lotions, decorative oil bottles, and even glass candles. 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 something your guests will appreciate.
Wedding favors serve 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 your own personal style. 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 an elegant wedding.
It is your wedding and you do not have to choose traditional wedding favors. However you should keep in mind that you are risking giving wedding favors that your guests may not enjoy or consider inappropriate when choosing unconventional wedding favors. The key is to think about what gifts your guests will be most receptive to receiving. Some examples of unconventional 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.
If your wedding has a theme you can customize your favors to complement that theme. Your guests will appreciate the continuity when the colors of your wedding match the colors of your wedding favors. You can also personalize your wedding favors by adding a special message which will make the favors more meaningful for the guests. Many companies will offer inscriptions for reasonable prices.
It is a good idea to provide a wedding favor just for children to keep them occupied because children can be disruptive. Some crayons and a coloring book or a miniature puzzle should be sufficient. Bubbles are traditional for weddings and kids love them. You can also put the children’s wedding favors in bags made especially for kids that feature cartoon characters.
Allow time to get your order filled. Suppliers are usually busy and you do not want to risk the time your wedding favors will arrive. Make sure you place your order far in advance of the wedding so that they arrive several days before the rehearsal dinner.
If you put some time and effort into selecting appropriate wedding favors your guests will appreciate your gifts and will remember your wedding with the special token of your gratitude you have given them.