How to Buy Wedding Favors
Before you purchase wedding favors you have to have a general idea what kinds of favors you want to buy for your guests. Consideration should be given to budget limitations and the tastes of your guests.
Wedding favors are symbolic gifts that hold a special significance for the bride or groom. For example, some grooms give out personalized favors to the groomsmen like drinking flasks that bear an inscription. A bride may hand out beauty kits to the bridesmaids. Wedding favors can also be from both the bride and the groom and represent something they both think is appropriate. An example of a wedding favor given to every guest would be an assortment of miniature chocolate bars along with a special thank you message from the bride and groom.
Wedding favors are given to guests to serve as a reminder of the special occasion years after the wedding has ended. You should take the time to choose the wedding favors your guests will love. There are many different kinds of wedding favors to choose from and you should consider your guests general tastes when selecting something you think they will appreciate. Avoid selecting favors that are inappropriate. Another thing to consider is that you are selecting a uniform gift for a group of people and not for individuals. You want to pick something that pleases everyone. You can get two different gifts, one for male guests and one for female guests but the gifts for each guest should be the same. Your objective is to put yourself in your guestís shoes and ask yourself what kind of wedding favor you would like to receive.
You can choose to make your own wedding favors instead of purchasing them. Making your own wedding favors can reduce the cost of the wedding and show a special appreciation for your guests. You can make any favor you think is appropriate. Some examples of wedding favors that you can make yourself are personal music mix cds, homemade jam or homemade cookies. Whatever you decide, you should ask yourself if it is something that your guests will enjoy receiving. A wedding favor is a reminder that your guests will use to remember your special day long after it is over, so some care and thought should go into planning what you want to give.
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 childrenís wedding favors in bags made especially for kids that feature cartoon characters.
Take your time when selecting wedding favors. This is your day and you should choose the wedding favors that you want to give. Donít let anyone pressure you into making a decision. You should also make sure that you select favors that you and your spouse both agree on. Take your time and donít rush.
Now that you have decided what kinds of wedding favors you want to buy and how much you want to pay for them you can begin shopping. The best place to shop for wedding favors is on the internet. There are several web stores that sell wedding favors and also will grant custom orders.
When you do place your order you should place it well in advance of the reception. Suppliers are busy most of the time and by placing your order early you will ensure that it arrives before you need it. It is better to be too early than too late.
A wedding favor is a small but important part of your wedding and if you invest some time and effort into obtaining what you want, you and your guests will be pleased with the results.