How to Pick Out Appropriate Wedding Favors
Appropriate wedding favors are not difficult to pick out if you understand their historical significance and what your guests will find acceptable.
A good way to pick out an appropriate wedding favor is to pick out 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.
The most important thing to remember when choosing wedding favors is that you want to decide on something that your guests will like but that is also not too expensive. One option to consider is a wedding gift bag. Wedding gift bags that contain scented candles, lotions and soaps and a personal thank you message make great gifts for guests that have traveled to attend your wedding.
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.
It is also 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.
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. Many stores that sell wedding favors will include a personal inscription for a reasonable price.
You are not limited to choosing traditional wedding favors. It is your decision if you want to choose something that is unique and different for your wedding. Unique wedding favors can be baskets of homemade brownies, silk flowers, exotic soaps, lotions, coffee mugs, and even temporary tattoos. However, you should be aware that you are expressing something about yourself and what you think of your guests. This will be the 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.
You can present wedding favors by making them part of the table decoration. Wedding favors placed next to the table flowers which will create a visually pleasing display.
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. You guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness.