How to Select Wedding Favors
Every guest at a wedding usually receives wedding favors from the bride and groom. Wedding favors are a way for the bride and groom to show their appreciation to the guests for being a part of the wedding.
Usually, wedding favors are symbolic gifts that hold a special significance to the bride or groom. For example, some grooms give out coffee mugs to the male guests that bear the logo of the groomís favorite football team. A bride may hand out small bottles of her favorite hand lotion to all the female guests. Wedding favors can also be from both the bride and the groom and symbolize something they both think is appropriate. An example of a wedding favor given to every guest would be a gift basket of candy favors enclosed with a special thank you message from the bride and groom.
The purpose of a wedding favor is to serve as a reminder of the special day years after the wedding has ended. This makes it important to choose the right wedding favors for your wedding. There are many different kinds of wedding favors to choose from. Wedding favors can be bold and extravagant or subtle and tasteful. The kinds of favors you want for your wedding are entirely up to you. However you should understand that the favors you select are a direct reflection of your personality and what you think of your guests.
One of the things you donít want to do is select favors that are inappropriate. If the wedding is casual you should choose casual wedding favors, if the wedding is elegant you should 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 extravagant wedding.
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 candy favors. Candy favors are traditional wedding favors that every guest will appreciate. You can purchase candies that are heart shaped or have other significant wedding related shapes. One of the best parts about traditional candy wedding favor is that they are usually inexpensive.
You do not have to choose a traditional wedding favor if you donít want to. If you want to choose something that is unique and different for your wedding you can. Unique wedding favors can be baskets of homemade brownies, silk flowers, exotic soaps, lotions, coffee mugs, and even temporary tattoos. However, you should keep in mind 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 some care and thought should go into planning what you want to give.
You should order wedding favors as soon as possible because suppliers are usually very busy. An early order will allow plenty of time for your favors to arrive before the wedding.
If your wedding has a pattern or color theme you can customize your favors to complement that theme. You can also personalize your wedding favors by adding a special message that expresses something meaningful to the guests.
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.
Wedding favors are an appropriate way to thank your guests and to give them a lasting memory of your wedding. If you can afford wedding favors you should give them. How much they cost is not as important as how significant they are to you and what they express to your guests.