How to Choose Appropriate Wedding Favors
A wedding favor is a small gift from the bride and groom for the wedding guests. Wedding favors are tokens of gratitude that the bride and groom use to say thank you to the guests for being a part of the special occasion.
Normally, wedding favors are symbolic gifts that hold a special significance to the bride or groom. For example, some grooms give out cufflinks to the male guests that bear the logo of the groom’s favorite baseball team. A bride may hand out small bottles of her favorite bath products to all the female guests. 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 scented candles along with a special thank you message from the bride and groom.
The reason wedding favors are given to guests is that they serve as a reminder of the special day years after the wedding has ended. You owe it to yourself to choose the right wedding favors for your wedding. There are many different kinds of wedding favors to choose from and you want to pick something that represents you and how you feel about your guests. Wedding favors can be bold and extravagant or subtle and tasteful. The kinds of wedding favors you select depend on what statement you want to make.
You should not select favors that are inappropriate. For a casual wedding you should choose casual wedding favors, for an extravagant wedding you should choose extravagant 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.
Choosing a traditional wedding favor is one of the best ways to ensure your wedding favors are appropriate. Traditional wedding favors are always in style and are appropriate in all situations. Some examples of traditional wedding favors are almonds. In Italy and other Mediterranean cultures almonds coated in candy are traditional wedding favors. What makes an almond wedding favor enjoyable is that the almond itself is bittersweet and the sweet coating provides and nice contrast. One of the best parts about traditional almond wedding favors is that they are relatively inexpensive.
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.
Be certain to order wedding favors as soon as possible because suppliers are usually very busy. If you give your suppliers plenty of time to get your order to you before the wedding you will ensure the favors arrive without complications.
You can customize your wedding favors to complement your wedding theme. You can also add a special message that expresses something meaningful to your guests.
Wedding favors are usually presented at the rehearsal dinner by placing them on each guest table. A visually pleasing display will be created if the favors are placed in the middle of the table next to the flowers.
Your guests will appreciate your wedding favors and will feel that you have thanked them for being a part of your special day. You should give wedding favors if you can afford them. The price of a wedding favor is not as important and the message it communicates to your guests.