How to Choose Good Wedding Favors
Wedding favors are small decorative gifts or items that are presented to guests at the wedding reception to show appreciation that the guests helped celebrate the special day. Years after the wedding is over the wedding favor can serve as a reminder of the special occasion and rekindle fond memories.
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.
Traditionally wedding favors consist of small food items such as chocolates, candies, cookies, and other sweets. Everyone enjoys sweets and custom presentation of food items can add a nice touch. The packaging usually includes a card that will be kept by the recipient to remind them of the wedding.
A wedding favor that is not traditional but unique and surprising is an instant lottery ticket. It would be exciting if a guest scratched a lottery ticket and won a thousand dollars at your rehearsal dinner.
You can also choose a wedding favor that your guests can enjoy long after your wedding day. A custom printed candle holder is inexpensive and can be used for years after the wedding. Another long term gift would be personalized glassware like wine glasses and champagne flutes. Selecting a long term gift will ensure that your wedding will be remembered every time the gift is used.
If you are planning on seating your guest with place cards you can insert the place cards into picture frames. Then you can encourage your guests to take the frames home with them and use them as frames for their own personal pictures. Every time they look at the picture in the frame you gave them, they will be reminded of your wedding.
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. Because of the romantic nature of the event, you can purchase a gift bag that contains items such as chocolate covered strawberries and a small bottle of champagne with two glasses.
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.
A unique idea to express gratitude to family and friends celebrating your wedding is to have your names, wedding date, and a design printed on your wedding favors. This will be admired by your guests and make a beautiful addition to your wedding album. If you have a favorite poem, quote or thank you message you want to include you can have that printed on your favors too.
You can choose a wedding favor theme that reflects your interests as a couple. If you choose wedding favors that reflect your interests as a couple your guests will appreciate the personal touch.
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.
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 follow these general guidelines for selecting good wedding favors your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness and will remember your wedding long after it is over.