How to Pick Out Wedding Favors
Gifts that are given by the bride and groom to every wedding guest are wedding favors. These gifts are a way of thanking the guests for being a part of the bride and groom’s special day.
Traditionally wedding favors are timeless keepsakes that hold a special significance to the happy couple. For example, some grooms give out key chains with small pocket knives to the male guests that bear the logo of the groom’s favorite football team. A bride may distribute small bottles of her favorite bath soap to all the female guests. Wedding favors can also be from both the bride and the groom and be appropriate for all guests. An example of a wedding favor given to every guest would be a wine glass with a special message from both the bride and groom written on it in fancy lettering.
The wedding favor serves as a reminder of the special day years after the wedding has ended, which is why it is important to choose appropriate wedding favors for your wedding. There are many different kinds of wedding favors to choose from and you want to choose the ones that reflect the style of the wedding and your own personal style. If the wedding is simple choose simple wedding favors, if the wedding is extravagant choose extravagant wedding favors. An extravagant wedding favor may overwhelm a simple ceremony and a simple 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 never goes out of style and is acceptable in all situations. Some examples of traditional wedding favors are flower baskets. Flower baskets that also contain chocolates are traditional wedding favors that will be appreciated by every guest.
You do not have to choose a traditional wedding favor so if you want to choose something that is unique and different for your wedding it is your prerogative. An example of a unique wedding favors is a wedding scroll with a customized text. You can get creative with your wedding favors if you are not bound by tradition. Just remember that you want to pick something that your guests will appreciate.
It is very important to order wedding favors as soon as you can once you have made your decision. Suppliers are usually very busy and a prompt order will allow plenty of time for your favors to arrive before the rehearsal dinner.
If your wedding has a theme you can customize your favors to complement that theme. The color and pattern of your wedding can be incorporated into your favors or at least into the bag your favors are placed in. Beautiful wrapping adds a nice touch. You can also personalize your wedding favors by adding a special thank you message to the guests. A personal message will make the favors more meaningful.
You can make wedding favors part of the table decoration and put them next to the table flowers to create a pleasing visual display. You can also pile wedding favors in baskets by the door with a note to remind guests to take one before leaving. You could also have children go around to each table and pass out wedding favors.
Wedding favors are an appropriate way to say thank your guests and to give them a lasting memory of your wedding. As a couple you should give wedding favors if you can afford it. Wedding favors do not have to be expensive. If you pick appropriate favors your guests will appreciate the thought.