How to Determine What Kinds of Wedding Favors You Want
Wedding favors are gifts that are given by the bride and groom to every wedding guest. Wedding favors are a way of thanking the guests for being a part of the bride and groom’s special day.
The kinds of wedding favors you want to give depend on your own personal tastes and what you think your guests will like.
Traditionally wedding favors are timeless keepsakes that hold a special significance to the bride or groom. For example, some grooms give out shirts to the male guests that bear the insignia of the groom’s favorite football team. A bride may hand out bookmarks with a theme of her religion 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 scented candles with a special message on an attached card from both the bride and groom.
The wedding favor is a reminder of the rehearsal dinner and the ceremony years after the wedding has ended, which is why it is important to choose the right wedding favors for your wedding. There are many different kinds of wedding favors to choose from and you want to choose ones that reflect the style of the wedding and the style of the bride and groom. If the wedding is casual choose casual wedding favors, if the wedding is elegant choose elegant wedding favors. An elegant wedding favor may overwhelm a casual ceremony and a casual wedding favor will appear out of place at a fancy 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 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.
You do not have to choose a traditional wedding favor. If you want to choose something that is unique and different for your wedding it is your decision. Some examples of unique wedding favors are glass photo coasters, wedding bells, exotic soaps, lotions, decorative oil bottles, and even glass candles. Just remember 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 choose something memorable.
It is important to order wedding favors as soon as you reach a decision because suppliers are usually very busy. Placing your order early will allow plenty of time for your favors to arrive before you need them.
If your wedding has a theme you can customize your favors to complement that theme. You can also personalize your wedding favors by adding a special message to your guests. Some companies will inscribe a message on your favors for a reasonable price.
When you present your wedding favors you have several options but the one that is traditional and least complicated is to make them a part of the table decoration. If you place the favors next to the flowers it will make a nice visual display.
The decision you make about your wedding favors is important. It is the gift that your gift that your guests will use to remember your special day for years to come.