How to Select Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love
Before you consider what kinds of wedding favors you want to give your guests you need to determine how much money you have to spend on wedding favors. Wedding favors do not have to be expensive but determining how much you have to spend on wedding favors will determine what the limits of your choices will be. If you have no money at all to spend you may want to make your wedding favors. Homemade cookies or brownies convey your appreciation just as much as expensive favors.
Wedding favors serve as a reminder of the special day 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 your own personal style. 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 an elegant 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 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. A traditional wedding favor is certain to please your guests.
It is your wedding and you do not have to choose traditional wedding favors. However you should keep in mind that you are risking giving wedding favors that your guests may not enjoy or consider inappropriate when choosing unconventional wedding favors. The key is to think about what gifts your guests will be most receptive to receiving. Some examples of unconventional wedding favors are baskets of homemade brownies, silk flowers, exotic soaps, lotions, coffee mugs, and even temporary tattoos. 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 wisely.
If your wedding has a theme you can customize your favors to complement that theme. Your guests will appreciate the continuity when the colors of your wedding match the colors of your wedding favors. You can also personalize your wedding favors by adding a special message which will make the favors more meaningful for the guests. Many companies will offer inscriptions for reasonable prices.
When you do purchase wedding favors you should make sure that you order them well in advance of the big day. Suppliers are usually very busy and if you order early it will increase the odds that you will receive your order by the reception if not several days before you need it. It is always better to be too early than too late.
If you keep your guests in mind when selecting your wedding favors you should have no trouble choosing a gift that they will cherish. Wedding favors are a way to say thank you for being a part of my wedding and they are reminders of the wedding years after the event is over. Spending the time to choose a wedding favor that represents you and pleases your guests will be worth the effort.