Do’s and Don’ts For Wedding Favors
Wedding favors are an integral part of wedding celebrations.
Wedding favors are pretty versatile. Depending on the budget and the size of your guest list, you can choose to go overboard with personalization or you can stay low-key by sticking to affordable alternatives.
The ultimate decision of choosing a wedding favor lies in the to-be-married couple’s hands. You can choose to give your guests anything from personalized tote bags and candles to cookies in a jar and coasters.
Do’s and Don’ts for Wedding Favors
With the many options you come up with, it can get overwhelming to settle with a wedding favor. When it comes to wedding favors, here’s a list of do’s and don’ts you can follow to arrive at the right decision.
Read on to learn more:
Do: Choose Something Useful
Wedding favors, most of the time, get left behind by the guests or discarded right into the trash. This is why it’s important to choose something that will be useful to the guests.
Think about what you would like to receive as a wedding favor. Browse and experiment with the items you come up with. You can choose to include beer openers, tote bags, picture frames, or candles. Anything that will remind them of the beautiful union they were a part of works just fine.
Don’t: Treat It as An Obligation
Wedding favors are optional. People have budgets and sometimes, those budgets cannot afford allowances in the name of wedding favors. That’s fine. You don’t have to include wedding favors in your wedding preparation just because everyone is doing it.
While there is an incredible range of affordable wedding favors, the decision to include or not to include lies with you and you alone.
Feel free to skip it rather than doing it half heartedly.
Do: Personalize It with A Note
You can never go wrong with personalization. Whatever gift you choose as your wedding favor, whether edible or concrete, include a note (handwritten, if possible).
A short, sweet note for your guests, expressing your gratitude for being a part of your big day can set the tone of your relationship with them.
Even if you choose to opt out of wedding favors, include a short note on each place setting to thank your guests for being an integral part of your life.
Don’t: Exclude the Idea of Group Gifts
Depending on the number of guests attending your wedding and your budget for wedding favors, you can choose to give one wedding favor per couple/family instead of individual tokens of appreciation.
Do: Be Environment Conscious
Wedding favors are at their personal best when they’re useful to your guests and don’t harm the environment in any way. On that note, you can choose to gift your guests’ small plants or seeds of your favorite plants/flowers.
Don’t keep heat-sensitive edibles on display from the start of the wedding function. You can refrigerate them and bring them out at the very end.
Don’t: Skimp Out on Presentation
A good presentation shows how much thought was put into choosing and finalizing a wedding favor. You can choose to place them as centerpieces on the table or have a dedicated decorative ladder or cart to hold them.
Alternatively, you can also choose to hand them out to your guests at a time of your choosing. To avoid having wedding favors left behind, a good practice will be to hand them out while the guests leave.
Do: Consider Donating the Budgeted Amount to A Charity
Favors are sometimes a huge hit or miss. No matter how many days you spent contemplating and choosing the perfect gift, the chances of having them left behind are still big.
To avoid the waste of money, you can choose to divide the budgeted amount between yourselves and donate to a charity of your choice.
You can make your guests vote for their favorite charity or include a personalized message on the place seat with regards to the charity you donated to in your guest’s name. A thoughtful gesture is a good way to start a new chapter of your life.
The Bottom Line
As long as you choose a favor that’s close to your heart or holds special importance to you as a couple, you won’t go wrong. This guide will help you make that right decision. Remember, don’t give anything to your guests that you wouldn’t want for yourself.
Looking for the perfect favor? Our Personalized Matches are a great choice.