There are many details involved in hosting your wedding. After you choose your wedding venue, you provide your guests with drinks, dinner and activities. At the end of the night, you provide your guests with something to take home. Wedding favors are gifts given to the guests as tokens of appreciation for attending the couple’s nuptials. They can be as simple as containers emblazoned with the initials of the couple and containing sugared almonds, or they can be as elaborate as every day utensils, dressed in the bride and groom’s wedding colors. It is up to the bride and groom’s style, and most importantly their budget, that will determine what they want to give to their honored guests.
Shopping for the favor is a task that should be done together. Both of you should agree on what favor will go nicely with the style and theme of your wedding as well as your budget. Favors should be reasonable priced items that help preserve the memory of your wedding. Cultural weddings can be fun favors because you can choose something that is specific to the couple’s culture.
Typically, guests receive candy in some kind of decorated container. Over the last three decades, gifts have become more utilitarian for example, wine stoppers, fridge magnets or plates with personalized engravings. Many wedding sites offer links to websites where you can buy ready-made favors, in bulk, at reasonable prices. Some of these sites can personalize the favor with an engraving from the couple.
If you both decide that an edible treat is the right gift to give, be sure to check food allergies and dietary restrictions of your guests. It would be devastating to your eyes, not to mention your wallet, if you observed that most of your memorable treats were left at the wedding due to allergies or sugar allowances. Remember, you want the guests to have a fun and SAFE time at your wedding.
Many brides and grooms attempt the great feat of making their own wedding favors. This idea could be fun and can be tailored more to the couple’s personal style but it can also be very time consuming. Even the most elegantly simple favor takes time to organize and assemble and may take away time from the wedding planning. Again, you have to watch your budget and enlist your close friends and family to help with good bargains and craft time.