Wedding favors are to be offered to wedding guest to sow appreciation for attending your big day. Gone are the days of baggies of Hershey Kisses wedding favor ideas. Today’s bride should think outside the box and bag for her wedding favor selections. Guest really expect to be WOW’d by the bride and groom’s “free stuff”. The most memorable wedding favors will resonate with the vast majority of guests. The key is to make the favors as personable as possible.
Bride Wedding Favor Ideas
The most cost effective wedding favor ideas are the ones that have a dual purpose. Wedding favors that have dual purpose include centerpieces (that can be taken as a parting gift), votive candles with tea lights, and miniature vases with flowers. Another idea is to use place cards also as favors. Place cards are designators of guest seating. Place cards can be items that are personally engraved with the guests’ names. Personalized place cards include picture frames with a custom picture, business card holders and special decorative card holders.
Keep in mind too that people by nature like to open gifts. We would suggest offering favors that guests have to unwrap. However, take this to a creative element. Don’t just have standard cellophane wrap or white box. Offer favors wrapped in unique shapes and colors.
Wedding Favor Ideas – Personality
Do you have a favorite sports team or hobby? This is a great way to bring your personally into the wedding reception. If you are a Yankees, Red Song or Phillies baseball fan, what about signed official baseballs for wedding favors? If you love fishing, how about creative colorful fishing lure art pieces? Love having game nights with friends? What about miniature games to offer each guest like UNO or chess? Favors can be made fun and stay within the theme of the wedding. Themes of the wedding can and should be carried into wedding favors. Having a beach wedding? What about sea shells that are big enough guests can actually hear the ocean? Having a classy black tie wedding? Think about wine glass charms that can be used at home too. One of our favorite green favors are potted herbs that can be grown at home. Custom wedding favor ideas include miniature wedding cakes that match the bride and groom’s cake, ready-made recipes in a jar, and baskets with chased food and drink. One of our favorite websites for unique favors is uncommongoods.
Wedding Favor Ideas – Costs
Generally, favors cost $4 to $15 each. A suggestion if providing higher end favors, it to offer them for each couple versus each person. To keep costs monitory, you could make a donation to a charity for a specified amount. Then each guest will get a notice that a donation was made to a charity in their name.
When Purchase Wedding Favors?
The wedding favors should be purchased three to four weeks before the wedding. Assembling wedding favors should not be set until the last minute. You may run out of supplies and want to be sure to have time to purchase additional materials. If placing a special order of favors, be sure to allow enough time for reorder corrections that may occur.
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