While it won’t be the end of the world if you don’t do wedding favors, there are some really good reasons to add them to your special day. Not only do they thank the guests for coming to celebrate with you, they can be a good way to cut costs on other details. Check out our sweet ways to make a decision as to whether wedding favors are necessary on your big day or not!
Help Entertain Your Guests
Wedding favors can help keep guests entertained; especially children. Gift them a pack of crayons with printable coloring sheets or provide mini-versions of popular games that they can take home after playing with them during the reception.
If you wedding is seven hours long with a good break between the wedding ceremony and the reception you might want to consider a DIY champagne bar and a homemade treat at your guest’s table to keep them from getting hangry. Other cute ideas can be providing a take home sweets or candy bar.
Wedding favors can also help cut costs when it comes to food and drink. Instead of a traditional four-course meal with table service opt for a late night bar where guests can snack the party off and/or take home late night eats with a mini-bottle of wine or energy drink with aspirin for a hangover treat.
Many of your guests will be traveling quite a distance to be with you on your wedding day, and the vast majority will be bringing you some sort of gift as well. Giving your guests wedding favors is a simple and inexpensive way to say “thank you” for caring enough to be here on our important day. You don’t need to spend a small fortune on your wedding favors, but giving your guests some sort of memento can really go a long way towards making your wedding better.
Wedding Favor Prerogative
Bobby Brown sang it best, but it really is your prerogative. If you don’t feel like going all cheesy, a cute way to let guests know you care for them is to provide a sweet baked good from a family member. Alternatively, you can make a donation to a favorite charity in their honor and let them know via a sign as they enter the reception.
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