Wedding Planner – Choosing the Right Wedding Favours
Wedding favors are a worldwide tradition and are the perfect way to thank all your guests for attending your wedding. They can also be personalized with names or a short message to make them a bit more special. However, before deciding on your wedding favors, there are a number of things you will need to consider first.
It is important to plan ahead
It is a good idea to plan your wedding favors in advance, as there are quite a few things to think about. The most important thing to decide is whether you are going to buy your favors ready-made or make them yourself. Many wedding suppliers start to get busy during the summer months, so you will need to consider the timescale for ordering your favors if you are going to buy them. If you are planning a large wedding, it is worth remembering that some favor ideas may be more difficult than others to produce in large quantities.
They don’t need to cost a fortune
Some wedding favor ideas could end up costing you a lot of money, especially if you are planning a large wedding. There is also no point in wasting money on items that won’t interest people and may end up being left behind on the tables. If you find yourself struggling to come up with inexpensive ideas, then it may be worth asking family and friends for some advice or attending a couple of wedding fairs.
Choosing the right design
Wedding favors can come in all shapes and sizes, but many people prefer to produce small items that are easy to fit on the tables and for guests to take home with them. Try not to produce favors that are too large and complicated, as they could end up looking bulky and uninviting. If you really can’t decide on a design, you could try contacting some wedding favor suppliers to see if they will send you any free samples to help you come to a decision.
Color is important
It is important to color coordinate your favors with your chosen wedding colors. You could have the main part of your wedding favors in white or cream, and then have a ribbon or flowers added to them to match your color scheme. It is probably a good idea to try out a few ideas first to see how they look, and this could be done on a computer.
Is there a theme?
Some weddings obviously have a theme or take place in an exotic location. It is therefore important to link your wedding favor design into the theme. You could use exotic or dried flowers, shells, local crafts, or festive colors with sparkling lights. There are endless ideas you could use to make your favors an integral part of your table displays.
Position is crucial
Always place your wedding favors by each place setting so that your guests can see them clearly and won’t forget to take them home with them. You could even incorporate them into the place settings or place them inside the wine glasses.
What’s going inside?
You can put just about anything inside your wedding favor containers, such as the traditional sugared almonds, chocolates, homemade biscuits, miniature bottles of alcohol, toiletries, mini-games, scented candles, or jewelry – the list is endless!
They don’t all need to be the same
This is an important point, as you may want to produce different favors for men, women, and children. This would probably make it easier for you to decide on the design of your favors and make them a bit more personal for your guests. You could then perhaps have cufflinks for men, small bracelets for women, and sweets for children.
Consider a raffle
If you don’t fancy the idea of having lots of individual favor items on the tables, then why not consider a raffle? This could be anything, depending on how much you want to spend, from a meal out to a night away in a hotel. Everyone would then be issued with a raffle ticket at the table and it could be drawn after the speeches. This also helps to add a bit of extra excitement to the day.
Hopefully, these tips will help you to produce the perfect wedding favors for your special day. Wedding favors are an important part of your wedding day, and that’s why you need to make sure they look the part. A great wedding favor will be admired by your guests and is sure to be taken home at the end of the day.