Wedding Favors

Do You Have To Give Wedding Favors?

The question of whether or not you have to give wedding favors to your guests
is a very common one. However, there is no easy answer to this question. While
it is true that you technically are not required to give your guests any type
of wedding favor at your wedding, it is also true that your guests will likely
be expecting to receive a favor. This is what makes the matter more
complicated. You may not be obligated to give out wedding favors but your
guests may be offended if you decide not to do so. This article will take a
look at the question of whether or not you have to give wedding favors to your
guests and will provide some tips for giving out wedding favors on even the
tightest budget.

As we discussed in the opening paragraph, wedding favors are in no way
obligatory but that does not mean that guests still do not expect to receive a
wedding favor when they attend a wedding. There are a couple of reasons for
this. One of the most obvious reasons why guests expect to receive a wedding
favor is that it is such a common practice that the majority of the weddings
they have attended in the past have included a wedding favor. The other reason
why guests expect to receive a wedding favor is that the purpose of a wedding
favor is for the couple to express their gratitude to the guests for attending
the wedding and reception. Although the couple will likely still send out thank
you cards to all of the guests after the wedding, giving a small wedding favor
is another way the couple can thank their guests for their support.

You may wonder why a couple would consider not giving wedding favors at their
wedding. In most cases the simple answer to this question is that the couple is
on a very tight budget and feels as though purchasing wedding favors for each of
the guests will put them over budget. This is a very valid concern as it is
important to remember that although wedding favors may be fairly inexpensive,
this unit price must be multiplied by the number of guests in attendance. For
example you may select a favor which costs only $2 per favor but you may be
expecting 400 guests at your wedding. This means the costs of the favors alone
will be $800 which may not even include the costs associated with shipping or
wrapping the wedding favors. While we certainly understand the importance of
budgets we believe the couple should incorporate a budget for wedding favors
into their overall budget before the planning begins. This will help to ensure
there is enough money available to give each guest a wedding favor as a token
of gratitude.

When the couple is concerned about budget it is important to remember that
wedding favors do not need to be expensive or extravagant. One simple way to
make wedding favors more affordable is to give a wedding favor of a single
flower to each guest. If you are already planning to have floral centerpieces
you can discuss your options with your florist beforehand. You will likely be
able to negotiate and affordable price for this favor because you are already
purchasing your centerpieces from the florist. Selecting one flower used in the
centerpiece and having your florist supply enough of these to give as favors is
a really nice way to tie the centerpieces and the favors together. Alternately
you might want to give each of your guests an artificial version of one of the
flowers used in your centerpiece. These can be rather inexpensive and can also
serve as a lasting reminder of your wedding.

Another way to keep wedding favors more affordable is to discuss your options
with wedding favor distributors carefully. Many of them likely have closeout
items available as well as discount items. Closeout items are items which have
been discontinued but the distributor may have enough in stock for all of the
guests at your wedding. Additionally, they may be willing to offer you a
discount if you are purchasing a large number of favors.

Wedding Favors for a Romantic Wedding

Wedding can be planned in a variety of different themes. Weddings can have
themes based on the seasons, on a holiday, on the beach, on science fiction, on
a period of history or any other theme imaginable. However, the underlying theme
of any wedding should always be love and romance. Even weddings which may not
have a particular theme will likely convey the message of love and romance.
This article will provide ideas for wedding favors which will help you to give
your guests a reminder of your wedding which will help to invoke the feeling of
love and romance. Whether you are planning a particularly romantic wedding or a
wedding based on another theme you might want to consider giving favors which
are related to romance.

Anything invoking a feeling of love will be an appropriate wedding favor for a
romantic wedding. One great example is a silver picture frame with the word
love inscribed into the silver. This is a very simple favor but it is also one
which accurately conveys the message of love. Your guests may choose to put a
picture of you and your partner in the frame to serve as a definite reminder of
you and your wedding or they can use the picture frame in any way the wish.
However, they decide to use the frame, it will likely always remind them of
your wedding. Each time they see the frame displayed in their home, they will
fondly remember how much fun they had at your wedding.

Coasters can also be given as favors for a romantic wedding. This may not seem
like a particularly romantic gift because it is more of a practical item but
you can find ways to make this simple gift more romantic in nature. For example
coasters can be purchased in a heart shape or in a design which reflects the
theme of love and romance. A coaster displaying a picture of a bride and a
groom is one way to do this. The coasters can also simply have the word love
written on them or can be decorated with heart shapes to make them seem more
romantic. There are even heart shaped coasters available which are designed
specifically for wine glasses. These coasters are much smaller than average
coasters and can create a very attractive appearance.

Books can also be an excellent idea for wedding favors for a romantic wedding.
Again, this may sound as though it will not be particularly romantic because
books are typically viewed as being very practical items. However, your choice
of book can greatly influence whether or not it is appropriate for a favor at a
romantic wedding. A book such as a book of love poems or quotations related to
love would be very appropriate to give as favors at a romantic wedding. With a
little creativity you may also find other books which are appropriate. For
example if you and your partner are particularly fond of a certain classical
romance novel you might consider giving each of your guests a copy of this book.

A CD filled with love songs is another great favor idea for a romantic wedding.
You can download some of the love songs you and your partner enjoy or songs
which you plan to feature at the wedding and put these songs on a CD for each
of your guests. You may even want to decorate the CD cover with a portrait of
the two of your or with another image which will invoke the message of love and
romance. This is not only a romantic gift but it is also a gift which can be
very inexpensive. Many savvy brides and grooms may even be able to create these
CDs on their own with their home computer. However, even if they do not have the
time or the resources to do this, it should be rather inexpensive for the couple
to find someone to do this for them.

Shopping for Wedding Favors

Many couples have a great deal of trouble when shopping for wedding favors
because they try to get the favors purchased in only one day or they wait for
the last minute to start shopping for wedding favors and realize it is too late
to order some of the items they are considering or wind up spending too much per
favor because they are in a hurry and do not have time to comparison shop. This
can be extremely frustrating but unfortunately it happens to a lot of couples
who are trying to plan their wedding. However, if couples make shopping for
wedding favors a priority during the wedding planning they may find the whole
experience is a lot more enjoyable. This article will offer a few tips on the
subject of shopping for wedding favors to help couples make the most of their
wedding favor budget.

One of the most important things to remember when shopping for wedding favors
is that you should plan on setting a budget for wedding favors while you are
setting the budgets for the other aspects of your wedding such as location,
food, entertainment and transportation. This is very important because many
couples who neglect to do this are often surprised by the cost of wedding
favors. They mistakenly assume they can lump wedding favors into an incidental
budget but soon realize the cost of wedding favors can really add up. This is
because you typically purchase a wedding favor for each guest at your wedding.
Each favor may only cost a few dollars but you have to multiply this amount by
the number of guests at your wedding reception. As an example consider wedding
favors which cost $2 per favor. If you plan on having 300 guests at your
wedding the cost of the favors will be $600. As you can see this is certainly
not an incidental amount.

Another thing to remember when shopping for wedding favors is that it is a good
idea to purchase your wedding favors at least a few weeks before your wedding
day. This is especially important if you want to have the favors or ribbons
used to wrap the favors personalized with your names and the date of your
wedding. This personalization often requires a couple of weeks lead time
because your order has to be made especially for you instead of simply being
shipped from a warehouse. Most companies will rush your order upon your request
but there will typically be substantial fees involved with this service.

Another reason to shop for your wedding favors at least a few weeks before your
wedding date is you will most likely have to wrap the favors once they arrive.
You may be able to have the distributor wrap the gift but again this will most
likely involve an additional. The fee for wrapping the favors may be charged
per favor and can add up pretty quickly especially if you are having the order
rushed. If you will be wrapping the favors yourself you will want to allow
yourself enough time to do so without feeling rushed. It is important to
remember that you will have a lot of last minute details to attend to so you
most likely do not want to have to worry about wrapping wedding favors at the
last minute.

One final thing to remember when shopping for wedding favors is that you should
calculate all of the costs associated with the favor before deciding whether or
not it will fit into your budget. There may be a base price for the item but
there may be additional charges for personalization and costs associated with
wrapping the favors. Even if you are wrapping the favors yourself you will
still have the cost of wrapping paper, tape, ribbons and any other accessories
you use to adorn the favors. It is a good idea to have the distributor supply
you with a total cost for the favors including personalization and shipping
before making your purchase. This will help to avoid misunderstandings about
how much the favors will cost.

Selecting Wedding Favors

When selecting favors for your wedding there are a number of factors you should
consider before making your final decision. Some couples do not give enough
consideration to their wedding favors and this is quite unfortunate because the
wedding favor is the one part of the wedding which your guests will take home as
a reminder of your wedding. A well chosen wedding favor can result in your
friends and family members remembering your wedding day more fondly than they
remember other weddings they have attended simply because they see or use your
favor often and it automatically triggers memories of your wedding day.
However, couples who do not put much thought or effort into the favors they
distribute at the wedding may find their guests discarded their favors soon
after the wedding. This article will discuss some of the factors to be
considered when selecting wedding favors. These factors should include price,
usefulness of the favor and appropriateness of the favor. Considering each of
these elements carefully will help the couple to make a wise choice when
selecting wedding favors.

Price is one of the most important factors a couple must consider when
selecting wedding favors. This is so important because the price will often
dictate the quality of the favors. While you can purchase some great favors at
a very inexpensive price, there will likely be a great deal of comparison
shopping involved to find the best deal on the favor. There will also likely be
a great deal of research involved. For example you may find that items such as
picture frames are out of your budget range but you may find other great items
such as candles are well within your budget. You may also be pleasantly
surprised to find out that although picture frames available from one
distributor are too expensive, another distributor has enough picture frames in
their closeout stock for you to purchase favors for your wedding. It is just
important to remember to not be too disappointed about the items you cannot
afford and to instead focus on finding the best favor you can afford.

Another factor to consider when selecting wedding favors is whether or not the
favor will be useful to your guests. This is very important because favors
which are useful are often much better received than favors which the guest
cannot use. For example many guests will find items such as picture frames and
candles to be useful but will be less impressed with favors such as figurines
of a bride and groom. These may be very pretty but many of your friends and
family member likely have a collection of similar items from other weddings
they have been too and may simply not have room to display these favors. As a
result the favor may wind up in a box in the attic or may be thrown out shortly
after the wedding.

Finally, a couple should carefully consider the appropriateness of a wedding
favor when making their final decision. This is very important because you do
not want to give your guests a favor which they will think is inappropriate.
Fortunately, when it comes to wedding favors just about anything is considered
appropriate. From candy to office supplies and from statues to books just about
anything is appropriate for the wedding as long as it reflects the theme of the
wedding, reflects the underlying theme of love or is even just something which
the guests can use and will appreciate. For example you can certainly give out
dictionaries as wedding favors. Your guests will not likely be offended by this
favor but some of them may think it is a little strange. However, if you give
each of your guests a copy of a book filled with love poems no one will think
it is a strange idea for a wedding favor at all. Perhaps the best way to
determine whether or not a wedding favor is appropriate is to think about what
you would feel if you were given that same item as a favor at another wedding.

Spring Wedding Favors

Spring is a fabulous time of year for weddings. Many couples choose to have a
wedding in the springtime because it is such a wonderful time of year when the
plants start to flourish after a dormant winter. With the combination of a
variety of flowers in bloom and the temperate weather, many couples feel as
though spring is the ideal time for a wedding. These couples are also likely to
want to give there guests wedding favors which are closely associated to the
spring season. This article will offer a few ideas for wedding favors which
would be appropriate for weddings in the springtime.

Flowers are one of the most obvious choices for wedding favors for a spring
wedding. Spring is one of the best times of year for fresh flowers. There are a
wide variety of bright and fragrant flowers which are available in the spring.
Couples who get married at this time of year may have trouble choosing flowers
for centerpieces and bouquets because there are so many options available to
them. Because flowers are so plentiful this time of year, giving flowers as
wedding favors is also a very common practice at spring weddings. The couple
may choose to give fresh flowers because they are so bright and fragrant or
artificial flowers because they will serve as a lasting memento of the wedding
for the guests. With either option the couple may choose to give either a
single flower or a bouquet of flowers tied with a ribbon matching the other
colors used at the wedding.

Knick knacks such as ceramic umbrellas or ceramic rain boots can also be very
cute wedding favors for a springtime wedding. These favors can also often be
personalized to include the name of the bride and the groom as well as the
wedding date. By personalizing the favor the couple makes the gift more
appropriate for the wedding but by keeping the favor related to the season the
couple makes the favor a really fun gift for the guests.

Real umbrellas can also be used as favors for a springtime wedding. In many
locations, spring is typically a rainy time of year. A favor of umbrellas is a
really practical idea because the guests are likely to be able to use the favor
for years to come. One way to personalize this type of favor is to include a
small tag on the handle with the name of the bride and the groom as well as the
wedding date. The umbrellas can also be made more appropriate for the season by
seeking out umbrellas in bright pastel colors.

A final idea for springtime wedding favors is simply candy. There are candies
available in a variety of vibrant colors. While chocolate bars with personalize
wrappers may be popular wedding favors year round, couples having a spring
wedding may wish to select more colorful candies such as jelly beans or hard
candies which come in a variety of colors. These candies can be distributed in
see through containers such as votive candle holders or clear bags so the
colors will be prominently displayed at the place settings. This type of
wedding favor is not only a great deal of fun but it also relates very well to
the season of the wedding and it is a favor which is likely to be greatly
appreciated by the guests. While it is not a favor which will serve as a
lasting memento of the wedding, it is a favor your guests will enjoy while they
are eating the favor.

Wedding Favors for Summer Weddings

The summer is a very popular time for weddings. In fact June is one of the most
popular times of the year for couples to get married. The nice weather is one of
the primary reasons that many couples opt for this time of year for their
wedding. There is less of a chance that weather will affect the plans for the
wedding and many couples feel confident planning outdoor weddings for this time
of the year. However, other couples simply enjoy the summertime and opt to have
their wedding at this time of year for that reason alone. Whatever the reason
the couple opts for a summer wedding, they are likely to want to incorporate
the idea of summer into the wedding favors they distribute.

Beach themed weddings are very popular in the summertime. The couple may be
having the ceremony and reception on the beach or they may simply be
incorporating a beach theme into an indoor wedding. In both cases, however, the
couple will likely opt to give the guests some type of favor related to the
beach. Magnets shaped like sandals are a very popular option for weddings this
time of year or for wedding featuring a beach theme.

Another great idea for a favor for a summertime wedding is a candle designed to
reflect the season. Candles in the shape of seashells or even votive candles in
holders designed to look like sand pails are both great ideas. There are even
candles in the shape of dolphins and whales available. These may be more
expensive but depending on your budget for wedding favors might be a viable
option.

Items such as artificial leis or other flowers can also be appropriate as
wedding favors for a summer wedding. If you are planning to have flowers as
your centerpieces on the tables you may wish to give each of your guests a
single flower like the ones used in your centerpieces as a favor. This is a
great idea because when you do this your favors will also serve to enhance the
decor at your reception by closely matching the centerpieces. Giving a fresh
flower as a favor is appropriate but you might also opt to give an artificial
flower. This is because artificial flowers can be kept by your guests as a
memento of your wedding while fresh flowers will likely wilt shortly after the
wedding. Some of your guests may dry or press the fresh flowers to create a
memento but the majority of them will simply discard the flower once it wilts.

Picture frames are also very popular as wedding favors for summertime weddings.
This is because picture frames come in so many different styles that the couple
is likely to find a picture frame which has a definite summer feel to it. There
are picture frames which feature beach scenes, picture frames which are adorned
with seashells and a wide variety of other whimsical picture frames which
convey the meaning of summertime. Picture frames can not only be found in a
wide variety of styles but are also very practical gifts. Many wedding guests
enjoy receiving picture frames as wedding favors because they now have a place
to store a photo of the new couple. Still other wedding guests enjoy receiving
picture frames as wedding favors simply because they always have use for
another picture frame and can use this frame to store pictures of friends or
family members.

Wedding Favors for a Fall Wedding

While the summer, spring and Christmas time all get a great deal of attention
as a popular time of year for weddings, many couples are enchanted by the
thought of a fall wedding. The fall is a fabulous time of year when the air is
crisp and the leaves are changing colors. This means the weather is likely to
be favorable and the changing of the leaves can create a dramatic backdrop for
glorious wedding photos. Couples who choose to have their wedding in the fall
will be delighted to find that there are a number of excellent options
available to them for wedding favors. This article will provide a few ideas for
wedding favors which reflect the fall season and are also likely to be enjoyed
by your guests.

Coasters are a very simple idea for a wedding favor for a fall wedding.
Coasters are available in a wide variety of designs and patterns and couples
are likely to find several options suitable for a fall wedding. Whether they
select a coaster which is shaped like a leave or a coaster which is square an
depicts a fall scene such as a trees with leaves in all shades of red, orange
and gold your guests are sure to be delighted by these favors which are not
only beautiful but are also very practical.

Fall is known as the harvest season and the cornucopia is often used at
Thanksgiving as a symbol of the harvest. In these scenes the cornucopia is
often overflowing with fruits and vegetables which are harvested in the fall.
However, cornucopias overflowing with candy are a very cute idea for a wedding
favor for a fall wedding. Miniature cornucopias can be purchased and filled
with candies such as chocolates, hard candies, mints or any other type of candy.

Keeping with the theme of the harvest, couples may wish to give out seed
packets as favors at a fall wedding. They may wish to give out packets for
flowers, fruits or vegetables which are typically harvested in the fall season.
Alternately they may wish to distribute packets for flowers, fruits or vegetable
can be planted in the fall. This is a really fun idea which helps to encourage
your guests to enjoy the outdoors and appreciate nature more.

Candles which reflect the season can also be a great idea for wedding favors
for a fall wedding. These candles can be simple candles which have the colors
and scents which are popular in the fall season. This may include candles which
are round or square as well as votive candles and taper candles. Colors such as
deep reds and oranges are very appropriate. Popular scents for candles in the
fall are pumpkin, egg nog and pine. All of these colors and scents are sure to
remind the guests of the beautiful fall wedding they attended.

Another great idea for a wedding favor at a fall wedding is a set of soaps
which are shaped like leaves. These soaps may come in a wide variety of colors
and designs. The couple will likely be able to choose from soaps which are
designed to look like leaves such as maple leaves or oak leaves. They can also
select leave shaped soaps in a variety of colors such as red and orange.

Wedding Favors for Winter Weddings

Couples who are planning a wedding in the wintertime may wish to incorporate
the idea of winter into the overall theme of the wedding. They may also wish to
give their guests wedding favors which are related to the winter season. These
wedding favors can be items related to winter or the holiday season depending
on the preferences of the couple. This article will provide a few ideas for
wedding favors which would be appropriate for winter weddings.

Couples who are getting married around Christmastime may be planning to
incorporate Christmas into the theme of the wedding. If this is the case they
will have a great deal of options available to them in terms of wedding favors.
One very popular idea is to give each guest an ornament with the names of the
bride and the groom and the wedding date. This is an excellent idea for the
wedding favor because it is not only something the guests can use but it is
also a personalized wedding favor which will help to ensure the favor will be
associated with the wedding and will help the guests to remember the wedding
fondly.

Tiny, artificial Christmas trees are another great idea for a festive wedding
favor idea. These tiny trees can be adorned with wedding bell ornaments or kept
plain to allow the guests to decide how to display the favor themselves.
Alternatively the couple may wish to give each of the guests a few packets of
seeds for Christmas trees. This will allow each of the guests to plan their own
trees if they desire to do so.

Snow globes are another example of a favor which would be very appropriate for
a winter wedding. The snow globes can feature a bride and a groom amidst the
snow or can simply be a winter scene which the couple finds appealing such as
ice skaters or a mountain scene. This type of wedding favor is likely to be
appreciated by your guests because it is not a very common wedding favor so
most of your guests will not likely already have a large collection of similar
items.

Another idea for a wedding favor for a wedding during the winter season is a
miniature sled with the name of the bride and the groom and the date of the
wedding painted on the sled. This is a rather cute decoration which can be
displayed as a knick knack or used as an ornament on a Christmas tree.

Even items such as coasters can be used as wedding favors for a winter wedding.
Coasters come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and designs. You can find
coasters shaped like snowflakes or featuring winter scenes. By selecting these
winter themed design a very practical wedding favor instantly becomes one which
is also very appropriate for the theme or the season of the wedding.

Hot chocolate, coffees and teas are also great wedding favor ideas for winter
weddings. These edible favor ideas are great for the winter season because they
are all warm drinks. You can even find wedding favor distributors who will
personalize the packaging of these favors for you so that you can make these
wedding favors even more festive and appropriate for distribution as a wedding
favor.

Personalized Wedding Favors

Many couples opt to give personalized wedding favors to their guests.
Personalized wedding favors are a good idea because they often include the
names of the couple as well as the wedding date. This helps to ensure that the
guests will remember where they received the favor. Many people attend a large
number of weddings throughout their lifetimes and over time the favors they
receive at these weddings may become indistinguishable. However, couples who
opt to distribute personalized wedding favors often do not have this problem
because their guests simply have to look at the gift to remember who gave it to
them. They will also be more likely to remember details of the wedding when they
receive a personalized wedding favor. This article will provide some information
on the types of personalized wedding favors available and will provide some
useful information for giving personalized wedding favors.

When giving personalized wedding favor it is very important to plan ahead. This
is so important because unlike other wedding favors which can be bought right
off the shelves, personalized wedding favors require special processing. Even
if the favors are already manufactured, they may still need to go through an
additional process to personalize the item. This requires additional time. It
will likely take at least a few days for your order to be processed and the
manufacturer may have a number of other orders ahead of yours awaiting
personalization. This means the wait for personalized orders can be as little
as a couple of days but may take a week or even longer depending on the size of
your order and how busy the manufacturer is at the time. Rush orders are usually
an option but they also usually involve high fees. In fact you will likely find
that a rush order may double or even triple the cost of each favor.

Just about any wedding favor can be personalized. The most popular way to
personalize a wedding favor is to include the names of the bride and the groom
and the date of the wedding. This can be done on items ranging from candy
wrappers to pictures frames and fortune cookies to candle holders. However,
including the names of the bride and the groom and the date of the wedding is
not the only way to personalize a wedding favor. The couple may opt to have an
item personalized with a quotation from their favorite song or poem or with a
line or two from their wedding vows.

Another popular option for purchasing personalized wedding favors is to give
edible favors. Many different kinds of edible favors can be personalized. Photo
cookies are just one example. Many bakeries can produce these cookies based on a
photo you submit to them. They may require you to submit the photo
electronically or they may be able to scan a photo into their system. The
couple can choose to have their photos placed on the cookies and may also
include a few words such as the date or a quote from a love song.

When giving wedding favors, the gift wrapping can also be personalized. Many
couples opt to wrap wedding favors in simple white paper but they can also
include ribbons with their names and the wedding date to make the favor
wrapping more personal. These types of ribbons can be purchased either precut
or in one continuous ribbon which must be cut by the person wrapping the favor.
The precut ribbons are likely to be more expensive but they can save the person
doing the wrapping a great deal of time.

Practical Wedding Favors

A considerate bride and groom may want to think about giving out wedding favors
which are practical instead of simply easy, inexpensive or suitable for the
theme of the wedding. This is important because favors which are given for
other reasons may not be valued by your guests. In fact they may be quickly
discarded soon after your wedding and will not serve as a reminder of your
wedding. However, if you make the decision to give out favors which are more
practical in nature your guests are more likely to appreciate and cherish the
favors which you give out on your wedding day. These favors may not be the most
romantic but they are much more likely to be appreciated by your guests than
more whimsical items such as figurines and potpourri. This article will offer a
few tips for practical wedding favors you can give to your guests on your
wedding day.

Coasters are one idea for wedding favors which can be romantic or suit the
theme of your wedding but can also be very practical. You can purchase coasters
in a variety of shapes including hearts to provide for your guests as wedding
favors. Heart shaped coasters will be ideal because they are romantic and
convey the sentiment of love but they are also something your guests can really
use. Another option for using coasters as wedding favors is to give out coasters
which match the theme of the wedding. For example you can purchase coasters with
pictures of sand or the beach to go with a beach themed wedding. You can also
give out coasters with room for the guest to insert a picture. You can include
a picture of the bride and the groom in one of the coasters and leave the rest
of the coasters in the set blank so your guests can use their own photos if
they wish.

Key chains are another example of wedding favors which can be both romantic and
practical. Hearth shaped key chains or key chains in the shape of wedding bells
or other items related to love or wedding are a good idea for favors. You can
select an elegant key chain which is sturdy so your guests will want to use but
that is also very romantic and will remind your guests of your wedding for years
to come.

Another very practical wedding favor idea is a gift of candles. Whether you
choose to give tea light candles, taper candles or candles of another style it
is very likely that your guests will be able to use these favors. Most people
already have at least a few candles in their house but they can always use a
few more. Candles are very versatile. They can be used to set a romantic mood
but can also serve other purposes as well. For example in the event of power
outages, candles can be used to provide lighting. With so many uses for candles
it is no surprise that if you give your wedding guests candles as a favor, they
are likely to use the candles in the future as opposed to setting them aside
and forgetting about them which might happen with other less practical favors.

Wine charms in a shape such as hearts or another romantic theme are also very
practical favor ideas for a wedding. Wine charms by themselves are somewhat
romantic but when they are designed in shapes such as hearts, wedding bells or
other romantic shapes they are very appropriate for a wedding. They are also a
very practical favor idea because many people will not have this type of item
but can really use a set of wine charms. Wine charms are simply small charms
which can be placed on the wine glass to distinguish one glass from another.
This is useful in a party situation where guests may be mingling and may set
there glass down for a minute or two while chatting and then become confused
about which glass is theirs. Charms which distinguish the glasses help to
eliminate this problem.

Easy Wedding Favors

While wedding favors may be one of the simplest part of planning a wedding,
they can also be the part of the wedding which is often left until the last
minute. This can make shopping for wedding favors quite stressful. However,
fortunately, there are a number of different options for wedding favors which
are very easy to do at the last minute. This is important because it can take a
great deal of stress out of realizing the wedding is rapidly approaching and
wedding favors have not yet been purchased. This article will provide a few
simple ideas for really easy wedding favors.

Using flowers as wedding favors is undoubtedly one of the easiest wedding
favors you can give to your guests. There is virtually no preparation involved
in this wedding favor and depending on how many guests you have at the wedding
you may not have to order the favors well in advance. You might consider giving
your guests a single red rose as a favor. This is extremely appropriate because
a rose is a symbol of love. It is also very easy because it does not have to be
wrapped. You can simply purchase one rose for each guest and have a member of
the catering hall staff or a friend or family member place one rose across each
place setting after the tables have been set for the wedding. You can also
select a flower which is used in your centerpiece and instruct your florist to
place one flower at each place setting when they arrange the centerpieces.

Candy can also be an extremely easy wedding favor. There are a number of ways
to give candy as wedding favors such as giving each guest a small tin or basket
filled with candy. However, there is an even easier way to give candy as a
wedding favor and also help you to save money on centerpieces. This can be
accomplished by using large bowls filled with different types of candy as the
centerpieces on each table. You can then provide each guest with a small bag
and a note encouraging them to enjoy the candy in the centerpiece. Your guests
will fill up the bags with the candy in the centerpieces making this an
extremely easy gift which does not involve wrapping a favor for each guest.

Pictures frames are a very easy wedding favor especially if they are used as
place card holders. Pictures frames are often used as wedding favors but must
people spend a great deal of time wrapping each favor individually to create a
beautiful presentation for the guests. However, this is not the only way to
give a gift of picture frames. Wrapping each frame individually can be very
time consuming and can create a great deal of additional stress for the bride
and the groom if they are struggling to get a lot of last minute things done in
the days before the wedding. However, if you use the picture frames to hold the
place cards, you do not have to worry about wrapping the favors for your
guests. This makes it significantly easier to give a favor of picture frames.

One final idea for a very easy wedding favor is to give each guest a digital
photo of themselves at the wedding. You can accomplish by hiring a photographer
to take a picture of each couple as they arrive at the wedding reception. You
can request that the photographer bring a high speed printer along to print the
photos out quickly. This way you can distribute the photos before your guests
begin to leave the reception. This is a great idea for a wedding favor because
your guests will likely be dressed up and will appreciate the opportunity to
pose for a professional photo. You can even ask the photographer if it is
possible to put together a quick slideshow presentation which the guests can
view after all of the photos have been taken. This way the guests not only get
a personal memento of the wedding but they also get the opportunity to see how
the photos turned out for all of the other guests as well.

Cheap Wedding Favors

Depending on the size of your wedding the budget for your wedding favors can be
very important. This is important because you may be planning on allowing for
one favor for each guest or one for each couple. Whichever you decide to do, if
you are having a large number of guests it may greatly impact the amount you can
afford to spend on each favor. If you are only have a few guests you may be able
to splurge on more expensive favors. However, if you are having a large number
of guests on a limited budget you should consider searching for cheap wedding
favor ideas.

Candles are one of the simplest ideas for cheap wedding favors. You can find
simple candles available at very affordable prices. You might even consider
purchasing personalized ribbons to tie pretty bows around the candles. These
ribbons can usually be ordered and may include your names and the wedding date.
This may sound like a pricey item but if you purchase these ribbons on a reel
instead of precut it can be very affordable. A simple taper candle tied with
your personalized ribbon can be placed at each place setting to create a really
inexpensive wedding favor.

Candy is another cheap wedding favor idea. You find a number of different ways
to give out candy as an inexpensive wedding favor. One way to do this is to
purchase a pretty fabric and some ribbon, cut the fabric into small squares,
put a few small pieces of candy on each square and pull the corners together
and tie with the ribbon. This is not only a very inexpensive wedding favor idea
but it is also a very simple idea which can be assembled at the last minute.
Another way to use candy as a wedding favor is to purchase small tins and fill
them with the candy of your choice. You can purchase the candy in bulk to keep
the price down and separate the candy into small portions for each guest. A
final way to give candy as a wedding favor is to buy candy bars with
personalized wrappers. The wrappers can include your name and wedding date and
even a picture of the two of you. This can be very affordable especially if you
are ordering in bulk and are only using one design for the wrappers.

Packets of flower or vegetable seed also make great wedding favors which are
also very inexpensive. You can stack up a few different types of seeds and tie
each with a ribbon to create an attractive presentation which will not blow
your budget. Another way to give flower or vegetable seeds as a wedding favor
is to put the seeds in a small pot. The pot does not have to be big enough to
grow the flower or vegetable it is merely a symbolic gift so it can be rather
small. The pot only needs to be large enough to hold the packets of seeds. This
is important because small pots can be purchased rather inexpensively while
larger pots will be significantly more expensive.

Another great idea for a wedding favor which is also very affordable is pen
with the names of the bride and groom as well as the wedding date inscribed on
the pen. These can often be purchased for very little and can be paired with
stationary and a note encouraging your guests to stay in touch. This is such a
great idea for a wedding favor because it is something your gests can really
use plus by including some stationary and a note encouraging the guest to stay
in touch you are letting them know you truly value their friendship. You might
want to even consider including a self addressed stamped envelop with the favor
so your guest will be more likely to follow your suggestion and send you at
least a short note after the wedding.

Shopping for Wedding Favors with Your Fiance

For many couples shopping for wedding favors can be a difficult task especially
when they are doing this together. This may sound strange but shopping for
wedding favors is actually one activity which may cause a great deal of
disagreements during the wedding planning process. It may sound like such a
trivial detail but in reality shopping for wedding favors can actually be quite
stressful and involved. There are a number of reasons for this. One of the main
reasons is the large number of options available. There is such a wide range of
wedding favors available that selecting just one can be an incredibly daunting
task. Furthermore having two people agree on the same favor out of the many
options available can be even more difficult. This article will provide some
information on how couples can reduce the stress involved with shopping for
wedding favors together.

One of the easiest ways to avoid the stress and arguments which are likely to
ensue while shopping for wedding favors with your fiance is to simply avoid the
situation altogether. You and your fiance can discuss the situation beforehand
and if he is not very interested in helping to select the wedding favors he may
be more than willing to give you free reign to select the wedding favors. If you
have similar tastes he will likely be confident that you will select something
great and will be more than happy to allow you to do so. This makes the
shopping process incredibly easier because you simply have to choose something
you like and will be confident your fiance will be happy with the favor as
well. However, if you want your fiance to feel included in the shopping process
you can do the shopping beforehand and then have him take a look at the favors
before you make your purchase just to be sure you both love the favors you have
selected.

Another way to eliminate a great deal of stress related to shopping with
wedding favors with your fiance is to discuss the budget carefully before you
begin shopping. You should have a good idea of how many guests you are
expecting as well as how much you can afford to spend on each favor how much
you can afford to spend on wedding favors overall. This is very important
because it will help to ensure you and your fiance are both looking at wedding
favors which are priced appropriately for your budget. Having this discussion
beforehand will be very helpful because if you start looking at wedding favors
first you will likely be drawn to more expensive items. However, once you
realize these are out of your price range you may be disappointed. This can
make selecting a wedding favor more difficult because you will likely compare
the other favors to the ones you cannot afford to purchase.

Finally, if you and your fiance are having a difficult time shopping for
wedding favors because you cannot reach an agreement on which favor to select
it might be a good idea to seek an outside opinion. One way to do this is to
have each of you select a wedding favor and to ask another person to choose
between the two final choices. You can either have a sales associate choose
between the two or you can bring along a trusted family member or friend who
can be objective to help you make the decision. You and your fiance should
agree ahead of time that you are going to accept the decision of the other
person.





Setting a Budget for Wedding Favors Setting a budget for the wedding favors is a very important part of planning a wedding. Many couples make the mistake of underestimating the cost of the wedding favors and not allotting a part of the budget specifically for this purpose. This can be a problem especially if the couple waits until the last minute to shop for favors or is planning to have a large number of guests at the wedding reception. This article will touch upon the important of setting a budget for wedding favors and will provide some tips for making wedding favors more affordable. The cost of renting a catering hall and paying for food for your wedding are certainly some of the most expensive items to consider when planning a wedding. Additionally, flowers and transportation can also contribute to the high price of weddings. However, these are not the only factors to consider. The cost of wedding favors should also be carefully considered. This is important because the couple should realize that favors are going to be a cost per guest item. This means the couple will be paying a specific price for each favor and multiplying this price by the number of guests at the wedding. This means even if you select favors which cost $1, you will still wind up paying $500 for wedding favors if you are planning to have a wedding which will include 500 guests. You can see how this price can quickly add up and wreak havoc on a couple's budget for a wedding. So the first thing to consider when setting a budget for wedding favors is how many guests you plan on having at your wedding. This is very important because the price of each individual favor will be multiplied by the number of guests you plan to have at the wedding. This is not to be confused with the number of guests you are inviting to the wedding. For example if you have a rather large extended family with many out of town relatives you may feel obligated to invite all of these relatives even if you are quite sure they will not come to the wedding. If you are fairly sure these guests will not be able to come to your wedding you can make an estimate of the number of guest you are realistically expecting to show up at the wedding. Once you establish this number you can set a budget in a couple of different ways. One way to do it is to determine an amount you can afford to spend on favors and are willing to spend on favors and then divide this number by the number of guests you are expecting. This will let you know how much you can afford to spend on each favor. It is important to include tax, shipping, gift wrapping and all other incidentals in this per favor price. Another way to set a budget for the favors is to begin searching around for favors and seek out estimates on favors which you find appealing. This will help you determine how much you want to spend on each favor to give your guests a favor you think is appropriate. Once you have this number you can multiply it by the number of guests you plan on having at the reception. If you can afford this amount you can plan on purchasing favors in this price range. However, if the total amount is more than you planned to spend you might have to consider less expensive favors. If you plan on having a large wedding reception with a number of guests there are ways to make buying wedding favors more affordable. One way to do this is to seek out distributors who offer reduced pricing for bulk orders. Contact the distributor directly to ask about these cost breaks because they may not advertise them directly on their website or in their advertisements. Edible Wedding Favors There is one type of wedding favor which is almost always appreciated by the guests at the wedding. This is an edible wedding favor. Whether you opt for sweet or savory items you and your guests are likely to enjoy your edible wedding favors. The downside to giving an edible wedding favor is it is likely to be consumed shortly after your wedding instead of being saved for years to come as a memento of your wedding. However, you can rest assured that your guests will greatly enjoy the gift. This article will provide a few ideas for edible favors you can give to your guests on your wedding day. One of the most popular edible wedding favors is a simple chocolate bar with a personalized wrapper. These chocolate bars can be simple milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate are can be filled with items such as almonds or raisins. There are even more options available for the wrapper of the candy bar. This is very important because this is the first thing your guests will notice about your favor. Most brides and grooms opt to have their names and the date of the wedding printed on the wrapper and select a wrapper design which relates to love, weddings or the specific theme of the wedding. However, some brides and grooms may even decide to have their pictures on the wrapper along with their names and the wedding date. Tins filled with candy are another option for brides and grooms who want to give out edible wedding favors. These tins can be filled with any type of candy you wish. They can be filled with mints, hard candies, candy coated almonds, chocolates or any other favorite candy. There is also typically the option of personalizing the tin by including the wedding date and the name of the bride and the groom. The guests may eat the candy soon after the wedding but they can keep the candy as a reminder of your wedding and use it to store other small items such as change, sewing needles, rubber bands or virtually anything which is small enough to be stored in the tins. Candy is a very popular choice when a bride and groom are considering giving edible wedding favors. One unique way to give out candy as wedding favors is to use large glass bowls as the centerpieces for the tables and fill the bowls with the bride and grooms' favorite types of candy. You can give each of your guests a small container which matches the theme of the wedding such as a sand pail for a beach themed wedding or anything else which is appropriate. The guests can fill the containers with some of the candy from the centerpiece at the end of the evening. Cookies are other options for brides and grooms who want to give out edible party favors. There are a number of different options in this case. You can select cookies which are rather plain in nature but place them in keepsake boxes with the bride and grooms' names as well as the date of the wedding. They can also give out personalized fortune cookies with each fortune depicting a quotation which is related to love. Another way to use cookies as wedding favors is to give out cookies displaying a photo of the couple. There are many bakeries that can make these cookies for you in a variety of sizes and shapes. You simply need to select a design and give the bakery a photo to use in the design process. Cocoas, teas and coffees are still another option for couples who want to give out edible wedding favors. You can select specialty cocoas, teas or coffees or you can have the packaging customized to include your picture, an appropriate quotation, poem or other message related to loves and weddings. Putting the couple's names as well as the wedding date on the package is a good idea as well as including a picture of the couple. Wedding Favors for a Beach Themed Wedding If you are planning to hold your wedding on the beach or are simply planning to incorporate a beach theme into your wedding it makes sense to give out wedding favors which reflect the beach theme. This can really help to tie the theme of the wedding together and will serve as a great reminder of the wedding. If you select a favor which is very closely related to the atmosphere of the wedding your guests are much more likely to remember your wedding well when they see your favor in their home. If you choose to give out favors which are not closely related to your theme, the favors will not likely trigger memories of your wedding for your guests. This article will provide some examples of favors which would be appropriate for a wedding with a beach related theme. One great wedding favor idea which works well with a beach related theme is a gift of a votive candle in a holder designed to look like a beach pail. This really helps to convey the theme of the wedding and your guests are sure to remember your wedding fondly whenever they see the favor from your wedding. These types of favors can be very inexpensive but they are something your guests can really use and will serve as a great reminder of your wedding. Giving out seashells as wedding favors is another great idea for a beach themed wedding. You can find authentic shells at party supply stores craft supply stores. To further carry the theme in the favor you can purchase decorative fishing nets and cut the net into small squares. Once you do this you can place the shells in the center of the square and use twine to tie the corners of the square together. This creates a very appealing presentation which is really representative of the theme of the wedding because both the favor itself and the wrapping material are indicative of the theme. Magnets which are related to the beach can also make great wedding favors for a wedding with a beach theme. You can choose magnets in the shape of flip flops, starfishes, seashells or any other shape which accurately reflects the theme. This is such a great idea for a favor because it is not only a favor which will always remind your guests of the wedding but it is also a favor which is very practical. Your guests will likely keep your favor displayed prominently on their refrigerators where they will see it every day and be reminded of you and your wedding. Hopefully will it will serve as an enjoyable reminder of your wedding. You can also combine your place card holders and your favor to contribute to the atmosphere at your wedding and also give your guests a favor which will be a keepsake which will remind your guest of your wedding. An example of this might be place card holders in the shape of sailboats, starfishes, seashell or even dolphins. These can be used at your wedding to hold cards with your guests name and table number but your guests can also take them home as a favor. Once at home your guests can insert a picture and use the place card holders as a modern and elegant picture frame instead. This allows your guests to get additional use out of your favor and also gives them a favor which will serve as a reminder of your wedding. Bookmarks which relate to the beach are also appropriate favors for a wedding with a beach theme. This can also be a favor which is both practical and inexpensive. Simple paper bookmarks may not be appropriate as favors but you can purchase more elegant sterling silver bookmarks which are more appropriate are favors. These favors are not only attractive but they give the impression that you really were looking for a favor which your guests will appreciate. You can even combine a beach themed bookmark with a short book of love poems as a favor for your wedding so the theme of the wedding is combined with the overall theme of love. Wedding Favors Etiquette Believe it or not there are actually certain rules of etiquette which apply to the act of giving wedding favors at your wedding reception. Although many of these rules are not as rigid as other types of etiquette it is important to realize there are some generally accepted principles which are associated with the distribution of wedding favors. These rules of etiquette include questions such as whether or not favors are necessary, whether or not favors should be given to children, how favors should be distributed and how much should be spent on wedding favors. This article will take a look at some of these rules of etiquette and will hopefully help the reader to understand a little more about the etiquette involved in giving wedding favors. The question of whether or not wedding favors are necessary is certainly one question many couples have as they are planning their wedding day. The answer to this question is that wedding favors are not absolutely required but they are certainly expected. This means you do not have to give wedding favors but many of your guests will be expecting to receive one. Therefore not distributing favors is not recommended. This is because wedding favors are a way of thanking your guests for coming to your wedding and offering them a memento of the occasion. While you can certainly visit with each guest individually to express your thanks for their attendance this may not be possible if you are having a very large wedding. You may make an effort to visit with each guest but may simply run out of time. However, if you provide wedding favors your guests will know their attendance at the wedding was appreciated. If you are including children in your wedding ceremony and reception you should definitely give some thought to giving wedding favors to the children. Traditionally, children at a wedding would receive the same favor as the adults. However, some couples may opt to give the children a favor which is more age appropriate. This can be difficult to do because in most cases favors are merely left on the table. If you only have one or two children in attendance you can simply place favors at each place setting and during the reception take some time to visit with the children and offer them the more age appropriate favor in addition to the one found at their place setting. However, if you plan on having a large number of children in attendance this technique can create a significant additional expense because each of the children will be receiving two favors. In this case you can place the favors with the place cards. This will help to ensure the children are all receiving the appropriate wedding favor. Another concern couples often have regarding wedding favor etiquette is how the favors should be distributed. The easiest and most common way to distribute wedding favors is to place the favors at each place setting before the reception begins. In most catering halls the staff will be happy to put the favors out while they are setting the tables. However, if they are unable to do so, you can ask a friend or family member to visit the catering hall before the reception to take care of this detail. For guests who do not attend your wedding but send a gift in advance you might want to consider mailing a favor to them along with a thank you note to express your gratitude for their kindness. Many couples are concerned with the cost of wedding favors. In fact one of the primary reasons many couples consider not giving wedding favors is they think it will be too costly. It is important to note that wedding favors do not have to be extravagant or expensive. A favor of a simple flower can be quite inexpensive and still shows your appreciation for your guests. Deciding how much to spend on wedding favors is mostly a matter of your personal budget. You should set a budget for wedding favors first and then begin shopping for favors which you think will be appropriate. This will allow you to seek out great deals and offer your guests the most appropriate wedding favor you can afford to give. Wrapping Wedding Favors For many couples one of the most tedious aspects of planning a wedding is wrapping the wedding favors. This is especially true if you are planning to have a large wedding reception with many guests in attendance. Wrapping wedding favors for hundreds of guests can be very time consuming. Therefore couples should plan on purchasing their wedding favors well in advance to avoid having to wrap the favors at the last minute. In general you would ideally want your favors to arrive 2-3 weeks before your wedding date to give you plenty of time to get them wrapped without feeling stressed. Orders involving personalization should be ordered even early because these will take significantly longer to arrive. This article will offer a wide range of advice on wrapping wedding favors including advice on how to wrap favors and tips for making wrapping wedding favors a lot more fun. Our first tip for wrapping wedding favors is to make sure you factor the cost of wrapping the gifts into your overall budget for wedding favors. This is important because it can add a significant amount to the cost of the favors. Most wedding favor distributors can ship the favors to you already wrapped but there is likely to be a costly fee for this service. It is far less expensive for the couple to wrap the gifts themselves. The most common theme for wrapping wedding favors includes wrapping the gifts in white and using ribbons the color of the bridesmaids' dresses to adorn the wrapped packages. However, some couples opt for white ribbons for a more monochromatic appearance. Whichever way you decide to wrap your favors you should try to estimate of wrapping supplies such as paper, tape and ribbons before you purchase the favors to ensure these costs will not put you over budget. This may influence the wedding favors you select because you may be more inclined to select favors which are smaller because they will require fewer additional resources to wrap. Another tip for wrapping wedding favors is to not avoid this project until the night before the wedding. In the opening paragraph we stressed the importance of ordering your wedding favors early to avoid having to wrap them at the last minute. This is incredibly important because wrapping wedding favors can be very time consuming. If you leave it until the last minute you may find yourself staying up all night to try to get all of the favors wrapped and unfortunately may run out of time and not be able to wrap them all. We cannot urge you enough to purchase your favors ahead of time and wrap them as soon as they arrive. This way you can simply set them aside and will not have to worry about them again until it is time to get them to the reception location so they can be placed at each place setting. Wrapping wedding favors is definitely not a fun project. It can be very time consuming and can also be incredibly tedious. One way to make the project easier is to enlist the help of friends or family members to help you. If you get together a group of 3-4 of your friends you will find the task of wrapping the wedding favors is accomplished in much less time than it would take you to wrap them yourself. You will also have a great deal more fun because you will be spending time with your friends as you wrap the wedding favors. Our last tip for wrapping wedding favors is to keep the wrapping very simple. You may have ideas about complex wrapping techniques and elaborate ribbons but this can make the task of wrapping the wedding favors take considerably longer than it has to take. Plus it can make storing the wedding favors very difficult. If you spend a great deal of time tying elaborate ribbons it would not make sense to stack the wrapped favors in a box where the ribbons will become crushed. You would have to find a space big enough to lay each favor out flat. This can be very difficult and even if you are able to do it, it will likely cause some inconvenience. Therefore we recommend simpler methods of wrapping and decorating your wedding favors. Unique Wedding Favors for Each Table Although it is not very common, some couples may opt to provide unique wedding favors for each table at their wedding. The more standard practice is to give each guest the same favor but if the centerpieces will vary from table to table the couple may want to vary the favors as well. This is a great idea for a couple who cannot settle on one overall theme for the wedding. They may choose to have a different theme for each table and as a result may also prefer to have a different wedding favor for each table. This article will take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of offering unique wedding favors for each table at your reception. One of the most obvious advantages to offering unique favors at each table is it prevents the couple from having to select just one wedding favor. There is a wide variety of wedding favors available and many couples have a great deal of trouble selecting just one favor. This may be because they are not agreeing on which favor would be the most appropriate or because they each have several different favors which they really like and are having difficulty narrowing down their options. For either of these cases, the idea of giving different wedding favors at each table is a great idea. Another advantage to giving unique wedding favors for each table is that the couple can branch out and either choose several different themes or one overall theme which they vary slightly from table to table. This can make the process of shopping for wedding favors a lot more fun for couples who enjoy doing this. However, couples who feel stressed out by the process of selecting wedding favors would be wise to simply stick to one wedding favor because the process of selecting several different favors can make the planning exponentially more stressful. One of the major disadvantages of offering unique favors at each table is the couple will not likely be eligible for bulk order discounts. Many wedding favor manufacturers are often willing to offer discounts to couple who are ordering a large number of the same favor to distribute to all of their guests. However, couples who are ordering different favors for each table will likely not qualify for these discounts. Most weddings have approximately 8-12 people at each table. This means the couple will not be ordering many of each favor and will most likely have to pay full price for each one. Another disadvantage to providing unique wedding favors for each table is it can make setting the tables more complicated. If each table will also have a unique centerpiece and the wedding favors are designed to match the centerpiece, special care must be taken to ensure the correct favors are placed at the correct table. This may be obvious if the favors are unwrapped but if they are wrapped it can be incredibly difficult. Someone familiar with the favors and how they were wrapped should oversee the process of setting the tables to ensure the correct favors are placed at each table. Another disadvantage to giving unique wedding favors to each table is it may create discontent among the guests. For example some guests may feel as though the favors given to one table are nicer than the ones given to the table at which they are seated. This is not a major concern as most guests will not make these types of comparisons but if the couple is concerned about this possibility they may wish to keep the wedding favors the same for each table. Unique Wedding Favor Ideas Planning a wedding can be a very stressful event but there are some aspects of planning a wedding which can be a great deal of fun. Selecting wedding favors can be one of the aspects which can be fun. Many brides and grooms may spend a great deal of time, energy and money planning on the location and the food for their wedding but they may not realize the wedding favors they give out can be a very important part of the wedding planning. This is because the wedding favor is the one item the guests take home and will therefore be the one item which the guests remember for the rest of their lives. For as long as they have your wedding favor, it will serve as a reminder of your wedding day. Keeping this in mind you will want to select a wedding favor which is truly unique. Books can make a really unique wedding favor. Most people do not think of giving books as wedding favors but they can make great wedding favors. This is especially true if you select a book which either suits the theme of the wedding or a book which is a good representation of the love you and your new spouse share for each other. For example a book of love poems which you and your partner find particularly inspiring can make a great wedding favor. Charitable donations made in the name of your guests are another unique idea for a wedding favor. Traditional wedding favors include knick knacks or other items which are not very useful. These types of wedding favors often become clutter in the homes of your friends or family members or may be discarded after a short period of time but a gift such as a donation to a favorite charity is likely to be more special to your guests. Items such as t-shirts with the name of the bride and groom and the date of the wedding also make unique wedding gifts. These are not common but they are certainly a gift which will serve as a reminder of your wedding day. Your guests will not likely where their favors while they are out running errands but they may where them around the house. You can make these gifts more personalized by choosing colors specifically for each gift or giving different styles of t-shirts to different guests. You can even use permanent marker to write a brief message to each guest on the shirt to make the gift more special. Another unique wedding favor idea is a gift of spices. This can work well with your theme if it focuses on cooking or may be appropriate even if your wedding does not have a particular theme. Try attaching a ribbon to each spice with a short note about how love is the spice of life. This play on words can help to make the favor appropriate for a wedding. However, it is also a gift your guests are likely to appreciate because it is really something they can use. Unlike many other types of favors which may not be very useful, a favor of spices is a great idea which is both unique and useful. A final idea for a unique wedding favor is a bottle of you and your new spouse's favorite beer. Many brides and grooms give their guests small bottle of wine or champagne as a wedding favor. However, if you are not a big fan of wine or champagne and much prefer a nice cold beer, you can use beer as your favor instead. This will be considerably more affordable and will likely be a more accurate representation of your personal style. If you plan ahead you may even be able to have the labels customized to include your names and the date of our wedding so your guests will think of your fondly when they enjoy their beer. Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love The purpose of wedding favors is to thank your guests for coming to your wedding and ultimately showing their support for your commitment to each other. As a result you should really try to find wedding favors which your guest will love. In some cases this may mean you have to give your guests a wedding favor which may not appeal to you but that you know the majority of your guests will love. However, in most cases the wedding favor you select for your guests will be something you know they will love as well as a favor which you would also love to receive. This article will provide a few wedding favor ideas which are enjoyed by many guests. Edible wedding favors are one type of favor which the majority of your guests will love. There are a lot of options available for couples who wish to give their guests some type of edible favor. Candy is one of the most popular options available. Many couples like to give their guests a candy bar with a personalize wrapper which includes the names of the bride and the groom as well as the wedding date. Other candies such as mints or hard candies are also very popular. These candies can often be distributed in personalized containers such as tins or glass containers. Cookies are another type of edible wedding favor which is very popular. The cookies can include a photo of the couple or may be a fortune cookie with a quote from a love song or phone inside. Miniature wedding cakes are another type of edible wedding favor your guests will appreciate. These are not as popular as other types of wedding favors because they can be rather expensive but if they fit within your budget, your guests are sure to be delighted by these favors. These wedding favors can be distributed in small boxes so your guests can take them home easily. Picture frames are another example of wedding favors that many guests love to receive. Guests like to receive this type of favor because it is a very practical gift. They can use the frame to hold a picture of the couple or for any other purpose they wish. Giving picture frames is also a great idea because they come in such a wide variety that finding a suitable one should be easy. Picture frames can be purchased to reflect the theme of the wedding or can be romantic in nature to reflect the underlying theme of love which prevails at all weddings. Alternately picture frames selected as favors can be rather plain in nature. This helps to ensure the pictures frames will be used by the guests because it makes it more likely that they will work well with the decor in the guests' homes. Another example of wedding favors guests love is basically anything which they can use and which will help them to remember the wedding fondly. One way to accomplish this is to provide wedding favors which are not only practical but also closely relate to the theme of the wedding. Wedding favors which incorporate the theme of the wedding are much more likely to trigger the guests to remember the details from the wedding each time they see or use the favor. Last Minute Wedding Favors Couples who are in the process of planning their wedding and neglect to shop for wedding favors early on in the process may find themselves scrambling at the last minute for wedding favors. This often happens as the wedding planning progresses and the couple gets caught up in other details. Time can often seem to fly by during the process of planning a wedding and the couple may keep putting off the process of shopping for wedding favors until the last minute. When this happens it can seem stressful but it is important to remember that all hope is not lost and the couple can still provide great wedding for their guests even when shopping at the last minute. This article will provide some great information on how couples can still give their guests great wedding favors even when they are shopping at the last minute. The first thing to remember when shopping for last minute wedding favors is that you will likely have to face the fact that personalized wedding favors will not likely be possible. This includes favors which include the names of the bride and groom as well as the wedding date such as candy bars with customized wrappers or candle holders with a personal message. Purchasing these types of wedding favors often involve a lead time of at least a couple of weeks. This means you will have to order the items a few weeks before you need them. If you are last minute shopping for your wedding favors you will not likely have this much time available. While there are many wedding favor distributors who will be willing to rush the order for you, they will also likely charge you very high fees for this service. The cost of rushing the wedding favor may more than double the price of the favor. If you are seeking last minute wedding favors, one great idea is candy. Giving candy as wedding favors can be incredibly quick and easy. You can purchase gift bags from stores which sell wedding supplies and fill these bags with some of your favorite candies. You can purchase the candy in bulk and divide it up into the smaller bags. Candies such as miniature chocolate bars, hard candies or other individually wrapped candies are all appropriate for this use. Flowers are another great last minute wedding favor idea. If you are already planning to have floral centerpieces, your florist may be able to supply one additional flower for each guest in attendance. This is a very simple gift but it is also extremely appropriate as a wedding favor. Flowers are often used as symbols of love so giving a favor of a flower is an excellent idea for a wedding. It will also likely closely match the centerpieces so the wedding favors will actually help to contribute to the decor at the wedding reception as well as serving as a favor for the guests. Finally, if you are in need of a last minute wedding favor you can have keys made for each of your guest. You can use a ribbon to attach a note to each key informing your guests that you wish they will keep in touch through the years and that your home will always be open to them. The key you give them does not have to be an actual copy of the key to your house but can rather serve as a symbolic gesture that you will always be available if they need you. Wedding Favors for Less Than One Dollar When most people think of wedding favors they do not think it will be a substantial part of the wedding budget. This is largely because the unit price of each wedding favor is often quite low. However, it is important to remember that this price must be multiplied by the number of guests in attendance and this can really add up if there are a large number of guests at the wedding. It can also add up quickly if the unit price is quite high. As example consider wedding favors with unit prices of $2 and $10. If you plan to have 500 guests at your wedding and give each one a $2 favor your budget for wedding favors will be the same as it would be if you plan to have a small wedding of only 100 people and give each of them a favor which costs $10. In both cases you would need to have a budget of $1000 for wedding favors. From this example you can see why it is very important to consider both the unit price as well as the number of guests. Fortunately, whether you are having a large or a small wedding there are many wedding favors available for less than $1 which can help to keep the wedding favor budget low. This article will provide some ideas for wedding favors which typically cost less than $1. Place card holders are one type of wedding favor which is typically available for less than $1 per place card holder. There are certainly some place card holders which will cost much more than $1 per unit but you are likely to also find many which are priced under $1. Place card holders make great wedding favors because they not only serve a purpose at the wedding but they can also be used as small picture frames by the guests after the wedding. Tins containing mints are another option for wedding favors which are often priced at under $1 per unit. These tins come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes but the tins which are priced at less than $1 are likely to be quite small. However, there are also a wide variety of designs available. You can purchase ones which feature a tuxedo design or a wedding dress. You can also find tins with wedding bells or flowers on the top. Another way to find wedding favors for less than $1 per favor is to inquire with the wedding favor distributor about clearance or closeout items. These are often items which have been discontinued or which the distributor is not planning to stock anymore. Many distributors are willing to offer these favors at discounted prices because they do not have many left and are trying to free up space in their warehouse. If these items have been discontinued or the distributor is not willing to order more you may be limited to the number of favors the distributor has in stock. If this quantity is enough to meet your needs, you are certainly in luck but if you need more than is available, it might be a good idea to search for other inexpensive wedding favors unless you know for sure there is another distributor who can sell you additional quantities of the same favor. Delegating the Responsibility of Selecting Wedding Favors For many couples shopping for and selecting wedding favors can seem like an overwhelming task. There are a number of reasons why couples might feel this way. One of the most significant reasons why a couple may feel overwhelmed about selecting their wedding favors is simply because they have so much to do while planning their wedding. There are a number of important details such as selecting a location, choosing centerpieces, coordinating the catering and other details that couples may simply just have too much to do. For these couples it might be a good idea for the couple to delegate the responsibility of selecting the wedding favors to a trusted friend or family member. Of course this is only a viable option if the couple is willing to allow their friend or family member complete freedom to select the wedding favors. If they are constantly trying to oversee the effort it will cause additional stress. This article will examine the concept of delegating the responsibility of selecting wedding favors to a friend or family member and will offer some advice on how to do this and still ensure you will be thrilled with the wedding favors your guests receive at your wedding. The most important thing to remember when delegating the responsibility of selecting wedding favors to a friend or family member is that you have to carefully discuss your budget with the friend or family member beforehand. The person responsible for selecting the wedding favors should know exactly how much you can afford to spend on wedding favors so they do not exceed this amount. They should also have a good idea of how much you would like to spend on wedding favors is this number is less than the absolute most you are willing to spend. For example you may have $1000 available to spend on wedding favors but you may prefer to spend only $750 if possible. Another factor to consider when delegating the responsibility of selecting wedding favors is your own personal taste and preferences. You should discuss your preferences for wedding favors with the person in charge of selecting them beforehand to ensure they will be seeking out wedding favors which you will like. One way to do this is to do a little research before delegating the responsibility. This way you can provide your friend or family member with a few favors which you like as examples of the type of favor you would like to give. This way they will have a good idea of the types of favors you are looking for and will likely select something you will think is appropriate. Finally, if your friend or family member will not only be selecting the wedding favors for you but also making the purchase, you should make sure they are well aware of how many guests you are expecting and how many favors you would like to purchase. This is very important because it will help to make sure you do not find yourself with too few favors or that your friend or family member doesn't order too many favors. The number of guests will also be important in the process of selecting wedding favors because this relates closely to your budget. However, if you do not want to give your friend or family member this information or are unsure of how many guests to expect you can give them a budget for the costs of each individual favor instead of an overall budget. Wedding Favors for Children Deciding to include children in your wedding or reception is a very personal decision. Some people feel very strongly that children are too disruptive at weddings while others love the idea of sharing their wedding day with children and welcome children to attend the wedding ceremony and reception. While deciding whether or not to invite children is a matter of personal opinion; if you do decide to invite children they should absolutely receive some sort of wedding favor. Some couples opt to give the children the same favor as the adults while other couples prefer to give the children a different favor which is more appropriate for their age. This article will provide some idea for giving wedding favors to children. The first thing to consider when giving wedding favors for children is the age of the children involved and the type of favor which will be given to the adults. This is important because sometimes the favor you are planning to give to the adults would be greatly appreciated by children of all ages while other times the children would likely prefer to receive a more age appropriate wedding favor. For example if you are planning to give the adults an edible wedding favor such as candy or cookies most children would likely be happy to receive this type of favor. However, if you are planning to give the adults a favor such as wine charms you might want to select another favor for the children in attendance. One great wedding favor idea for children is an activity packaged designed specifically for use as a wedding favor. These packages have items such as games, markers and other activities so children can use the favor at the wedding. This is an especially good idea for children who are too young to enjoy the music and dancing at the reception and who may become bored easily. This type of wedding favor will not only help to keep the children entertained during the wedding but will also be a nice gift for them to take home after the wedding. Stuffed animals are another option for a wedding favor for children. You can purchase stuffed animals with a wedding related theme such as a bride and groom teddy bear which would be appropriate for a wedding favor. Another option is to seek out stuffed animals which match the theme of the wedding. For example you may give the children a teddy bear dressed for the beach at a beach themed wedding or a stuffed penguin dressed like Santa Claus for a Christmas wedding. Another option is to give each of the children a gift certificate to one of the popular stores where children can make their own stuffed animals. These stores allow children to select their own teddy bear and watch it be stuffed before their eyes. They can even select outfit for the bears or have sound chips inserted. Still another option for giving wedding favors to children is to just give the children a small toy which is appropriate for their ages. These toys can be purchased at any store selling children's toys rather than at distributors of wedding favors. If you know the children personally you can select toys which suit their interests. However, if you only know the age of the children who will be in attendance you can simply seek out toys which are appropriate for boys and girls of that age. Finally, couples who are unsure of what type of wedding favor to give to children can always resort to an edible wedding favor. Even if the adults will not be given an edible favor, the couple may decide to give the children edible favors. Edible favors can range to photo cookies with a picture of the bride and the groom to candy bars with the couples name and the date of the wedding. The children in attendance are much more likely to be impressed with a wedding favor of cookies or candy than they will with the more sophisticated wedding favors the couple selects for the adults in attendance.






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