You may ask yourself, why do I need wedding favors? You may have even heard from friends or read about this topic within an online community, that wedding favors are not a necessary wedding essential. However, giving a wedding favor is a token of your gratitude, and it normally is a gesture well received by guests.
Although the custom of giving wedding favors dates back centuries (Ancient Europeans gave Jordan Almonds, the Victorians gave ornate trinket boxes), one may contend wedding favors are a tradition. So if you are a traditionlist at heart, this may be sufficent evidence for you to dole out favors to your guests.
Wedding favors, in the simplest form, are a gesture of "thanks" toward your guests who have traveled (some near, some far) to attend your wedding day. Often couples get "lost" in the whirlwind of activities during the wedding day - and sometimes its not possible to chat with every guest who is in attendance. By placing a wedding favor at each table setting, you are showing your guests you thought of them and are glad that they are there.
Also consider, this: your wedding thank you notes often are sent out weeks, sometimes months after the event date. Why wait months to thank your guests? Wedding etiquette dictates that thanking your guests should be done most promptly - and wedding favors fulfill that, however, should never be used as a substitution for hand written thank you notes.
If you are concerned about your budget, you need not fret. Wedding favors come in a variety of price ranges, and one is sure to fit your budget. Did you know that we offer hundreds of wedding favors for under $1 dollar or less?
If you feel that your wedding favors may be left behind by guests there are two points you should consider. First, if you give them something you would use in your own home, chances are your guests will take your wedding favors home. And if you are still not sure what to give, edible wedding favors such as chocolate, mints, or candy normally go over quite well and are relatively inexpensive.
So why wedding favors? Simply put, its the right thing to do. Show your guests you thought of them, and thought of every detail to make their attendance at your wedding memorable.