All Your Questions About Wedding Favors Answered!

Do I Need To Give Out Wedding Favors?

Well there's nothing in your wedding you really need - you don't even need flowers! But don't underestimate the importance of wedding favors, the tradition of handing out tokens, favors, keepsakes or bombonieres dates back many years. Wedding favors are a symbol of the gratitude the bride and groom feel for sharing in one of their most important moments of their lives. Many guests cherish wedding favors - it is the universal "Thank You for Sharing in Our Day".

What Should I Give As My Wedding Favors?

How will your guests remember your wedding apart from all other weddings they have been to? Quite simply: with the wedding favors you choose to distribute. Choose a favor that really means something, one that is practical and long lasting or one that suits your wedding's theme. Give a favor that makes an impression - one that stands out - something absolutely fabulous that won't break your bank.

There's So Many Wedding Favors, I'm Really Having A Hard Time Deciding, Can You Help?

Wedding favors should reflect your personal style. Favors can be inspired by the season your are marrying in, the setting, the theme, your obsessions or passions. Whether you are throwing a destination tropical beach wedding, are passionate about baking, hoping for snowflakes on your special day, or are head over heels for chocolate truffles - your favors should inspire you and fit in with your style.

Start your search for the perfect wedding favor by browsing through magazines, websites, specialty shops, chocolatiers, gift shops and stationary boutiques - and here at Little Things Favors (we carry over 7,000 wedding items!). Gather ideas not only on the favors, but how you would package and display them. Look for items out of the norm of favors - give something that you would love to receive.

Is your wedding centered on a specific color? Colored candies in a tin, personalized with your names & date. A colored or scented candle favor to match your theme. Does your wedding revolve around a certain flower? Give miniature ready to plant pots from a garden supply store of the flowers or succulents. Vegas or Atlantic City a favorite pastime? Give casino inspired favors - playing cards, personalized chips, lucky blessing ring charms.

Thankfully, unlike the old days, brides are not limited just to candies and Jordan almonds as their wedding favors. Wedding specialists continually design new ideas as trends to wedding favors change seasonally and annually. Professionals have come up with wedding favors which are themed based, trendy, chic, stylish - but most of all affordable.

Who Do I Give The Wedding Favors To? Is It 1 per Guest or 1 Per Couple?

When the decision is finally made on the type of wedding favors to get, the next dilemma is how many to order. A good rule of thumb is one wedding favor per couple (or family) or per single guest; or if your budget allows, one wedding favor per guest. If your worried about a couple receiving two of the same wedding favors, you may want to purchase two different wedding favors (such as two different style wine stoppers).

If you're selecting something that can be used for the home, such as a bottle opener, wine stopper or coasters, you can give one per couple or family. If you're selecting something that is meant to be individually used such as lip balm or chocolate, you should purchase one per guest.

How Do I Package My Wedding Favors?

Chances are many of the wedding favors come prepackaged and don't need any additional packaging - except for maybe personalized ribbon or tag. But if you are selecting something that requires packaging - how you package your favors is just as important as what type of favor you give. From pretty boxes, to clear cellophane bags, to bride & groom boxes, tiny tin pails, organza and tulle, handmade papers, colorful raffia - a bride's options are not limited. Check your local craft, stationary or fabric stores for some ideas.

How Do I Present or Give Out My Wedding Favors?

The most popular way to give out wedding favors is by displaying one on each place setting - if you are giving one wedding favor per person. If you are planning on one wedding favor per couple, you can place the wedding favor in between their place setting - and directly in front of the place settings for single guests. Favors can also be used to hold the place cards. Simply attach a ribbon or a pin to your favors and place cards and set them up on the place card table - every guest single or couple will be guaranteed to receive a favor that way.

Another option is to create a wedding centerpiece in the middle of each table. With such pretty packaging available today, you can design a centerpiece that will stand out! Or you can create a favor table near the door which would allow each guest to take one as they leave. Set up a frame on the table with the simple words, "Thank You", "Please Take One" "It Was So Sweet of You to Join Us". But just remember when you do this, some guests may take more than one!

Another idea is to hand your favors out yourself as you are working the room and greeting your guests. If that is too much of an undertaking, the wait staff can present favors on silver lined trays to each table during the dessert course

My Budget is Tight, How Much Do Wedding Favors Cost?

USNews says the average cost a couple spends on wedding favors is $289 and Wedding Stats says it is $251, and we average the cost to be $125 based on what brides really buy on our website. However, if you're only purchasing one favor per couple, this cost can be much less. Favors can cost under one dollar up to double digits per favor - but its all what you feel comfortable spending. If you are planning on spending a certain amount on your favors - make sure they are functional, fun, meaningful and won't be left behind. Spend what you can afford - and give something that you would appreciate receiving.
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