Planning a wedding involves a lot of decisions. What will my colors be? Who should I invite? Will I serve beef or chicken?
One question that is sure to come up is whether or not you should offer wedding favors. Once as necessary as the wedding cake or flowers, today many are opting out in favor of no favors.
But without wedding favors, you’re missing out on a big opportunity to make your wedding day even more special.
Here are 10 reasons why we think you should include wedding favors:
1. Say thank you
Wedding favors are a special token of appreciation that lets your guests know you are glad that they came. At the end of the night, send them off with a gift that will tell them they were an important part of your big day.
2. Promote fun
Your wedding reception is a celebration, and your wedding favors go along with that. You want your guests to have a good time, and with a wedding favor they’re sure to enjoy, you’ll make sure your wedding is not only beautiful but fun.
3. Leave a lasting memory
Your wedding is one of the most important events in your life, and you’re sure to remember it forever. Make sure your wedding guests remember it too with a special keepsake that will remind them of your big day for years to come.
4. Give a gift
Everyone loves getting gifts – especially for free! They make people feel special and appreciated, which is exactly how you want your wedding guests to feel.
5. Stick with tradition
Traditions are what make a wedding truly special. If you want your big day to be classic and timeless, wedding favors will fit in right alongside your something old, new, borrowed and blue.
6. Decorate your tables
There’s no reason your table decorations need to stop with your centerpieces. Add more detail with beautiful wedding favors. Candles, flowers or picture frames all make striking additions.
7. Complement your theme
Whether you’re going for a winter wonderland or all-pink theme, your wedding favors can continue that theme and ensure continuity throughout your reception.
8. Show personality
Your wedding is the one day that’s all about you. Use your wedding favors to show off your creativity and uniqueness. Got a green thumb? Flower seeds are perfect. Wine lover? Personalized wine glasses make great favors. The possibilities are truly endless.
9. Share a treat
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, chances are a few of your guests do too. At the end of a long night, an edible treat is a welcome favor. Consider giving chocolate bars with personalized wrappers or small candies with your initials on them.
10. Express your love
If there’s one thing your wedding favors should do it is show your love. Not only your love for your new spouse, but also your love for your guests. After all, that is exactly what your wedding is all about.