10 Reasons Wedding Favors Will Enhance Your Big Day

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Ready to choose your perfect wedding favors? Find yours today at Wedding Favors & More!

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To DIY or Not to DIY: When to Call in a Wedding Professional

These days, even modest weddings can cost a pretty penny. Because of this, brides on a budget are turning more and more to DIY. And what better way to put your own personal stamp on your big day?

If you love to craft and have time to do it, DIY is a great idea. And with inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram, it’s easier than ever! But taking on too much yourself can lead to extra stress and worry, and there are some things that are always best left to the professionals.

So how do you decide which parts of your wedding to DIY and which to go professional? We’ve got a few suggestions you.

DIY

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Centerpieces: Your centerpieces are the perfect place to show off your personality. Whether you want to go simple or elaborate, elegant or fun, putting together the right centerpieces is worth doing yourself. Get flowers from your florist, or go fake and arrange them in beautiful displays in a container of your choice. You could even choose to create a centerpiece with another element besides flowers. The possibilities are endless!

Stationary: Ordering your invitations, save the date cards and programs from a specialty store or vendor can be pretty expensive. But using a DIY kit or creating a design on your computer and printing it out can look just as nice. Go for a simple design that will fit in a standard envelope. You’ll still have to pay for postage, but why pay extra for a piece of paper that people are going to throw out eventually anyway?

Makeup: If you have even a basic knowledge of makeup, doing your own makeup for your wedding may be a good option if you’re looking for ways to save money. You’ll be able to use all your own products, and you’ll look like yourself, instead of an overly done-up version of yourself. If you’re worried, do a trial run beforehand for practice.

Go Professional

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Cake: If you love to bake, it may be tempting to make your own wedding cake. But making and transporting a wedding cake can be difficult and add unnecessary stress to your big day. Better to let a professional take the job than to let one missed ingredient lead to a giant cake disaster. Plus, you’ll get the added benefit of having your cake skillfully decorated.

Photos: Your photos are an important part of capturing and remembering your big day. Though the photographer will definitely eat up a large chunk of your budget, it will be worth it. A professional photographer will be able to capture every moment, including the ones you and your guests miss. You can even have the photographer put together a high-quality album that you and your new hubby can look at for years to come.

Favors: Getting crafty with your wedding favors can be tempting, but letting a professional do the hard work for you will surely save you time and money. No matter what type of favor you’re looking for, there is an affordable and fun option out there, and all it takes is a few clicks of your mouse to get it. The peace of mind that comes with simply placing in order and knowing it will arrive on time and ready to be passed out to guests is sure to put you at ease.

Ready to find your perfect wedding favors? Visit Wedding Favors & More to order yours today!

4 Wedding Favors That Double as Decor

It’s no secret that weddings are expensive. You want your wedding to be a beautiful affair, but you don’t want to take out a loan to do it.

By having a couple of elements of your wedding reception play dual roles, you’ll be able to save a few pennies but still manage to pull off the wedding of your dreams. But that doesn’t mean your wedding has to be a complicated mess, with both people and things constantly changing places and duties.

Instead, try something simple like turning your wedding favors into centerpieces, place card holders or decorations. Here are four types of wedding favors that play double duty perfectly:

1. Candles

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If you’re going for a romantic theme, a candlelit reception provides the perfect ambiance. Cover your tables in candles to give that all over glow. Choose different sizes and shapes – from small votives to tall pillars – to create an interesting design.

Continue your candle theme by placing a candle wedding favor on each guest’s plate. These dove candles make a beautiful addition to your tables. Or choose these cupcake candles to brighten up the room and get your guests in the mood for dessert!

2. Placecard holders

There are so many little details to keep track of when planning your wedding. Your placecards are items that are easy to forget. But you don’t need to put a ton of effort or money into making them look interesting and unique.

Instead of purchasing placecard holders and wedding favors separately, find a product that can do both! This snowflake ornament is perfect for a winter wedding and has a spot for your placecards. Then, at the end of the night, guests can take them home and use them during the holiday season.

Looking for something quirky and romantic? Instead of waiting for one of your guests to clink a glass so hard they break it, let them ring one of these dainty kissing bells.

3. Candy

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Everyone loves a sweet treat! Adorn your tables with personalized candies and they’re sure to be a hit with your guests. You can customize them with your name and your wedding date, giving your tables and your day a special touch.

Toss these Hershey’s Kisses all over your tables or place them in a cute candy dish. You can even coordinate your candy dish with your centerpieces or your wedding theme. At the end of the night, hand out little baggies full of the candies for wedding favors.

4. Fresh flowers

When choosing centerpieces, many brides resign themselves to being stuck with 10-15 vases of fresh flowers after their wedding is over. But that doesn’t have to be the case!

Instead of one large vase full of flowers, break it down into small mini centerpieces. Place small bunches of fresh flowers into mini vases like these and group them together in the middle of your tables. Or, use cake stands to make your display even more interesting.

Then at the end of the night, guests can each take home one of the mini vases, and you won’t be left with a ton of centerpieces and nothing to do with them.

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