How to Select Your Wedding Favours?
Giving out wedding favours is an excellent way to show appreciation to guests who attended their wedding. These small gifts are meant to be a keepsake of the wedding day for guests. This article will provide tips on selecting wedding favours.
First, couples should carefully consider the theme for their wedding. This is important because selecting a wedding favour that coordinates with the theme can help tie the theme together. Additionally, a wedding favour that relates to the theme of the wedding will help wedding guests to remember details of the wedding more accurately because the favours will serve as a visual cue to the memories of the wedding day.
Next, they should consider the budget they have set for purchasing favours for their guests. In general, the cost of favours is not very expensive. However, when you feel you must buy one for each guest or couple attending the wedding, the cost can quickly add up. Even if the favours price is only £3 per favour, a wedding with three hundred guests would need a budget of £900 to accommodate these favours. However, couples who have a shorter guest list may be able to purchase more expensive favours for their guests.
When selecting favours, it is essential to consider how the guests will receive them carefully. This is important because the couple wants to give a gift that will be well received. The favour they select should have some value to the guests, and this may mean the favour is something useful or something which the guest will cherish in some other way.
Finally, couples will have to consider whether or not the favours they select come wrapped or whether the couple will have to wrap these favours themselves. This is an essential consideration because wrapping hundreds of favours just weeks or even days before the wedding can be time-consuming, tedious and stressful. For some couples, the decision between one favour and another is sometimes made based on whether or not the favours come pre-wrapped just because the couple realises this is not a task they will want to take on right before the wedding day.
Shopping for wedding favours can seem tedious at times. Whether the couple visits traditional stores or shops online, they will likely see many options for wedding favours, and after a while, it can be tough to remember which favours they liked or didn't like. It can also be challenging to remember per unit prices, wrapping options and details associated with the wedding favours. For this reason, we recommend taking notes in your digital wedding planner on each favour the couple is seriously considering and even taking snapshots or printing pictures if shopping online to make comparisons much more straightforward. Then once the couple has a chance to compile the information, they should wait a day or two before making the final decision. This gives them a break between the time they can compare shops and when they make the actual decision. It is far too easy to rush to make a decision and wind up regretting the decision.
FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do you give for wedding favours?
Wedding favours are given to guests as a small thank you for attending the wedding. Many different wedding favours can be given, but the most popular ones are small gifts or treats.
Some couples give their guests a small token of remembrances, such as a key chain or picture frame. Others choose to give their guests something edible such as chocolates, cookies, or candies. And still, others prefer to give their guests a special gift such as a candle or bookmark.
No matter what type of wedding favour you choose to give your guests, it is sure to be appreciated and will help to make your wedding day even more memorable.
How much do most people spend on wedding favours?
It depends on the couple's budget and what type of favours they choose. Generally speaking, couples will spend anywhere from £1 to £5 per guest on wedding favours. Some couples decide to forgo wedding favours altogether, while others opt for more personalised or unique gifts like handmade soaps or engraved picture frames.
Is it OK to not have wedding favours?
It's OK not to have wedding favours. Many couples choose not to give out favours because they can be expensive and often unappreciated. Plus, it leaves more room in your budget for other things like the cake, flowers, and photographer. If you decide to go without wedding favours, you can do a few things to make up for it. For example, you could send out thank-you cards with personalised messages or add a note to your wedding website thanking guests for their attendance. You could also provide snacks or drinks during the cocktail hour or reception so guests don't get hungry or thirsty. Whatever you decide, make sure your guests feel appreciated in some way.
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