When planning a wedding, wedding favours are always the last to be considered. They are small gifts given to wedding guests as a way of showing gratitude, and hopefully a memorable keepsake of the event itself. Most people use photos, donations, thank you notes and much more as wedding favours. You are limited by your creative when choosing what to use as these small gifts. So, if you are planning your wedding and want to make your wedding favours unique and memorable, you need to give them a personal touch. How? Below are 6 Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Favours to help you.
Pick something with a meaning
You do not give favours just for the sake of filling up some space on the table. If you want them to be memorable, go for something that will make the guests remember your wedding for years to come whenever they see it.
Add a Note with Sweet words
You should find a way to add a note with sweet words regardless of what you choose as your wedding favour. Thank them for being there in your big day. Doing this using a note with kind words can make your small gift more than a present.
Do Something with Novelty Value
Most people go for wedding favours that are predictable like chocolate, photos or little trinkets. One really cool idea is to have stubby holders photo printed with an image that signifies the wedding, a couples shot for instance. Then every time you see that beer cooler at a friend’s house, you’ll be reminded of that special day.
Consider the surrounding
Go for something that will not cause any environmental damage. This way, even if the wedding favours are in excess, your guests will not be worried about waste, and will feel free to enjoy.
When and how your wedding favours will be distributed is something you cannot ignore. To ensure every guest gets something, consider placing them at guest tables. You should also not forget to buy them in excess because there are high chances that someone will take more than their fair share.
Many people are put off with the idea of wedding favours because of waste aspect. If you are in this category, consider giving charity donations. This will uniquely mark your special day mainly if you pick a charity that has a special place in your heart. A good example of this is that you can give wedding donations to the ACRF (Australian Cancer Research Fund), and be funding cancer research with your wedding. A little card on each place setting to explain this, and everyone is happy.
Add a pretty tag
Although adding too many decorations to your wedding favours is not a good idea, personalizing it a little bit is not bad. You can go for wedding keepsakes where you can engrave your initials, date or a quote.
Never surpass your budget
You should never go beyond your financial capability in gifting your guests. Go for something unique without breaking your bank.
Don’t go for something bulky or fragile
You have to remember that your guests may not want to carry something bulky all day long. You should, therefore, choose wedding favours that can fit in their handbags or pockets. Then again if most of your guests will be traveling, consider going for something that cannot spill, easily break or one which is not acceptable in security screenings.
Don’t give them a compulsion
If giving wedding favours is not your idea, do not force yourself. You can consider avoiding them all together because you are already treating your guests with drinks, fun, dancing among others.
Don’t go for edible Wedding favours
Freshness is one aspect that limits you from going for edible favours. To maintain the freshness of the edible favours, it means they have to be made and packed a day before or on the wedding day. The week preceding a wedding is busy for couples and will have time to do all this. Moreover, you want something that your guests will remember in years to come. Edible favour will be forgotten as soon as the wedding is over. The best thing is to avoid giving edible favours.
Avoid putting your name
If you are considering giving take-away wedding favours, putting your name or wedding info on them is not a good idea. Just limit this on the packaging or the removable sticker. This will make your wedding favours applicable at all times in their houses.
Don’t go for casual decors
When choosing your wedding favours, do not go for something too typical and will end up collecting dust in your guest’s house. Go for something different that will be special to him or her and something she will need to use or see often. If you have to been to a wedding before where the wedding favours were successful, consider using it or making it somehow unique and use it.
Wedding favours show that you care and appreciate the efforts your guests have shown in support of your big day. You should, therefore, strive to make them unique and memorable. With the above dos and don’ts, you cannot go wrong.