20 March 2010

To have wedding favors or not to have wedding favors...

This is the question of the day!

When choosing a wedding favor make sure to ask yourself, would I want to get this, and would I keep it or use it? If the answer is yes, then you are headed in the right direction. If the answer is no, maybe take a step back and decide a few things. First, why do we want to give a favor? Is it because we think we are suppose to or are we unclear about why? It is my belief, if you don’t have a clear motive for giving a favor, you won’t enjoy giving the gift and your guests most likely will overlook it as well.

However, if your answer is we want to give the guests a fun gift, or we want to give a gift that symbolizes us as a couple, or we love to be creative with the details, then you have a clear objective, one that will direct you to the perfect favor.

Make sure you clearly define your budget in this area, especially when making something yourself; 200+ items can become very pricy. Personally, I love when the favor is multi-functional. An example of this would be an item that is used as an indicator of where the guest is to sit and after they get to their table they also have a memorable wedding favor; cost saving and functional!

To gather more ideas for wedding favors, come see a few of my samples at the Bridal Walk, downtown Bozeman on April 10th from 11am to 4pm.