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Assembling your Wedding Favors

2 Weeks Before Your Wedding: Assembling Your Wedding Favors

Gifting your guests is an excellent idea. The favors are a unique gesture to show gratitude to your guests and appreciate their support during your wedding. Favors also give your guests something to hold on to and remember the wedding day. However, all too often, some tokens are left behind or forgotten and tossed soon after the wedding. To ensure that your gifts get the appreciation they deserve, you need to be strategic in choosing them.

The following are the essential tips when picking out perfect and impressive favor that they earnestly want to put to use. 

Say "no" to Monogram

You are excited about your wedding. But that is where the excitement ends. Therefore, resist the pressing urge to insert your initials or wedding date on every surface. Personalizing the gifts would be a quick way that you can turn a useful gift into something your guests will readily pass on. For guests who love entertaining would love and find coasters handy, but no one will want to exhibit coasters that featuring your engagement photo. However, the packaging is an exception. It's ideal for putting a personal touch on the packaging. It is an excellent presentation that will not put off your visitors.

Try to Border on Practicality

For any good gift, you need to put a lot of thought before your selection. Before you give out the cash to pay for monogrammed ornaments or koozies, you need to take a moment and reflect if this something that you would want? Considering that you have put money and time into the favors, you want it to get to good use but not to end up in a bin. So consider something that's practical. Edible favors are always a safe option that guests will enjoy while still at the reception or enjoy on their way home. Some favorites are cake pops, mini pies, or macrons. Other edibles that are considered useful are, locally roasted coffee, unique luggage tags, colored and scented candles, chocolates, or nuts. You can also give acrylic frames for the pictures at the wedding reception.

Try Before you Buy

Once you are decided on which favors to give, make a trial purchase (This is important, especially if you are buying from an online shop.). First, order a sample to see just how they look like and feel. Instead of going ahead and making a purchase of a hundred favors you loathe. You have to make sure the edibles taste good, and the handcrafted items have the right feel while the soaps have the right scent. Doing a test run is essential even if you're purchasing simple personalized tags or packaging to drape homemade presents. Do ask to see evidence to ensure every name get spelled correctly. To give you time to assemble the favors, order them one month before the wedding.

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Pick Something Meaningful

When giving favor to your guests settle on favors that depict your personalities, express the wedding's setting. You can share something that you love, and your guests will be thrilled to have. If both of you are into wine, you can consider mini wine bottles. Make them with personalized and unique labels. If you spend every most of your weekends golfing, then you can give out golf balls and or tees fully customized with your wedding location. It would be lovely to share a piece of your distinctive heritage by giving pastries and cookies. To make it more special, you can put a family recipe to provide the gift with a personal touch. Or the Evil Eye from Greece where your ancestors were born. Regional specialties like chicken fried steak from Texas, jambalaya or etouffee from Louisiana, or the bonne bouche or tourtiere from Vermont are a great way of giving guests the authentic taste of local flavors. A unique way of being meaningful would be to choose a cause in place of traditional favors that is close to your heart and make a donation towards the cause. Let the guests know that the donation is made by placing a small note on each setting.


Secretive DIY 

These would be an ideal way to save money. However, you need to make a few of them to gauge how you like the activity. They may end up being more work than you initially budgeted for in your plan. Creating, assembling, and finally wrapping 200 favors may end up being a daunting task. But homemade gifts always guarantee a personal way of showing appreciation. They also do not have to be complicated. Should you decide this is what you want for your wedding favors, do it. Do not be afraid to ask for help either. You can ask your friends to tie ribbons and affix labels, throw in a cocktail to entice them.


Plan the Display

There exists the thought that giving gifts and favors can be done at any time, during the wedding. Or throughout to the end of the night. That, however, means you can make your escort cards or place cards to double as favors. The smaller favors could be wrapped in pretty colorful packaging and can add up to the table décor. If the favors you choose deserve a spotlight in the event, then designate a unique table at the edge of the reception or towards the exit.


Order Extra


Whichever the pattern that you choose when giving out the favors make sure that you give an allowance for more, for every a hundred guests make sure you create ten more as some people are bound to take more or some may end up destroyed in transit.


Wrap it up 

Having personalized packaging enhances a thoughtful display. Consider using colorful boxes, clear cellophane, silver canisters, and tiny tin pails. Also, the packaging that you choose for the favors should make an impact just like the gift inside. However, edible favors need special packaging. These are because Paper bags and boxes rapidly soak in the grease in cookies or custom prepared popcorn (leaving behind an unattractive favor pack). To prevent this, line the package with a wax lining before adding any edible snacks to keep in the grease.

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