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Wedding Favors – Homeade or Not?

Wedding Favors – Homeade or Not?

When it comes to planning a wedding, the happy couple are so caught up in making arrangements for the venue, invitations, the dresses and suits, cake, flowers, etc. that many couples ask the question of “why give wedding favors?”

It is important that you think of your wedding favors as a unique way for guests to remember your special day. Also, favors are a fantastic way of saying thank you to all of those guests that attend your wedding day. A wedding favor is simply a token of appreciation.

In the past, it was always tradition that a wedding favor was a piece of wedding cake sent home with the guests which was wrapped in a pretty box. Of course, tradition has changed somewhat and there are a variety of different wedding favors available, from candy to jewelry.

Many couples now merge their wedding favors with the place cards or place card holders. Place cards are important at any venue where guests are encouraged to sit at a designated table. Therefore, it is possible to create a personalized place card as a great wedding favor for your guests that have their name and table number on. It will be a permanent reminder of your special day. Also it is possible to put a small pretty box of after dinner mints at each table setting, which the guest can either take home with them, or simply eat the mints after dinner, again another nice keepsake.

Not everything to do with your wedding has to be practical. You could use unique wedding favors that show your favorite times or hobbies. Such as, if your first date was in a coffee shop, then consider giving a wedding coffee collection favor, in remembrance of when you first met. It is also possible to have things such as these engraved with the bride and groom’s names and wedding date.

Listed below are some wedding favor gift ideas.

Small Individual Boxes of Candy


Flower Favor Boxes

Scented Soaps


Mulling Spices

Wine Bottle Stopper


Small Individual Boxes of Cookies

Photo Frame

Personalized Candy Hearts

Personalized Pen

A wedding favor can be given to the guests at any time of the reception. The wedding favor, as stated before, can be placed on the table with the place cards, given out to the guests when arriving at the reception, or they could even be given out at the same time as the champagne.

It is normal to present the best man, usher, maid of honor and bridesmaids with an extra wedding favor. This usually comes in the form of cufflinks for the best man and usher and a piece of jewelry for the maid of honor and bridesmaids. These are normally given at the same time as the speeches and toasts.

Therefore it is always a good idea to give wedding favors as part of your appreciation.