You may consider yourself a gift-giver extraordinaire, but let’s face it, when it comes to wedding favors, you’re probably a big rookie. After all, getting married is not something you do every year, like celebrating birthdays. These pocket-sized presents are the perfect way to thank your wedding guests for supporting you on your big day, so do not slack on them. Nevertheless, when it comes to wedding favors, there is a lot to consider. Here is a crash course on favors to help you in your quest of finding the perfect ones for your big day.
Do I have to give out wedding favors?
If you are looking to cut costs, this is not where to do it. Sorry, my thrifty friends but wedding favors are pretty much mandatory. Do not stress though, these pint-sized gifts do not have to cost much to tug at your guests’ heartstrings. When it comes to favors, it really is the thought that counts.
How much should I spend on wedding favors?
As a rule of thumb, the wedding party gifts and your favors should add up to around 2-3% of your entire wedding budget. Keep in mind that most of the companies will offer price cuts to those ordering in bulk, so there is no need to visit the dollar store.
How do I choose my wedding favors?
You should use your theme to steer you in the right direction. Are you hosting an elegant black-tie soiree? Consider placing an order for cookies in the shape of bowties and cocktail dresses. Are you are hosting your wedding in a garden? Maybe you should honor the flora and fauna around by gifting your guests with the seeds of your favorite flower or tree.
Should I handcraft DIY wedding favors?
Only commit to DIY-ing if you have the time. If you come up with a brilliant craft idea and if you have time to execute it, that is awesome and you should go for it. However, if you do not have the hours to assemble and package one for each of your guests, you may want to turn to buying bulk orders of wedding favors.
When should I start shopping for my wedding favors?
You do not want to find yourself flavorless a few weeks before your wedding day, so start shopping as soon as possible. We suggest kicking off your hunt at least two months in advance of your big day, just to be safe. If you are taking on a hefty craft project, you will want to start even earlier.