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Wedding Favor Etiquette

Wedding Favor Etiquette

What They Are And Are They Mandatory? 

Your wedding day would not be nearly as memorable or unique without your beloved friends and family to celebrate it with you. It would be best to express your gratitude and appreciation with wedding favors that are meaningful and will be appreciated by your guests. While there are no rules in presenting wedding favors, there are a few guidelines, and we are here to present them to you and help you understand them.

Are Wedding Favors Necessary?

No, they are not necessary, but that is not the complete answer. While they are not mandatory or crucial, wedding favors are a wonderful way to thank your guests and give them a lasting memory of your wedding that they can actually take home with them. If your budget allows for it, you should definitely look into giving out wedding favors. Wedding favors do not need to be expensive or extravagant… the thought behind them is what counts.

How much should I spend on wedding favors?

Firstly, you should take a look at your budget, figure out what you can afford, and then what you want to gift your guests with. The amount of money you will spend depends on your budget and preferences only, and there is no set limit. 

Many couples choose to go for a personal and inexpensive favor to each guest. Other couples present a more elaborate favor to each couple or family, avoiding the option of gifting every person individually. Creativity is key in this part, and knowing your quests is also beneficial. On top of that, most couples choose to send favors to the guests who were not able to attend the wedding.

I want to give wedding favors, but my budget is tight. What should I do? 

The real value of wedding favors does not lay in their worth, but in the gift’s inherent significance. Wedding favors do not have to be expensive at all. In fact, they can be a single flower that is meaningful to the couple or a handmade paper booklet of how the couple met. 

If your budget is tight, we suggest browsing the market for the cheapest options and then putting inexpensive custom labels, personalized ribbon, or hangtags on them- this will add the personalized touch to your wedding favors and take them to the next level. If personalization is not something you want, a small gift wrapped in pretty boxes can get the job done and leave a significant impact. Simple place card holders or picture frames are practical favors that guests can take home and use, and they are not going to break your wedding budget.

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