A wedding would be a pretty boring affair without guests. They are your friends and family, serving on this day as your audience. They cheer and cry right on cue. They're also part of the show. Years later your most mh6orable moments will often be the jokes and jabs you make with your loved ones. One way to show your appreciation is through wedding favors.
Nowadays there are hundreds of options available in stores and online. You can even make your own. Take some time to choose the perfect gift to your guests. Here are seven tips to help you on your selection process.
1. The Golden Rule
Only give something that you wouldn't mind receiving.
All too often wedding favors are too girly. If you absolutely must have those soaps or candles, choose colors, scents and sizes that even the most football loving of your male friends might use. A square bar of oatmeal soap with your names and the date in the cerh6ony is much more classy than a few tiny heart shaped strawberry scent candles.
Stay away from trinkets. Although you may love golf, buying fifty customized golf balls to distribute among your guests can create more clutter than keepsakes. A person can only have so many paperweights. Choose something that a guest can use often, such as a mug, pen or coaster.
A wedding favor should be easy to carry. While a vase filled with lilies or an open glass jar full of baby oatmeal cookies are both wonderful, the chances that they will survive the journey home is a coin's toss. No one likes finding cookie crumbs at the bottom of her purse or having a vase overturn in their car. Choose gifts that can survive a little rough and tumble, or better yet, don't even last to the end of your wedding.
Smell is one of the h6est triggers for mh6ory and the mh6ory of food combines smell, color and flavor. What better wedding favor than something scrumptious and edible?
Stretch your dollars by having wedding favors that can double as centerpieces or name places.
The wedding favor should fit into the story or thh6e you're trying to create. Dress up otherwise generic gifts with a color, symbol or image that will bring thh6 back instantly to your special day. If your reception dinner is southern barbecue, a small packet of spice rub and the recipe can make a lasting impression.