Wedding favors have been an important part of traditional wedding ceremonies in many cultures across the world. Some of the earliest wedding favors included bonbonnieres – small fancy boxes made of porcelain or gold and encrusted with precious stones. Every bonbonniere included sweet delicacies made of sugar. Remember, sugar was very expensive then; hence only the rich could afford such expensive gifts. Today, it is common for couples to give away simple treats to thank guests for joining them for the celebration. Here are five tips to remember if you are planning to give wedding favors:
It needn’t be expensive
You do not have to spend thousands of dollars on fancy wedding favors. It could be something as simple as a cutely packaged fruit or nut with an equally cute message (nuts about you??). If yours is a beach/summer wedding, you could give parasols or monogrammed collapsible fans to keep them cool.
Look for fun ideas
Wedding favors can also be included at the after-wedding party. To add the fun element, you can give away personalized wedding glow sticks with your names or initials. You could also include a hashtag so that guests could include them while sharing photos and videos on social media. With three unique flashing modes and colors and a battery life of up to four hours, these foam glowsticks are sure to be a hit at the post-wedding party. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 888-276-3996 for a custom quote.
Edible party favors
Edible party favors are always popular. If you find the traditional cookie and candy thing to be too boring, consider giving away late-night burgers and fries as an after-party hangover cure as favors. How about Bloody Mary in cute mason jars?
Got any other ideas? We’d like to hear more from you!