Can You Do Me a "Favor"?
I recently had a bride ask my advice about wedding favors. My short answer - skip ‘em. Put your money elsewhere. Weddings are expensive enough without giving your guests a trinket as a thank you for coming. Now get comfy for the long answer…
- Miniature bottles of booze.
Think classy bottles of Rosé, Champagne or Prosecco. Make it more personal by customizing a thank you tag to hang from it.
- A late night snack.
These are becoming increasingly popular, and oh, so delicious! You can either have your caterer whip up some fun foods to be passed out later or bring in food from your favorite place (mini cheeseburgers, sushi rolls, pizza or anything else you love!).
- An elaborate dessert bar.
- Teas, coffee or spices.
The favors at one wedding I coordinated years ago were mini bottles of spices, which was a recipe from the groom’s family. Cute, useful and personal!
- Succulents or plants.
- Shawls or blankets.
- Cheap trinkets that will get left behind.
We’re often at the wedding until the end and helping to clean up. Trust me, these things get left.
- Candles or anything with your name and wedding date on them.
I know this seems like something you’d obviously want to include, but your guests don’t really want anything with YOUR name and wedding date on them. If you must include this, add a detachable tag your guests can remove and still use the favor.
- Something meaningless.