Wedding favors are usually at the top of the checklist when a bride- and groom-to-be start planning their big day. Though not essential, wedding favors are traditional — and while guests might expect to find a favor on their table, it isn’t required that they leave with one in hand. If you’re thinking about including small gifts to thank your guests for attending your wedding, you’ll want to read our do’s and don’ts for choosing just the right favor for your special day.
Do: Choose a useful favor
Consider choosing a favor that guests will find useful after the wedding. Perhaps it’s a candle or measuring spoons. Opting for something practical is a safe bet and your guests will think of you whenever they use your gift. Personalizing your favors is also a nice touch, such as including a customized book of matches with that candle. If you’re not sure your guests will actually use a practical favor, opt for a food-themed one like our Caramel Apple Wedding Favors, which can be personalized with a ribbon or sticker.
Don’t: Choose a favor out of obligation
Feel free to skip wedding favors altogether, especially if you feel pressured to include them to please others or can’t fit them into your budget. Instead, think about putting the money toward wedding elements that guests can enjoy, such as a photo booth, professional entertainment, better food or an open bar.
Do: Get personal with a message
Consider adding a sweet, personalized note from you and your fiancé. Express your love and appreciation for your guests by writing a message from the heart. Our Bride and Groom Petite Caramel Apple 12-Pack can be customized with a message on each ribbon to add a personal touch. If you decide to skip favors altogether, a beautifully rendered note at each place setting is a thoughtful way to thank your guests.
Don’t: DIY edible favors
If you’re thinking of choosing edible favors, leave it to the professionals. The beautiful hand-painted cookies, chocolates and cake pops you see on the Internet are time-consuming and difficult to make yourself. Edible favors should be made no earlier than the week of your wedding when you’ll likely be too busy with other preparations. It may be a better idea to order from a bakery or purchase gourmet confections from Mrs Prindables.
Do: Donate to a favorite charity
Break the mold by opting for a meaningful, but intangible favor. Consider a donation to a favorite cause or charity in your guests’ names. Let them know what organization has received the contribution by placing a note on each place setting or table. Still wondering what kind of favor to give your wedding guests? Do them a favor by surprising them with delectable wedding sweets from Mrs Prindables. Shop our wide selection of beautiful gourmet desserts that your guests will love!