The wedding day is all about the happy couple getting married, but the guests that come also play a big role. They often have to dedicate time and money to come to celebrate your big day, with some guests traveling from halfway across the world! A good way to thank your friends and family for coming to your wedding is to give them wedding favours. Think of wedding favours as adult loot or goodie bags. But picking the perfect gift for your guests isn’t always easy. From budgeting to presentation, here is everything you need to know about wedding favours!
Start Planning Early
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming. There are a lot of decisions that have to be made- from picking the venue to deciding on the menu. Couples often leave wedding favours until the end of planning and feel rushed. Give yourself at least two to three months before your big day to hunt down your favours. This is especially important if you’re doing it yourself or ordering something that has to be shipped.
Keep a Budget
When it comes to wedding favours, don’t feel like you have to blow the bank. Guests just want to be acknowledged; they don’t expect to get a gift as expensive as the one they gave you. After all, you’re already paying for their meal! Don’t just hit up Dollarama, but there are tons of companies that will give you a nice discount if you buy in bulk.
To DIY or Not to DIY
If you’re looking for a way to save even more on wedding favours, consider doing it yourself! DIY wedding favours can be a great way to save, but they can also be time-consuming. Make sure you give yourself enough time to get it done.
Stick to Your Theme
A good tip to helping you pick a wedding favour is to stick to your wedding theme. If you’re going for a rustic, Canadian wedding consider giving mini bottles of maple syrup! Or if you’re going for a high-end black-tie event, give out mini bottles of nice lotion.
Make it Practical
A big mistake people when picking wedding favours is to prioritize aesthetic over practicality. Sure, a wine glass etched with your wedding date might be cute, but most guests won’t really appreciate it. Who needs one wine glass with a date that doesn’t mean anything to them? When picking wedding favours, keep your guests in mind. Select something they can use and carry home easily. Food and alcohol are always great ideas!
Think About Presentation
Once you’ve decided on your wedding favours you can start thinking about how you want to present them on your big day! Some popular ideas are having a gift bag station for guests to grab on their way out, or if they’re small enough, setting them at each place setting. It’s entirely up to you! Make sure the packaging is cute though.