Wedding favors are small gifts given as a gesture of appreciation or gratitude to guests from the bride and groom during a wedding ceremony or a wedding reception. The tradition of distributing wedding favors is a very old one. In an era where brik-a-brak can easily go directly into a trashcan, it becomes more and more important to choose a wedding favor that will be an actual keepsake for your guests. Here are just a few suggestions:
- Personalized glasses
Who doesn’t need an extra drinking glass? This kind of favor can start as low as 99 cents and can be a favor given at the end of the night — or double as a serving glass for the event, if a thrifty bride is trying to cut expenses elsewhere.
These are simple, but useful. Your guests can keep your matchbooks around the house and every time they need to light a candle or fire, they’ll think of you. Your love will literally light their home!
- Photobooth photos
Photobooths have become all the rage in the last decade. Photobooths can offer a variety of experiences — big group photos with lots of props or simple shots. A personalized photo strip highlighting the wedding details can serve as a lovely keepsake for your guests.
- Baked goods or soda bottles
From personalized glass bottled Coke or Cheerwine to cookies and cake pops, guests are always excited to walk away with something sugary to commemorate your day. Store these in a simple bag or wrapper that highlight the wedding details and you’ve created an awesome favor.