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For a bride, the process of deciding what type of favors to have can be an extremely agonizing one.
The process takes on added importance because favors typically reside on the table and can play
a part in the overall look and tone of the table. Moreover, guests take home favors and tend
to use them as lasting reminders of your special day. This article is designed to provide some tips on\
wedding favors and will also provide some tips on how to use them. It will also provide details on
how to lay them on the table.
Having Wedding Favors?
While some people are reluctant to have wedding favors due tothe cost and the logistics, there are
many significant advantages to having favors. The chart below outlines some of the advantages and
disadvantaged of having favors:
Your wedding guests will know you care for them
Favors are great table accent pieces
Wedding favors are a lasting momento for guests
Most favors are practical and usable
Favors match reception hall decorations
Wedding fAvors are great for theme weddings
Poor favors reflect poorly on the reception
Wedding favors can be expensive
Favors can clutter a table
When people weight the advantages and disadvantages of having wedding favors, most
people find it a no brainer to have the wedding favors. Chief in people's mind is the fact that wedding
favors create a lasting impression on your guests and make them feel special and cared for.
How Many Favors?
The key to ordering the right number of favors is to know how many guests are going to
be attending the wedding. You can gauge the number of guests by the response rate. However,
if you are doing the favors ahead of time to get them out of the way, a good rule of thumb is
that there is generally a 20% decline rate for invitations. This could be a lot larger if the
guests are mostly from out of town. You should generally plan on giving one favor per person,
although with some favors it is appropriate to give one favor per couple or family.
The main disadvantage of giving one favor per couple is you need a way to distribute the
favors fairly. we would not recommend doing this unless you have assigned seats and a way of
designating the favors for the couples or families.
There are a number of ways to save money on wedding favors. You don't always need to pay a ton
of money for classy favors. One way to do this is to buy your favors a a place other than
a full service bridal boutique. Many places online offer discounted favors. Another way to cut
costs is to make them yourself. You can buy materials at a local craft store, however, you will
have to allow time to assemble the favors and to store them.
Another way to save money is to give favors on a per family basis. By limiting the favors to one
per family, you can keep the cost down. however, if you choose to do this, guest will generally
expect to receive something nice.
One of the best ways to save money is to buy favors direct. Generally you can expect to pay too
much is you go to a bridal store. Look for the discount retailer or check online first rather than
buying the favors from a catalogue. Online resources can be very helpful.
/Favors - Where to Put Them
There are a couple of ways to place the favors on a table. Many people put them in front of
the guest's placesetting. Another way is the place them in the center of the table. You can also have a person distribute the favors at the
end of the wedding reception. Moreover, a great way to distribute favors is to have them sitting
on a special favor table near the door that guests can take with them at the end of the wedding.
It is often helful to ahve someone watching this table.
Tasteful Wedding Favors
Wedding favors should always be tasteful. You do not want to give your guests some type of cheesy
toy or plastic item that you got for ten cents. Your guests will be able to tell. It is better to give
no favors at all than bad favors. Moreover, you should also try to get favors that are appropriate to
the event and tell your guests thank you for attending and celebrating.