The cake is cut, the last dance is done and it’s time for guests to make way for the Bride and Groom’s exit. They gather their belongings and head for the door. The next detail is something that is sometimes included and sometimes not. There are a variety of opinions on whether or not to include wedding favors for guests at the reception, but know that this is a choice that is 100% up to the bride and groom’s preference.
If you choose to forgo the favor, try to avoid second guessing your decision or wondering what guests will think if they were expecting a favor and you don’t provide them. However, if this is a big worry for you, I suggest a “thank you” favor at each guest’s plate. It is a nice thought and shows the guests you appreciate their presence, without feeling pressured to spend a chunk of money on favors.
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If you make the choice to include wedding favors, I challenge you to think of a gift that you would enjoy taking home yourself. Try to think of something that your guests can actually use once they leave, reducing the risk of the favors being left behind or thrown away.
Here are a few favor ideas to help you start brainstorming, as well as a link to a list of 10 DIY Wedding Favors.
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Favors are a little something extra to thank your guests for attending your wedding and being a part of a day that you’ll never forget. If you decide “no favors,” for budget reasons or otherwise, try not to feel guilty or pressured to include them.
Have you been to a wedding where they had favors that were unique or truly special? Be sure to leave a comment below!