Wedding Favours – Yes or No?
The tradition of giving wedding favours goes back many years but is starting to lose favour with cost conscious brides and grooms, so will you be giving out wedding favours – Yes or No?
As a rule of thumb all guests should receive the same wedding favours to emphasise that no guest is more important than another. Traditionally favours would consist of 5 items to represent the future health, wealth, happiness, longevity and fertility of the happy couple, often taking the form of 5 sugared almonds per guest. In recent times couples have moved away from this idea and favours come in all sorts of sizes, colours and prices including:
Personalised chocolate bars
Tins of mints
Packs of seeds
Small picture frames
Table trivia cards
Wine glass charms
IPads (I wish!)
However do your guests really want these items? Often at the end of an evening, once you and your guests have disappeared, I look around the room and see many of these favours that have been left behind because they are either not wanted or forgotten about which is a bit disappointing (although after all these years I’m quite partial to a few handfuls of sugared almonds driving home!).
If you have 100 – 200 guests coming those favours will have cost quite a bit in terms of either money buying the favours, or your, or someone else’s, precious time in making them and I have to ask would that £200, £300……. whatever the amount of money is or time, be better spent else where – maybe a better honeymoon or something for the house when you return?
I’m only letting you know what I see on a regular basis – only you can decide if it is to be wedding favours – yes or no?
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