Do It Yourself Wedding Planning (Part17) : Favours for Your Wedding.

Do It Yourself Wedding Planning (Part17) : Favours for Your Wedding.

Favours for Your Wedding.

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Giving out wedding favours is an excellent way for couples to show their appreciation to the guests who attended their wedding. These small gifts should be selected to be meaningful and meant to be a cherished memento of the wedding day for the guests. However, many couples have a great deal of trouble selecting favours for their wedding. This article will provide some tips on selecting wedding favours.



First couples should carefully consider the theme for their wedding. This is important because selecting a wedding favour that coordinates with the theme can help to tie the theme together. Additionally, a wedding favour which relates to the theme of the wedding will help wedding guests to remember details of the wedding more accurately because the favours will serve as a visual cue to the memories of the wedding day.

Next they should consider the budget they have set for purchasing favours for their guests. In general the cost of favours is not very expensive. However, when you consider you must purchase one for each guests, or couple, attending the wedding the cost can quickly add up. Even if the cost of the favours is only £3 per favour a wedding with three hundred guests would need a budget of £900 to accommodate these favours. However, couples who have a shorter guest list may be able to purchase more expensive favours for their guests.


When selecting favours it is important to carefully consider how the favour will be received by the guests. This is important because the couple wants to give a gift which will be well received. The favour they select should have some value to the guests. This may mean the favour is something useful or the favour is something which will be cherished by the guest in some other way.


Finally, couples will have to consider whether or not the favours they select come wrapped or whether the couple will have to wrap these favours themselves. This is an important consideration because wrapping hundreds of favours just weeks or even days before the wedding can be very time consuming, tedious and stressful. For some couples the decision between one favour and another is sometimes made based on whether or not the favours come pre-wrapped just because the couple realises this is not a task they will want to take on right before the wedding day.




Shopping for wedding favours can seem tedious at times. Whether the couple visits traditional stores or shops online they will likely see many options for wedding favours and after awhile it can be very difficult to remember which favours they really liked or didn’t like. It can also be difficult to remember per unit prices, wrapping options and details associated with the wedding favours. For this reason we recommend taking notes on each favour the couple is seriously considering and even taking snapshots or printing pictures, if shopping online, to make comparisons much easier. Then once the couple has a chance to compile the information they need to make a decision, they should wait a day or two before making the final decision. Taking this break between the time the couple comparison shops and the time when they make the actual decision will give them the chance to consider everything involved and make the best possible decision. It is far too easy to rush to make a decision and wind up regretting the decision



Do It Yourself Wedding Planning (part18) (When Everyone Else Involved Is a Bridezilla) will be on what’s on in Sutton Tomorrow.

Jessica Della

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