Congratulations! You’re planning a wedding! While planning your wedding can be an exciting adventure, it can also be rather stressful as well. As any wedding planner will know, one of the key points of planning is whether or not to have wedding favors.
Wedding favors can be a wonderful way for a bride and groom to make their celebration stand out above all other weddings that guests may have attended in the past. Personalized favors not only make your wedding unique to each individual but gives them something to remember your big day by.
Contrary to popular belief, wedding favors do not have to be complicated or elaborate gifts for your guests, they can be something as simple as engraved wine glasses. Your wedding souvenirs don’t to be expensive either. Something thoughtful for your guests will go a long way in showing your appreciation for their attendance.
- Match Your Wedding Souvenirs To Your Wedding Theme
- Personalize Wedding Favors For Special Guests
- Don’t Forget Wedding Favors For The Bridesmaids and Groomsmen!
- Useful, Edible, or both?
- Personalized Wedding Favors Don’t Have To Break The Bank!
- Know Your Guest Count – Don’t Purchase Too Many Or Too Few!
- Pick The Perfect Setting For Your Wedding Souvenirs!
What To Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Table Decorations & Souvenirs
There are a lot of thoughts that go into determining what kind of personalized favors to make your wedding the one your guests will talk about and remember for years to come. Here are just a few thoughts.
Do you have a wedding theme? Having an idea of how you’d like your wedding to look can determine your wedding favors. Are you having a rustic wedding, an outdoor backyard BBQ? A wedding on a boat? A wedding in the city? There are so many factors when it comes to determining your “theme” and in turn, deciding on the type of personalized favors to provide. Once your theme and location are set, you can get creative with your wedding favors!
Engraved kitchen utensils like custom spatulas are a unique wedding favor that won’t soon be forgotten by your friends and family attending your wedding. Every kitchen needs a spatula, so why not provide them with a colorful option that additionally reminds them of your wedding day?
Personalized to the Wedding or to the Guests
Do you want your wedding favors to be personalized to your wedding, or personalized to your guests? Some individuals choose to personalize their wedding favors based on the guest list, thus taking it up a notch. However, it is certainly not something everyone does. The norm is personalized items with the name of the couple and the wedding date, but for groomsmen, bridesmaids, and ushers, you may be looking for something more. Consider personalized wedding party flasks to really wow your wedding party.
Engraved flasks are a very popular wedding favor gift these days as they serve as both a reminder of your big day and a way to store and carry your wedding party member’s favorite liquor. With the option to customize each option with wedding role and name, you can get one each for bridesmaids and groomsmen!
Useful or Edible
Do you want something that your guests will have for years to come that is useful? Or do you want to provide something that provides instant gratification and something edible? Why not both? When offering edible options be sure to include a useful tag that is attached to your personalized bag or box.
It is likely that your guests will take their sweet treat home and the next day when they go to enjoy it, they will see your personalized bottle opener wedding favor or engraved carabiner and remember all the fun times they had at your wedding.
Do not let the potential cost of your personalized wedding favors deter you from them! There are many options out there to choose from right here at Lazer Designs, so if your budget is starting to stretch – don’t cross your favors off!
Wedding favors serve as an important reminder of memories as guests attended your wedding and act as a special thank you for their taking time to come and celebrate your big day with you. Guests will love that you provided them with a wedding souvenir regardless of what it may be!
Smaller gifts such as personalized wine openers and the above-mentioned bottle openers and kitchen utensils are all great wedding souvenirs that you can – and should! – customize in bulk for all of your guests. Each wedding souvenir is small, useful, and easy on the budget.
A big question many wedding planners ask is how many favors do you need? One per guest? One per family? These questions can be answered based on the type of favor being provided. This can be one of the most complicated parts of choosing the best wedding favors and souvenirs. As no one wants 50 leftover bottle openers or 50 personalized jars of snacks. At the same time, you don’t want too few wedding favors either!
Custom engraved shot glasses are a great wedding souvenir option, as even if you do have leftovers, they are still useful for at-home use and make great gifts for those who could not attend your wedding.
Where To Put Your Wedding Souvenirs
Now that we have covered all the important parts of choosing the best-engraved wedding favors, it’s time for the fun part! Choosing where to showcase your wedding souvenirs!
There are many options available when it comes to displaying your personalized wedding favors. Ideally, you want to place the favors in an easy and very visual spot so that guests know to take one, (or two, or three). Such as next to an eyecatching custom home decor wall sign. Here are just a few other ideas of where to place your custom favors!
The Guest Book
Putting your personalized favors near the guestbook or your custom well wishes journal will not only entice your guests to sign your book but encourage them to admire your favors and take one home. A key point here is to make sure your guests know your wedding souvenirs and don’t mistake them as display or décor. A simple sign stating “Take one!” will go a long way in helping your guests fully understand your intention.
Customized tumblers or other personalized drinkware are a great option when placing wedding favors near the guest book. Not only are they great on their own, but you can store edibles inside for a nice surprise when your guests go to open them!
The Guest Tables
Placing a personalized wedding souvenir at each place setting at the guest tables will ensure that your guests not only see them but potentially use them, and take them home. This method cuts down on the need for yet another table set up in your venue so you can have more room for dancing!
Personalized reusable straws are an excellent wedding favor that can be used right then and there during the reception! Engrave your names and wedding date on the carrying pouch and/or on each reusable straw and encourage your guests to not only take them home but do their part in reducing the presence of one-use plastics with this eco-friendly wedding souvenir.
An alternative is also, utilizing your centerpieces as your way of giving your guests their gift. Incorporating your favors into the centerpieces, not only helps the bride and groom in the long run (the fewer decorations to take home the next day), it also provides that extra step of decoration and personalization to your wedding décor!
Custom laser engraved pocket token wedding souvenirs are a great addition to your centerpieces as they can be set up around beautiful flower vases to complete your wedding theme all while delighting guests with your unique decor and wedding souvenir choices.
Are You Ready To Choose Your Unique Wedding Souvenirs?
Giving a wedding favor to your guests is a great way to say “thank you for attending the wedding and for making the day special.” If you’re a bride, groom, maid of honor or family member do not forget to take a look at all of the available personalized wedding souvenir options available for your one-of-a-kind wedding event.