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Giving guests wedding favors will never be passe. But spending hundreds of dollars on a throwaway gift is. So bestow a lasting impression with a favor that’s absolutely fabulous — and that won’t break the bank. Favors can be inspired by the season in which you’re marrying, the setting, or even your passions and obsessions. Whether it’s a do it yourself gift, such as a jar of homemade jam, tiny potted plants bought at a nursery, or an indulgent treat like chocolate truffles, make sure it’s something special and memorable. Finish off your favor by personalizing it with a quote, poem, picture, or a fun favor tag.From pretty brown boxes and clear cellophane bags to tiny tin pails and slim silver canisters, how you wrap up your favors makes as much of an impact as what’s inside the package. Visit a neighborhood fabric store for ribbons to match your wedding day colors and personalize the gift with a monogrammed sticker or unique favor label.
Place your token of appreciation at each place setting on each guest’s napkin, or set up a table with a framed card that says “Please Take One,” “Be Our Guest,” or simply “Thank You” for when guests exit the reception. You can instruct the waitstaff to pass the favors on silver trays before the meal or in between courses. Attach favors to the escort cards; this works especially well for small items or for favors that double as escort cards. Or personally hand out favors to guests as they leave the reception. This is a big undertaking, especially tracking down those who might slip out early, so be sure you are up for the task. This method works well when the guest list is small or when the wedding reception takes place at home. More on favors tomorrow….

Giving guests wedding favors will never be passe. But spending hundreds of dollars on a throwaway gift is. So bestow a lasting impression with a favor that’s absolutely fabulous — and that won’t break the bank. Favors can be inspired by the season in which you’re marrying, the setting, or even your passions and obsessions. Whether it’s a do it yourself gift, such as a jar of homemade jam, tiny potted plants bought at a nursery, or an indulgent treat like chocolate truffles, make sure it’s something special and memorable. Finish off your favor by personalizing it with a quote, poem, picture, or a fun favor tag.From pretty brown boxes and clear cellophane bags to tiny tin pails and slim silver canisters, how you wrap up your favors makes as much of an impact as what’s inside the package. Visit a neighborhood fabric store for ribbons to match your wedding day colors and personalize the gift with a monogrammed sticker or unique favor label.
Place your token of appreciation at each place setting on each guest’s napkin, or set up a table with a framed card that says “Please Take One,” “Be Our Guest,” or simply “Thank You” for when guests exit the reception. You can instruct the waitstaff to pass the favors on silver trays before the meal or in between courses. Attach favors to the escort cards; this works especially well for small items or for favors that double as escort cards. Or personally hand out favors to guests as they leave the reception. This is a big undertaking, especially tracking down those who might slip out early, so be sure you are up for the task. This method works well when the guest list is small or when the wedding reception takes place at home. More on favors tomorrow….