3 Creative Ideas for Favors Guests Won't Leave Behind!
Wedding Favors!!?? Do you or don’t you?! The distribution of favors has evolved over the years. Bonbonnieres, as they were referred to by European Aristocrats centuries ago, were small trinket boxes filled with sugar cubes and given to guests to symbolize royalty and wealth. Later, sugar cubes were replaced with sugared almonds and given as favors to represent well wishes on the bridegroom’s new life.
I think it’s safe to say that times are changing and what was once considered shocking for not giving to every guest, brides are finding other ways to say “Hey, Thanks for coming!” That being said, why is it that at the end of the night, almost 80% of your precious favors are left on the tables, forgotten by your beloved guests? Because we’re running out of space in the “kitchen drawer” that holds all those trinkets that we’re given and have no use for. The average bride spends over $200 on favors alone, which is money that could be used elsewhere in the wedding budget. So how do you choose awesome favors that won’t end up poorly discarded at the end of the evening?
My suggestion for wedding favors, think outside the box. No one wants a wedding that screams “been there, done that”. That includes the favors! So, think of ways to be unique as you tell your guests how much you appreciate them. Here are my top three creative and thoughtful wedding favors.
There’s plenty of ways that you can show your creativity throughout your wedding details, and favors are just another area for you to express yourself. As you’re selecting your favors, keep in mind what you would or wouldn’t like to receive if you were attending a wedding, and think about those favors you’ve received in the past that you could have lived without! Weddings are expensive, and you don’t want to see money going down the drain at the end of the night because of discarded trinkets that were left behind.