Wedding Favors

Wedding Favors: Thinking *Inside* the Box?

Posted on February 8th, 2008 by Courtney in Wedding Favors, Wedding Trends 2 Comments

Bride and Groom Wedding Favor BoxesI always thought wedding favors were cute, but a little awkward to give out.

Don’t get me wrong; I love wedding favors—I gave away favors at my wedding and, by golly, my sister will give them away at hers.

What I mean by awkward is, when do you give them to your guests?

If you give out favors as your guests arrive, they’re stuck carting around the cute little trinkets for a few hours. And they might even (gasp!) forget them.

If you wait till the end of your reception to give out favors, though, there’s no guarantee everyone will get one. What about poor grandma who had to take off early to get to her Jazz dance class? Or your dad, who so kindly spent the latter part of your reception making sure all of your presents were packed nicely in your car?

Ok, so maybe I’m being a little drastic here—handing out your favors before or after your reception are both good options, but I think I’ve found an even better one.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could combine your favors (something you want to give out) with something you’ll need to give anyway, like place card holders? Well, surprise of all surprises: you can!

Imagine pairing your favorite wedding favors with a cute little bride and groom that tells your guests where to sit. Or what if you gave the perfect Vegas themed favors for your reception at the Luxor? I’m really falling in love with some of these Coaster wedding favors.

Clearly I’m sold on this little trend, but what do you think? Yay or nay? Tell me; I can take it.

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Comments (2)

  1. 1Rika

    I found some beautiful pearls that would be great for a bride to wear, or even as a wedding gift at http://www.premiumpearl.com
    They have a wide variety of pearls, from beautiful Japanese Akoya pearls to exotic Tahitian pearls.

  2. 2Heather

    While the bride and groom boxes really and truly are darling, be advised that they are a bit awkward to work with. I work at a catering hall where one of our events had these recently, and they are NOT easy to arrange (the grooms box is not unlike a domino, and when one goes…). Also, most halls will arrange them in alphabetical order. So be sure that you plan ahead with how you want the bride and groom boxes paired up, otherwise your place card / favor table will look unbalanced.

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