Wedding favors are probably the most commonly skipped detail at weddings, as guests generally disregard them, leaving newlyweds to see what they chose so carefully left behind. Why would you want to spend money on something that's just going to end up in the trash?
If you want to have wedding favors at your reception, there are ways to make sure your friends and family actually leave with their gifts – and be happy they did. The most accepted wedding favor is something edible. Whether it’s a local delicacy or a homemade recipe, even those guests who don’t plan to eat the items are likely to bring the snack home to someone else. Instead of figuring out a new tasty treat to wrap up in darling packaging, some couples elect to offer to-go boxes along with their sweets table and dessert station so attendees can choose their favorites to bring along.
Besides food and desserts, popular wedding favors are those that are both useful during the wedding without being disposable – bonus points for if they may even be useful after the wedding. Go for plain sunglasses over personalized for your outdoor ceremony; everyone can use a spare pair for their car. We also love when couples offer blankets or pashminas, candles or unique décor, and other details that guests are invited to take home.
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