As the Big Day is approaching, your to-do list doesn’t seem to get any smaller. And one of the most frequent questions future brides have on their list is whether to give favors at their bachelorette party and at the wedding.
Favors are a way to thank your guests that they accepted to share this special moment of your life with you. It’s also a great way to help them remember this day long after it’s gone. Going straight to the subject. We are in favor of favors. 😆
We believe you should go for it, but only if you put a little thought into it and don’t jump into acting on the first googled idea. You wouldn’t want your little gift to end up in a forgotten corner of your guest’s attic.
To narrow down your choices, you can start by linking the favor to the theme of your wedding/party, to a hobby, or cause that you’re deeply attached to. And unless you’re absolutely sure they’re one of the kind, try to avoid souvenirs.
At the bachelorette party, personalized t-shirts, caps, swimwear, koozies or sunglasses are always a hit. These are just some examples that can give your guests a great experience. Not to mention the fun, stylish pictures you could have with matching elements of your outfit.
At weddings, a popular favor these days is a pack of seeds to be planted. This is a great idea, it focuses on an experience, rather than the object itself and it definitely has continuity. Even if some of your guests are not gardening enthusiasts, I’m sure their parent or friends will be excited to fill their shoes.
Also, giving favors could transform into a charity act. Let the guests know, that the money you would have spent on favors, will go to a charity. This is both noble and at the same time, you’ve given your crowd the unique feeling of being part of something special. That’s a favor that won’t be forgotten.
If well-thought, favors can help your guests remember your party a bit longer and tell your story when you’re not around.
Enjoy your time brainstorming and may the best idea win!
The Almost Bride Team