Wedding favors are a little thank you gift given to guests during your wedding reception. Often, these small tokens of appreciation are presented at each guest place setting or set on a larger table for guests to grab on their way in or out of your reception. While there has been some debate on whether favors for weddings are necessary or not, I say they are a definite must. Not only will wedding favors help say 'Hey, I was thinking of you', but favors will also help convey to your loved ones that you were excited they could share in your special day.
To help you in your hunt for the perfect guest favor, we polled our Facebook fans to see what they chose for their wedding day. The common theme across the board was personalized, personalized, personalized. But we took it one step further and broke down the most popular items for you. Without further ado we give you the top wedding favors ideas selected by our Facebook fans:
#1 - The Edible Favor
#2 - The Fun Favor
On the wedding fun-o-meter, photo booth strips were at the top of the scale with other quirky gifts like personalized koozies also making the list. Photo booths were a favorite among our brides mainly because of fun and laughter that follows. Reasonably priced, professional photo booths provide priceless entertainment for all your guests and are even more fun if you provide props like fake mustaches, chalkboard bubbles, open picture frames, etc. Afterwards, guests can take home their candid shots or put them in a wedding guest book along with a special message to the newlyweds. If you go the guest book route, most professional booths also provide a copy of the photos for you. This way you can include your guest's photo strips in with their thank you card.
#3 - The Useful Favor
The #3 pick by our Facebook fans was the useful wedding favor. The idea behind this favor is that guests will be able to take home their memento to use after your wedding day has passed. Among the top of the lists were candles with personalized matchbooks, plantable flower seeds, and decorative hand fans. Personalized glassware like cups, wine glasses, votive candles, and beer mugs, were also among the top wedding favors ideas.
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Image credits: Row 1: Personalized M&Ms courtesy of Wish Special Events, Wedding Favor Boxes Row 2: Personalized candy favor bags, Candy buffet via Amy Atlas Row 3: Photo booth guests via Ruffled Blog, Word bubble chalkboards available at Hello Lucky Row 4: Personalized can koozies, Photo strip guest book via Paper Lady Invites Row 5: Paper hand fans, Personalized cups Row 6: Personalized votive candles, Personalized wedding matches