Is It Necessary To Provide Wedding Favors To Your Guest?

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The particular question of whether or not you need to give wedding favors to your guests is a very common one. However, there isn’t any easy answer to this question. While it is true that you technically are not required to give your guests any kind of wedding favor at your wedding, it’s also true that your guests will likely be expecting to receive a favor. This is what makes the matter more complicated. You might not be obligated to give out wedding favors but your guests may be offended if you decide not to do so. This article will take a look at the question of whether you have to give wedding favors to your guests and will provide some tips for giving out wedding favors on even the tightest spending budget.

As you can see in the beginning paragraph, wedding favors are by no means obligatory but that does not mean that family and friends still don’t expect to receive a wedding favor when they attend a wedding. A few few reasons for this. Just about the most apparent reasons why family and friends expect to receive a wedding favor is that it is such a common practice that almost all the weddings they have attended previously have included a wedding favor. One other reason why friends and family expect to receive a wedding favor is that the purpose of a wedding favor is for the happy couple to express their gratitude to the guests for attending the wedding and reception. Even though couple will more than likely still send out thank you cards to all the guests following the wedding, giving a small wedding favor is another way the couple can thank their guests for their support.

You may ask yourself why a couple would consider not giving wedding favors at their wedding. Generally the simple answer to this question is that the couple is on a very limited budget and feels as though purchasing wedding favors for each of the guests will put them over budget. This is a very valid concern as it is important to remember that although wedding favors may be fairly low-priced, this unit price must be multiplied by the amount of guests attending.

As an example you may select a favor which costs only $2 per favor but you may be expecting 400 guests at your wedding. What this means is the costs of the favors alone will be $800 which might not even include the costs associated with shipping or wrapping the wedding favors. Whilst we certainly understand the importance of budgets we believe the couple should incorporate a budget for wedding favors into their overall budget before the planning begins. This helps to ensure there is enough money available to give each guest a wedding favor as a token of appreciation.

In case the couple is worried about budget you should keep in mind that wedding favors need not be expensive or extravagant. One simple way to make wedding favors more affordable is to give a wedding favor of a single flower to each guest. If you are already planning to have floral centerpieces you can discuss your alternatives with your florist beforehand. You will probably be able to negotiate and affordable price for this favor because you are already purchasing your centerpieces from the florist.

Deciding upon one flower used in the centerpiece and having your florist supply enough of these to give as favors is a great way to tie the centerpieces and the favors with each other. Alternately you might want to give each of your guests an artificial version of one of the flowers used in your centerpiece. These can be somewhat low-cost and can also be the lasting reminder of your wedding event.

Another way to keep wedding favors less costly is to discuss your options with wedding favor distributors very carefully. Many of them likely have closeout items available as well as discount items. Closeout items are items that have been discontinued but the distributor may have enough in stock for all of the guests at your wedding. Additionally, they might be willing to provide you with a discount if you are purchasing a lot of favors.

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