The Truth About Favors
By Melissa Franco posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 8:38 PM - (General)
Let's talk favors. I get asked a lot if they are necessary. The answer is no. They are an additional way of saying Thank You to your guests for attending your wedding. If it is in your budget to give favors, chose a favor that goes with you theme, style, or personality. However, keep in mind that you should only give favors to your guests if 1) they are edible OR 2) they are functional. Occasionally I will see a favor that is neither of these things that goes home with your guests and ends up being thrown away, or is sadly left behind at the reception.
When finding a great favor that works for your wedding and your guests will love the first place I look for ideas is Beau-Coup. They have almost everything and their prices are reasonable. They do have some things that you could make yourself and save some money, so you can use their samples as ideas.
I recently ordered some favors for one of my brides. Some very cute jars of honey with their monogram label on them. Not only did they have the best price, they had the largest selection of designs, plus free shipping for orders over $150 (code: BCFREESHIP). When the honey jars arrived there was a misprint on the labels. I gave them a phone call and the next day the UPS driver was there to pick up the box of misprints and they had a new shipment of corrected honey jars at my door within 7 business days.
So if you are looking for some ideas for favors, check out Beau-Coup.