Things We Love - Favors | Bridal Advice | South Florida Wedding Planner10-01-2017 by Renee
Things We Love - Favors
We always get questions from our brides about favors for their guests. Are they even necessary? How much is too much? What are some fun and different ideas? We're here for you! To get those out of the way: favors are not necessary but it is always nice to do a little something if you have a little extra room in the budget. Here are some ideas below!
Many cultures have traditional little gifts that are a great way to incorporate your heritage at your wedding. For example, Italian and Greek weddings are often ended with a gift of Jordan Almonds. In the Greek tradition, it is said that if an unmarried woman sleeps with the little bag of Jordan Almonds under her pillow, she'll dream of her future husband (that beats any bouquet toss in my opinion) For Italians, 5 almonds signify five wishes for the bride and groom - health, wealth, happiness, fertility, and longevity.
With mini champagne bottles your guests can keep toasting even after the wedding day ends!
For Green Thumbs & Plant Lovers
Succulents are adorable, easy to take care of, and can do double duty as favors and extra decor for your wedding venue! We also love when couples give seeds of their favorite flowers and plants - a favor that can last for a whole season!
It's never a bad idea to send your guests home with more food. Mini pies, cake pops, or some of your favorite snacks or sweets are all great ways to give your guests one last special treat before the night is over!
If favors aren't for you it's always acceptable to donate to a special charity and write a card to put at everyone's place setting - "In lieu of traditional favors, a donation has been made to (charity of your choice). Thank you so much for celebrating with us on our special day!"
Let us know some of your favorite wedding favors!