There are all sorts of styles and creative ideas available when it comes to finding the perfect wedding favors for either a bridal shower or wedding reception. And when you decide you would like to include wedding favors for your guests, if you are unsure on whether or not you'd like to hand-make your own, or order them from a professional provider, there are a few things to consider.
If you decide you want to make them by hand, that's fine. Just make sure you give yourself PLENTY of time! If your wedding is many months away, and if you have plenty of help with all of the other arrangements [this is where mom and sisters, if you have them, or at least bridesmaids, can really come in handy!], You'll want to begin with your list of guests.
Typically one favor per individual, even for children, is what etiquette dictates. You might want to consider special favors for children; This is a nice touch that will not only please the kids, but should also make a nice impression on the parents of those kids at your thoughtfulness. Just remember: wedding favors do not have to be extravagant or expensive … but keeping them consistent is the way to go.
If you decide to order your wedding favors from a vendor, all of what has been said above applications, in regards to how many. But ordering wedding favors from a professional provider, much like ordering your wedding invitations, will ease your mind about consistency and variety, as well as keeping them preserved for their day of presentation. A nice idea would be to provide two types of favors, and alternate them at guests' tables so as to provide one for each member of a couple. If you really want to put a lot of thought into it, you can count each person you'll invite-again, including children-and provide accordingly.
Whatever the case, whether you go the homemade route, or order them online or elsewhere, remember it's the thought that counts, and your wedding favors "echo" the theme, colors, and mood of your wedding ceremony, but most especially the personality of your relationship as it is reflected in your wedding invitations and the wedding itself!
Information provided as a service by Beautiful Wedding Invitations.