To start off, let’s define what wedding favours are. Wedding favours are the little take-home gifts the bride and the groom give to their guests as part of the wedding reception or ceremony. This is given as an expression of their appreciation to their family and friends. The giving of gifts to guests is quite common today in weddings all around the world. This is especially the case in North America.
What can be given as a wedding favour? The options vary, but, more often than not, they match the theme or season of the wedding. They can also be personalized with information such as the couple’s names, initials or the wedding date. The current popular wedding favours include candy in pretty glass containers, a photo of the couple in a fancy picture frame or the ever classic candle with their initials on it.
About a year ago, at a second-cousin’s wedding (which I chose not to attend for the simple reason that I haven’t talked to her more than three times in my life), bookmarks were given as a wedding favour. They were quite plain and honestly I found them boring until it was explained to me why they chose bookmarks. Can you guess the reason?
Bookmarks mark your place in a book. And for the wedding couple, their wedding marks the beginning of a new chapter in their life. Awww… that is so sweet. The only question that remains unanswered is why they chose snowflakes? (Possible reasons are that they complement the theme or the couple met in winter, winter has a special meaning to them, they love snow.)
With a short explanation, these bookmarks went from plain and boring to simple and sweet. So, when you chose your wedding favours, don’t just pick something that matches your budget (though that should be a factor). Pick something that connects with you, your wedding, your story. And there are many options out there for personalizing wedding favours. Take the time to research them because the wedding favours are what guests bring home with their memories.