Wedding etiquette demands that wedded couples thank their guests for making their wedding memorable with their attendance. A guest or two or hundreds of guests must go home with their wedding favors. But beyond the call of etiquette, these gifts are meant to be memoirs of a happy event.
Doing the Numbers for Favors
After the budgeting and redoing the budget, couples are faced with the dilemma of choosing a wedding favor within budget without CHEAP written all over it. The practical thing to do is finalize the guest list and count the number of couples who can take home one wedding favor and the singles who must have their wedding favors apiece.
If you invite 30 couples and 20 singles to your reception that would be $125 for the wedding favors budget for a $2.50 item. The budget should be increased if you have more singles and couples and a pricier wedding favor in mind. There are hundreds of classy items available for that price; it is a matter of shopping around for the best buy that goes with your wedding theme and budget and of course it must be something you both like.
For a small wedding with just 15 guests comprising seven and eight of them singles, you can stick to the $2.50 items; that would cost you $37.50. Not bad for a limited budget. But what can you get for a $2.50 item? You might be surprised. Scented soaps, heavenly scented candles, funky key chains, tiny flip-flops, tea bag caddies, and garden seeds in interesting packets are just a few of the wedding favors within the $2.50 price tag.
Personalized wedding tokens for your guests can take on any shape and price tag. To have them personalized with your and your groom’s initials and the wedding date and venue may cost a bit more than just having your initials etched on glass or engraved or embossed on the appropriate surface. Some online shops may not charge a cent for initials but this is offered to volume orders.
Your budget should include additional expense for etching or engraving and there’s the rush fee too that can bloat your budget. When planning for personalized wedding tokens for your guests, add to the numbers the personalization cost and shipping fees. If you can personally get the items or ask family or a friend to pick up the orders, that is money saved.
Doing away with personalized wedding favors for your guests is not a smart idea. Who can remember the magic of your wedding reception after two to three years? Not a one. Apart from thank-you gestures, these wedding tokens are supposed to be memoirs of your wedding and personalized wedding tokens do the job of reminding family and friends what a good time they had at your wedding reception.
Fun Wedding Tokens
It is not always serious business when it comes to wedding favors. You can get fun or edible items. Or you can do away with the traditional gifts and go the ancient way of giving away almonds and sugared sweets to share your good luck with the guests. Bake the almond cookies yourself. Everybody loves sweets and you won’t go wrong with edible wedding favors packed in adorable personalized wedding tins. For wedding favors, almond cookies or sweets in an adorable little personalized tin is a whooper.