What do you think is the most important detail of your wedding? Your dress, your hair and makeup, the rings, the flowers? What about your vows, the music you choose? Of course, chances are that the most important detail of your wedding would be the person standing next to you at the altar, but other than that, what's your second choice?
It's probably very difficult to choose one particular detail that you might consider as being the most important, and of course the answer will be different for each bride. But when thinking about wedding details, one that you never want to overlook or think of as being unimportant is your choice of wedding favors.
And why is this? Why are your wedding favors one of the most important details of your wedding? Simply put, wedding favors are the one item from your wedding that guests are going to take home with them. Along with photos, your wedding favors are going to be put in an album or kept as a treasured memento of that special day. Long after they've forgotten what your gown looked like or what was served for dinner at the reception, your wedding favors are going to be with them as a reminder.
Not only will they be kept for years to come, but your wedding favors say a lot about you as a bride and what you think of the guests that are going to be sharing your special day. If you've spent thousands of dollars on a designer gown for yourself and have chosen just the right jewelry, have had your hair and makeup done by a professional, and want the fanciest decorations for your church, but have your guests eat cold chicken and watered down liquor, what message do you think they'll take home with them? Or if you send them home with poorly designed or downright tacky wedding favors, how will they feel about that?
Yes, your wedding is your day, but it's also a time when you are playing hostess to so many friends and loved ones. Because your wedding is your day, it's also your party, and the guests are just that - guests at your party, just as much as if they had come to your home for a dinner or backyard barbecue. The type of hostess you decide to be will leave a lasting impression with your guests, so it's important to make sure they understand how important they are to you, and putting an extra bit of time and attention toward your wedding favors is a great way to do just that.
Of course, this doesn't mean that you need to break the budget or feel obligated to get things for your guests that you really can't afford. The real key to making wedding favors that are memorable and that will be treasured is to simply put some extra time and effort into making them personal and unique. For example, simple boxes of chocolate truffles can be dressed up with beautiful wrapping paper and thick ribbon. Tulle bags of Hershey's Kisses can be tied with strings of shiny beads, available at sewing supply store or even where you would purchase Christmas tree garland. And a nice touch for wedding favors, one that many brides have loved for years, is customized candy bar wrappers . They are personal, affordable, and if you choose the right design and the right manufacturer, they can be a treasured keepsake for years to come. For example, if you were to visit The Knot or FavorsAndWraps, you would find designs for wedding favors, bachelorette parties, bridal showers, baby showers, and everything in between. Most designs include nature and beach scenes, fun and whimsical designs, ones that are elegant and traditional, and many that are clean and modern. Personalized candy bar wrappers are meant to be used as keepsakes, whether for a scrapbook or collage, and many are even suitable for framing.
So when deciding on all the important details of your special day, remember that you want to pay attention to how you make others feel on this day as well. Your wedding favors will be something that will be kept and treasured always, so make sure you give attention to this important detail as well!
Linda Ellison is a freelance writer who specializes in trends and lifestyles. Her previously published fiction works, including the Dana Ford Mystery Series, have been on bookshelves nationwide. Visit http://www.favorsandwraps.com to read more about the latest trends in wedding favors.