Tuesdays are for tip sharing here at Evergreen Weddings and more times than not you may find me going against the grain on my suggestions. This is because I am a HUGE advocate for couples to pursue their own vision of their wedding and to not follow all of the "should-do's" they see on the internet.
For some, this is really hard to do - and that's okay! For others, they align more with dear Christine - which is also okay! It's your wedding, so no matter what you do, IT'S OKAY!
One of the number one questions I get asked is: "Should we do party favors or not?" Because it's one of those trends in the wedding industry that is kind of dying, but also doing a really good job hanging on, I immediately let the couple's budget answer that for them. If they have room left and they REALLY want party favors, then why not? I never want to tell a couple what they shouldn't and shouldn't do, buuuuuut if I'm asked what my thoughts are on them, this is what I would say:
Do yourself a favor and SKIP the party favors.
Your reception - the meal, the drinks, the dessert, the dancing - is a party favor in and of itself.
Ask yourself what else you could do with the money used for party favors (typically a few hundred dollars if you're doing a "Grab and Go" favor).
You could upgrade your honeymoon suite
You could splurge on a fancy bottle of champagne to split
You could save it for your Honeymoon
You could *shock* SAVE THE MONEY!
However, this is your wedding boo, so if you want some gosh darn party favors then you get those gosh darn party favors - but perhaps consider the following options:
1. Don't buy enough for every guest. Most people come as a couple - not every couple needs two of the same favor. And a lot of people don't even take the party favor. I say it's better to run out than to have too many.
2. Give something edible! Look into some customized sugar cookies, homemade jam, or even just to-go boxes for the desserts you already have. This is a great way to gift your guests something that will go to good use (AKA: fulfilling those midnight munchies!)
Check out these fun cookie businesses that could fulfill all your sugary dreams:
3. Bring in a photo booth! Those pictures will serve as a gift that your guests will definitely be keeping around for years to come - unlike
What kind of party favor do you like to see at weddings? Drop it in the comments below!