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A Look At Several Different Types Of Wedding Favors

By Bennetta Elliott

There are three primary reasons why couples getting married give wedding favors. First, these gifts show their gratitude to all who participated in the ceremony. These people include the bridal entourage as well as the relatives and close friends who attended. Secondly, wedding favors may be used to enhance the festive mood at the wedding reception or dinner. A third reason for these wedding giveaways is to serve as a keepsake for the occasion.

To address the many good reasons for giving out wedding favors, many couples distribute several wedding favors instead of just one. Some favors, like cookies and candy are meant to relieve the tension and possibly even the hunger of the guests. Those giveaways that are neither edible nor immediately functional are meant to be kept as mementos of that moment.

To serve as memorabilia crystal or porcelain figurines may be given. Along this line, individual photographs of the principal guests which have been framed and signed by the couple may be distributed. Soap bars and perfumes, or lighters and compact mirror cases may be given to the gentlemen and ladies respectively. Additionally these items may have the receivers’ names engraved on them.

Formerly, jewel studded tin boxes containing expensive candies were the standard. Today, anything and everything that is either useful or decorative can be used. If you are planning your wedding and would like to have some idea about clever wedding favors, you should visit sites that deal in items along the lines of wedding accessories and wedding favors. Sites which devote themselves to silver jewelry, may also have attractive products to offer you in their catalogs.

Wedding favors need not be expensive but they should always be personalized, if not unique. At the very least, they should have ribbons with the names of the recipients printed on. This is especially true if you are giving away mass produced items, like the little glass figurines depicting a bride and a groom, that have become usual for many weddings. In fact, even for unique wedding favors, associating the gift in some way with the actual recipient is so much better than simply giving it as you got it.

Suitable wedding favors need not be costly. What they have to be is impressive. Specifically, they should convey to the recipient the degree to which they are appreciated by the wedding couple. Towards this end, favors should be beautifully packaged, and possibly personalized. This can be done simply by attaching tags with the name of the recipient on the gifts. If the gift can be embroidered or engraved, have the recipient’s name embroidered or engraved on it. This will also make it more impressive.

This accounts for the fact that gifting people with silver jewelry has become extremely popular for weddings. Jewelry lasts and names engraved on them will endure for years and years. To have jewelry customized and personalized, you need to order them early on so that they can be ready to use on the day of the wedding itself. And since people will wear jewelry any day, every time they see the pendant that was personalized for them, they will remember you on your wedding day.

Bennetta Elliott is a writer for Personalized Gift Express,which offers wedding favors and personalized bridemaids gifts .

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