What is the "rule” these days on wedding favors or takeaways? Each wedding I go to seems to one-up the last. With so many potential gift options, it's hard to decide!
Nope, wedding favors are not required. However, they are a fun bonus even when they don't break the bank. You may think monogrammed and personalized items are cute, but realistically speaking, no one wants to lug that kind of stuff home.
You shouldn't attach permanence to your favors. Your wedding was a blast for your guests, but it doesn’t need to be a part of their home decor for years to come. Instead, takeaways should be lighthearted, of the moment, and totally disposable. Think: pizza truck for a late-night snacks on the way to the parking lot, or a candy buffet with festive boxes or baggies. There are lots of creative ways to experiment with packaging that personalizes your goodies, and hundreds of companies specializing in that very thing. (Bring it on, Etsy!) We recommend tasty options or charitable donations in your guests' honor — so they leave with travel snacks, or warm-fuzzy feelings, to go.
Ali & Maya
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