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Ever since we were bright-eyed children at birthday parties, favors have held a special place in our hearts. Those delightful gift bags wrapped with vellum and curly ribbons were the ultimate take-home treasures after an unforgettable celebration. While the true gift lies in the experience of the party itself, these tangible mementos have always been a delight. Now, you are embarking on planning your wedding — the grandest celebration yet. Do not let the concept of party favors fade into the distant past of your seventh birthday party! Your wedding guests deserve a token of appreciation for joining you on this momentous day.
At the reception, hosts give guests small gifts known as wedding favors. These are often placed at their table settings or presented near the exit. These gifts serve two purposes: to thank guests for their presence and to be lasting reminders of the occasion.
By inviting guests to your wedding and reception, you extend an invitation for them to witness your vows to one another. Also, it’s not uncommon for ceremonies to include a “Community Vow of Support,” where guests pledge their love and lifelong support to the newlyweds. Offering a wedding favor to your guests is a great reminder of their commitment, allowing them to remember, support and cherish you whenever they see your gift around their house.
Wedding favors come in a variety of forms, ranging from modest trinkets to elaborate, personalized keepsakes. Get inspired by these examples and enjoy picking out your own special favors.