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If you’ve ever thought about skipping wedding favors, do it! I promise you’ll be happy you did, as most favors don’t make their way home with guests. You’re already taking care of your guests with cocktails, dinner, and desserts. That contribution is plenty thanks on the wedding day for their thoughtful attendance.Many brides feel as though they are socially required to purchase or craft guest gifts, but this just isn’t the case.
Nobody Will Notice You Don’t Have Favors
You do not have to have favors. I repeat, you don’t need favors. Your guests won’t remember if you don’t give favors and they won’t be upset you aren’t providing any. In fact, they probably won’t even notice their absence at all!
As someone who attends more than a dozen weddings each year, I know guests don’t miss favors. I can honestly say that most favors end up left at the wedding, thrown in the trash, or overlooked entirely. The only favors I see consistently used are small sweets, boxed or wrapped, atop each place setting. Even the packaging for that seems wasteful, as you’d be better off with an adorable dessert display without box or wrap costs.
Better Ways to Use Your Budget
The average cost of wedding favors ranges anywhere from $173 to over $450 for designer favors. Personally, I’d rather allocate that money toward an extra honeymoon night or add another hour of photography coverage to my wedding. Or even make my bouquet larger. Perhaps, forgoing favors could allow you to invite an extra couple or two to your wedding.
If you truly find yourself eager to include favors at your wedding, go ahead, with caution! Think long and hard about whether your guests will make use of them and that the money spent is worth it. Just know that skipping wedding favors is more than fine :)