Friday, October 7, 2011

To favour or not to favour...

Aaah, wedding favours. Once, revered as the perfect little thank you gift before the recession, and now, just an anomaly... So, what is the latest with regards to these little penny pinchers? Are your guests going to think you’re a schnoep if they don’t receive a favour? Are they going to care/take note/remember?
Probably not. A wedding favour does not a fabulous wedding make. However, they are thoughtful and can add to the detail of your big day. I have heard of brides budget between R20 – R50 per favour. Which can work out quite pricey. However, you don’t have to go this route. When it comes to doing wedding favours on a budget, here are your options that won’t break the bank:

  • Seeds, plants, and flowers are a great symbol of your growing love!


  • Candy from a candy bar – it’s pretty, is a great photo opp and your guests with sweet tooths will be over the moon
  • Lotto tickets – R2.50 a pop...comon what’s not to love about this one?
  • Double up your favours as table decor – think potted flowers/plants, candy apples, luggage tags, vintage books...the list here is actually endless


  • Small candles, lollipops, silver bells to ring as you leave the church

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