September 10

Are Wedding Favors Required? Today’s Diva Dish

If you’re a recessionista bride or engaged couple on a budget, this email from a reader is probably something you’ve considered…

Dear Divas,

It’s a recession. We’re buying a house. We’re on a tight budget. Are wedding favors really necessary?

Thanks for your input,

Budget Bride

Oh, Budget Bride, this question has been asked so many times! The fact of the matter is that, like most parts of traditional wedding planning, favors are not “required”—but it certainly is lovely to have something for your guests to bring home. I think the question shouldn’t be whether or not favors are required, but more a matter of how to find inexpensive favors that are still brimming with fresh style. For instance, how does this sound?

Great, right? They are all from our Beau-coup wedding favor boutique. Even if these favors don’t fit into your budget, you can still set up a candy or cookie bar and order these personalized goodie bags for only 60¢. That way everyone will go home with a treat and you’ll still stay well within your price limit.

Good luck with the rest of your wedding planning!

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Katie M. is a Writer at Wedding Paper Divas. She has the privilege of viewing nearly every piece of stationery before it goes up on the website, giving her the ultimate inside scoop on upcoming trends in the stationery world. She loves classic designs with a surprising twist, and enjoys finding new ways to express her ever-evolving personal style—a blend of traditional glamour and bohemian whimsy that makes Wedding Paper Divas a perfect fit! In addition to her love for writing, Katie is obsessed with health and fitness, skincare, UC Santa Barbara, all things adorable, the beach, dancing, cooking, getting real mail, fresh flowers, discount shopping, and shoes (who isn’t?). Katie is a contributing editor to Diva Dialogue. Be sure to check out her recurring feature, “Rant or Rave.”

2 thoughts on “Are Wedding Favors Required? Today’s Diva Dish

  1. Donna

    Our daughter works for an outreach center for homeless 17-21 year olds, so we are giving a donation to them in honor of our wedding guests. We will put cards on the tables to that effect. So often wedding favors are not taken or just tossed when arriving home.


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