Do You Need Wedding Favors?

If you’re marrying on a budget – or just feel like you’re juggling a million things at one time – then you may ask if you even need wedding favors. The answer, of course, is no. Wedding favors are entirely optional, and the choice as to whether or not to distribute favors is up to you.

Of course, some couples love the idea of sending guests home with a small reminder of their wedding day.

If you’re planning on sending guests home with favors, think of ways that you can say thank you for attending while sharing something important to you or unique to your wedding location like small jars of local honey or bags of your favorite candy.

If you’re hiring a photo booth, you can also consider the photo strips to be your guests’ favors. “A photo booth can be a great value for couples as well, because it’s both entertainment and a personalized party favor for their guests. We all love taking photos of ourselves, and the photo booth is the original selfie!” says BotBooth founder David Chitwood.

And while you don’t actually need wedding favors, make sure to treat your guests in other ways. Take their experience into consideration as you choose your entertainment and food, and make sure to let them know that you’re thankful that they could be a part of your big day.