Life Events

Life events pose a unique challenge because each is a new or infrequent occurrence for which many people have little or no prior experience.

A wedding is no exception to this rule.

When planning your wedding, a little dose of commonsense advice can help

Here is our advice on this topic.
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Wedding Favors
The custom of giving favors to wedding guests originated in past times when it was considered good luck to touch the bride and groom. Today many couples give small mementos to their guests as remembrances of their happy day. Small boxes of candy are a popular choice; however, there are a large number of companies specializing in weddings favors that can provide a wide array of items. Most of them can be found online.

Begin by picking the type of favor. Decide if you want to give food or something more permanent, such as candles, picture frames, or even a coffee cup (the items do not need to be expense). You may want to choose something that reflects your personality and interests. Decide if the favor is meant for either gender; some favors are meant only for the women guests, but it is better if it is something that both members of the guest couple can use or enjoy.

You may want to enhance your favors by personalizing them with your initials. If you do, find out what it might add to the cost and delivery time. You will need to order personalized items far enough in advance to be produced in the quantity you want. Make sure that the company you purchase them from is capable of producing or supplying the quantity you need. Order a few more of your favor than you have guests, so you have enough extras in case of breakage or unexpected guests. You'll also want to keep one or two for yourself.

You can give your favors either by placing them at each guest's place at the table to take when leaving or by putting them all on a table near the door. It is nice if the marrying couple can personally hand the favor to their guests and thank them for coming.

Finally, consider whether the favor comes already boxed or wrapped with appropriate ribbons or whether you will need to do this yourself. Also, if the favor is left on the table, make sure it will match the decorating scheme of the room.
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