Although many couples wish that they could spend just any amount of money on their wedding, the reality is nothing of the sort. Because many couples are on a budget, there are many limitations to what they can and cannot do for their wedding, reception, and honeymoon. These monetary limitations are impressed upon the purchase and availability of wedding favors as well. When planning a wedding, it is important to think about what your budget is and what is appropriate to spend on every aspect of the wedding, including the wedding favors.
When considering wedding favors, it is common for couples to wonder how much is too much or too little to spend. A good way to maintain a classy level of spending on wedding favors is to set a budget. That way, you will not seem too cheap or too extravagant. This will also help you get the most for your money when shopping for wedding favors. It is important to remember that the budget set aside for wedding favors will be different for every couple.
When planning for the wedding favors, you should keep in mind whether your wedding is more upscale or more down to earth. Depending on the style of your wedding, you will be able to choose appropriate and tasteful wedding favors. Wedding favors for more casual weddings will obviously cost less than those for more upscale weddings. For example, if everyone knows the bride spent thousands on her gown and the reception is held at an exclusive venue, cheap trinkets will not do so well. The same goes for a barefoot beach wedding -- you would not expect silver candlesticks as favors.
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The general rule for wedding favors is to spend at least $2.50 per favor, or thereabouts. So, think about how many guests are invited and there is your budget! So, if you are planning to invite about 100 people to your wedding, plan to spend around $250 on your wedding favors. Once you have your budget, you will have an excellent idea of what you will be able to afford for your wedding favors. (This will end up alleviating a lot of stress later on down the road.)
Whether you decide to purchase your wedding favors or to make them at home, the most important thing is to set your budget. Once that is done, the fun can begin. There are many bridal websites, bridal books, and magazines that can help you come up with interesting and stylish wedding favor ideas many of which you may have never seen before. Furthermore, once you have your budget in mind, you will be able to shop around. Some favors may cost more at one retailer but a lot less at another. Also many online retailers will offer a discount for buying wedding favors in bulk so the savvy wedding planner will always shop around.