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Wedding favor bags are a great way to thank your guests for attending your wedding and making your big day even more special. You want to give your guests a memorable gift, so that when they go home, your wedding will be an occasion they will remember forever.

In order for that to happen, you need to select amazing wedding favor bags. Here are some simple tips you can use to create fabulous wedding favor bags:

1. Be Practical and Put Some Thought into It

When you are searching for wedding favor bags, it is important to be practical in your selection by putting some thought into the gift. When selecting a wedding favor, ask yourself this question– would you ever buy this for yourself? Or would you like to receive it as a wedding favor?

You do not want to give your guests a wedding favor that would just sit there, collecting dust or worse, find its way into the trash. To prevent that from happening, consider choosing a practical or edible wedding favor. If the wedding favor is practical, they can use it and if it is edible, they can eat it.

2. Monograms Are Out of Style

You will have a strong urge to put your initials and your wedding date on the wedding favors, but do not do it. Why would your guests want to use a gift you got them when it has your initials and wedding date on them? Most probably, it will go unused and forgotten.

Do not even put your picture on them. Would you want to display a picture of another wedding couple on a mug? The same goes for your guests. They would not want to drink out of a mug with your picture on it. If you really want to put your personal touch on something, we say go for the packaging. Monogram it! Personalize it!

3. Select a Meaningful Gift

You want to choose a wedding favor that describes both your personalities. For instance, if there is a certain chocolate you and your soon-to-be-husband like, you can create a small box that contains all your favorite chocolates. If there is a certain sport both of you love, give something related to it.

If there is a recipe that has stayed in your family for generations, you can cook it and give it as wedding favors to your guests, given it is something sweet. You can even give them something from your native state or country. Sit down with your soon-to-be-husband to come up with ideas.

4. Do It Yourself Gifts

Sure, you can DIY wedding favors, but know that it can take you a lot of time to create them. Even though it will save you money, you will have to make time for it. If you have a lot to do, you may not want to go down the DIY route.

If you really want to go down the DIY route, your bridesmaid and maid of honor can help you create DIY wedding favors. Homemade wedding favors show guests that you really put a lot of thought into them and effort into coming up with the perfect wedding favor for them.

5. Try It Before You Buy It

If you have ordered a wedding favor online, order a sample so you can use it before you order it in bulk for your wedding. If you order it in bulk and then you hate it after trying it, it would be a complete waste of money.

You will also not feel good about giving those wedding favor bags to your guests. Therefore, it is always better to test them before you give wedding favors to your guests.

6. Order or Make More Gifts

You should always have a few extra wedding favors lying by. You need to have at least 10 additional wedding favors for every hundred people that come to your wedding. If you have ordered them from somewhere, there is a chance that a few of them might break before they reach you.

What if you accidentally drop or damage them? That is why it is important to order or create a few more, just in case. You also might want to keep a wedding favor for yourself or a few additional people might show up at your wedding. By having a few extra wedding favors on standby, you can ensure no one leaves your wedding empty-handed.

7. Personalized Gift Wrap

You can personalize the wrapping paper with your initials and wedding date. You can even add your picture on the wrapping paper. You can go about this several different ways. If you are giving edible wedding favors, invest in special packaging.

If you use paper boxes or paper bags, they will absorb the grease of the food, leaving unsightly spots on it. Instead, you want to take wax paper and line the container before you add any edible treats to it. The wax paper will prevent grease from staining the box.

8. Display the Gifts

You can either display the gifts on the main table or designate a special table at the wedding. Whether you give your guests small or big wedding favors, make sure to plan the display, depending on the size of the wedding favor. What you have gotten your guests as a wedding favor will also influence how you display them.

If you do not want to place your wedding favor on their table, you can put them on a different table near the reception or exit area. If you have hired a wedding planner, they can help you decide on what the perfect spot is to display your wedding favors.

You can use these eight tips to create fabulous wedding favor bags. Have fun brainstorming ideas on the type of wedding favors you should give your guests.

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