We all know that destination weddings are the most fun way to celebrate one’s nuptials. It is fun not only for the couple but also for the guests as well. Having said that thanking your guests with favors is a kind gesture which is not only remembered by your guests but they also feel special and thanked for their efforts in traveling to attend your wedding. When thanking them through wedding favors, you must be very thoughtful not only about the way you present them but also about the items that you are going to include.
Keeping in mind this aspect, we are going to share few important factors that you must consider before purchasing destination wedding favors.
This is very important if your destination is going to be somewhere abroad. If you are intending to choose something related to plants, fruits or preservatives, many countries don’t allow such items to enter. So, when you choose a destination, it is important to check what items are allowed. None would like to pay for the items that go unused or wasted in the garbage.
As you have to travel a long distance, don’t bring with you such packaging with breakable material or the ones that take extra space while packing. The best option for the favors’ packaging is to buy folding boxes or bags that are easy to pack and carry. If you are intending to keep simple wedding favors, you can shop for items such as candies, or candles at the destination.
Liquids such as perfumes, lotions or sunblock are some of the most popular destination wedding favors. However, if you carry a large number of such favors, you might not be allowed to travel with liquids of such amount. In order to avoid such problems, it is better to ship these items first. So that by the time you reach your hotel, you should be able to find your wedding favors and start filling those bags.
Whether or not you have to ship favors to your destination first, don’t buy items which are fragile and easy to be broken during transportation such as glass. Instead, pick non-fragile items, for example, cork coasters, custom can cooler, candles, or personalized plastic cups. These items will not only be loved by your guests but also be saved from damages during shipping.
You definitely would not want items that are difficult for your guests to carry. Avoid giving them items that are big and too heavy to pack and carry. Pick items that are practical not only in terms of packaging but in terms of usability too. Such items can include, lip balms or cork coasters, as mentioned above.
If you are also looking for favors for your destination wedding, share with us in comments below more tips or your experience in the process.