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Wedding Favors: The Fad of The Season

Author: Sophies Favors Gifts
by Sophies Favors Gifts
Posted: Dec 12, 2016

Personally significant occasions are mini celebrations unto themselves. When we are celebrating a momentous occasion, in addition to the joy and vibrancy that fills the air, it is made sweeter with the presence of gifts that honor and cherish each individual. It is becoming a popular practice in many traditions to give gifts and party favors to the guests at major events like bridal showers and weddings.

What are party favors?

In small social gatherings, guests might receive a small, simple and inexpensive favor like a gift bag that might contain trinkets, candy or other small gifts. They are given out to honor the occasion and as a token of gratitude for the guests.

Why are party favors important?

  • They are considered a gesture of gratitude/appreciation
  • They celebrate the arrival of the guests
  • They make the party/event livelier
  • They could be used as an opportunity to thank those people who made it to the occasion to wish well

The tradition of party favors started with

Giving wedding favors has been traditionally done since centuries. It first began as a tradition amongst Europeans where they gave small trinket boxes to honor the guests who had arrived. The insides of the trinket boxes are filled with delicate confections and sugar cubes (or whatever was considered a treasured, expensive commodity in those times).

Worldwide popularity

Wedding and party favors have gained worldwide popularity as the lines differentiating the various countries’ traditions blurred. Ideas for wedding favors vary and many companies have now started dedicating themselves for baby shower party favors, often preparing unique wedding party favors. Many planners give gift ideas for bridesmaids, including wholesale fashion accessories and other unique bridesmaid gifts.

Making the occasion even better

Planning special occasions like weddings has become easier with everything from wedding toasting flutes, bride and groom champagne flutes, wedding cake server and knife set and so many other essentials available readily. Wedding favors now need not be planned ages ahead and it is quite easy to buy packed gifts that can even be personalized. Using Plant-able paper in wedding favors has been gaining popularity recently.


Personalizing the gifts with the date of the event, theme of the season, couple’s names/ initials and other event based or season and festival based gifts are also available. So the next time when someone is throwing a Christmas party, remember to suggest that the party favors are available in the theme of the season thus celebrating the occasion with much more grandeur.

Budget considerations

Party favors are not meant to be long lasting memorable souvenirs. The main purpose of party favors is to serve as a token of appreciation to the guests and they can be trivial things that have a short shelf life. Party favors are, therefore, usually inexpensive and not really durable. They are also purchased in bulk, and are therefore priced very cheaply for individual units, serving their purpose.

Party favors are inclusive of those items that make the actual party livelier (instead of being takeaways) like party hats, balloons, crackers, streamers, confetti etc.

About The Author

Kevin Grant is an expert in party favors and gifts business and an avid writer, who likes to write about weddings, birthday parties, bridal showers, anniversaries, Christmas or New Year’s parties, baby showers, quinceanera parties, and more. He recommends Sophie's Favors and Gifts as the name you should trust for anything related to unique party supplies and gifts.
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Sophie's Favors and Gifts offers a wide variety of wedding cake servers and knives to make your cake cutting moments as special and beautiful as the cake! Shop today!

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