Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Favorite Favors

If you have been reading the dish for a while you will already know what I think about wedding favors. To say the very least, I am not a fan. Nine times out of ten they are useless little bits of fluff, completely unnecessary, that brides end up spending way to much money on and obsessing endlessly over. Only to have the guests leave them on the table. Sigh. That having been said…I have found a totally worthy favor idea, absolutely worth spending the money on that your guests will never forget.

In the recent issue of Modern Bride Betty Goldberg did an interview with the fabulous Mindy Weiss. Mindy has planned wedding for such A-listers as Heidi Klum and Avril Lavinge. Among the brilliant ideas she shared was a favor idea that this wedding diva can finally get behind: survival bags’ to hand to the guests as they leave. Included are foot relief bath salts, Advil, eye pads and water. I would probably throw in a little something sweet for your guest to nosh on the ride home; a personalized sugar cookie, a couple of chocolate truffles or a luxurious brownie. How much more will your guest appreciate this thoughtful gesture than a votive candle with your new monogram?

The point of a favor is to show your guests that you are grateful they chose to share your day with you. What better way to do that than to acknowledge that they had a wonderful time dancing the night away? Love it, Love it!

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