Wedding favors are most probably the tiniest detail of a wedding plan. Although some couples find it unnecessary to spend too much time on these, still, there are some who believes that it is a reminder of a special day, and thus, should be equally special.
Finding a design that you want is actually easy; what’s difficult is when you decide that you want a wedding favor that is uniquely yours. Just imagine how many weddings there have been in the entire world. Or trimming it down, how many weddings have there been in the Philippines? More specifically, how many times did you go home from a wedding carrying the same small statue of a newly-wed couple? Or that of a pair of swan?
Nowadays, people have become more creative and have finally stopped considering the usual wedding favors we’ve all been seeing for decades now. Some of the new options that have recently become available both online and in local shops include custom candles, sweets such as chocolates with personalized wrappers, heart salt and pepper shakers, heart-shaped measuring spoons, placecard holders, bride and groom bottle stoppers, heart-shaped mint tins, glass heart coasters and miniature silver chair boxes.
You can also make your own design if you feel that you can do better than what is readily available. This way, you can also ensure that your guests will be taking home something like no other!
Wedding Favors? Where?
Here in Manila, when one says giveaways, whether it is for a wedding or a corporate event, one word pops into mind – Divisoria. The place is simply stocked full with cheap everything! From clothes to accessories to shoes and whatever it is that you need, Divisoria has it and offers it at the cheapest possible cost! Buying in bulk will definitely give you another five peso off from the regular 20-peso cost of each item. And mind you, a 20-peso wedding giveaway is already considered expensive in Divisoria-standards! You may also want to visit another popular place for cheap merchandise – Recto. Just master your haggling techniques and you’ll surely walk home happy!
On the other hand, if you do not have the patience to go out in the sun and literally rub elbows with tons of people in Divisoria or Recto, you may still scout for unique wedding giveaways in the comfort of your own home. One word – surf! Check popular online store for wedding favors called Truly Wedding Favors. Check out also www.cardprints.com.ph for affordable wedding mementos and www.oasweets.com for personalized wrapper chocolate bar.
Lastly, if you have plenty of budget and prefer to see the samples yourself, you can always visit a number of wedding shops that abound shopping malls. The list includes NXManila Weddings, Knot Now, QP Designs, Chocolate Confections, Souvenirs & Favors, Papemelroti, Acclaim Butterflies, The Krafts Marina, Konsepto, The Wedding Library, Crystallize Souvenir Shop, Mosaic Moments, Arte Krafti Novelty, and Iridescents, Inc.
Finding the perfect wedding favor for your big day is no hassle, most especially if you know what you want and how you want to find it! Budgets also determine the source of your giveaways so make sure you do the math. Having a target price for every piece of favor is one sure way of limiting your choices to what you and your groom can afford.