Last week, I asked you what wedding traditions you thought should be tossed and was downright fascinated by your responses. One thing that surprised me the most was that a couple of readers suggested giving up wedding favors. The reason I was so surprised was that I have come across a number of designers who have elevated wedding favors to an art form, selling the most interesting objects. I was also surprised because favors are often a great way for planners and vendors to make extra income.
Now, it is true that I have received more than one frame as a giveaway, and if I never received another, it would be just fine with me. But I think most people forget the real purpose of a gift. It’s simply a generous reminder of a fun evening. In keeping with that spirit of fun, generosity and kindness, I personally think this is a tradition that should never disappear.
That, of course, is my humble opinion.
Now, I would like to hear yours. Do you think I should give away a favor at my upcoming wedding? If so, do you have any suggestions? What is the best favor you have ever received?
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