The presentation of your bridal shower favors can be just as important as the favors for the big day itself. This is your way of saying “thank you” to those special people that attended your bridal shower. Here are some tips for a beautiful presentation that will be emotionally embraced by your guests.
Use beautiful packaging for your bridal shower favors. Pretty wrapping, including boxes, ribbons, and labels make for a tasteful presentation. They’ll show the amount of effort you put into your favor, regardless of how simple the gift may be inside.
Never feel hesitant about personalizing your bridal shower favors. Giving the favor is already a gesture of appreciation. It’s the thought that truly counts. You can make your bridal shower favors more personable by using personalized ribbons, engraving, or printing your name on a written message of thanks. While hand-printing is the most personal method of conveying a message, many women hire professional calligraphers (if they have messy handwriting).
Not sure where to place your bridal shower favors? You can arrange them in a large basket by the door (attach a note reminding everyone to take a favor!), or you can hang your bridal shower favors from a ‘bridal shower tree.’ Just make sure that your favors aren’t very heavy! You don’t want to weigh your tree down. Where can you find such a tree, you ask? If Christmas trees are out of season, you can find a potted tree, or you can arrange an artificial tree to hold your favors.
Still not sure what to give the guests as favors? How about bath beads, soaps, potpourri, scented candles, or votives? Anything that gives off a pleasing scent is always well received at a Bridal Shower. Unscented Candles too, are also very decorative and cost effective as a gift. Want to go the extra mile? Get personalized candle holders for each of your guests. Should you decide to pursue this idea, it’s very important that you put each persons name on their bridal shower favor. This way, each personalized gift will go to the right recipient.
Despite the pressure you may be feeling prior to selecting bridal shower favors for your guests, you have to remain calm and open-minded. You don’t have to purchase unaffordable elaborate gifts for everyone. That’s not what a favor is about. It’s just a small token of gratitude. If you present the gift right, everyone will love whatever it is you decide to give them.