Nowadays, favors seem to be more or less an unnecessary item, and I think those who choose to pass them out do so because of a personal preference to have them, rather than in response to a rule of etiquette. Most people are realizing that the inherent worth of the typical favor usually isn’t much, due to the high volume that needs to be purchased, and guests are generally quite happy with or without them.
Nevertheless, Mr. Plumeria and I wanted to give everyone something to thank them for being a part of our day — a little piece of the wedding to keep as a memory, if you will. We settled on magnets with our pictures on them, which worked out nicely since we had planned to take our wedding portraits early anyway. We know that many of our guests would like to have an actual wedding portrait of ours, so having them as a favor was ideal. … read more