Wedding Reception Ideas For a Budget

You remember how much fun a wedding reception can be. If you received a small favor to take home you will usually remember that. It’s like getting a gift for having fun. The more creative the gift the better! If the favor is useful and not just playful then it almost guarantees you will keep it around and recreate the party in your mind when you see it.

Some brides do not provide wedding reception favors, which may be a lack of planning, or for budgetary concerns, but in any event when they are present they are very much appreciated!

When planning your wedding consider adding wedding favors at the welcoming table, guest book area, or better yet – at the dinner table. Your guests will appreciate them, and it allows you the opportunity to thank them for the effort they had to make to join you in your celebration.

Wedding reception favors can come in different forms, and can be a functional part of your décor as well as a “Thank You” gift.

Take into consideration your place settings. There are so many unique and wonderful wedding favors that can be used as place settings, even if that is not what they were made for. Your imagination is the only limit you will have as to what you can come up with. Some wedding favors are whimsical, some are ornate and elegant, and some can be color coordinated to your décor. In any event, they don’t have to be expensive. With good planning you can come up with creative and appropriate wedding favor ideas that won’t break your budget, and will show you to be a great hostess as well.

Many wedding reception favor gifts can be purchased in bulk, at wonderfully discounted prices.

Candles could provide ambiance will providing wonderful table decorations. They can be purchased in bulk, in a variety of styles, sizes and colors, and give an atmosphere of romance and elegance. Small picture frames also make a wonderful wedding reception idea. Place the name of your guest inside the frame as a place setting and later they can insert a picture of their choice inside.

Personalize wine glasses for your bridal party so they can toast to your happiness in style, as well as take them home afterward as bridal party gifts. You can add a bottle of wine for them as well as a special touch, and that will take care of your wedding party gifts.

Candy boxes or tins are another option. They can be purchased in bulk at extremely low prices and you can fill them with gum, mints or even decadent chocolate for a special treat. Your guests will love them and they fit into a pocket or purse easily to carry home.

Another creative reception idea would be to hand out audio CDs filled with the songs that were played on your special day.

As you can see, small and inventive wedding reception favors don’t have to break your budget, and will be remembered long after the party is over. Take the time, and figure the cost into your budget to make your guests feel appreciated. After all, you are sharing one of the biggest days in your life, and you want others to remember it as much as you do.