Hey All My Perfectly Planned,
Being a Lead Wedding Coordinator I do my fair share of wedding teardown’s. “Teardown” for us as a wedding coordination team, is when the night has come to an end, the newlyweds have had their farewell sendoff and the final trickling guests have said their good-byes. What happens next, well …………..that’s when the magic happens,well it’s not really magic, I am sure my assistants can vouch for that , but that’s when our team strikes all the other wedding pros. We ensure they have fulfilled their contractual agreements, distribute any final payments and/or gratuities and the biggest piece of “teardown” is packing away all the decor and unique items the couple brought in for their Perfectly Planned wedding.
Teardown is where we see money left on the table literally. Wedding Favors will have been left on the tables by guests when they leave at the end of the night. Many times there are so many wedding favors it appears as though the original display of wedding favors were not even touched, even after our team has handed each guests favors personally as they leave to go home at the end of the night there are always still plenty to pack up for the couple to have to deal with when they return from their honeymoon.
So here are some tips to save some moola $$$
1. Purchase thoughtful practical wedding favors. Give something that guests will actually use, which makes it hard to leave behind.
2. In lieu of favors make a donation to your favorite charity and post signage to explain to guests how charitable you were to put the cost towards a worthy cause rather than to throw it away on something they may or may not use.
3. Order favors for only 50-75 % of guests. Many times male guests will not take a favor as they are not as sentimental about keepsakes. Also your younger guests such as children are usually told by their parents that the favors are for the adults and many times they are right. What would a five year old need with a candle or miniature bottle of wine!!
4. Skip the favors all together. I promise you we have never coordinated a wedding and heard guests discussing or asking where the wedding favors were.
Check out these practical wedding favors below: