Q&A: Wedding Details: Do We Have to Give Favors?

Q:

Is it mandatory to give favors ?

A:

There are two schools of thought on the subject. Some believe that, no, favors are not needed. After all, you're already wining and dining your nearest and dearest. Others think you should show your appreciation to guests for taking time out of their lives to celebrate with you. We tend to agree with the latter. This doesn't mean that you have to sweep guests off their feet with an Oscar-style gift bag, rather, some nicely packaged truffles or sugar cookies is enough to show you care. Plus, it's the little details that take your wedding up a notch: from a ho-hum gathering to a stylish celebration. Or, if you feel there's a better use for your money than personalized pencil sharpeners, make a donation in each guest's name to charity.

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