By Ray Miller
Don’t wait until the last minute to plan the small details of your wedding including wedding favors, accessories and gifts. You may not get what you are looking for.
As we enter the peak wedding season, from Late April Through the end of September, many brides and grooms begin thinking about the final details of their wedding. These details may include the smaller items, including wedding favors, wedding ceremony and reception accessories and wedding party gifts, not considered until all of the major details have been finalized.
include anything from votive candles or place card picture frames to personalized cocktail napkins and favor tags.
include keepsake items to complete the wedding ceremony and reception including unity candle sets, ring pillows, flower girl baskets, guest book and pen sets and glassware for the bride and groom and wedding party.
Wedding party gifts
are small gifts typically presented to the wedding party by the bride and groom in appreciation of their participation in their wedding day.
The wedding industry is ever changing in accordance with new trends and demands of wedding couples. Popular items sold the last wedding season may be discontinued this season due to lack of demand or the addition of new wedding favors and accessories or gifts. A couple may have visited a wedding boutique or wedding supplies website
just one to two months before their wedding, choosing favors or accessories that are the perfect compliment to their wedding theme, only to find the item they planned to order is out of stock or discontinued when placing their order just weeks before their wedding.
More commonly, couples remember to order their favors, like place card holders for their guest tables or accessories to include a ring bearer pillow with matching unity candle, guest book and pen set, with only a week or two remaining before their wedding day. A day or two later, they receive a phone call or email stating that one of the items they ordered is on back-order for three to four weeks due to high demand. The bride and groom now find themselves scrambling to find a replacement that will match their wedding theme or settling for a favor or item just because they need it to complete their wedding day plans or worse, paying two to three times the original price of an item just because it is in high demand and little or no supply.
About the Author - Ray is the founder and president of My Wedding Reception Ideas.com. My Wedding Reception Ideas
specializes in personalized wedding decorations and wedding favors inlcuding wedding cake toppers and wedding cake table decorations. You can find more
helpful wedding tips, advice and ideas from Ray and other wedding experts here