Wedding Wednesdays – Wedding Favor Alternatives

There are two main opinions on wedding favors. Some people find them to be essential, others find them pointless. My opinion lies somewhere in between the two. They are a traditional wedding must have, but they become pointless when they are just Jordan Almonds in a tulle sack.

I began to brainstorm great favors that weren’t your traditional take away¬†souvenirs. Normally, a requirement of my brainstorming would be: must be budget friendly, but this time it is not. These are the top three ideas I thought of:

A Show! 

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Introducing Wedding Wednesdays…Welcome Bags Edition



I started Beyond the Essentials Event Consulting Blog with the purpose to provide event ideas, information and tips for all events. Birthdays, Baby Showers, Housewarmings, Holiday Parties and last on the list was Weddings. Everyone wants and deserves a celebration and my goal is to provide everything the celebration planner needs. And this includes more than just the wedding planners.

I have every intention to keep this blog focused on every event and celebration, not just weddings. However, there is no denying that I am engaged! Wedding planning will play a large part of my life for the next 18 months and it only seems fitting to share my ideas and plans on my blog.

I’ve decided that in addition to Inspiration Thursdays, I will now be presenting Wedding Wednesdays!

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