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October 2015

How important are wedding favours?

Whilst planning weddings in Portugal for our couples we experienced that decisions on wedding favours have several times not been straight forward. Our couples seem to dwell on the relevance or importance of having wedding favours.

In the majority of the weddings we planned our couples seemed to agree that wedding favours are a nice touch to the wedding, and therefore gone ahead with them.

However couples tend to raise 3 main arguments against wedding favours:

  1. Tables look neater without them
  2. Tight wedding budget
  3. They are a waste as guests don’t seem to care much

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But there are a few ways we can go around these arguments.

  1. If you are on a tight budget, wedding favours don’t need to be expensive and the best thing is couples can even do them themselves!
  2. If you feel that wedding favours are a waste or fear they might not be appreciated, then you might consider donating to cancer research, charities, or any other noble cause for your wedding favours. In turn you tend to get bracelets, cards or pins so you can put them on each table.
  3. Alternatively, you might prefer to have other things instead of wedding favours. Below a list of our couples most chosen:
  • Thank you tags saying e.g. ‘thank you for sharing first day as Mr and Mrs’
  • Cookies
  • Candy floss, popcorn
  • Caricature for the reception
  • Sweet cart
  • Flip flop basket
  • Sun glasses basket
  • Pimms, wine and/or champers
  • Personalised love hearts

And if there is children:

  • Small sweet table
  • Bubbles and sweet cones
  • Sweets in mini jars
  • Kids face painting
  • Balloons

And our favourite so far – have sparklers and a tag made for each person with a nice saying like ‘let love sparkle’ and light them outside as the first dance starts. Romantic, memorable, perfect.

As with most things wedding related, wedding favours are only important if they’re important to the couple. Truth to be told we’ve never heard anyone coming away of a wedding saying “the favours were rubbish” or “how terrible that they didn’t have any favours”. So there is not right or wrong, simply a personal choice.

        Now you know, there’s no right or wrong – wedding favours are only

important if they are important to you!

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Your Turn

Are you having wedding favours? What are you going for?

About Love Connection Weddings

Love Connection Weddings is the only UK based bespoke wedding planning company focused on Portugal, founded by a Portuguese native. We plan glamorous, exquisite, fun weddings for couples based all over the world. Our wedding planners understand you may have very little time or inclination to undertake all of the planning yourselves. All of our services can be tailored to your particular needs and circumstances.At Love Connection our aim is very simple. We want to help create your perfect wedding day with minimal hassle and maximum enjoyment for you.
Stay in touch by liking our Facebook Page (Love Connection Weddings).

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Not at all excited for your wedding?

Worried because you do not feel excited at all for your wedding?

The planning does not excite you just fills you with dread?

Feeling guilty and finding it hard to pretend as everyone keeps saying to you ‘ooo not long now you must be excited’?

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If this is how you feel, you’re not alone. I have worked with so many brides that whilst planning their weddings in Portugal shared this same concern.

It is not your fault, it’s no one’s fault really. It does not mean you are not cut out to get married, or your fiancé is not the one after all, or anything else that might be crossing your mind.

Many of these brides simply hate being the centre of attention and the fact of people staring at them on their wedding day worries them.

And different people experience different levels of interest in their wedding day. Some people like the wedding planning to be the centre of their focus. So just because it’s not for you it doesn’t mean it’s wrong. The important thing is that you are marrying the partner that you love nothing else is really important.

So stop feeling guilty about it and take all the pressure out of your shoulders. The less you think about it the more relaxed you will start feeling about your wedding day.

And remember this is your day so live it your way 🙂

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Your Turn

How are you feeling about your wedding?

About Love Connection Weddings

Love Connection Weddings is the only UK based bespoke wedding planning company focused on Portugal, founded by a Portuguese native. We plan glamorous, exquisite, fun weddings for couples based all over the world. Our wedding planners understand you may have very little time or inclination to undertake all of the planning yourselves. All of our services can be tailored to your particular needs and circumstances.At Love Connection our aim is very simple. We want to help create your perfect wedding day with minimal hassle and maximum enjoyment for you.
Stay in touch by liking our Facebook Page (Love Connection Weddings).

How to solve your dilemas when it comes to seating plan for your wedding

From our experience in planning weddings in Portugal couples have 3 main dilemmas when it comes to putting down the seating plan:

  1.  Wondering if I should keep family together or split everyone up?
  2.  Not sure where to seat my parents that are divorced?
  3. When should I print the final plan?

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1. Should I keep family together or do I split everyone up?

There is no right or wrong answer as it depends on each family dynamics. Usually couples tend to keep family together and friends are put in groups that get on.
The most important thing is if you have a few friends ensure that if you split them up around the tables they know at least one other person on the table.

2. Where should I seat my parents since they are separated?

A common dilemma faced by couples when organising the seating plan is where to seat their separated parents.

The easiest way would be to address this concern with both your parents and see how they feel about it. They might surprise you and not mind seating next to each other. After all it’s their child getting married.

But more likely you would have to seat them apart.  The trick is on deciding what table seating plan suits you best.

Two seating plans would definitely work in this situation: traditional top table facing guests or alternatively a round/square table placed in the centre of the room (you can see these in the seating plan illustrations below).

In both options you have the possibility to sit just the two of you, having a  ‘bride and groom table’  and allocate your parents a table each. If the idea of being just the 2 of you in one table is not for you, the suggestion would be to sit them in your table  intercalating them with your partners family. If both your parents are divorced, you may need four parents’ tables.

Seating plans illustrations:

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3. When should I print the seating plan?

You should try and leave it until about a week before if you can. Just make sure wherever you are printing it they are aware they need to do it and you give them enough time to have it ready just before your big day.

 

Your Turn

What seating plan did you follow/are you following?

 

About Love Connection Weddings

Love Connection Weddings is the only UK based bespoke wedding planning company focused on Portugal, founded by a Portuguese native. We plan glamorous, exquisite, fun weddings for couples based all over the world. Our wedding planners understand you may have very little time or inclination to undertake all of the planning yourselves. All of our services can be tailored to your particular needs and circumstances.At Love Connection our aim is very simple. We want to help create your perfect wedding day with minimal hassle and maximum enjoyment for you.
Stay in touch by liking our Facebook Page (Love Connection Weddings).

 

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