By Kriss Lee
Many brides envision what their weddings are going to look like when they are young. They may know what their dress is going to look like, the color scheme and decorations, but when it is comes down to the real planning of their dream wedding, most brides quickly begin to realize that there is much more planning to a dream wedding. There are lots of small details that need to be ironed out by the special couple. After all, this is their special day and it can't be less than "more than perfect".
One of the most difficult challenges for a wedding is picking a wedding favor that the couple can afford as well as suit everyone's taste. Since the wedding favor is a gift the guests will be able to take home with them, choosing an appropriate memento is an important block when building your wedding.
The Internet is both a blessing and a curse for a bride and groom planning their ultimate wedding. There is a wealth of information and ideas to be found, all accessible at the click of a mouse. You'll be able to perform price comparisons between different products and read reviews from previous customers, all from the comforts of home. The catch? There is a lot of information. You're overwhelmed as it is, so you don't want to go over the edge sorting through an endless amount of websites. The trick is to use the Internet to your advantage. You'll need to do this by focusing on what is right for your wedding and not idling around picking out things you think are "just nice".
First, brainstorm together as a couple to think of ideas. Take into consideration the ambiance of your wedding. Is it a more traditional wedding or more off the beaten path? Are you having a destination wedding? Do you have a specific theme? Envision the whole feel of your wedding so that you can use your wedding favors to help continue the flow. If you're having trouble envisioning your wedding's look and feel, take photos of some of your key décor pieces and make a rough layout of your wedding. It doesn't have to be exactly how your wedding is going to be laid out, but it should give you a rough feel as well as help envisioning what your color scheme is going to be. If it's still difficult to envision, take a break and come back to your layout with a fresh pair of eyes.
Here is where the Internet comes to play. Now that you have a more focused idea of what you would like, its time to use the Internet gather some ideas. Try very focused searches as opposed to searching using general keywords. You'll get fewer results that are hopefully more focused to what you are looking for. This way, you won't be sorting through random websites that don't really pertain to you or are simply distracters from what you originally envisioned. As they say, your first choice is usually the right choice.
Now you have an idea of what you want, so it's time to search for some sources of the wedding favors you had in mind. Take a little time each day to do some price and quality comparisons between each wedding favor company. Some have more options than others, like if you want to personalize your wedding favor. This may be important if you want to stay within the color scheme of your wedding. Make sure you fully understand how long it takes to process your order and how your order will arrive. If possible, give yourself enough time just in case something happens to your order or if assembly is required before the wedding date. If you ever feel unsure about something, don't hesitate to contact the wedding favor company and use their expertise. Hopefully they can eliminate any questions or concerns you may have.Choosing the right wedding favors may take a bit of time, but many aspects of building your wedding will. Some parts of your wedding may mold faster than others, but it will be well worth the effort to plan the day you will remember for the rest of your life. Just remember to keep focus on what you want as a couple, because it's nobody else's