As most brides know, wedding favors are typically handed out to guests as a way to thank them for being part of your special day. However, there are ways to do this appropriately, ways to do this incorrectly, and ways to use your wedding favors as more than just handouts.

First off, keep in mind that you want your guests to know that you're handing out wedding favors. If you're not using them as a part of your place settings or table decorations, then they should be readily available by the door. More formal occasions may have a waiter hand them out as people leave. You can also have them displayed beautifully by the coat check room. For more informal affairs without extra waiters or coat check areas, you can arrange a beautifully set table by the exit door. Younger members of the wedding party or those who were not able to participate in the ceremony may be happy to stand by the door and hand them out. Either way, you need to make sure that guests know that there are wedding favors waiting for them when they leave. The worst thing you can do is not let people know that there are favors waiting for them. You also want to make sure they're presented in a nice way; use a big wicker basket for bags or make sure the table you use is covered in a nice cloth.