Wedding favours are almost like tradition now and not gifting could be taken a back for being stingy or just being slack. We don’t think it is necessary to gift everyone with something, but a little token like chocolate is always a nice thank you……we are however skeptical of the ‘no name’ brands of chocolate or the wrapping which usually states “Tanu weds Manu” and hence….we don’t really reccommend eating it unless you were certain of a reputable ‘Cadbury’ logo. Another factor to consider is allergies and peanuts, which becomes very hard to discourage a nagging child at a wedding when everyone else is eating the Chocolate covered-wedding-Gift….
So what we would suggest is: Choose a charity item from OXFAM, they have a great variety and you support a HEAP of poor communities around the world. Going for something religious is great if everyone attending are likely to RESPECT the symbol you gift. Otherwise mints, candles and little decorative containers are great take home and keep sakes. We always say YES to Chai gifts and seedlings too, we love a green environment and what better way to learn the nourishing growth a relationship needs through planting. OR you could always make your own gifts if you are art-craft handy and can spare the time. It is a great way to get ALL the cousins involved and they really do feel proud to have contributed with the wedding.
So next time you consider a wedding favour, think about the environment, which guests you invite, whether you have the time to make it from scratch and keep within your bank budget!
Check out these Rajasthani inspired gift items which are likely to match your Indian-Royale’ theme.
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