Wedding Favors Transitioning from Almonds to Alcohol, Says Wedding.com

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Bottles of Booze Becoming Popular Gift for Wedding Guests

While past American Idol contestants Ace Young and Diana DiGarmo were drunk with love when they exchange I dos on June 1, they’ll also be creating a buzz among their family and friends. The songbirds turned lovebirds presented each guest with a specialty keepsake bottle of tequila, a trend that is becoming more popular among today’s brides and grooms. (http://bit.ly/16GSKPO 05/27/2013)

Rather than thank guests with the traditional candy-filled organza bag, couples are personalizing small bottles of liquor to show their gratitude. In lieu of the hard stuff, these grown-up gifts can also come in the form of mini bottles of champagne or wine, cocktail shakers, kits for making the couple’s favorite spirit or a blend of the traditional and modern with liquor-infused chocolates.

“Wedding favors are a way of expressing thanks to guests for attending your wedding, as well as for the gifts they've given to the bride and groom,” said Brett Reynolds, CEO of Wedding.com. “Over the years, the favors have gotten more creative from candy to charitable donations to personalized items like bottles of liquor. Though the importance of the favor is to let guests know they are appreciated, the actual gift can be useful in following a theme or displaying the couple’s personality.”

Providing liquor as the wedding favor can give guests something to sip on during dinner service when many wedding bars are closed or as a sendoff for the party animals who aren't quite ready to call it a night after the reception has ended. It can also be a useful favor for couple’s choosing to serve only a few select drinks like wine or beer during their cocktail hour or reception.

When choosing to give the gift of booze, brides and grooms have to take into account the cost of providing this potentially pricey favor. And for kid-friendly weddings and guests under the age of 21, alternative favors should be provided.

Though liquor may not be the favor for every couple, this tipsy trend is currently making its rounds.

About Wedding.com

Wedding.com is an innovative new website that connects engaged couples planning their wedding with wedding vendors looking to grow their business. Wedding.com contacts vendors for couples, giving them the power to compare and negotiate while ultimately saving time and money. With 15,000 couples and 25,000 vendors currently using the website, 150,000 proposals have already been sent since their inception. Vendors range in services from wedding planners, photographers, florists, and DJs to custom invitations, party favors, and much more. For additional information about the company and its services, please visit Wedding.com.

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