While practically every aspect of a wedding can be hired out to professionals — from the decorations, invitations and flowers to the food and music at the reception — many couples still choose to take on some tasks themselves. If you are planning a wedding soon, you, like many brides-to-be, may decide to prepare the wedding favors yourself. Some do it because they have the time and creativity, while some do it because wedding favors are actually one aspect of the wedding preparations where they can cut costs. Still, some brides-to-be choose to make wedding favors themselves because they want to personalize the gifts that they give to their wedding gifts. Whether you hire out the wedding favors or take on the task yourself, don’t make the mistake of forgetting the wedding favor gift tags. Wedding favors aren’t complete without wedding favor gift tags.

Wedding favor gift tags may seem unimportant, but they are actually what make wedding favors complete. Wedding favors without wedding favor gift tags would appear impersonal. Many couples actually use wedding favor gift tags to personalize each gift that they give to their wedding guests. Many couples use wedding favor gift tags to express their gratitude to each and every guest who shared in their special day.

Again, like the other wedding components, wedding favor gift tags can be professionally made or you (or a family member or friend) can make them yourself. Unless you have plenty of time on your hands (or you can get help), it would be better to have wedding favor gift tags professionally made.

However, if you’re set on creating the wedding favor gift tags yourself, make sure that it doesn’t clash with your wedding’s color scheme, particularly that of the decorations. Wedding favor gift tags in sage green would appear out of place if your entire wedding is based on an old rose color scheme, for example. So before you even begin making the wedding favor gift tags, take note of the wedding decorations. Remember that wedding favors are typically placed on every table at the reception so the wedding favor gift tags must match the decorations.

Next, think about the design of the wedding favor gift tags you plan on making yourself. The design can be as complex or simple as you want, but you need to consider the number of guests and how long it will likely take you to complete each wedding favor gift tag. This is where you decide if you want to further personalize the wedding favor gift tags.

When you’re ready to get started, you can buy the materials for making wedding favor gift tags from arts and crafts stores as well as specialty stores. Make sure you have enough materials to create wedding favor gift tags, and that you can make a few extra ones just in case you make any mistakes along the way.

If you’re going to have a big, fancy wedding, it’s probably best that you have the wedding favors and wedding favor gift tags done by a professional. If you want to personalize your wedding favor gift tags, like printing the names of each guest on individual tags, give an accurate guest list to the printers. Double check on the spellings of the names. The last thing you want are unhappy guests because their names were spelled wrong on the tags!