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Though the process of organizing your wedding may feel endless at times, the months between proposal and "I do's" can pass by in a flurry of seating charts and wedding dress-fabric swatches. And although wedding-dress shopping and cake tasting may be at the top of your priority list, creating wedding favors is an equally important task — especially when you're planning to create them by hand. Our etiquette experts weigh in on when exactly brides should craft handmade favors.
The idiom "Never leave for tomorrow what you can do today" is particularly apt in this situation, as the madness of impending nuptials can cause even the most organized brides to forget minor tasks. The sooner you finish your wedding favors, the less stress you'll feel in the months leading up to your nuptials. Instead of dilly-dallying or simply procrastinating, immediately set a date on which you and your mother (or MOH) will craft wedding favors, preferably one several months before your wedding.
As the number of guests attending your wedding will dictate how many favors you need to prepare, the optimal time for fashion each is directly after you begin to receive responses from your invitations, though preparing a batch of favors in advance of RSVPs is an excellent way to stay on-schedule. Ticking one item off your wedding to-do list may seem small, but accomplishing even a trivial task will decrease your pre-nuptial pressure.