50 Creative Wedding Favors That Will Delight Your Guests
Your ceremony went off without a hitch and your reception was a major hit. It might be hard to believe that your wedding day is over, and, after the epic party you just threw, your guests likely feel the same way. For the ultimate ending to the perfect day, send them off with something to remember the festivities by.
Enter the following inspired and creative wedding favors. From make-your-own flower bouquets and parasols to incense and sweet treats, there are so many ways to gift something unexpected. The best rule of thumb? Skip the monogrammed picture frames and opt for favors that your guests will actually use. Bottles of hot sauce or glass canisters of pink Himalayan sea salt are sure to end up in your friends' and families' kitchens and will serve as a happy reminder of the big day. You can also feel free to gift a favor that was inspired by your wedding's locale. This is especially perfect if you're throwing a destination wedding—think mini jars of olive oil for a Santorini wedding or fresh oranges for Florida "I dos."
If you're not going for the use factor, choose something delightful. We loved how one bride gifted the prettiest tambourines—guests also used them as noisemakers to celebrate the newly-married couple as they walked back up the aisle. Flower crowns were another standout. Trendy and cute for female (and male!) guests of all ages, the couple's floral favors involved attaching simple blooms to headbands. Talk about easy! As you click through, you'll discover that most of these gifts are just that—simple. You'll be happy to learn that majority of memorable wedding favors are often both easy to create and easy on the wallet. You can thank us later.
Calligraph your guests' names and seating assignment onto framed pressed flowers and voilà—a one-of-a-kind place card and wedding favor two-in-one.
An illustrated label makes a chocolate bar infinitely more sophisticated. Dark or milk is up to you, but the bars are sure to be a hit for guests with a sweet tooth (so, everyone!).
The best hosts keep the party going long after the night comes to a close. Do just that by sending guests home with ingredients for the perfect Moscow Mules (or another of your favorite drinks).
Now's the time to put that home garden to use. Gift guests fruits from your backyard or source your favorites from a local farmer.
Bottles of olive oil are the perfect favor for a Greek destination wedding—or a fun way to celebrate your Greek heritage.
This pretty pink salt is better for you than the white, processed variety and looks lovely in little jars.
Mini bottles of homemade limoncello, a popular dessert drink, make the perfect post-wedding treat.
Bags of seeds are generally seen as a symbol of growth and harmony, which makes them a meaningful wedding favor. You can use any flowers you like, but it'll be especially touching to gift a type of bloom that was used throughout your day.
Snacks to Go
A bottle of Coke, fries, and burgers make the ultimate late-night snack—and will help satisfy your guest's post-drinking cravings.
For a rustic affair, jarred candles in earthy scents like moss, vetiver, and rose are the perfect final touch.
Throwing a camp-inspired fête? These tin mugs, emblazoned with you and your spouse's names, make cute and on-theme gifts
There's a good chance your guests will use bottle openers every week, which means they'll think of your nuptials each time they crack open a cold one.
Take a hint from this couple and serve up maple syrup in (reusable!) decorative flasks.
Your wedding day really will be the best day ever if you serve up assorted Greek pastries in grab-and-go containers.
Set up a potpourri station, where your guests can scoop fragrant herbs into illustrated sacks.
Do you know what makes a great photo booth snapshot? A group of your best friends, all sporting tattoos of you and your love's faces.
There's nothing like the gift of sleep, which makes silky smooth sleep masks (how cool is this houndstooth print?) the ultimate favor.
"Worry dolls" are an important part of the Guatemalan culture, and are often gifted as emblems of peace and love.
These colorful, handmade fans keep guests cool during summertime ceremonies and also serve as the perfect photo booth prop.
Looking for a quick way to repurpose your wedding flowers? Towards the end of the evening, ask a designated person to break down centerpieces and bouquets and place them into glass bottles. It's a great way to ensure that guests bring home an actual piece of the big day—and guarantees that those pricy blooms won't go to waste.
If you're going to gift this trendy treat, there's no better bakery to turn to than the elegant and always-delicious Ladurée. And how beautiful are those boxes?
Keep the good vibes going by handing out incense bundles to banish the bad.
For the Kids
Keep it simple on the kids table. A pack of crayons, a clipboard of fresh paper, and pair of cute shades are all you need to keep little ones content throughout the event.
Protect your guests from sunburn with a dainty parasol, a touch that brings a little bit of vintage to your ceremony.
Mini Hot Sauce Bottles
If you and your spouse-to-be are known to carry hot sauce on you wherever you go, the spicy condiment might be the way to go when it's time to choose favors.
Here's a bright idea: Fill a mini lightbulb with your favorite jelly beans. Tie them with name tags if you'd like them to double as place cards.
Send your guests home with something floral. Place crates of fresh-cut flowers near the door to dress up guest's coffee tables for a week after the wedding.
Enlist the help of a creative friend or a local artist to create a myriad of colorful scenes.
Miniature Jo Malone candles are sure to impress all your guests. Of course, any candle you love will work, too.