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.
Corked bottles of rosemary-infused oil make an unexpected favor. On the tag, be sure to include its multiple uses.
DIY Flower Crowns
Instead of looping greens and blooms around wire, simplify the process by securing vines and roses to headbands.
Potted succulents and cacti make perfect takeaways. Pop in staked tags to transform them into live place cards.
Opt for millennial pink key chains, emblazoned with an equally-millennial slogan, for your girls and navy or jet versions for the guys.
Macaron in Cloche
If our place card was a monogrammed cream macaron served up in a mini cloche, we'd take it home in an instant.
We love how this couple boxed up Cloud 9 Bakery's famous pancake and bacon-flavored cupcakes with a fern leaf and "thank you" tag.
Diet Coke Bottles
Everyone knows that Diet Coke tastes better in the glass bottles, but did you know it's even more refreshing with monogrammed labels?
Bottles of Wine
Everyone will ask you about the delicious wine you served at your wedding, so you might as well gift it. Wrap bottles in a material or bag that references your wedding. Fishing net and tassels are the perfect pick for a tropical wedding.
Charming wooden pencils, packed in a cute mug with your new initial, will delight the adults just as much as the kids.
Perfect for holding snacks, cotton balls, or tea bags, these cute jars are a practical keepsake.
These sleek sunnies work for both men and women, and will protect their eyes during your summer ceremony.
Another seasonal gift, neutral throw blankets keep your loved ones warm at the wedding then look great on their couches at home.
Instead of pre-made bundles, set your guests up with incense sticks so they can mix and match scents.
This bridal shower favorite idea can certainly be repurposed for the big day. Gift attendees pretty vases, then let them fill their vessels with blooms from the reception.
Your guests are sweet as pie for celebrating your wedding day with you. Remind them of this with a heart-shaped pie pop in assorted flavors.
We love how this couple took favor "doggie" bags literally, by illustrating them with a drawing of their beloved pup.
Thatched with lace, mini tambourines make pretty keepsakes and perfect celebratory sound makers.
Want to keep your guests' favors a surprise? Present their gifts in pretty boxes marked with an illustrated crest and tied with black-and-white ribbon.
Matches are a wedding favor classic. But wedding matches in adorable mini bottles? Now that's just genius.
When it comes to favors, it's all about the presentation. Set up a candy bar on a vintage piece of furniture and add mini arrangements of your wedding's flowers. Feel free to pull out the drawers for more surface space.
Put together a playlist of your wedding's best jams and burn them onto CDs so guests can groove long after they leave the dance floor.
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