DIY Wedding Favor Ideas for a Summer Wedding
The evening wouldn't be complete without a few thoughtful thank-yous for guests that celebrate the season.
Celebrate the brightest months of the year with summery to-go gifts presented with a personalized touch.
Bon Voyage Favor Bags
Bottles of Rosé
For a refreshing addition, consider providing mini bottles of rosé cider, which are made even more inviting when given labels customized with a blush stripe of paint.
Sea-Glass Candy Favors
Sea-glass candy resembles the real deal at parties on (and off) the beach ($82.50 for 40 oz; etsy.com/shop/andiespecialtysweets).
Go beyond basic beer with bottled cocktails, which have been popping up at bars everywhere. They've gotten us thinking that offering tall, cool ones could be a refreshing way to personalize your drinks and get them in hand, fast, at your celebration.
"Thanks a Bunch" Bouquets
Bid adieu with a flower market–style mini bouquet bundled in glassine (55 cents per sheet, New York Central Art Supply, 800-950-6111) and a band with a witty message.
"Let's Tie the Knot" Rope Bracelets
Salute nautical Nantucket and Cape Cod or other coastal areas by adorning sailors' rope bracelets or a book of knots with our favor tags.
These favors will soar though the summer breeze, though perhaps not as high as your spirits on your wedding day.
These mini terrariums make chic centerpieces when grouped en masse—and they double as favors, too!
Chip Clip Favor Display
Inspired by the snack holders at delis everywhere, we turned a chip rack into a grab-and-go favor stand. Setup is a breeze: Stamp bags with a customized rubber stamp, slide in cookies, and then clamp packets to the rack.
Dotted Vellum Favor Boxes
To thank wedding guests, fill these cool blue decorated boxes with your favorite candies. More of a pink person? No prob. This cute favor idea can be made in any color.
For a rustic wedding, give guests jars of homemade pickles adorned with our easy-to-make favor tags.
For these eye-catching favor pouches, we used bright tissue paper to create a pattern that mimics the bold beauty of a dahlia, then tied on a tag bearing planting instructions, and verdant ribbon to pose as leaves. At home, guests will peel back the petals to reveal a dormant dahlia bulb brimming with potential and just waiting to take root.
"XO" Favor Tins
Swipe a few brushstrokes of paint to cover cylindrical favor tins, which get a fun finish from our free "XO" sticker clip art.
"Take Me Away" Cookies
Give attendees an edible arrangement that's almost too pretty to eat. Hand-painted cookies are a wilt-free way to thank them for coming ($8 each, sweetambs.com). Customize the treats with your own big-day petals. Then place the cookies in a coordinating box (white gloss favor box, $3; paperpresentation.com).
"Mahalo" Sea Salt
Vintage Tile Banded Favor Box
Take a plain favor box from "meh" to "wow!" with our free vintage tile-pattern clip art design.
Do guests a favor and present them with a small gift planted inside these petite flower-topped boxes. Wrap each small box with a belt of layered ribbons or a strip of woven fabric, and cap it off with a single fabric blossom.
Sailor Knot Favor Boxes
Wrap favor boxes with a nautical touch fitting for a seaside New England celebration.
"Enjoy" Rolled Favors
Roll salted caramels in a paper with an enlarged photocopy of fabric. Twist the ends and seal with our downloadable label.
"Get Your Kicks" Cream Sodas
Play up a famous Route 66 cream soda label with this quirky and easy-to-add label.
"A Souvenir for You" Favor Bags
Seal glassine packages filled with saltwater taffy with a thin ribbon and this printable tag.
"Bon Appétit" Avocado Oil Favors
This festive favor tag tells guests it's time to indulge.
You can fashion these favors in less time than it takes to strike a match (almost!). Pick one of our free designs, add your initial to the template, print, then cut where indicated.
Most sunny locales have one thing in common: amazing fruit! Think oranges in Florida, pomegranates in Greece, or mangoes in Mexico. Our free patterns complete the package.
Modern Wine and Matchboxes
Textiles make gorgeous (and easy and inexpensive) packaging for favors. Simply wrap each item and finish with ribbon, yarn, or a rubber-stamped tag. Then, sit back and enjoy the satisfaction of having made yet another perfect match!
Rock Salt Favors
End your wedding by handing out pink Himalayan rock salt (an old symbol of good luck) to your guests.
"Come Sail Away" Tote Bags
Use our free design to get the look of screen-printed totes with a summer vibe.
"Sweeten Up" Sodas
"Thanks Bee to You" Honey Favors
Individual vials of high-quality honey, wrapped with bee-decked bands, make for a sweet ending.
Bright and Preppy Favor Boxes
The classic ensemble of a striped button-down shirt and French-knot cuff links inspired these packages in summery hues, which we filled with saltwater taffy.
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