Setting aside part of your hard-earned wedding budget for run-of-the-mill wedding favors that guests will throw out as soon as they get home just isn’t worth it. Instead, why not wow your guests with a thoughtful wedding favor that they’ll actually want to eat, drink, or keep after your big day?
Handing out favors at your wedding is a nice gesture, but finding meaningful items that both – A) won’t end up collecting dust after the reception and B) break your budget – can sometimes be tricky. Luckily, it’s possible to do it with a little help. In this case, that help’s coming in the form of the favorite, tried-and-true wedding favor ideas from the experts at PAPER & LACE!
GET GIFTING WITH THESE WONDERFUL WEDDING FAVOR IDEAS
Show your appreciation to your wedding guests through your wedding favors!
Step aside, cookies! Doughnuts are the trendy new wedding favor that everyone will love! Whether you box those little goodies up individually or hang them on a custom wall display, doughnuts are always a creative crowd pleaser.
And think of all of the ways you could customize your doughnut wedding favors – colors and flavors that speak true to your wedding theme, and/or a delightful frosting design. Your guests will be so excited to take these favors home — if they don’t eat them first, that is!
MOSCOW MULE MUG
Personalized shot glasses and pint glasses are super overdone, and, chances are, your guests already have more than enough of both. A copper Moscow mule mug is unique, attractive, and still just as functional as any other form of glassware.
TEENY TINY SUCCULENTS
Succulents are just gorg! Tin pails are the perfect succulent wedding favor holder for a rustic wedding, but you can also opt to use simple glass vases for a more classic look.
The best hosts keep the party going long after the reception comes to a close. Do just that by sending your wedding guests home with ingredients for the perfect margarita, Jack and Coke, or another fave drink!
Planning a winter wedding? If the weather is going to be chilly on your wedding day, keep your guests cozy by providing them with chic, fleece blankets. Personalize them with your wedding monogram, date, or initials.
Even after you’re married, everyone will be reminded of your special day whenever they curl up with the blanket at home.
INFUSED OLIVE OIL
Foodie couples will love this next one on our list of favorite wedding favor ideas! Treat your guests to bottles of gourmet infused olive oil that they can use when cooking at home.
You can even include a handmade recipe card with your favorite dish or about how to use the dressing. We especially love this idea if you’re getting married at a venue such as a farm, barn, or vineyard.
Who doesn’t love a delicious scent?! Send your wedding guests home with a handmade candle – a gift that they can use and use again for the whole next season!
SNACKS ON THE GO
A bottle of Coke, fries, and burgers or chicken tenders make the ultimate late-night snack—and will help satisfy your guest’s post-drinking cravings.
A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS
Don’t forget the little ones at the party, but feel free to 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… and the after party.
DON’T FORGET THE FINISHING TOUCHES
When it comes to awesome wedding favors, presentation and convenience is half of the battle. Custom koozies, Jordan almonds, personalized matchboxes are all fine and dandy, but when it comes to wedding favor ideas, we’ve been there, done that (and you probably have too!)
Get some inspo from the wedding favor ideas above, add some DIY-touches to your packaging and presentation, and send your wedding guests home with a favor that they’ll truly appreciate.
Oh, and don’t stop there.
Remember that, even after the big day is over, you should be thanking your wedding guests with personalized thank you cards. After all, there’s nothing sweeter than a thankful bride!