Why should you give out favors at your wedding? After all, you’re the one who spent boatloads of money booking a venue, hiring caterers, and printing fancy, custom calligraphy invitations. Even though the only thing expected of your guests is to show up–and exercise self-control at that open bar–attending your event means guests are supporting you through one of life’s most important milestones. In fact, just showing up means a lot these days, whether it’s a kid receiving a trophy just for showing up, or a father show up to that same kid’s ballgame. Your guests deserve a little thank you for taking the time to celebrate an important day with you, even if it’s just a small token of appreciation. Here are some great wedding favor ideas to offer your guests a tangible memory of your big day:
Blooms and flowers are synonymous with romance. It’s why most weddings feature numerous arrays of delicately arranged floral bouquets. I love the idea of giving out a favor that can grow, like the flower seed bombs above. All you need are seeds, organza favor wrap, and a ribbon. You could also give out seed packets or cute succulents in terra cotta planters. Some brides even give out ready-made terrariums as favors!
With so many mason jar decoration ideas for weddings floating around, it’s no surprise that many brides opt to package favors in mason jars. The above idea makes a really cute wedding favor for a winter wedding. Any type of food item that keeps well such as powdered hot cocoa makes a perfect favor. Other ideas include cotton candy, fruit preserves, or popcorn.
No one can deny it: rustic is here to stay. Burlap linens are incredibly popular year-round. Whether it’s a barnyard wedding or banquet event with a rustic theme, translating this theme into an appropriate favor couldn’t be easier. The photo above is a great example. Burlap favor bags match the rustic theme perfectly. Stuff a burlap favor bag with apples or seasonal preserves for the perfect rustic chic favor.
Wine is the absolute perfect drink at weddings–alcohol doesn’t get any more jubilant than red wine. Personalized wine bottles with custom labels have become a major wedding favor trend, and with the right packaging, I think it’s a knockout among wedding favor ideas. You could also opt for mini-bottles of wine or stoppers. Don’t drink or don’t want to encourage your guests to drink? Non-alcoholic bubbling cider is festive and fun option that will likely result in more responsible decision making.
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Flower seed bombs found on Etsy | Hot cocoa mason jar favors via The Knot | Fresh picked apples wedding favor featured on Brides.com | Eggplant organza wrap via LinenTablecloth.com | Zebra print favor bag via LinenTablecloth.com