The fall season is one of the most popular periods throughout the year to host a wedding. With crisp outdoor venues, the changing leaves dominating as photo backdrops, and the potential for long sleeve gowns, we can see why this season is coming out on top in terms of wedding dates. Oh, and let's not forget about the plethora of warm fall cocktails (spiked apple cider, anyone?) that make for brilliant photo ops and cozy guests.
Aside from beverages, there are plenty of other ways to help spread the fall fascination with your nearest and dearest, and one of the best places to start is with seasonally themed wedding favors. Another fall wedding perk is that you have immeasurable options for guest thank-you gifts that they'll actually reuse. A maple syrup–scented candle, for example, will encourage everyone to curl up at home with a good book post-wedding. It truly wouldn't be fall without mention of pumpkins, making pumpkin spice soap favors feel all the more appropriate. And if you're having an outdoor ceremony, blankets for your friends and family can be put to good use during the wedding itself. For temporary treats, appeal to your guests' taste buds with the best sweets the season has to offer, like mini pies (on a stick!) and vintage jars of honey.
To further inspire your gift giving creativity before your big day, we come bearing 14 fall wedding favors from Etsy, each just as likely to inspire a hearty dose of autumn nostalgia from your guests.
Set of Paper Cups, Lids and Custom Sleeve
Combat chilly temps with the best of 'em—a cup of hot chocolate (or coffee for any over-served guests) for the road. This Etsy shop supplies the paper vessels and hand-stamped monogram sleeve, so you're only responsible for sourcing your warm beverage of choice.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $60
The proof is in the packaging. Order extras of these Scotland-based sweets because it's inevitable that guests will want to snag multiple bags.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $3.63
Assorted Floral Patterns Matchbox
Or, lay the groundwork for a homey atmosphere, sans candle, with a lighting essential. Forest-infused packaging sets the seasonal mood in style.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $12.99 for 12
Loose Leaf Tea Infuser
A warm cup of tea feels practically synonymous with fall. Neatly display each vial of tea leaves with a metal diffuser and a note from you and your partner.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $4.88
Pumpkin Spice Beer Soap
Ah, pumpkin spice—the unspoken dominant fall scent. Ditch the overly-hyped latte for something a little more wedding-friendly. These soaps are made from home-brewed beer and nourishing vegetable oils.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $23 for 10
Choose up to four different flavors to meet every guest's jam fancy. Each batch comes gluten- and preservative-free, hand-stirred by the shop owner herself.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $708 for 240 jars
4oz. Muth Honey Jar
It doesn't get much sweeter than a vintage vial of raw Michigan wildflower honey, sourced from a local beekeeper.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $101 for 30