There's no doubt your wedding will be an unforgettable affair for everyone involved. But incorporating one-of-a-kind personalized wedding favors is a sure-fire way to take it to the next level.
Sending your guests home with a memorable keepsake is such a special way to thank them for joining you for your celebration. But the key to handing out a great wedding favor is to offer something your guests will actually use and enjoy. Something that’s functional and personalized is always a great way to go, sending attendees home with a memento to commemorate your big day for weeks (or even years) to come. And as an added bonus, you have another great opportunity to put your own unique spin on yet another wedding component.
Wedding favors range from food-focused gifts to items for the home. From mini cans of wine and custom jars of honey to perfectly potted succulents, the options are seemingly endless. But items such as a candle or a deck of cards—something that’s truly useful—tend to be the most popular.
Pricing for favors can certainly range, with the average cost of wedding favors coming in anywhere between $3 to $10. Of course, that number will depend on how elaborate or personalized of a gift you’re getting, how many you’re planning to order, or if you're going the DIY route. The custom guest gift options are truly infinite, and there are so many ways to incorporate a lovely set-up of favors into your wedding, whether adding them to your tablescape at each place setting or putting together a beautiful display all on its own.
Ready to find the perfect favor for your wedding? Read on to get inspired with 20 of our favorite personalized wedding favors.
Turns out, you can personalize just about anything, even vials of olive oil. Brand these bottles with your names and wedding date, and your guests will fondly remember your nuptials every time they utilize this cooking staple.
Plant the seed for stellar wedding favors with small succulents in stylish mini pots. Tackle your DIY urge by decorating the pots with yours and your partner's initials, or hand-letter the pots with your guests' names.
Consider incorporating favors that have dual-uses. Bring something into the mix that can serve as your escort cards, while allowing your guests to take it home to enjoy after the festivities.
Both you and your guests will love these celebratory maracas. They can be shaken to celebrate the first kiss, and included on the dance floor for a unique, personalized touch.
Bottles of Barbecue Sauce
Spice up your personalized wedding favor game with bottles of barbecue sauce, featuring a short and sweet note from the newlyweds. We love the simple idea of grabbing mini bottles of your favorite locally handcrafted sauce and adding a cute bow and a note on it.
The Morning Newspaper
Truly make a unique and personalized splash on the front page! One couple treated their guests to a special edition of the morning paper for their Sunday brunch wedding. The couple certainly made headlines with this favor idea, but we love the idea of featuring details about the wedding party and day-of schedule in this idea as well.
Send your guests home with a snack they'll be excited to enjoy. This is such a fun DIY option, allowing you to test your culinary talent as a couple. Make homemade salsa and package it in a cute, personalized jar.
Tins of Tea
Liven up your reception tablescape with these colorful tea tins marking each guest's seat. Add your initials and pretty packaging that matches your color scheme for the final personalized touches.
Bags of Popcorn
Say thank you to your sweet guests by treating them to a contrasting salty treat in decorative paper take-home bags. This is the perfect take-away snack for the end of the night.
Why not gift your friends and family with their own bottles of vino, decked out with your special label? We love the idea of adding your monogram to add a personalized touch. This wedding favor is especially perfect for a smaller, more intimate affair.
If you and your partner want to gift a truly special favor, don't be afraid to inquire about partnering with a favorite business of yours. Your favorite winery might have the equipment to do a quick custom label for a few special favors, but you'll never know unless you ask.
Say thank you to your nearest and dearest with mini candles and a small note. Take these favors one step further by personalizing the candle box or tin itself.
Jars of Honey
You can't find a sweeter custom wedding favor than small jars of honey. Tie the gift together with a burlap lid and a personalized "meant to bee" sticker for a darling touch.
Origami Paper Boats
You can't go wrong with something charming and handmade. One couple put their DIY skills to the test to create unmatched seating assignments that doubled as favors—whimsical origami paper boats.
Celebrate love with a cute, custom favor. One couple handed out matchboxes, playing off of the couple finding their perfect match. We love the idea of handing out something small and sweet, while still being useful.
Champagne To Go
Who doesn't love a great glass of bubbly? This is such a fun DIY option. Set out personalized cans of your favorite champagne or wine with matching straws for guests to grab on their way out.
Setting up a candy bar, complete with mini donuts, chocolates, and favorite candies is such a fun way to thank your guests and send them home with sweets to enjoy. Set-up a table with coordinating colors for a gorgeous look, and offer custom brown paper bags to pack a snack.
Milk and Cookies
No matter your age, a glass of milk and a chocolate chip cookie will always hit the spot. This is such a fun idea to incorporate a favor for the kids, but let's face it, the adults will love it, too. Decorate this combo with individualized stickers and pretty straws to match.
Welcome bags are definitely a popular wedding favor trend, especially for beach or destination weddings. Hop on board with custom totes and fillings of your choice. You can't go wrong with fun inflatable drink koozies for a casual, colorful beach ceremony.
Custom Playing Cards
Who doesn't love a good game of cards? Take the game one step further with a personalized deck. We love the idea of incorporating custom images into a deck, such as illustrations of the ceremony or reception location, to truly mark a memorable occasion.
Burlap Bags of Goodies
Giving out treats like your favorite tea or coffee, along with a cookie, is such a fun gift. But how about incorporating a little personalization to the bags? This DIY idea incorporates mini burlap bags full of goodies, each tied with a custom illustrated gift tag.
What a way to truly personalize the experience! We love the way one real couple brought in a fashion illustrator to do custom portraits of their guests. Offer live illustrations throughout your reception, and then have them printed on-site for guests to take home for a unique memento.