Wedding Favors That Keep Guests Talking After the Weekend

They'll be raving long after you’ve said “I do!”

Updated 04/13/17

Photo by Britany Mahood

At the end of the night—when the sparkler send-off fades from memory and your guests fall into bed exhausted from boogying on the dance floor—the wedding favor becomes the last remaining takeaway from your special weekend. A final opportunity to thank your friends and family for committing their time and money to celebrate you and your fiancé’s union. Plus, wedding favors are a great way to get creative—and thoughtful. Click through for some real wedding inspiration that will keep your guests raving long after you’ve said “I do!”

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Personalized Matchboxes

Personalized Matchboxes

Courtesy of ForYourParty

Personalized matchboxes are a unique way to ensure guests strike up memories of your wedding day. (Matchboxes from ForYourParty.com)

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Mini Liquor Bottles

Mini Liquor Bottle Favors

Cody Raisig Photography

Mini anything is adorable—but mini shots of tequila? Olé!

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A Personalized Message

Message in a Bottle Favor

Chris J. Evans Photography

A personalized message thanking each guest for attending shows them just how much thought and effort you put into every last detail.

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Flower Bulbs

Flower Bulbs Wedding Favor

Photo by Lauren Rosenau Photography; Event Design by The Graceful Host; Signage by Elisabeth Rose

Nothing screams spring more than a bulb ready to bloom! Gift guests with a beautiful flower used in your wedding arch or table arrangements as a way to keep the good times rolling throughout the spring, summer and fall.

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Kazoos

Wedding March Kazoos

Rebecca Ellison Photography

A whimsical—and practical—take on an interactive ceremony, this little gift also saves you money: Who needs a string quartet when you have a coterie of kazoos?

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Cookies

Honolulu Cookies

Photo by What A Day! Photography; Event Design by Moana Events

You can never go wrong with cookies—especially when they’re locally sourced from your favorite bakery or a well-known spot in town for a destination wedding. Arrange them in custom bags with your wedding date, and guests will always remember what a sweet night they had!

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Jar of Honey

Photo by Em Taylor Photo; Event Design by Feathered Arrow

Speaking of sweet, little jars of honey do just the trick. And they'll last long after the reception—honey doesn’t expire!

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Potted Plants

Pre-Potted Plants

Love Me Do Photography

Potted plants that also serve as your table numbers are a gorgeous way to adorn your guests’ homes in a classic, thoughtful way.

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Embroidered Handkerchiefs

Photo by Switzerfilm Photography; Event Design by Kate & Company

Happy tears during the processional? You’ve got your guests covered—with gorgeous embroidered handkerchiefs.

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Escort Cards

Photo by Anna Delores Photography; Event Design by Amazing Days Events; Flowers by Ella & Louie

Escort cards that also serve as table arrangements: win, win.

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Wine

Wine and Blanket Favors

Photo by Jake and Necia Photography; Event Design by Wild Heart Events

If you’re getting married in a vineyard, half bottles of red and white wine from your venue is a thoughtful gift—especially when paired with a cozy blanket for festive picnics!

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Paper Fan

Fan Favors

Photo by Vitae Weddings Photography; Planning and Design by Hello Gem Events

Summer and destination weddings can get hot—beat the heat and help your guests out by creating their escort card or the ceremony program into a paper fan.

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Potted Succulents

Potted Succulents

Photo by Candi Coffman Photography; Florals by The Fleuriste

Potted succulents are high on everyone’s list these days—help your guests bring one home with these cheerful arrangements.

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Candy

Susie Marie Photography

Make sure they leave the party on a (sugar) high note.

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Beyoncé Favors

Drunk in Love Favors

Amelia Beamish Photography

Beyoncé favors? Sign us up. "Drunk in Love" tags attached to mini bottles of wine are certain to be a big hit. (Paper Goods by Smock Paper)

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Decor

Photo by Ja Tecson Photography; Event Design by Skybox Event Productions

Favors that double as decor not only save you money, but also add intrigue to photos throughout the wedding.

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Frisbees

Frisbee Wedding Favors

Love & Light Photography

For a casual, outdoor affair, consider everyone’s favorite college pastime: Frisbee—custom ones, of course! (Paper Goods by Shindig Bespoke)

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Mini Bouquets

Photo by Emily Millay Fine Art Wedding Photography; Event Design by Shi Shi Events

Little bouquets wrapped in rustic butcher paper? Swoon.

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Mini Bottles of Champagne

Champagne Favors

Photo by Mike Larson Photography; Event Design by Reed + James Events

Pop some bubbly—these guests are getting mini bottles of champagne!

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DIY Candy Bar

DIY Candy Bar

Photo by Mary Otanez Photography; Rentals by Paisley & Jade; Planning by LK Events & Design; Florals by Petals & Twigs

It doesn’t get much sweeter than this—a DIY candy bar, decked out in pastels for good measure.

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Jar of Salsa

Salsa Wedding Favor

Photo by Simply Splendid Photography; Event Design by Luxe Event Productions

Throwing a Mexican fiesta? Send guests home with something spicy they won’t forget. Guests will salsa on the dance floor and have some for their eggs the morning after!

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Local Artisan Goods

Photo by Les Amis Photo; Design by Marriage and Glamour; Graphics by Curious Me Design

Local artisan goods (think: honey, olive oil, soaps) are the perfect addition to hotel room gift bags at a destination wedding.

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"Grow Love"

Photo by The Vondys Photography; Event Design by HoneyFitz Events

Give guests a project for after the wedding, and entrust them in helping your love grow!

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Macarons

Macaron Wedding Favors

Photo by Scott Clark Photo; Event Design by EDE by Jacqueline

Love macarons? Use your favorite dessert as an inspiration point for some (sweet) custom favors. (Treats by Vanilla Bake Shop)

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Wine in a Can

Photo by Julia Green Photography; Event Design by Bridal Bliss

There’s something adorably whimsical about wine in a can. Plus, guests can dance freely while holding it—without the fear of breaking a wine glass!

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Bottled Cold Brew Coffee

Bottled Cold Brew Coffee

Asya Photography

Bottled cold-brew coffee with a sweet personalized note is a great way for guests to start their day after a late night wedding reception. The perfect antidote to the inevitable postwedding hangover!

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Jar of Treats

Photo by David Christensen Photography; Event Design by Alchemy Event Studio

An assortment of you and your fiancé’s favorite sweet treats is a nice personalized touch for guests.

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Ice Pops

Ice Cream Pops Wedding Favors

Photo by Jodi and Kurt Photography; Event Design by A. Dominick Events

Any type of food truck at the end of the night is always a welcome surprise—especially refreshing ice pops after a night of tearing up the dance floor!

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Flower Crowns

Flower Crown Favors

Annie Watts Photography

Flower crown favors for your guests will go over big on Instagram. (Florals by Fifty Flowers

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Custom Boxes of Chocolates

Chocolate Favors

Photo by Scott Clark Photo; Event Design by GATHER Events

Custom chocolates in boxes with your new last name, wedding logo, or monogram is a delicious send-off for your guests at the end of the night. (Chocolate Favors by Compartes)

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