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Your family and friends have traveled from near and far to join you in celebrating one of the biggest days of your life! And while the overwhelming feelings of love and appreciation might be impossible to put into words, you can show some of your gratitude with a creative wedding favor.
There are some important factors to consider when selecting favors. Keep in mind the type of venue (candy won’t do well outdoors in the heat) and the location of the wedding (glass might not travel well if your guests flew in for the big day). It's also nice to highlight meaningful traditions or favorite foods that the two of you share as a couple.
Favors are an inexpensive way to thank your guests and personalize an element of your wedding in a way that represents you and your fiance. Whether you’re getting married in a rustic outdoor venue or a grand hotel ballroom, we have you covered with our round-up of unique thank you gifts.
Read on for the best wedding favors that your guests will be excited to take home!
Best Day Ever Spot Personalized Sunscreen Favors
If you are planning a destination wedding, or even just an outdoor summer ceremony and cocktail hour, these mod-style custom mini sunscreen bottles with attached carabiners will be an absolute hit. Choose from four chic pattern options and personalize them with your wedding details.
Erickson Design Custom Popcorn Boxes
Nothing beats a late-night popcorn post-wedding snack! Place these personalized boxes next to a fresh popcorn maker (if your venue allows for it) or put pre-filled boxes out on a table next to a variety of gourmet popcorn seasonings so guests can create their own flavor mix.
Picture Perfect Papier Personalized Matches
If you and your fiance love collecting matchboxes as souvenirs from favorite restaurants, then this is the perfect wedding favor for you. Not only do matches always come in handy, but the modern personalization is a super cute touch. You can also pick the paper and print color to match your wedding decor!
Custom Favours Hot Chocolate Wedding Favor in a Tube
If you’re hosting a winter wedding, these hot chocolate tubes are a must-have treat for the end of the night. You can even customize the color of the paper tags and tag shape for an extra personalized touch.
Favourgram Custom Wedding Flip Flops
If your wedding day vision includes you and your guests boogying on the dance floor into the early hours of the morning, these customized flip flops are an absolute must-have. Your guests will be delighted to trade in their fancy shoes for some comfy dancing ones when the party gets going.
Minted Merlot Dip-Dyed Favor Boxes
If you’re looking for a unique favor container with chic personalization options, look no further than Minted’s stunning dip-dyed boxes. They come in a variety of different colors, and you can select a coordinating embellishment (whether its a tied-tag or a label) to say “thank you for joining us!”.
David's Bridal Personalized Metallic Foil Playing Cards
If you and your fiance love a good card game, these personalized decks are the favor for you! For an extra special touch, include directions on how to play to your favorite card game alongside your note of thanks so that your guests can learn something new.
Happy Memories Paper Company Personalized Wine Label
These personalized wine bottle tags are a great way to customize favors for a winery-themed wedding. Not only will guests appreciate receiving a delicious bottle of wine as a favor, but they’ll think back on the memories of your wedding when they uncork their vino back at home.
Kate Aspen Modern Geometric White Planter
Fill these modern planters with succulents or air plants and place them at each person’s seat. It's an herbaceous favor that doubles as a contemporary decor accent.
We love practical, custom tokens like the Belamoda Co. Personalized Pocket Size Spray Bottles or the Best Day Ever Spot Personalized Sunscreen Favors.
What to look for in wedding favors
The best wedding favors are ones that guests will use again or will enjoy at the moment (think donuts, candy, or mini bottle of vino). When it comes to budget, think about how many guests you have—a small wedding might afford to feature custom tote bags or other higher ticket items as favors, while a larger guest list might need more affordable options.
Local or themed favors are also a fun way to incorporate the location where you're getting married. If it's a rustic country wedding, homemade jams or jars of honey are a sweet parting gift. Or, play up a destination wedding theme with a specialty that's unique to the country or region, like Mexican caramels or mini bottles of Limoncello for an Italian wedding.
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