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We Ask Wednesday: 30 Wedding Favors Real Brides Gave Their Guests

These brides got really creative.

If you want to see if there are extras, wait until the end of the night before grabbing another. Or you can ask the couple after their wedding if they have an extra to send you. But don't be greedy and grab more than one.
Kristi Wright Photography

Wedding favors can be tricky. You want to thank your guests for being part of your epic celebration, but you don't want to spend money on 200 trinkets that will probably end up collecting dust in a forgotten corner of their house. What's a bride to do? Luckily, we've got your answer. We asked real brides what favors they gave their guests and it's safe to say there's no shortage of inspiration. From hangover kits to charitable donations to make-your-own candy bags, we're positive guests kept (and ate) these wedding souvenirs! You can the rest of the responses on Facebook and Instagram.

30 Wedding Favors Real Brides Gave Their Guests

  1. Mini champagne 🍾 bottles of @moetchandon -@curlysuesadventures

  2. Bags of coffee grounds from our local coffee shop with personalized labels! -@zeilenga

  3. Homemade limoncello! 🍾🍋🍋- @ohebenstreit

  4. Photo strip from our photo booth! ❤️💍-@v_marie5

  5. We went with a Donald Trump inspired red hat that read “Make A Marriage Great Again”. (It was not a political endorsement, just something unique that made everyone laugh and definitely a conversation starter) -@melissabcavazos

  6. My husband and I made a CD with songs that are meaningful to our relationship. We got married in New York City, then two weeks later did a reception in our hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa. so the front cover had a picture of us from our wedding. Everyone loved the idea! -@victoria__14

  7. We are making wooden coasters as we both love woodworking. -@kplummer817

  8. Tiny hot sauces!!! -@eaux_livia

  9. Amazing personalised candles from @evermore_london 💗-@gartsc

  10. Mini balsamic and oil bottles that say “olive you” -@bpapa15

  11. We put a framed print out of the table letting our guest know that instead of a favor we made a donation to the Against Malaria Foundation -@tashacakes88

  12. Mini “liquid luck” bottles to feature our love for Harry Potter and Bourbon! -@shananigans5

  13. Personalized playing cards ♥️🤴🏼👸🏼🖤-@honeybadger0822

  14. we decided to give money in everyones name to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and California Fallen Officers Memorial Program. My dad is in remission for Prostate Cancer and my fiance comes from a family of law enforcement -@apriljamie90

  15. Beautiful, custom decorated sugar cookies to look like geodes/agate slices to go along with our geode/crystal theme! Cant wait! #sarahsgettingjerried -@sarah_greentrees

  16. I’ve made the same carrot cake for my husband’s birthday for 9 years now. We had cupcakes made with my recipe and cold school-style boxes of milk for people to take with them as they left the reception. I liked being able to let people in our tradition! -@emilylinnshepard

  17. Bottle openers shaped in the word “cheers” -@mabel_jean

  18. We gave a hangover kit 💊-@edenlavy

  19. Forest wedding- so we are making essential oil bug spray as a favor in Amber glass bottles 💗-@aimers126

  20. We’re doing a late night candy bar with mini grab bags! 🍭 🍬 🍫-@lindseymaki

  21. In lieu of favors we are donating to our favorite public radio station and our favorite non profit 🤗-@stephers0326

  22. Our favors are from a flavored popcorn bar! 🍿 people can fill their popcorn bags with whatever they want and take it home! 😄-@ash925brooks

  23. Farm fresh maple syrup in cute personalized glass containers! -@bdancrn11

  24. Mini Banana Bread Loaf - The tag will say "I'm bananas about you" 😂-@nicolewarner17

  25. We are making a donation to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation in memory of my mom who passed away on June 7, 2016. 💚-Shannon Swift

  26. Well, our theme is "Under the Stars," so we're doing Moon Pies with a sign that says "We're over the Moon you could join us!" -Megean Hubbartt

  27. S’mores kit for the bonfire following the reception! -Caitlin Kirkpatrick

  28. Literary theme so everyone gets a book! I have pretty much every genre covered 📚-Mary Carolyn

  29. I did scratch cards and people loved them -Lynsey Mckivett

  30. hand-made bath bombs -Jessica Jansen

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