8 Unique and Fun Wedding Favor Ideas

We are pleased to host on our Blog the article of Emma Miller from “Vow To Be Chic”. Thank you so much Emma 🙂

“There are so many details that come into play when planning a wedding from the venue, the cake, and flowers to the bridesmaid dresses, suits and so much more!

Nowadays, the bride and groom are taking up the challenge of getting creative with wedding favors and adding a personal touch. They can be anything from bags of homemade brownies to customized mugs. 

We know you want to say thank you to your guests in a special way of celebrating your biggest day! 

So, let us make it a tad bit easier for you to show your appreciation. 

Here is a list of wedding favor ideas that will not only be memorable but also won’t collect dust after the reception or break your budget. 

Mini Custom Champagne Bottles

This will be perfect for the afterparty so your guests can enjoy a little bit more of the bubbly or even make mimosas the next morning. Send guests home with mini versions of your favorite champagne or wine bottles. Add a personalized touch with custom labels that have your names and wedding date printed on them. 

Garden Seeds

This wedding favor might perfectly align with you if you have an outdoor forest or farm wedding. Garden seeds are a great gift that keeps on giving. 

You can include a personal touch with a little hand made note like “Let Love Grow. Thank you for being a part of our day”. 

Mixology Kits

If you have an open bar and a crowd who loves to take advantage of it this could be the perfect gift to keep the party going. 

Gift each guest a mini mixology set that can include a shot glass, mini size bottles of your favorite spirits, a can of mixers like soda or juice with a small shaker and even a bag of bar nuts. 

Assembled in a nice box, tied together with a ribbon and a personalized note is surely going to impress! 

Check out Groomsmen Gift Source for shot glasses and other mixology ideas. 

Homemade Jam

If you opt for DIY wedding favor and you can make a mean jam this could be the perfect wedding favor. Jam is a sweet treat everyone will love for their peanut butter sandwiches or morning toast. 

Rest assured this is a gift that will be put to good use and appreciated. After all, who doesn’t love homemade anything! 

It might be time-consuming but worthwhile. Package each jam in mini glass jars with a custom tag tied around the lid with a nice ribbon that matches your wedding theme. 

Another idea for filling mini jars is a homemade spice that can be used for a variety of different dishes. Guests will love personal touches like these!

Mason Jar Hot Cocoa

Mason jars can be used in so many ways! 

If you have a winter wedding this is a cozy and delicious gift for guests to take home. Fill a mason jar with hot cocoa powder and layer it with marshmallows. 

A gift that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. 

Add a finishing touch with a quirky note and a ribbon or personalized sticker. Mason jars are a great way to beautifully contain your DIY favors. 

You could even replace the hot cocoa with local honey for a summertime wedding. 

A mason jar could be gifted as a drinking glass that comes with a silly straw. You could also fill the jars with things like candies, succulents or tea lights. 

Check out The Knot for mini mason jars. 

Welcome Bags

If you are having a destination wedding or have family and friends traveling from far and wide to attend your wedding you might want to replace the wedding favor with a welcome bag. 

These are growing in popularity and are very thoughtful gift ideas for your guests. You can get a custom cute tote bag for each person that includes all kinds of goodies inside. 

Some fun and thoughtful things that can be included are water bottles with a personal label, sweet or savory snacks like popcorn, pretzels, cookies, trail mix or candies in your color theme tied up in a small bag. A pack of mints (that can also be personalized) along with a mini hangover kit that can include things like painkillers, eye masks and a vitamin C sachet for the morning after. 

You can also include weather-appropriate items depending on your destination like mini sunscreen bottles or hand warmers. Beauty or grooming products are also useful like a lip balm or soap bar. 

You can also add something that represents you as a couple perhaps a sachet of your favorite tea, a scented candle or a tea towel. With welcome bags, the options are limitless. 

Salt and Pepper Shakers

There are so many options when it comes to salt and pepper shakers. Everyone can always use a set of these and you can get creative with these.

 You can opt for something romantic like love birds or simply elegant with 2 colors from your wedding theme. 

You could also get a white bride and black tux as a clever and fun touch or for a tropical wedding, you can gift pineapple shaped shakers. 

Heart-Shaped Tea Infuser or Bottle Stopper

Weddings are all about love! 

A simple, easy and useful gift for your guests is a tea infuser or bottle stopper. Both of these are kitchen essentials. 

You could gift each guest a heart-shaped tea infuser with a tube or bag of loose leaf tea. 

Or you could gift heart-shaped bottle stoppers which make a great gift especially if the wedding couple are wine or champagne lovers. 

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