How to Make Favor Tags Less Boring

Wedding favors are one of my favorite parts of the wedding planning process. While some may say favors aren’t necessary, I think they’re a totally fun detail that I love to see at weddings. However, they don’t need to be overly pricey or detailed. Keep it sweet, simple, and personalized — and your guests will love ‘em. We’ll talk about our favorite wedding favors for 2014 in a few days (stay tuned!) but today we’re focusing on favor tags. Any wedding favor you dream up, create, or buy will require some sort of personalization to make it your own. A popular (and easy-to-DIY) detail you can add is a tag. It can say thank you to guests, include your name and/or wedding date, and tie in your theme just a bit further. In this post, we’ll share favorite ideas for DIYing your favor tags PLUS one lucky reader will win one of the items below! Read on for the full scoop…

how to make favor tags less boring

classic kraft tag: dress my cupcake

Wedding Favor Tags

Wedding favor tags come in all sorts of sizes and shapes. Recently, I stopped in at a few local craft stores to get a glimpse on what’s popular right now. It seems like kraft favor tags are here to stay — and white tags are always popular for weddings, too. Mix and match different shapes by using scalloped tags or heart shaped tags

Pick a Tag, Any Tag

wedding favor tags scalloped kraft

1 – scalloped kraft tag, 2 – scalloped white tag, 3 – heart kraft tag

I also love round tags, especially for small favors (so they won’t overpower the item).

kraft round favor tags

dress my cupcake

Make ‘em colorful for spring with these

colorful favor tags spring

martha stewart

For more formal soirees, try these notched square favor tags with a silver-y border.

notched square favor tags

martha stewart

Guests can re-use these mini chalkboard tags! Chalkboard is still in… and it continues to be an emerging trend in weddings.

chalkboard favor tags


Add Some String

After you’ve picked a tag, you can add embellishment to is. Sometimes a kraft tag will come with standard twine which can be switched out for something more fun. Colorful twine, for instance, is one of my favorite options (especially for whimsical weddings).

colorful bakers twine

pink lemonade (maya road), orange and white twine (hemptique), blue twine (maya road), yellow and white (hemptique)

For a rustic wedding, jute twine (almost rope-like) or hemp string are perfect accents.

jute twine hemp cord

jute twine, hemp bead cord

Or, for a beach wedding, raffia is a natural (and fitting) option.

raffia ribbon

natural raffia, green raffia

Stamp It

Finally, a stamp is the easiest way to personalize your favor tags. Add a stamp to your tag that incorporates your theme (such as an anchor for a nautical wedding, shell stamp for a beach wedding, bird stamp for a bird themed wedding, woodland animal stamp for a woodland wedding… you get the idea). If you choose a larger tag (like this style kraft tag), you can further personalize it with a big stamp that includes your names and the wedding date. Here are a few examples:

thank you wedding favor tags stampedlove birds favor tag

tickled pink paper & ink

It’s that easy!

Now you have favor tags that are completely personalized, hand-picked (and DIYed) by you, and perfect for your upcoming wedding.

Giveaway: Win a Favor Tag Stamp!

Now that you’ve seen some examples, it’s time to enter for a chance to win a FREE wedding favor stamp, personalized for your big day! The stamp is by Tickled Pink Paper + Ink and is a $24.95 value. (No cash value.) Stamp measures 2″ wide by 2 1/4″ deep in your choice of red rubber (mounted on wood with either an old fashioned handle or flat art mount) or a clear polymer stamp (with comes mounted on a clear acrylic block). FREE shipping to U.S. and Canada (hooray!) Enter between 1/24-1/30/14 (11:59pm EST) using the entry form below. One winner will be randomly selected. Winner must respond to email within 72 hours. (Be sure to check your spam bin just in case!) New winner selected if we do not hear from winner within 72 hours. Winner must ‘order’ stamp within 6 months. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Good luck!


You pick the design!

thank you personalized wedding favor tag


Happy Planning!


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  • Tonji Byrd

    Love the love birds and love is sweet for my candy buffet bags!

  • Kaylene

    I also love the Love is Sweet favor stamp!

  • Taylor D.

    Love is Sweet favor stamp!

  • Tawndra N.

    I like the custom address stamped dotty oval. I def could use these.

  • Alexis S.
  • April B


  • Tecara

    Love is Sweet favor stamp!

  • Tonji Byrd

    Really loving the heart with the initials.

  • Justyne M

    i like the Custom rustic heart with initials stamp

  • Tecara

    All the stamps are really cute, but like I keep saying…my favorite is the “Love is Sweet” favor stamp!! :-)

  • Kaylene
  • Taylor D.

    All of the stamps are so great!

  • Tawndra N.

    I love twine! The birds are cute!

  • Jessica T

    The round owl stamp is adorable!

  • Tanya Patterson

    I love the custom option! Our wedding is yellow and black, our favors will be rolls of mints, and they need to say “Mint to Bee!”

  • Tonji Byrd

    Still loving the love birds stamp!

  • Emma | Emmaline Bride

    They are lovely, aren’t they? No, the stamp is not self-inked.

  • Kaylene

    I love the one with the heart & initials in it.

  • Taylor D.

    Love the Rustic Heart stamp!

  • Tecara

    The “Love is Sweet” favor stamp is still my favorite. :-)

  • Tonji Byrd

    I like the Love is Sweet stamp.

  • April B

    Love the stamps.

  • Kaylene

    The one in the example is actually my favorite

  • Justyne M

    I like the Custom wedding favor stamp–Love is sweet!

  • Alex O

    ooh these are beautiful! especially the thank you one

  • Taylor D.

    The lovebirds stamp is so cute!

  • Tawndra N.

    Wedding favor tags are awesome and these are just down right creative!

  • Tecara

    Love is Sweet favor stamp!

  • Tonji Byrd

    Love the Heart one and the Lovebirds!

  • nicki

    i love the love birds!

  • Kaylene

    My favorite is the “Thank you for sharing our special day” stamp! Simple & to the point and those tags would look awesome on my mason jar drinking glasses :)

  • Aleks

    I like the “Thank you” stamp!

  • Alexis S.

    The Custom Rustic Heart stamp with initials is my favorite!

  • Justyne M

    i like the Custom Love birds wedding or save the date stamp

  • Tecara

    I love the “Love is Sweet!” custom favor stamp.

  • Kaylene
  • Tecara

    I love the “Love is Sweet” favor stamp!

  • Rachel H.

    Cute ideas! I like the rustic heart with initials stamp best!

  • Linda

    I’m in love with ‘Custom modern wedding favor stamp– Thank You’!

  • Kerry Donovan

    I love the, Custom formal calligraphy return address <3 <3 <3

  • bridesmaid dresses

    So cool these DIY cards!

  • Tonji Byrd

    I love the stamp with the birds! Our wedding theme is love birds! And it’s a rustic kind of wedding so these stamps would look perfect on all the paper products I am using.

  • Stephani

    I love the rustic heart with initials! So cute!

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
  • rebecca greeno

    Custom formal calligraphy return address stamp is my favorite.

  • Alexis S.

    Love the Custom Rustic Heart with Initials stamp!