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5 Reasons to Love Soap Wedding Favors

Hello, hello! Today we’re talking about wedding favors: have you selected what you’ll offer to guests? A wedding favor is an excellent way to say thank you and show guests your appreciation. A wedding favor is not necessarily extravagant; it is meant to be a small token of your appreciation and a take-home gift for guests. I (Emma here!) think the best wedding favors are those that fall into two categories: edible or functional. An edible favor, like a take-home bag of candy from a candy buffet, is enjoyed on the ride home or the next day. A functional favor, like soap wedding favors (which we’ll discuss today), is enjoyed at home until it’s gone. Today, we’re focusing on functional wedding favors, using soap wedding favors as one such suggestion. We’ll also be showcasing an organic line of fabulous soaps, body scrubs, and more from the fabulous team of JenSan. Read on to be inspired…

Soap Wedding Favors

5 Reasons to Love Soap Wedding Favors

1. Everyone uses it.
2. Everyone buys it.
3. You can order custom scents or ingredients.
4. Soap is a wedding favor guests will actually enjoy it.
5. Your purchase supports handmade!

The concept of soap wedding favors is simple enough, right? Everyone buys soap, everyone uses soap, and soap comes in countless colors, scents, shapes, and sizes. Soap wedding favors are an awesome idea because the recipient can use the bar of soap until it disappears, leaving no clutter behind. The folks at JenSan have perfected the art of organic soap, crafting together luxurious combinations of lavender, oatmeal, shea butter, orange, mint, and more in feel-good natural ingredients. The bars are even packaged in 100% recycle Kraft boxes. We recommend purchasing in bulk and gifting one bar per household to save you money. Here is a sampling of favorites:

Soap Wedding Favors

Soap Wedding Favors

Soap Wedding Favors

Soap Wedding Favors

Remember, you can order in bulk to save money! See more soap wedding favors (+ other fantastic organic products) at JenSan + check out their shop here.


P.S. Looking for more wedding favor ideas? Read about it here!

10 Killer Wedding DIYs to Obsess Over

Happy Monday! We hope you had an amazing weekend! We’re kicking off a brand new week of handmade wedding goodness with a collection of 10 killer wedding DIYs we think you’ll love. This list contains some of our favorite wedding DIYs ever… and we think you’ll agree! Feel free to follow each tutorial to a T or mix it up with a variation of your own. And, if you tackle a craft below, please let us know so we can see your beautiful work (+ share it in an upcoming post!) So, ready to get crafty? Read on to see which DIYs made the list… after the jump!

homemade perfume via design sponge

10 Killer Wedding DIYs

1. DIY Perfume

Become a frangrance mixologist in an evening! This custom homemade eau de perfume by Design Sponge makes a great gift for bridesmaids. I plan to make one myself!

homemade perfume

2. DIY Paper Peony (+ FREE Printable Template)

Pretty up your place cards with DIY paper peony flowers thanks to a FREE printable template + tutorial from Ellinee.

diy paper flower

3. DIY Sharpie Mug

Decorate mugs for your coffee or tea loving bridesmaids or create a custom ‘His’ + ‘Hers’ mug set thanks to this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess. This DIY is super easy to do with cheap white mugs (try Ikea), Sharpie markers, and your oven! Get the full how-to here.

diy sharpie mug

4. DIY Coasters

Make your own (affordable) favors with this tutorial via FellowFellow: it’s fun and easy.

diy coasters

5. DIY Cement Votive Holders

Deck out your outdoor reception tables (or patio) with DIY cement votive holders. These are easier than they look and can be reused for years after the big day! Read the tutorial at Say Yes to Hoboken.

diy cement votive holders

6. DIY Wedding Program

Make your ceremony programs with this tutorial via Intimate Weddings using burlap and vintage patterned paper. Pretty!

diy wedding program

7. DIY Homemade Lip Gloss

Homemade lip gloss makes a great gift for bridesmaids. Customize the labels to make it your own. I’ve always wanted to learn how to make these… Cheeky Kitchen shows you how it’s done!

how to make homemade lip gloss

8. DIY Bow Sash

Last but not least, you can add a pop of color and a girly detail to your dress (or bridesmaid dresses) with this tutorial by Momtastic.

diy bow sash

9. DIY State Art

Personalize your reception space with DIY state art to show where your love resides. This fun idea – called Heart in Ohio – comes from The Harpster Home. Decorate your reception + display in your love nest after the big day.

diy state art

10. DIY Wrap Bracelet

It’s a wrap! We finish up this round-up with a funky twist on traditional wedding jewelry: wrap bracelets! Visit Honestly WTF for the full tutorial.

diy wrap bracelet

Psst. Did you know you could print on burlap? It’s true… imagine menus, place cards, escort cards, programs… so many possibilities. Just thought we’d share! :)

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Happy Crafting!


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