UPDATED 2020 to reflect updated links. :)
Wedding favors are undoubtedly one of the most personalized details of your reception. While some couples skip favors altogether, we think they ought to be a necessity. Why? A wedding favor is a small token of your appreciation for guests and thanks them for coming and sharing in your big day. Some favors are very inexpensive to fit any budget; others are more expensive, depending on how custom you’d like them to be. There’s no right or wrong favor to give — it should simply be something you enjoy and would like to receive, too. A favor can tie in your theme or add a little personality to the mix. For instance, a coffee favor would tell guests you’re, like me, quite the coffee obsessed couple. Or, if you’re a serious candy-holic, a candy buffet or bags of a favorite candy (like these in bulk) at each seat would be a way to share your love for sugary treats. You get the idea!
We’re always on the hunt for new and unique wedding favor ideas to share, so today we’re finally sharing some of our newest finds! You have hopefully never seen most of these, while some of them are unique twists on favors you’ve probably heard of before. When you’re done here, be sure to check out our favors archive and browse our favorite handmade favors from Featured Artists in The Marketplace. There are SO MANY amazing ideas out there. I know, lots to do — but we want you to have enough ideas to get those favors narrowed down this weekend. Let’s get those crossed off your list! :) Enjoy!
Unique Wedding Favors
1. These awesome bottle opener favors
These favors are pretty awesome for two reasons: first, it’s a bottle opener, which everyone could use at home. Second, it starts off the evening with a craft beer (or root beer, or cola) at each guest’s seat. By Orange County Gifts.
2. Delish little pies in jars
Little pies + tiny jars = possibly the cutest favor you can give. By Custom Love Gifts.
3. Beautiful votive candles wrapped in lace
These romantic votives would make beautiful favors for weddings or bridal showers. I especially love the bit of lace. You can use them to add romantic candlelight during dinner, then have guests take them home. By Duryea Place Designs.
4. These fun personalized pins
These personalized pins feature your names and wedding date. Guests will love to wear them! By Portable Art Pins.
5. A small plant or tree wrapped in burlap
This is one of my favorite favors for the holiday season (small evergreen tree or poinsettias), or spring (plant, flowers, or tree). It is one favor that will live forever! By Baloolah Bunting.
6. Bride and groom homemade chocolates
Love chocolate? These bride and groom chocolates are homemade and ready for gifting. By ChocolateBisou.
7. A custom cd mix
Throw your favorite jams onto a mix and give in these cute kraft cases. By TheRoseHipShop.
8. Fun cariacature favors on easels
I’ve never seen a favor quite like this! These are custom cariacture favors placed on easels for guests. By The Artists Favour.
9. These ‘kissing’ clothespin favors
The bride and groom are painted on the clothespin to kiss when closed. By LetsLoveVintage.
10. Seed packet favors
Include your favorite seeds and give to guests for planting! By Mavora Art and Design.
11. Old fashioned popcorn favors
Guests will love to pop up these charming old-fashioned favors. By Dell Cove Spices.
12. Smore favor bags
Who doesn’t love smores? These cute bags make it easy to give one of the tastiest treats ever. By Mavora.
13. Hot cocoa in a jar
This is a winter wedding favor you know guests will be eager to use at home. By TrioArtisanDesigns.
14. Chocolate favors with stickers
These candy kisses are a crowd-pleaser and are easy to customize, thanks to these stickers from Clementine Weddings.
15. Engraved wine stopper favors
Have guests stop their wine in style with these engraved stopper favors. By Event City Design.
17. Rustic inspired lip balm favors
And last but not least, check out these charming rustic inspired lip balm favors from Mountainess.
Which of these favor ideas would you pick?
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