Party favor bags have risen tremendously in popularity this year, ever since couples began actively planning their weddings again. Favors can get expensive, but you can offset the cost of favors by doing a little DIY action and filling up party favor bags with candies or sweets, mini candles, soaps, and more. (Speaking of, many couples have been asking what to put in wedding party favor bags: see it covered here!) Today we’re talking about the exciting topic of… you guessed it, wedding party favor bags! And if anyone can make a boring topic come to life and get really exciting — okay, let’s not get ahead of ourselves — it’s us!
That’s because a wedding favor is an opportunity to send guests home with a token of your appreciation. What goes inside it and how you wrap it up, i.e. what kind of party favor bags you use, are two things that go hand-in-hand. We don’t want you to wonder if yours could’ve looked better, so we’re here to help you pick out the best wedding party favor bags right from the start.
So without further adieu — fancy word for waiting — let’s go ahead and get started. You have a wedding to plan and knowing where to buy party favor bags for weddings is going to save you a lot of time. Let’s go!
Wedding Party Favor Bags
From muslin bags to linen, organza to metallic foil, there are party favor bags in every material you can imagine. Yes, even burlap.
And you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on favor bags that are going to look cheap, feel flimsy, or — worse — smell strange. I’ve seen bulk party favor bags with bugs, dirt, feathers (not the cute kind), dust, and of course, the bags missing ribbon or with holes or simply falling apart. Getting a good batch of 10 from a pack of 100 isn’t going to cut it!
Instead, we care about your happiness and your time, so these wedding favor bags have been carefully curated to bring you the best party favor bags for weddings.
Organza Party Favor Bags
Organza favor bags are a popular choice for both weddings and bridal showers. 9 out of 10 bridal showers I’ve attended, I received an organza favor bag. They’re very useful, affordable, and beautiful — making them one of the best favor bags you can buy.
They typically fall under the theme of classic or elegant, but depending on the color they can really fall under any theme or tone you choose. For instance, aqua organza favor bags look awesome for beach weddings; use orange organza bags for a fall or Halloween themed wedding. And silver or gold? They are perfect for any theme, any time of year.
These party favor bags are sheer, so guests can see what is inside easily. There’s a little bit of shine to them, and they cinch close easily with a gentle tug on the top ribbons, sewn into the top of the bags. Available in nearly any color of the rainbow, these affordable party favor bags are small enough to make your favors stay under budget, but still look nice and full with just a few candies inside each. When you’re looking to buy organza favor bags, only buy high-quality bags from a reputable retailer. Personally, I’d only take my chances on party favors bags at Beau-coup from here because I’ve purchased items in the past and they have a reputable brand. I saw super-cheap party favor bags online but many of the reviews were poor. Who wants to take a chance on wedding favor bags, only to be disappointed? These are a fan-favorite and I love the color options that are available.
Tags for Wedding Favor Bags
In addition to how they look fantastic as-is, you can dress up these party favor bags even more with your own customized tags and labels. Here is just one example:
And here’s something you probably never knew about organza favor bags: they’re also available with a flat-bottom. This style is essential for keeping favors standing upright when filling them with things such as packaging candles, bath products, and more. This is just one option: there are dozens of colors to choose from here, just scroll down under the photo.
There’s also another organza bag to check off of your list of must-sees: these organza drawstring favor bags. Talk about sophisticated! These remind me of bridal gown material, wrapped elegantly around a small candle, artisan soap, or chocolate bar. Get them here.
Okay, organza? Check! Next: cellophane.
Cellophane Party Favor Bags
This is one favor bag that has always been popular, but has never looked this stylish. With the ability to customize the front of your bag in your favorite font, text, and color, these party favor bags for weddings are upping the style in every way possible. And they’re affordable, too! Cellophane is clear, completely see-through, and is generally used for pre-wrapped candies, trinkets, or treats; these party bags are even popular with confetti inside for tossing at your ceremony exit. You’ll want to use cellophane party favor bags if you’re planning a candy buffet: they’re the most iconic for a candy bar and guests can see exactly what is inside their bag as they fill it up! Browse these designs and get inspired for your own party bag, see custom designs in real-time, and choose your colors and fonts.
Here are a few examples to get inspired.
For small favor bags that come with a cute sticker – “His” or “Her” Favorites – you have to get these from ClementineWeddings. They’re adorable and they’re sized perfectly to fit a small assortment of the groom or bride’s favorite treats. These favor bags are great for sharing a bit of your personality with guests, too!
Next up in our favor bags party: wax-lined paper favor bags. This is where it gets fancy. (Just kidding.)
Paper Treat Bags
When you’re giving out treats and sweets at your wedding, two words are going to be very helpful to you: wax lined. Wax lined paper favor bags — like these bags from Beau-coup — are essential for making a possible sticky mess with cookies, donuts, cake slices, macarons, s’mores, and treats of all kinds a whole lot easier to manage.
Why wax-lined, you ask? Because it prevents grease marks — and that’s a huge plus when it comes to presentation! :)
Honestly, any edible favors are going to go inside this bag. These incredibly cute favor bags are made of paper in your choice of color. Smack on your favorite phrase or saying, add your names, the wedding date, a decal, etc. and make these bags come to life! Who said paper bags were boring? When yours look this good, you’re half-way there on winning the art of the perfect party favor. Buy them here.
And if you’re super-set on a particular favor, i.e. donuts for instance, you can get custom-made party favor bags for donuts from PlumGroveDesign. I mean, this is so cute as-is: just add donuts! It doesn’t get any easier than that.
Cookies? A fun one-liner? You’ll love this one! “Love, laughter, and a snack for after”. Okay, I would totally pick these! By PreppingParties.
Paper Favor Bags
For the best party favor bags without wax-lining and no frills, yet all the style you want and need, opt for these goodie bags from Beau-coup. They’re more beautiful than your average paper bag and, honestly, you can fit a bunch of delicious candies, small candles, trinkets, soaps, etc. inside.
Wedding Favor Bags with Handles
If you’re looking for wedding favor bags with handles, we spotted two different kinds: these embossed bags with tags that look amazing by Beau-coup and have rave-reviews:
And if you’re looking for something larger, try these party favor bags with handles by JSEventsAU made with clear PVC.
TIP: For bridal party gift bags, use these.
Muslin Favor Bags
Holy cow, have you ever seen a favor bag this stylish? The scalloped tags from here are what really take the cake here, dressing up a normally minimalist and simple linen bag. You can try to buy cheap-o muslin favors bags online but most of them have sub-par ratings. Instead, order yours in bulk from PaperMart here. They seem to have the best quality and a great selection of party favor bags made with real cotton. Buy yours here. You can also shop from small businesses who specialize in cotton party favor bags with stamping or without on Etsy here. There are a lot of great options available!
Want solid recommendations? Try these three shops as fantastic resources for muslin party favor bags.
Then, to get this look, head over to Beau-coup here and get your scalloped tags to look this good. I like the way these are styled!
Metallic Foil Favor Bags
Ah, presentation: it’s everything, isn’t it? And when you don’t want your wedding favors to fall over, choose these bags that stand upright and can hold your favorite candies or sweets inside. I’m a sucker for details, so the scalloped top, bow, and personalized labels are totally note-worthy on these party favor bags. Shop here.
My fave? “It was always you”. Is there a sweeter one-liner? Get yours here.
If you’re planning a rustic wedding, would you give anything other than burlap party favor bags? You could, but burlap pretty much rules the reigns around the rustic theme-boards. :) These well-made burlap bags by CaSales have a drawstring for closure at the top and look great as party favor bags. You can buy them here.
Go big or go home, they say! And when you go BIG on party favor bags, you choose tote bags with your new last name on it. These amazing tote party favor bags by PressedShop make awesome favors and you don’t even need to fill them with anything. Guests can show off they attended YOUR wedding, the coolest in all the land, and enjoy the use of a eco-friendly bag for errands, beach trips, picnics, and more. Talk about a useful favor idea! Get yours here.
Where to Buy Party Favor Bags
Now that you know what kind of party favor bags to use for your wedding, it’s easy to shop these fantastic finds! Simply click on a photo or link underneath a favorite favor bag to shop instantly.
And if you’re stumped about what to put inside your wedding favor bags, we have the list for you:
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