Experiencing wedding planning fatigue? Here are some fresh favor ideas that’ll delight your guests and make your wedding a hit.
For most weddings, the magic is in the details — so one way to make a big impact is through your wedding favors. If you don’t want to give your guests the same old bubbles or prepackaged mints, try some of our favorite favor ideas:
1) Lip Balm
Lip balm is the perfect favor for a winter wedding! Your guests will appreciate its utility, and you have many options for personalization, including packaging and flavors. If you’re crafty, you can even make your favorite flavor of lip balm yourself using a few simple ingredients.
This useful (and tasty!) DIY favor is sure to get your guests talking. If you’re not a fan of spice, no problem; simply incorporate your favorite herbs or citrus zest for a custom flavor your guests will love. This idea works with sugar as well! Keep the packaging simple with a glass jar and some ribbon.
3) Custom M&Ms
You can’t go wrong with chocolate! Select M&Ms in your wedding colors and add custom text — or even photos — for a truly personalized wedding favor. Use clear plastic boxes to show off your special designs!
While all of your guests are wishing you luck, return the favor with lottery tickets. Not only is this wedding favor unique — it’s also interactive! Slip the tickets into brown paper bags and seal them with a custom sticker, in keeping with the elegance of your big day.
If you’re throwing a destination wedding, bring some regional charm to the table with local souvenirs. Choose something that guests can use during the reception, like maracas, or items that they can take with them when they go home, like local spices or woven jewelry.
This wedding favor idea is sure to be a hit if you and your guests love beer! Bottle openers are incredibly customizable, with innumerable shapes, colors, and engravings available, and can easily fit into the theme of your wedding. No matter the size or shape of your bottle opener, Paper Mart has a favor box for you!
7) Air Plants
Closely related to succulents, these trendy, low-maintenance plants make the perfect unique wedding favor. They come in a number of colors and shapes, are relatively inexpensive, and can double as table décor. Leave a small wood box at each place setting so guests can easily bring their plant home with them.
These fun, custom favors involve a little more time and energy than the rest of the gifts on this list, but the impact on your guests will be well worth the effort! With some corkboard, Scrabble tiles, polyurethane spray, and some elbow grease, you’ll be rewarded with truly unique favors for guests to remember your wedding by. Gift them with some simple ribbon or in a gable box.
This is a great favor idea for fall weddings! Use our wood sticks to dip your apples in nuts or sprinkles, or keep them classically plain — your choice! Wrap them in cellophane and tie off with some two-tone raffia.
10) Mini Canvas
If you’ve got an artistic streak, why not send guests home with hand-painted mini canvases? The creative possibilities are endless, and you don’t have to worry about buying pre-made favors that don’t quite match your wedding colors. Pack them in tent boxes, or place them on miniature easels in front of each place setting.
Your wedding favors don’t have to be forgotten after the reception. No matter which idea you choose, make sure to save on favor boxes and other packaging materials during our August promotions!