Wedding favors are a tradition that most families love to have. The range of what type of favors are given to family and friends is vast, often decided based on your budget and family traditions. If you are giving favors to some or all of your guests, it’s best to choose something that they will keep and cherish as a memory of your event. If they’re just going to throw them away, then why bother giving them in the first place? You can use the money budgeted for favors for something else instead. Here are some favor ideas that your guests will keep and enjoy.
1. Miniature Wine or Champagne Bottles
The size of your wedding will determine what budget you set for your favors. These can be handed out to all of your guests, or you can limit your favors to close family and friends. Another option is to give these special wedding favors to your bridesmaids and groomsmen. You can get mini bottle of wine or a non-alcoholic beverage with custom labels to keep the celebration going after the party is over.
2. Cocktail Shakers
For friends who love to mix drinks at home, cocktail shakers are a great favor. They will remember your wedding every time they mix drinks. Pair the shaker with a tag or label that is customized for your recipients.
3. Seeds for a Garden
Vegetable or flower seeds for a garden are perfect to hand out to guests. They can plant them in the spring and enjoy the symbolism of new growth in comparison to the beginning of your life together with your spouse.
4. Hot Chocolate Mix
Create your own gift of a hot chocolate mix by using small craft bottles to add the ingredients to. You can make these yourselves to keep the price down, or buy them already assembled. Great for a fall or winter wedding.
5. Handmade Soap
Soaps are a lovely gift that can extend your wedding theme if you wish. Wrap miniature soaps in fabric or gauze to be used as fragrant sachets or guest soaps in a guest bathroom.