“Chic” is originally a French word, indicating something stylish, fashionable, elegant, or sophisticated. If you want all those words to describe your wedding, maybe it’s time to shop for some chic wedding favors that won’t break the bank! Check out our list of go-to wedding favor ideas that are both in style and inexpensive.
Shabby Chic Wedding Favors
Shabby chic decor or style involves items that are beautifully imperfect or pleasantly worn. There’s a touch of vintage charm about these wedding favors, and you’ll find plenty of options on websites like Etsy.
We’re talking adorable mints wrapped in tiny rolls of burlap and string with a miniature rose and a tag that says “Mint to Be,” along with the wedding date. Handmade soaps, scented candles with a personal touch, handcrafted candies in cute boxes, tiny jars of local honey, or wooden coasters with the wedding details carved on them.
These are all affordable, especially when you buy in bulk for your guests— and they’re perfect for a garden wedding theme!
Industrial Chic Wedding Favors
Want to give your wedding a bit of an edge? Industrial chic is hot as a decor trend, and some say it’s “the new rustic” when it comes to weddings; so your guests will appreciate your taste when you incorporate industrial items into your wedding.
Industrial chic is all about blending unexpected elements and repurposing something utilitarian as something new or beautiful. Laser-cut metal signs could personalize your guests’ seats at the reception instead of traditional place cards, and each guest could take theirs home as a wedding favor.
Tiny lanterns, small iron sculptures, coasters that blend metal with wood or concrete, and copper bottle stoppers are all fun, fascinating favors that use the industrial chic aesthetic. While some of these options may be pricier than you’d like, you may be able to DIY some items with the help of friends.
Try making some small concrete planters with a touch of metallic copper paint, or go thrifting for tin boxes or metal lanterns that you can fill with candy or flowers as a take-home gift for each guest. Galvanized tins, old skeleton keys, and antique metal frames can all be repurposed and crafted into fabulous favors.
These traditional chic favors never go out of style, and they fit in well with any wedding theme! We’re in love with the classic options like personalized stemless wine glasses, heart-shaped bottle stoppers, engraved bud vases, or tealight holders with sweet-smelling candles.
You can’t go wrong with a pretty little box, filled with mints or wrapped candies. Matchboxes with customized labels in a modern pattern, small ornate frames with a photo of the bride and groom, elegant coasters, chic luggage tags, or little golden kissing bells are always appropriate if you’re looking for favors that are timelessly stylish.
If you’re not sure which style, theme, or type of favors you want for your wedding, remember that you can ask your event specialist at Nanina’s in the Park! Our venue has seen many, many beautiful weddings, and our staff are always happy to share tips and ideas with engaged couples. Contact Nanina’s in the Park today to schedule a tour or to chat with an event specialist about your upcoming wedding.