Wedding favors are often the smallest category in the wedding budget, and they can be somewhat of an afterthought for brides and grooms. However, wedding favors are important, because they are a token of your appreciation for the people who take time to come and celebrate your big day with you.
Cost doesn’t need to be an issue with wedding favors; there are plenty of fabulous options that will please your guests without breaking the bank— or allow you to indulge your guests if you have the money to spare. Discover our list of wedding favors for every budget.
If most of your guests enjoy wine, you could offer a selection of customized bottle stoppers for the occasion. Order unique stoppers online or get a bulk order of plain ones and DIY them to suit your wedding theme.
Corkscrews or wine glasses are also popular wedding favors. Consider having these items etched or engraved with the date of your wedding and your names, or some other simple thought or remembrance.
Edible items work well for any wedding budget, since you can optimize the source, ingredients, and presentation to suit the amount you’ve allotted. Fancy macaroons in clear boxes tied with ribbon, simple breath-mints in an attractive tin, drink mixes, “Midnight Snack” themed bags or boxes, sugared nuts, chocolates— any of these options are sure to please your guests.
Brainstorm for creative edibles that go along with your theme. An elegant English-garden-themed wedding might feature packets of fine tea or scones. A more rustic wedding could have small jars of local honey or maple syrup, or even a special seasoning blend or barbecue rub.
Matchboxes are small, inexpensive, useful, and unique— which makes them a perfect wedding favor. Find matchboxes that incorporate something special, like an art deco design; or have them engraved or monogrammed.
Depending on your budget, you can go more elaborate or more basic with the matchbox favors. Every time they strike a match, your guests will have fond memories of your wedding.
A Taste of Your Venue
Short on time and want something that is tied to a core part of your big day? Nanina’s in the Park offers a selection of homemade gourmet sauces that embody the spirit of our Tuscan-inspired venue. Ask us about our service of personalizing the jars with ribbon and name tags, or try them yourself at one of our local retailers.
Things That Grow
Charming succulents, herbs in tiny pots, or packets of seeds make delightful wedding favors. Paint or stamp the pots with the details of your wedding or a favorite saying.
While larger plants and fancier pots make work well for weddings with a larger budget, small plants in simple pots suit a wedding with a smaller favor budget. The most basic choice would be seed packets or plantable seed hearts, which you can order in bulk online.
Compact and useful, candles offer your guests the chance to enjoy memories of your wedding year-round. Depending on the extent of your budget, you could choose tiny votives with a light scent, or larger candles, richly scented and handmade by local artisans.
Candles are also popular because you can select colors that coordinate with your wedding palette. To customize the gifts, have the candle holders engraved or stamped, or affix printed circular labels to the lids.
For more unique wedding ideas, or for advice about wedding venues and decor options, contact the event specialists at Nanina’s in the Park. We’ll be happy to schedule a tour, mark your wedding date on our calendar, and help you create the day of your dreams.