Great-Looking Wedding Favors Guests Will Love

Wedding favor by Des Moines, Iowa wedding photographer James A. Stepp.

Wedding favor by Des Moines, Iowa wedding photographer James A. Stepp.

Presentation is key for turning these tokens of thanks into part of your décor.

Wedding favors are a small element that can inject style and personality into your wedding and your photos. Here are fun and simple ideas for favors your guests will love—and that will look great in pictures.

Sweet Treats
Cookies, candies, and other edibles make sweet parting gifts for guests. Get creative with packaging to make these favors look as good as they taste. Stick a cute label to the side of a canning jar filled with homemade jelly; Attach a striped straw and thank-you tag with colored string to bottles of your favorite soda; Put together gift baskets filled with locale flavors for a tasty reminder of your wedding locale.

Pretty Place Holders
Assign seats at your ceremony with place cards that double as favors. Mark each person’s spot with a small potted plant, a photo holder, or another neat bauble with their name written on it. Guests will have something to take home, and you’ll trick them into taking down some of the decorations for you.

Mix Tapes
Create a wedding playlist featuring your and your significant other’s favorite songs, and transfer the tunes onto a CD. Print out custom covers for each case, design a label for the discs, and arrange them on a table for guests to grab as they head to their cars.

Guests will be delighted by creative themed place sittings. Photo by Des Moines wedding photographer James A. Stepp.

Guests will be delighted by creative themed place sittings. Photo by Des Moines wedding photographer James A. Stepp.

Themed Trinkets

Give your guests favors they can put to use at your wedding. If you’re planning an outdoor reception, artfully roll pretty scarves or blankets for guests to wrap up in at the end of the night. For a beach ceremony, have a basket filled with flip-flops guests can slip into as they arrive.

What are you planning to send your guests home with after your wedding?

Here are some sites to visit for ideas:
Weddingstar
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My Wedding Favors

 

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