(Closed) What’s the best wedding favor?

posted 14 years ago in Favors
Post # 92
836 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

oh! i like the candle idea!  I was wondering what to give for favors as well.. as i definitely plan to have them…

i think though, because of my tight budget, i will buy the little dollar ones from walmart and take off the label and put on my own using my wedding theme/colors etc.  And will probably cover the lid with fabric and tie ribbon around it at attach a piece of tulle filled with 1 hersheys kiss and 1 hersheys hug… omg!  I got the favor thing… I do not think it will be too expensive either.  Will start buying the candles soon so I do not have to purchase them all at once. 

hrmmm  I love this board. 

Post # 93
11 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

A few Favours that i have recieved from best to worse…

Lottery Ticket


Mini Vodka / Whisky


Plant seeds….

I have also been to weddings where they have given out the wedding cake as favours which was nice……

Post # 94
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Edible favors all the way!

I want it to be something my guests enjoy rather than a candle with a scent they don’t like, flower seeds they won’t plant, a place card holder for one, or other random things.  

On a personal note, we are having an assortment of chocolates and chocolate dinner mints.  Pick your poison!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 95
3952 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We had for our guests handmade artisan chocolates designed to look like the logo on our invitations and menus and cake!  The baker placed them in mini glassine envelopes and we put our wedding logo on the envelope to seal the chocolates inside!

Also, we had an etsy designer create personalized “do not disturb” signs for our guests’ hotel room doors!  Our signs read “Do not disturb!  We partied all night at the XXX (our last name) wedding!”

The guests loved them! 

I always think people like something tasty and fun as memories of a wonderful evening.

Post # 96
48 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ll have to say edible or functional as well but it depends as your guest’s taste will be varied so try to steer clear of going with flavors that aren’t mainstream unless you know your crowd.

I went to one where they gave out pear flavored jelly beans in watch makers cases, they were very cute and they chose green to match their colours however most of the guests left them behind because not everyone liked them.

I felt horrible because the bride was reminding everyone to take them but most pretended like they forgot…

I might get blasted for this but I’m not a big fan of monogrammed favors, although your wedding is a special day, i don’t think all your guests need to be reminded of that everytime they use that wine glass you gave out.

Another one that wasn’t very popular were CD compilations of the couples favorite country music….uh the crowd was mixed and most of the guests don’t listen to that so needless to say 95% of the favors were left behind.

My favorite favors: candy/nut plate & assorted indian sweets

I really love the idea of caramel apples or a cookie buffet, the homemade jam is very cute as well.

For my wedding we made vanilla sugar and vanilla extract, we made 2 kinds so our guests could choose what they wanted.

I posted about them here:

Wedding Favors – Vanilla Sugar, Vanilla extract & Guitar Picks


Post # 97
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

we’re doing soap. berries and cream. we’re having them pick it up when they’re checking their table numbers. i wanted to do something edible and use them as escort cards but the favors were out of my hands. ๐Ÿ™ 

Post # 98
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We are actually asking guests to send us recipes with their RSVP and we are putting together little cookbooks for everyone.

Post # 99
2933 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Doing two (hopefully it’s not overkill):  I operate an awesome gourmet soy candle store so candles are a must.  Making a bunch of 4oz candles in glass jars. The scent will be “Champagne”, which is an awesome, lighter scent and also goes along with, well, celebrations ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, centerpieces will incorporate a bunch of smaller succulent plants in glass jars with river rocks.  Guests are going to be encouraged to take one home, and we’ll include care instructions.

Not many guests are flying in from out of town, so hopefully everyone will find something they like between the two ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 100
4 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are doing matchbooks and fortune cookies with personalized fortunes.

Post # 101
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am also someone who hates favors that have no purpose or that you don’t have any idea of what to do with when you get home.  Do this is going to sound totally different – but I am thinking of doing pizza cutters? I found really cute ones that say “A slice of love” and come in a fake pizza box that says “Hot & Fresh for you”. Of course this goes along with my gourmet pizza buffet….

Post # 102
1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My cousin gave us all beeswax candles.  They were gorgeous.

I’m doing seedlings.  I grew up at a tree nursery and it fits my theme.  We are growing them ourselves and love the idea that our guests are planting a tree in our honour. 

Post # 104
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@kristinlynn86: love the saplings!

My Fiance wanted shot glasses.  So, he gets shot glasses, since I’m getting what I want.  (What? it’s fair!)  My only request was they be frosted.  I’m a sucker for frosted glass.

The thing is: it’s optional for the guests to take it and since most of our guests (say, the majority who are friends and some of the family) love their alcohol, it’s perfect.  Plus, the family who doesn’t, will take it simply because it’s a favor.  (Also, did you know shot glasses can be used as votives for candles?)

If there are some left (not to mention, we’ll be ordering more than we need), we’re more than happy to have them for our own use. 

Most of the weddings we’ve been to have given out chocolates in little tulle baggies with a tag of some sort.  Or we (ok, my mom) kept the tulle bags and tags that held bird seed (my brother’s wedding when I was in high school).

I’ve also see mints in tins, boxes, but mostly edible stuff in things that can be tossed.  I have a co-worker who was given a drink koozie and he still uses it.   

Post # 105
3189 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m sorry to the person on here who said they’re giving out coasters with their picture and wedding date on them, but I got that as a favor once and was like ‘What the heck? You really think I’m going to be using a coaster with your face and wedding date on it in my house?’


We’re debating between photobooth or candy bar.

Post # 106
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Anything edible makes me happy ๐Ÿ™‚

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