Our Roundup of The Best And Most Unique Wedding Favor Ideas

Let’s start with what are wedding favors? Wedding favors are small gifts or souvenirs that the bride & groom offer to their guests as a sweet gesture to thank them for celebrating with them and sharing their happiness.

Are wedding favors necessary? While they are not a need per se, they will add that extra special touch to your wedding and will show your appreciation to every one of your friends and family. Plus, your guests will be happy to take home a little something that will remind them of this beautiful day and prolong this moment of happiness!

Choosing wedding party favors can be quite overwhelming though with the multitude of wedding favor ideas available, as well as the room for creativity! Not wanting to sound cynical here, but admit it, we have all (like really every one of us) went home after a wedding with a gift we didn’t know what to do with!  So, whichever way you decide to go, make sure to offer useful and practical wedding guest favors i.e edible, beautiful, emotional, or funny… not only pretty, to ensure that your gesture is appreciated and that your money is not wasted.

Before diving into our wedding favors inspiration guide, here are a few helpful tips:

  • A good starting point would be to narrow down your search for wedding favors that match your wedding theme, location, and palette.
  • If you’re thinking of how much to spend on wedding favors, keep in mind that the cost of wedding favors doesn’t have to put a strain on your wedding budget! You can easily find unique options at any price point. Some couples even decide to go the wedding favors DIY route, and the results can be surprising!
  • Distribute and offer your favors at the most appropriate time. If you are going for let’s say hangover kits then give these to your guests at the start of the cocktail. Or planning on distributing flats for dancing? Then make sure wedding party favors are handed to your guests during the wedding reception.  But if you’re going for larger-sized gifts, then make sure you offer these at the end of the celebration, so that your guests don’t have to carry them around.
  • You can kill two birds with one stone by going for versatile options. Exploring some creative place card ideas? Why not use your wedding giveaways for this purpose. You can even incorporate your wedding gifts into your overall reception décor. Think display table, boxes placed on seats, bottles or candles used as table décor, etc.

Now, get ready to be inspired! Here is our selection of the best and most unique wedding favor ideas that your guests would love to receive!

Edible wedding favor ideas

Sometimes the simplest ideas can go a long way in terms of wedding favors. Food & Drinks wedding favors are always appreciated by everyone as they are useful, tasty and can even be enjoyed during and after your wedding.
They can suit every wedding theme, be a reminder of the couple’s roots, or can just be traditional souvenirs like bomboniere wedding favors. To elevate your edible wedding favors make sure to wrap them with sophisticated material, and/or customize them with your initials, names or even your guests’ names!

Honey jars wedding favors delicately wrapped in silk by Silk and Willow | Photo by Cinzia Bruchini Studio | via The Lane
Prosecco bottles as favors | idea and setup by Claudia Carrara
Olive Oil bottle used as favors and table decor elements – Olive Oil bottles and Photo courtesy of Agricola Belpoggio
personalized dainty chocolates | Photos by Jessica Blex | Wedding design by Lovestruck Events | seen on Style Me Pretty

DIY wedding favors

All you need is your creative mind and crafty hands (and let’s be real, probably your bridesmaids’ as well) to come up with these gorgeous DIY wedding favor ideas. While not everyone has the skills to produce such cool favors, with some Pinterest inspiration, printable designs from Etsy, cute containers, or ribbons, you will create wonders!
This option is also a great way to save on wedding expenses and reduces the cost of wedding favors without compromising on quality & aesthetics. DIY wedding favors are always a hit with guests as they also have a sentimental side to them due to the time and effort that you’ve spent to please your guests!

Agave Honey bottle idea & DIY tutorial by The Ruffled Blog | Photo by You Are My True
customized stickers and mini tambourines to take home or use on the dance floor as seen on Amorology Weddings
bath salts wedding favors tutorial and photo seen on Confetti Fix

Creative and Practical Wedding Favor Ideas

As stated before, your wedding favors will be highly appreciated by your guests if they are practical. Favors become souvenirs that will last forever so choosin the right ones is key.
Useful favors are now even more of a trend as couples are becoming wiser in terms of sustainibility and thus choosing items that can be used more than once!

Rustic wedding favor idea using dried lavender bags | Styling by Guya Weddings – Charming Events | Photo by Luisa Veronese
Flats for dancing all night long | Event Styling by Lalla Crippa Events | Photo by Mara Brioni | Flowers by I Fiori Di San Lorenzo
soaps stamped with the bride & groom’s names by  Vice and Velvet via Etsy| Seen on Tidewater and Tulle
beach wedding favor vibes with these fans | photo by VUE photography

Destination wedding favor ideas

There are so many ways to get creative with your destination wedding ideas and one of them is wedding favors. You can get inspired by your wedding location’s culture, your home country, your surroundings, the local gastronomy, the traditions…You can even do a mix of them all offering favors that represent the whole experience and that your guests would use as a souvenir or keepsake of your romantic wedding and beautiful trip!

traditional wedding bomboniere decorated with the colors of the Amalfi Coast – Photo courtesy of Telatrovoio
a destination wedding in Mexico calls for customized Maracas
photos by Taryn Baxter | Wedding planning by  Mishka Design
classic Italian wedding destination favors :” Limoncello miniature bottles as seen on WedLuxe Magazine
french vibes al the way with macaron wedding favors | photos by Yvonne Wong Photography | Planning by Stacy McCain Event Planning

Covid-19 wedding favor ideas (insert *Sigh*)

Yes, we still have a very hard time wrapping our heads around this new wedding concept. But elopements and small weddings are still happening, still romantic and more emotional than ever! So if by your wedding you are all vaccinated (yey we can’t wait!) here are a couple of wedding favor suggestions to get married surrounded by your close ones, while keeping high hygiene and safety standards during this pandemic! Spread love not germs all the way!

Hand sanitizer favor station | photos by Larissa Catherine Photography |
colorful and personalized wedding mask favors | from The Magnolia Grace Co. via Etsy

And what about these gorgeous wedding favor displays?

Hats as favors, display corner – Photo by Adriana Morais – Fotografia | Wedding design & styling by Como Branco
gorgeously displayed pashmina favors | Photos by Jen Huang Bogan | Rentals by Found Rental Co | Event design by So Happi Together
Plant wedding favor incorporated in the wedding table décor | Photo by Pat Furey Photography | Via Wedding Chicks
unique olive oil wedding favors display | Photo by Michele Beckwith Photography via Martha Stewart

So do you, like us, want to eat, drink, hold and cherish these beautiful wedding favors? We have a lot more wedding decor ideas and details to inspire you, so stay tuned with WedBoard! Meanwhile, and since you are on the lookout for the most unique wedding deco ideas, why don’t you check out our inspiration posts on our Instagram, or our blog articles on The Most Beautiful Rustic Wedding Ideas or The Most Stunning Wedding Cake Designs.

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