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Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are small gifts that are the perfect way for a bride and groom to express their thanks to guests for sharing their special day. Favors are not required and are often replaced with Thank You notes, photos of the happy couple or donations to charitable organizations.  

Wedding favors can be almost anything, so be creative - express yourselves!  As long as the favors are memorable and have a personal touch, you really can't go wrong.  However, you MUST know the theme and/or colors of your wedding.  Without this, you won't be able to narrow down your choices and find the perfect gift to express your thanks.  

 How to Choose Your Favors

Determine the wedding colors and theme.  The wedding favors you choose should mesh well with both your wedding colors and design.  

Consider the location of the wedding.  In many cases choosing wedding favors associated with the wedding location help create the right mood and can sometimes be practical as well.  For instance, couples that are having beach weddings may want to consider personalized sandals for the guests to walk in or for garden weddings paper fans would be appropriate.  


Practical Wedding Favors

Personalized Flip Flop Wedding Favor

Personalized Flip Flops

Personalized Paper Fan Wedding Favor

Personalized Paper Fans


Consider favors that have a personal meaning, or that reflect the couple's interests and personalities.  

Select your favors based on budget and how they complement your overall wedding design.  You may want to consider making your own favors.  Many times homemade favors can help a couple stay within budget while adding a very personal element to the party.  You may also want to consider personalizing your favors which will add a detailed element to your wedding.

Remember, the best way to thank your guest is to choose favor they will both enjoy and appreciate.  Keep in mind the practical use as well as the presentation of your favors.   


Homemade vs. Purchased Wedding Favors

Homemade Wedding Favors - One of the rewarding and fun crafts to make is your own wedding favors.  Homemade favors are a very personal way to thank your guest.  In addition, wedding favor crafts are generally very easy and inexpensive to make...all you need is a little bit of creativity.  Just because your wedding favors were inexpensive to make DOES NOT make them cheap wedding favors.  Below you will find samples of unique, homemade wedding favors along with several helpful links.  Surf the web for additional ideas and instructions.


Homemade Wedding Favors

 Chocolate Spoon Wedding Favor

Chocolate Spoons


 Cake Pop Wedding Favor

Cake Pops


 Mix CD Wedding Favor

Mix CD


 Spice & Herb Blend Wedding Favor

Spice & Herb Jars


 Bottle Cap Magnet Wedding Favor

Bottle Cap Magnets


 Birdseed Heart Wedding Favor

Birdseed Hearts


Helpful Links

Homemade Candle Favors

Homemade  Soap Favors

Homemade Bath Scrub Favors

Homemade Wedding Cookie Favors


Purchased and/or Personalized Favors - It's your special day.  You have surrounded yourself with your special friends and family. Shouldn't your favors be special too?  You can choose favors that reflect your personalities or choose to have your favors personalized to make them a one-of-a-kind memento.  Below you will find several examples of unique and personalized wedding favors.  


Unique & Personalized Wedding Favors

Personalized Seasonal Pops

Seasonal Lollypops


Personalized Mint Tins

Personalized Mint Tins

Personalized Coffee Blend

Personalized Coffee Blend


Personalized Cookies

Wedding Cookies


Personalized Chocolate Bars


Personalized Chocolate Bars


Measuring Spoons

Measuring Spoons








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