tequila wedding favor on orange and white place setting

"Ugh. I hate it when a tiny bottle of Patron is waiting for me at my place setting," said no one ever.  Your friends and family will have so much fun trying to recreate those delicious margaritas from your wedding with one of these bad boys.

baguette and rosemary wedding favor in paper bag
cinnamon roll wedding favor in vintage tin

You know what else everyone loves?  Carbs.  Delicious ooey gooey carbs. For a vineyard wedding, hand your friends a baguette on their way out. If you are planning an all-out, wild party until dawn, you might want to provide your guests with hangover-friendly cinnamon rolls (above, right).

Do you have family members begging you to give them a wedding task?  Get one of your relatives to make their famous family recipe, such as these Italian wedding cookies (below).

Italian wedding cookies in white paper box
raspberry jam wedding favor with personalized tags
firestarter kit wedding favor

Some of our favorite favors involve celebrating the local bounty around your wedding. Summer weddings are a lovely time to hand out jam made from regional produce (above, left). We also think that this tiny firestarter kit (above, right) with pine needles is perfectly appropriate for a rustic event in the Northwest.  Not able to have your wedding during your favorite season?  That's okay. You can always infuse sugar with your favorite local herb or fruit and save it for your wedding date.

sugar mixed with fruits and herbs
mint candy wedding favors in cute bags

Candy is a traditional wedding favor for a reason. A sweet little treat on the way home can be a great way to cap off an eventful night. The key to a candy favor everyone will love?  Cute packaging. Use washi-tape to close vellum bags (above) or print out modern tags to create the coolest boxes (below).

modern candy wedding favors in fun boxes

Vibrant and lively DIY projects are all the rage right now. Simply wrap bright floss around a tiny pot to make a fun container for your candy.

DIY wedding favors wrapped in bright floss
small jars of wildflower seeds for wedding favors

Want to give something a little more permanent?  You can always hand out jars of wildflower seeds (easy to plant and maintain--no green thumb required) and make your own sweet label.  Or pre-plant your flower favor by assembling tiny terrariums that double as place card holders (below).

DIY place card terrariums as elegant wedding favors

Are you ridiculously proud of your wedding playlist?  Hand out copies of all the music everyone loved as a terrific surprise for your guests.

mix CD wedding favors
personalized pencil wedding favors

When in doubt, personalize something useful to ensure it doesn't end up in tomorrow's trash.  These pencils (above) would be so much fun at a schoolhouse or library-themed wedding. If you have a bit more money to spend, these coffee mugs (below) are practical and hilarious (a truly winning combo).

Ruffled - photo by http://www.chazcruz.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/soho-wedding-with-modern-and-industrial-touches/

Got a lot of kiddos attending your wedding?  An entertaining favor will help keep them happy! We love these clipboards and coloring sets. They're so much fun, we're betting a few adults will try and sneak off with them, too.

coloring project for wedding favor for kids

Want more ideas for clever DIY favors?

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