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21 Unique Wedding Party Favor Ideas That Are Fun and Useful

21 Unique Wedding Party Favor Ideas That Are Fun and Useful
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One of the best things about getting married is having the opportunity to declare your love for your one and only in front of your nearest and dearest. Of course, you want to thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to witness your “I do’s.” A thoughtful wedding favor is the perfect way to send family and friends off with a little something to show your appreciation for their participation in your big day. Choosing a wedding favor also allows you to be creative and share more about yourselves as a couple. Don’t get overwhelmed! Because, yes, there are so many choices for favors, from functional to just-for-fun. Read on for ideas we love to show your gratitude to guests who are part of the first day of the rest of your lives.

 

 

The 21 Best Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love

 

 

Shopping for Wedding Favors 

 

Tips:

You’ll want your favor to play into the theme of your wedding. As a starting point, think about the overall feel of your reception. If it’s elegant and sophisticated, go with a modern and polished favor, like a wine stopper. Your wedding’s all about fun? How about a candy bag guests can fill with yummy sweets. Perhaps you’re planning a sustainable wedding; selecting an eco-conscious favor is a no-brainer. A wedding favor can reflect something unique about you and your new spouse. If you love coffee, gift guests with beans in a personalized bag. More ideas ahead! Just keep scrolling for wedding favor inspiration for all.

 

 

Wedding Favor Shopping Considerations

 

Cost:

As you consider your wedding favor budget, look at how many items come in each set. Our roundup includes favors for as low as $1 per item.

 

 

Color:

Many favor options are customizable and you can tie the color into your wedding theme.

 

 

Style:

From practical and personalized to favors that pull double duty, wedding favors have come a long way since, um, your grandmother’s nuptials. Gift your guests with succulents or martini glasses with a special surprise. Read on for tons of options from decor to DIY that will make your guests say, “Thank you. Seriously.”

  

 

 

 

 

 

1 of 21 Image Credits: Zazzle

Best Customized Wedding Favors

Photo Wine Bottle Label

Price: $6.00

Send guests home with a favorite bottle of wine adorned with a customized label that features a photo of the happy couple -- you! Just customize, order, peel, stick, and wed!

Specifications:
6 labels
3.5 x 4 inches

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The label came out great! I was a little worried about the quality of the photo but it turned out better than I expected!”

2 of 21 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Affordable Wedding Favors

Skeleton Key Bottle Openers

Price: $12.00See Reviews

We love these functional and affordable vintage-style key bottle openers. Each key comes with an escort card on high-quality craft paper that says, “Thank you for being a key ingredient.”

Specifications:
50 pieces
Key 3-1/4 inch

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Each key came individually packaged, with its own key ring. The cards that are included are a thick nice quality. The keys themselves are beautiful. I was kind of skeptical at how functional they would be, but my fiance has opened a bunch of bottles with his key and it has held up perfectly fine. I am very happy that I found these, and I am excited to give them out at my wedding!”

3 of 21 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Nautical Wedding Favors

Glass Votive

Price: $10.00See Reviews

We saw a lot of nautical and beach themed favors but these caught our eye. Each frosted glass votive holder is adorned with a rope and anchor decoration and comes with a tea light, as well as a decorative gift band in nautical blue and white stripes. No assembly required. Easy. Done.

Specifications:
Set of 4
2.75 x 2 inches

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The rope that’s wrapped around each votive is very nice and well made. The anchors are nice as well. I highly recommend these for any nautical theme.”

4 of 21 Image Credits: Etsy

Most Useful Wedding Favors

Customized Mints

Price: $21.00

People can always use a mint! These attractive cases come with mints (so you don't have to buy separately, yay!), and you can customize the style and background color to match your wedding theme.

Specifications:
12 pieces
Mints included

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The mints will be a great addition to my wedding!”

5 of 21 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Favor That Doubles as Table Decor

Succulents

Price: $21.00

Kill two birds with one stone and incorporate favors into your table decor. Tell guests to grab a few of these sweet succulents on the way out!

Specifications:
2 inches
10, 20 or 30 succulents
Soil, succulent, plastic wrap included

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These are SO CUTE and arrived perfectly!!”

6 of 21 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Eco-Conscious Wedding Favors

Personalized Seed Packets

Price: $60.00See Reviews

If you’re striving to have a green wedding, these sun or wildflower seed packets featuring rustic lace and burlap are the perfect wedding favor. Each says “Let love grow.”

Specifications:
50 packets
4 x 2-3/4 inches

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“They did a great job! This is a perfect little favor for our wedding.”

7 of 21 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Elegant Wedding Favor

LOVE Wine Stopper

Price: $38.00See Reviews

This polished and on-message wine stopper makes a useful favor guests can employ long after you say “I do.” Cheers!

Specifications:
24 pieces
Zinc alloy
3.9 x 0.9 inches

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These were perfect for our reception gift bags!”

8 of 21 Image Credits: Etsy

Most Practical Wedding Favors

Coffee Bags

Price: $29.00

Brighten guests’ mornings once they return home by gifting them with the world’s most useful wedding favor: coffee! These bags can be personalized and come with java so there's no work on your end to make this idea come together.

Specifications:
6 bags
2.5 ounces for 2 pots of coffee

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These bags are fantastic. The seller provided great feedback and options. Can't wait to use them!!!”

9 of 21 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Homemade Favor Idea

Wedding Survival Kit

Price: $16.00See Reviews

Arm guests with everything they’ll need to thrive this wedding weekend. Fill bags with tissues, water, Tylenol and a sleep mask. This cute mask is highly-rated by customers who, well, clearly needed to get some uninterrupted zzz’s.

Specifications:
2 pieces
100 percent Mulberry silk both sides

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a quality basic sleep mask.”

10 of 21 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Destination Wedding Favors

Luggage Tags

Price: $71.00

We love these useful luggage tags you can customize to match your wedding colors. Each leather tag says “So the adventure begins.”

Specifications:
15 tags
Bonded leather
Foil stamps

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Everyone LOVES these! They make a great gift with fabulous colors and quality!”

11 of 21 Image Credits: Amazon

Classiest Wedding Favor

Martini Glasses

Price: $34.00See Reviews

Gift each guest with a martini glass, and slip in a card with your wedding’s signature drink recipe on it. Here’s to you!

Specifications:
8 glasses
6 ounces

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These are just what we needed to serve a great martini to guests. They are well constructed and will stand up to repeated use and washing.”

12 of 21 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Sentimental Wedding Favor

Picture Frames

Price: $23.00See Reviews

This is a wedding favor that does double duty. First, use the sweet little photo frames as place card holders. Then, guests take them home to fill with a photo of someone they love. Maybe it’s you two!

Specifications:
20 pieces
Natural wood
3 x 3 inches
Holds photo 2-1/8 x 2-1/8 inches

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I ordered these to use at my wedding. I plan to put various pictures of my fiancé and me in them and display them throughout our reception. They are cute, tiny little frames that would also make excellent favors.”

13 of 21 Image Credits: Zazzle

Sweetest Wedding Favors

Candy Bag

Price: $55.00

Instruct guests to fill up their candy bags to indulge their sweet tooth on the way home from the wedding. Each bag, which says “Sweet ending to a new beginning,” can also be personalized with your name and wedding date.

Specifications:
50 bags
5 x 8 inches

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a nice quality bag. I purchased these for our wedding candy table, and they were exactly the size we were looking for.”

14 of 21 Image Credits: 1906

Trendiest Wedding Favors

LOVE Gem Chocolates (CBD + THC)

Price: $18.00

Want to indulge guests with something a bit edgier than your typical wedding favor? These dark chocolates contain cannabis and are recommended to increase arousal. Partake at the party, but be sure to save some to bring back to your room! (Starts at $18 + tax.)

Specifications:
5 mg THC to 5 mg CBD

15 of 21 Image Credits: Etsy

Luckiest Wedding Favor

Lottery Ticket Holder

Price: $8.00

You may not be the only one getting lucky tonight. Gift guests with scratch-off tickets and tuck them into these cute bags with stickers that say, “For richer or for poorer.” Add your names and wedding date if you wish. Who knows? Someone could go home a winner!

Specifications:
20 stickers and bags
Lottery tickets not included

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I love, love, love these favor stickers and can’t wait for my guest to get them at my upcoming wedding.”

16 of 21 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Holiday Wedding Favor

Thank You Ornament

Price: $50.00

If you’re planning a holiday wedding, these solid beech wood, laser-engraved ornaments are the perfect themed favor. Each one says, “Thank you for sharing our special day!” Add your names and wedding date so guests fondly remember the occasion each year.

Specifications:
25 pieces
2.5 x 2.75 inches
Ribbon not included
Available in other woods

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“They are very well made and true to size. They are of a good thickness and feel like the perfect touch as a wedding favor.”

17 of 21 Image Credits: Minted

Best Favor Bag

Dip-Dyed Canvas Tote

Price: $56.00

We love these muslin dip-dyed totes that can be customized to match a variety of wedding colors. Why not employ these attractive bags to create your survival kit? Don’t forget the headache meds, sleep mask, and mints!

Specifications:
8 pieces
12 x 7 inches

18 of 21 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Kids Favor

Personalized Crayons

Price: $15.00

Don’t forget the small guests at the wedding! These adorable rainbow crayons that say their name and come in a special box will also keep them busy during speeches, and during the ride home (if they're still awake).

Specifications:
1 to 1-1/2 inches
5/8 inches thick

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is such a cute gift! I got this as a ring bearer gift for our wedding. He loved it!”

19 of 21 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Personal Care Gift

Mini Soaps

Price: $50.00See Reviews

Add handmade vegan soaps to your wedding survival kit. These highly-rated mini-bars come in assorted scents and colors like peppermint and lemongrass, plus they're wrapped with a sentiment of gratitude.

Specifications:
24 pieces
Vegan
1 ounce
2.5 x 1.5 inches
Individually wrapped

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These soaps are adorable and smell great!”

20 of 21 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Backyard Wedding Favor

Can Coolers

Price: $58.00See Reviews

Your backyard wedding requires personalized can coolers. Obviously! Guests can use ‘em in the future and fondly recall when you got hitched.

Specifications:
50 pieces
Neoprene

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“They are very nicely made. The colors they offer worked perfectly with the colors we picked for our wedding and I just can't rave enough about these!”

21 of 21 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Foodie Favor

Hot Sauce

Price: $250.00

If your wedding is all about enjoying the cuisine you carefully curated, send guests home with a tasty reminder of the experience in the form of personalized bottles of hot sauce!

Specifications:
100 bottles
2 ounces
Glass

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I would leave 10 stars if possible! These are absolutely addictive.”