Savvy October 2022

Wedding Favors for guests

Julia, on June 29, 2020 at 10:14 AM Posted in Planning 2 59

How many people are doing wedding favors for their guests? What are you guys doing for them? Me and my fiance are deciding if we want to do them and what ideas you ladies have done?


Latest activity by Hannah, on September 28, 2020 at 6:06 AM
  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa Online ·
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    We are doing chocolate covered cherries, since the area we are getting married in is known for their cherries! I recommend doing a favor that is edible if you're going to do favors.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    We had them! You can skip it though if you don’t have budget for it
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  • VIP August 2020
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    For our covid-postponed-reception, we'll have donuts for people to take on the way out. For our mini-wedding this year, do reusable face masks and hand sanitizer count?
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  • Monique
    Master December 2019
    Monique ·
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    We did them. My mom did little things full of m&ms. She also got us a tradition Hispanic marriage bow for the guests.
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  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
    Margaret ·
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    We're including our wedding favor in our guests "welcome" bags - inside will include the following (destination wedding)

    Custom Tote

    Welcome / Thanks for joining card with the flip side including the weekend itinerary

    custom photo postcard of FH and I - this is the wedding favor

    Hand sanitizer

    SPF lotion

    Lip Balm

    Advil / Tylenol


    Custom printed face masks

    Bottled Water

    K-cups (this is specialized to the area of our resort)

    Most people who want a favor don't want something big and bulky - we figured a postcard is perfect.

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  • Amanda
    Savvy November 2020
    Amanda ·
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    We are having an outdoor ceremony in MA in Nov so I found some really nice (and cheap) fleece blankets on Ebay. We are wrapping a ribbon around those and attaching a wooden ornament to commemorate since it close to December. We are putting them in a box with a sign that says 'to have and to hold and in case you get cold'.

    Also we are supplying all the alcohol and cups and what not. We found nice wine glasses (12 for 9.99) and putting a wooden name tag on them and a sign that says 'take a glass we've made it your own and at the end of the night take it home' or something like that
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  • Laquita
    Expert July 2021
    Laquita ·
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    We're doing Ferreror Rocher for the adults and M&M's customized with our colors for the kids in clear boxes and S'mores so far. I want to have something they can keep, so that's what I'm still looking into. Favors aren't exactly needed if you feel that you don't want them or can't fit them into your budget. If you're having centerpieces, those can double as your favors.

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  • Chelsea G
    Devoted June 2021
    Chelsea G ·
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    We are doing wedding favors. I got small jars which we will fill up with personalized m&ms and probably have a thank you tag on it with our name and date.

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  • S
    Dedicated September 2021
    Sarah ·
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    We're making bookmarks with small charms on them. We met because he was selling his books.

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  • Molly
    Expert August 2021
    Molly ·
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    I'm going to be helping my grandma make these cream cheese mints that she makes for EVERY family function. We'll be making enough for everyone to have about 5-10 (haven't decided) and putting them in cute bags!

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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    My recommendation is to do something edible! To be completely honest with you, I usually end up throwing away wedding favors that are not edible. However, edible favors are always sincerely appreciated! I've seen regular cookies, themed cookies, bags of chocolate, mini jars of honey, mints, customized M&Ms, candy bars, donut walls with little baggies to take them with, etc. Edible favors are super popular with everyone!

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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    We skipped entirely, and no one noticed.

    If you can't afford them, don't worry.

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  • Trisha
    Super October 2020
    Trisha ·
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    We Havent Decided If We Want To Do Them 100% Yet, But If We Do We'll Have Mini S'mores Kits

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  • Mrs.a
    Master October 2021
    Mrs.a ·
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    We’re doing a few welcome and practical items.

    Due to Covid we decided to give travel hand sanitizers & face masks.

    Their “place cards” will sort of be a favor as their going to be agate stones with their names on in calligraphy.

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  • Betty
    Dedicated August 2020
    Betty ·
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    I have 12 nieces and nephews under the age of 13 that are coming to our wedding. I am making them a gift bag with crayons, coloring pages and some other small things so they can have something to do if they want during the reception. I am still trying to figure out what to do for the adults.

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  • R
    Devoted December 2020
    Rachel ·
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    We aren’t doing favors, but we are doing welcome bags for those staying at the resort which will include an airplane bottle of vodka + a single serving bottle of Bloody Mary mix, mini water, and a little note from us thanking them for attending and restaurant recommendations
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  • Julia
    Savvy October 2022
    Julia ·
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    Thank you ladies for all these wonderful ideas!

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  • Elmarose
    Expert July 2022
    Elmarose ·
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    My bridesmaids and I will actually be having a special day to do home made candles which will be super fun and affordable to make. The fun part will be them choosing their own scents and so far the testers smell delicious for our guest at the wedding. In each plate I am having made some rose gold mirror coasters with a white silhouette of the world with their names on it since we love to travel and my Fiancé is currently still serving in the military and he is always traveling so we figured this would fit great as a favor to take home. SO far we feel that might be a bit expensive so a more affordable route might be for us to give a larger coaster with the family name of each guest party. For the children we are creating some small goodie bags with a coloring book customized with our story up until our wedding day( free on Pinterest & .10 cents a page printable at staples) to keep them occupied. I am also ordering some freshly home made soaps for the bridal shower with some tea bags to fit the theme.

    I would advise that if you choose to do a favor pick something unique to you and your fiancé that your guest will know hey that is so them and they can share that with them as they take it home. I opted out from doing any foods or desserts since we will be having a dessert wall and S'mores stations around the venue for our guest. I just figured that it would be too much sweets. I also like the idea of hand sanitizers with a custom label (Etsy) of your names and date fit with the theme of your invitations or masks due to Covid-19 and also not sure when your wedding is set. best of luck and congratulations Smiley smile

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  • Angela
    Dedicated July 2020
    Angela ·
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    I wanted to give things people would use. My MatronOH's husband has his own product manufacturing company, so he provided bottles of hand soap (I chose the lavender scent) and I designed a label with our themed 'infinity symbol" our names and wedding date to put on them. In addition, I got stainless steel wine corks with a heart on top and glass coasters with letters. L.O.V.E.

    It could be years from our wedding, but whenever they pull out those coasters or use the wine cork, they'll be reminded of our special day. : )

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  • V
    Dedicated October 2020
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    We're just doing little bags of Hershey kisses and I'm making tags that say "Hugs and Kisses from the new Mr. and Mrs."

    Simple, inexpensive, and I doubt anyone at our wedding would turn down chocolate. I've been to SO MANY weddings where the favors were things I would NEVER use. I swear, if I get one more dang candle with their names on it! I have ALWAYS appreciated favors that I could eat and therefore didn't go to waste- and, honestly, I would assume they would almost ALWAYS be cheaper anyway!

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