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Modern (and Better!) Wedding Favors

Are wedding favors still in? Well that depends on what the favor is.

Wedding favors are a fun way to show your guests appreciation for their attendance on your special day. Some are a bit unoriginal, others are Pinterest-worthy. When it comes to favors, though, you don’t want something that’s going to be left behind on the table. Aim for something truly unique and memorable like gifts that last, or local ideas that show some love to your home town(s). Let’s explore some favors that will have your guests talking!

1. Personalized items

Personalized items that are usable and fun like good wine glasses pretty coasters, and mugs are a great wedding favor ideas. You can have them customized with your names, photo, wedding date, or even a cute message or your wedding hashtag. Not only are these wedding favors practical, but they also make for great keepsakes. You could personalize temporary tattoos, soaps, or a deck of cards or puzzle!

Handmade soaps can be customized into on trend wedding favors
Soaps are popular favors

2. Succulents or mini potted plants

Succulents or mini potted plants are a unique and eco-friendly wedding favor idea that your guests will love. These plants are easy to care for and make for great decorations for any home or office. You can tie in your wedding colors in the pots, containers, ribbon, or tags. Be creative with your theme, for instance a rustic burlap container for a rustic country wedding or a clear container with small shells for a beach wedding. Also consider a cute pot and a packet of seeds they can grow at home and remember your day!

Succulents are a great wedding favor
A favor that will last – succulents!

3. Customized candles

Customized candles are a great way to add a touch of elegance to your wedding favors. You can choose from a variety of scents, like one from your wedding bouquet or wedding month flower, and have them customized with your names or wedding date. Not only are they a beautiful addition to any home, but they also create a relaxing and cozy atmosphere.

4. Local or artisanal treats

If you want to showcase the best of your local area or hometown, consider local or artisanal treats as wedding favors! This could include things like gourmet popcorn, artisanal cheeses, or even small-batch jams and jellies. Maybe some Philly soft pretzels when it’s a Philly thing! These treats are not only delicious but also support local businesses. Think of what your city or hometown is known for and wow everyone.

local wedding favors, Philly style

5. Miniature bottles of alcohol

For guests who love to indulge in their favorite libations, miniature bottles of alcohol make for a fun and unique wedding favor. You can choose from a variety of spirits and have them customized with your names and wedding date. Pair with a personalized shot glass they can use long after the bottle is empty.

6. DIY kits

If you’re feeling crafty, consider putting together DIY kits as wedding favors. This could include things like a DIY cocktail kit, a make-your-own-s’mores kit, or even a DIY soap-making kit. Not only are these wedding favors unique, but they also give your guests a fun activity to enjoy after the wedding.

Wedding favors are a great way to show your guests how much you appreciate their attendance. Hopefully these ideas are a springboard for you to consider the small gift that will leave your guests with an unforgettable memory and keepsake of your best day ever! Be creative and your guests will love the thought you put into it.

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