Sending your guests home with a little something is a great way to say thank you for them sharing your big day with you! Of course you'd want that favor to be meaningful in some way. Below are some ideas to think about as you plan for wedding favors that your guests will love!
Give Them a Memento of Your Wedding Location
Are you getting married in a forest? On the beach? In a historic building? Consider a wedding favor that reminds your guests of their time at your venue like Taylor & Marcus did for their orchard wedding.
"We wanted something fairly simple but still unique. We thought of the caramel apples and knew they would be perfect considering our venue and easy enough that we didn’t have to spend too much time on them with everyone else going on to prepare for our big day!"Taylor
Give Them Something Useful
The last thing you want to do is spend time and money putting together a favor that's just going to get thrown in the trash. Instead, think of favors that will be useful to your guests! Food items are always a hit (what's more useful than something that satisfies the taste buds?), but also consider items like chapstick, candles, or other things that can provide use long after the wedding day.
Nick & Payton Leigh had a welcome reception the night before their wedding, and they gave their guests these adorable, reusable Idaho totes full of all the bride & groom's favorite snacks!
“90% of our guest had never been to Idaho before so we wanted to make sure they left with a souvenir for making the trek. We also knew that all of them where in hotels and had early morning wedding shenanigans or early morning travels and knew water and snacks would be a hot commodity. So instead of doing wedding favors we handed these out at the welcome reception and they were a huge hit!”Payton Leigh
Another useful idea is to send your guests home with seeds or a plant for their house or garden! The added bonus of these items is that you can use them in your decor, then send them home with your guests!
We love Idaho and we love the people here! If you need ideas for locally-crafted gifts and favors, check out our local MVW Vendor Directory.
Give Something that is Meaningful to YOU
Don't feel like you have to give a favor out of necessity. Yes, they can be a lot of fun for you, and they can be a lot of fun for your guests! But there are alternatives... Consider making a donation on behalf of your guests to your favorite charity and share that information with a special display! That way you send your guests home with the knowledge that you are truly providing meaning and use where it is needed most.