Wedding Favor Basics

A wedding favor is a small thank-you gift given to guests as a kind gesture of appreciation. Although not strictly necessary to the wedding ceremony, wedding favors are thought to be an elegant way to show guests how much you appreciate them and how much you appreciate their presence at your wedding. The following are some tips on how to choose the right wedding favors for your special day.


Budget: It’s important to determine how much you are willing to spend on favors. This will help you start narrowing down your options.

Guest Count: It’s important to know how many favors to have ready for your guests and where exactly you will be sending them.

Style: Your favors should reflect the overall style of your wedding, whether it is classic, traditional, or something more modern. Think about colors, designs, and personalization that will match your other wedding décor.

Types of Wedding Favors

There are many different types of wedding favors available. Some general categories include:

  • Edible favors: These include chocolates, candies, cookies, mini bottles of wines, gourmet teas, jams, seasonings, and more.
  • Practical favors: Things like keychains, corkscrews, bottle openers, and other useful items that can be sent home with guests.
  • Memories: These favors can be personalized with the couple’s names and wedding date, or they could be something that symbolizes a shared experience, such as a picture frame with a special picture taken at the wedding.
  • Unique favors: Gifts that combine elements of the bride and groom’s personalities, or gifts that are based around a theme, such as a beach-themed wedding.

Regardless of what you choose, the most important thing is that you take the time to select favors that represent the couple’s unique style, personalities, and the special memories they create. A thoughtful and personalized wedding favor can be a wonderful reminder of the special day for years to come.

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