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Unique Wedding Favor Ideas

Wedding favors don’t have to be dull and uninspired…

Wedding favors often evoke a “been there, done that” response from wedding guests. Looking for something a little more memorable? Here are our top choices for inspiring guest thank-yous.

Unique Wedding Favors Ideas

Late-night munchies

After dancing for hours, rolling out individual snacks like mini-hamburgers with a fixings bar is a big hit.

Photo shop

Rent a photo booth and let your guests take turns posing for the camera. Add props like costumes, hats, sunglasses, and even chalkboards where the guests can write messages to photograph themselves with. Then set up a DIY station with mini-frames so they can take home their favorite shots.

Escape the elements

If you really want to impress, give your guests something sublimely stylish yet useful to keep them smiling through the elements: stylish sunglasses (to deflect glare), sleek umbrellas (in case of rain), or cashmere scarves (should a breeze pick up.)

Personalized thank-yous

Place small journals at each place setting, and write every guest a personal thank-you note on the front page.

Make some noise

Liven up the party by handing out maracas, small horns, or even kazoos – a great idea for a relaxed affair or a particularly festive bunch. 

Family favorites

Gather a collection of favorite family recipes from both sides into a small recipe book or box printed with your names and wedding date. 

Final farewell

Enlist the parking attendants to place a flower with an attached thank-you note on the dashboard of each car. If you’ll be providing guest transportation, be sure to place a basket of these favors at the front of the bus for guests to take prior to departure.

Give back

Yes, this idea has been done, but altruism is at an all-time high, and we’re jumping on the bandwagon. Donating in the name of your guests to a charity, one that holds special meaning for the two of you, adds another sentimental personal touch to your wedding.