As a recently engaged bride, it’s safe to say I’ve been knee deep in the wedding planning process. I hit the ground running contacting vendors, venues, finding my dream lace wedding dress, and so on. Once the main tasks were checked off my to-do list, I felt a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.
But now I was tasked with all the tiny details such as, creating the wedding reception menu, seating charts, table number cards, etc. I had a DIY wedding idea for almost everything, but soon realized just how much work that would be.
Where could I incorporate a personal touch without overwhelming myself or break the bank? Wedding Favors. I’ve sifted through pages upon pages of Pinterest wedding inspiration and fell in love with the idea of incorporating favor tags, wedding stickers and custom stampers for wedding favors.
DIY lovers rejoice – check out these 10 wedding favor ideas with personalized favor tags, that your guests will love!
10. Bites for the Big Day
There’s usually a good amount of time between the ceremony and reception; keep your guest’s hunger at bay with a sweet treat upon their arrival. Ditch the jordan almonds and pastel mints and surprise them with this delicious cotton candy option, pinned up with a custom-made wedding favor tag. Have a photo booth at your reception? Encourage guests to bring their cotton clouds in for a fun prop.
9. All You Can Eat: Candy Buffet
Probably one of the easiest DIY wedding favor projects is to let the guests create their own! Use your customized wedding stamper on the paper bags and just like that, you’ve got your own personalized wedding candy buffet bags!
8. Signature Sips: Wedding Cocktail
Cocktail hour is the perfect opportunity to showcase your creativity. Greet your guests with a sweet libation in a personalized favor glass with a favor tag adorned straw. Looking for wedding cocktail inspiration? Check out these signature wedding cocktail recipes!
7. S’more Favors Please!
The perfect treat for an outdoor rustic wedding ceremony, your guests will be begging for s’more of these favors! Stack the graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate in a cello bag, and pull it all together with some twine and your personalized wedding favor tag.
6. Tomorrow Morning’s Pick-Me-Up
After a long night of dancing and celebrating, your guests are definitely going to need a little pick-me-up the next morning – luckily, this coffee bean wedding favor is the perfect remedy. Pick-up some mini mason jars from your local store or flea market, fill them up with your favorite coffee bean and place your wedding favor sticker label on the lid for your guests to remember their awesome night!
5. Spill Savers
Why not give your guests a favor they’ll use more than once? Personalized wedding coasters with your names and wedding date are a practical gift that your guests will absolutely love. Tie up a stack of 4 coasters with your choice of ribbon and a wedding favor thank you tag for each guest and just like that, your favors are complete!
We’re loving this twist on the classic seating chart arrangement – instead of placing each guest’s wedding favor at their place setting, use it as part of the reception seating arrangement. As your family and friends enter your reception, they’ll be greeted with a monogrammed shot glass accompanied by a wedding reception place card.
3. Giving Back
One of the biggest trends in wedding favor gift ideas is a non-tangible gift. In lieu of wedding favors, many couples are making a donation in the guest’s name to the charity of their choice. Let your guests know where you’re giving back on their behalf with a place card at their table setting.
2. Sparkler Send-Off
Not all wedding favors go home with the guest, in this case, they help celebrate and illuminate your big day. Sparklers for the bride and groom’s send-off are an awesome way to make your guests feel they played a part in your celebration. Tie on a wedding favor tag with sayings you both love and you’re all set!
1. Share the Love: #hashtagweddingfavors
Help your guests share in your special day by asking them to use your wedding hashtag when they upload a photo of your wedding to social media. It’s an easy way for you to keep track of your photos and shows you all the little moments you may have missed! The hashtag wedding favor is unique in that it can be applied to almost any gift you had in mind. Placing the wedding label on favors that guests keep with them often, like small water bottles, serve as a frequent reminder to use your hashtag.
That’s it! Check out some of The American Wedding’s customizable favor tags, wedding seals, stampers, stickers and coasters below and start building your favors today!
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