Wedding Favors. Are they a waste? A thing of the past? Wedding favors can be a way to show your appreciation for loved ones traveling or be a meaningful reminder of happy memories. If youd like to thank your guests for coming to join your special day weve gathered a list of 5 wedding favors that wont end up in the trash.
1. Reusable Straws (Or anything else reusable)
Surely youve heard the beef on straws by now, if not you can definitely google it. If sustainability is important to you, well expand that list to include anything else reusable and useful. Yes straws but also a reusable snack bag or produce bag or reusable cutlery if youre doing a more casual wedding without fancy cutlery/dishes they have to eat with something anyway, right?
2. A Candle
Ahh the classic go to gift is it not? Its for good reason. Who doesnt love a nice candle? This may not be the most budget friendly choice for large gatherings, but if youre having a more intimate ceremony like many couples are now, its something meaningful and memorable, since we often associate scents with memories. Brooklyn Candle Studio does customization on candle tins, and discounts on bulk orders. Boy Smells is dedicated to making gender neutral scents to appeal to all of your guests. Many bridal shops have their own custom candle so you can gift the scent you smelled while purchasing your wedding dress. We have our own available here. Or gift a custom matchbox if a candle is out of the budget, theyre truly always handy.
3. Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar
A little practicality goes a long way! I dont know about you but Im always reaching for olive oil and balsamic. There are some cool brands out there if you want to make it something a little more special that wouldnt be something youd normally purchase at the grocery store. Galena Garlic a Nashville small business makes custom favors as experts on balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Branches Olive Oil makes personalized olive oil bottles pretty enough for your place settings with U.S. international shipping options available.
4. Eco Friendly Travel Items
Maybe youre a rule breaker. Maybe you give your thank you gift BEFORE the wedding. If youre asking guests to travel, why not gift sustainable items in order for them to do so without having to purchase single use plastics? A few of our favorite sustainable travel items include Bamboo Toothbrushes + Toothpaste bites you can pair with all your brushes, Reusable Travel Bottles or Cotton Swabs or another classic gift; the Water Bottle.
5. Donation in your honor
A $5 donation may not feel like much. But multiply that by 100 guests? Now were talking. Its always nice to share what matters to you and is special to your heart. Guests remember that you chose to honor them on your special day by helping others. There are many cute templates online to talk about your choice, or save paper and mention it in a speech or put it on your program or menu.
Favors dont have to be cheesy or useless. You always have the opportunity to explain why your choice is important to you, and thats what makes it unique and special to your wedding.