How many weddings have you been to where you received sunglasses as a wedding favor? Or Jordan almonds, or a wineglass with the couple’s name on it? Probably a lot. Wedding favor ideas aren’t always the easiest to come up with. And the truth is, when it comes to wedding planning, the favors tend to get pushed down on the priority list—with good reason. After all, your wedding is about you and your fiancé, not what favors to give out to your guests. However, that said, wedding favors are an area that, with a little creative effort, you can truly shine in and present your loved ones with very memorable gifts.
The wedding planning professionals at De Luxe Banquet Hall in Los Angeles, who know a thing or two about adding unique touches to weddings, weighed in on some of the most popular wedding favors they’ve encountered during their many years of hosting weddings.
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Custom Enamel Pins
Yes, enamel pins are still going strong, and customized wedding pins as favors are off-the-charts cool. Many companies will make a bulk batch of enamel pins for you, making it easy to pull off this amazing idea.
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A unique wedding favor that makes everyone smile, lottery tickets are a fun and inventive idea. And hey, you never know—one of your guests could win real money! Just make sure to present your lottery ticket wedding favors in a charming way that reflects the tone of your big day.
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Everyone loves edible wedding favors, but one that you don’t see very often is popcorn. This will automatically add a fun and festive touch to your reception. Whether you decide to offer it already popped or not, offering beautifully-presented popcorn will delight your guests. If possible, have a variety of flavors so that everyone can select their favorite kind.
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Themed Bottle Opener
Yes, bottle openers are pretty common as wedding favors. However, if you put a creative spin on it, they can be great gifts. Instead of giving away bottle openers with your wedding date inscribed, try to find bottle openers that match the theme of your wedding. For instance, if you get married in Hawaii, pineapple bottle openers are perfect. If you have a backyard wedding theme (like Britney Spears), pig bottle openers are fun.
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Everyone will be excited by this! Who doesn’t love coffee? Even if your guests don’t have a grinder, it’s a simple trip to the closest coffee shop to have them grind up the beans. With this favor, remember: packaging is everything. Make sure it looks lovely.
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These are extremely cheap because you can buy them in bulk, and they make for hilarious wedding photos. You also have plenty of freedom in what the tattoos can be. Select something that matches the theme or colors of your wedding, or get something completely goofy. You can even get customized temporary tattoos that spell out your new married name.
Hopefully, these wedding favor ideas will spark your imagination and get your wheels turning for the big day. Try your best to add a little personality to whatever you choose. Good luck, and happy planning!
WeddingLovely and De Luxe Banquet Hall teamed up to share this partnered list of fun favor ideas to gift your guests!