Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love


Useful, edible or just plain cute, wedding favors are a small thank you to guests who attended your big day. And if you’re looking for the perfect favor idea, consider it a chance to make a statement about who you are as a couple.  Did you meet for coffee on your first date? Beans might be the ideal favor.  Love to cook? Gift olive oil.  Is your wedding destination known for a particular sweet treat such as rock candy, taffy or fudge? That could be a memorable reminder. Whatever you choose, let the idea come from the heart and your guests will love it.

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Olive oil
Every guest will appreciate a good bottle of olive oil in their kitchen. Customize it by adding a favorite herb, or including a recipe for a pasta dish that you enjoy making together. Photography: Troy Grover

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Tiny terrariums
Airplants, succulents and other terrarium-friendly plants make great favors due to their sturdy nature and are great for even brown thumbs due to their hardiness. Especially wonderful if they serve as wedding table decor before you have guests take them home. Photography: Corina V.; Miniature glass terrarium by Minimalistos

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Dainty nibbles
This one’s all in the packaging. These tiny bell jars and cake stands are the perfect presentation for a single macaron, a truffle (or two) or a piece of chocolate-dipped fruit. Photo: Beau Coup

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Love in a jar
If you enjoy making your own fruit spreads, jams or jellies, this can be the perfect seasonal favor for a summer or fall wedding. Photography: Rebekah J Murray

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Coffee beans
Not only does your favorite coffee blend make a lovely wedding favor, think of the puns and the pretty packaging you can customize! Photo: Details on Demand

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Mocha
Can’t go wrong with caffeine. Again, it’s all in the packaging. A single cup serving of hot mocha is a gorgeous and thoughtful edible wedding favor for winter weddings…and is a really simple project, it turns out. Photo and DIY instructions: Something Turquoise

Take-home sweets bar
Make your favor interactive and allow guests to create their own sweet package to bring home. Candy is a favorite, but buffet spreads of cookies, handpies or doughnuts alongside tiny glassine or cellophane bags and twist ties are perfect. Photography: Your Lovely Wedding {As seen on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com}

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Popcorn boxes
Freshly popped and perfect for snacking on post-wedding, a popcorn stand would be a lovely favor for guests. Or go the candied route and have a selection to choose from in pretty glass jars. Photo: Erikson Design

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Midnight snack boxes
Indulge guests at smaller destination weddings with a substantial midnight snack box. Mix savoury with sweet and include a little bottle of wine for your guests to enjoy later that night or the next day. Photo: The Tomkat Studio

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Spice things up
Serving BBQ at the wedding or have a go-to sauce you simply must share with your guests? Send them home with minature bottles of BBQ sauce, hot sauce or rubs for a wonderful weekend treat. Photography: Kristi Wright

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Nuts about you
Boiled peanuts, roasted almonds, coconut coated cashews…the options are endless for these edible wedding favors that will have your guests going (dare we say it)…nuts! Photo: Mavora

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Personalized bottle stopper
Every kitchen needs at least one stopper for using in bottles from olive oil to wine. These are subtle, classy and useful! Photo: Event City Design

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Soap
For a unique unisex toiletry option, try this hop soap. Especially convenient for casual brewery weddings or couples who like to make their own beer. Photo: Home Brewed Soaps

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Double duty
Escort cards that double as favours — such as these Ferrero Rocher chocolates — are always a pleasant treat.  Photography: Ashley Caroline {As seen on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com}

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Miniature baking
Tiny loaves of banana or zucchini bread make a great next morning treat for destination weddings. Include the recipe for a handmade touch. Photo: Evermine

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6 Adorable Ways to Ask Your Bridesmaids


It’s all in the asking.  And asking your besties to stand with is a great time to show them how special they are to you.  It’s a way to thank them for being there in the lead up to the event (something which, let’s be honest, is not always an easy task), and of course, on the big day itself.

Face-to-face is an amazing way to make the ask. Pop the question in a surprise way over a group dinner, pair it with a Champagne brunch or even during a girl’s weekend trip, if you can swing it. Make the asking itself the highlight and memory, and the rest will all fall into place.

Here are six adorable ways to ask your bridesmaids to be in your bridal party.

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Box It Up

An incredible way to take your maids down memory lane with you, and let them in on the future memories you will build together. Things to include might be old photobooth photos of you or notes you have written one another.  Add some fun with dress photos or hints at your theme or color palette. Photo: Bethany at Rinse Repeat

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Spoil Them

Another take on the box is a luxury gift full of little indulgences like a quality candle, designer lipstick, bath soak or other special treats. The key is the color co-ordination that makes it all look so pretty, and the card of course! We love this version with bold black and white and Tiffany blue accent from Sam at The Frosted Petticoat. Gorgeous. Photo: The Frosted Petticoat

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A Just-For-Her Keepsake

Combining a gorgeous bespoke calligraphy ask with pretty packaging and monogrammed Kate Spade memento was the winning combination for Vickie at Adventures in Fashion. Fresh, modern and yet something that will remind her for years of that special moment in your friendship. Photo: Adventures in Fashion / Calligraphy: Justine Ma

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A Secret Reveal

Wrap it up in a cute, rustic roll that reveals the question ask she unwinds it. It’s simple, but oh-so-cute. Photo: Choosing You

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Edible Ask

Sugar cookies were the sweetest way to ask for this bride, who had Jaclyn’s Cookies create custom nibbles for her big ask. The icing color and daisies even incorporated the wedding palette and theme. Some other shape ideas could include flowers, hearts, dresses, rings or shoes. Photo: Jaclyn’s Cookies

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Miniaturize the Big Question!

These mini pinatas are to die for. Festive, fun and super cute. How can she NOT say yes? Photo: Emily Vaca at Sugar & Gold, Inc.

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Wrap It Up

Create some custom bottle labels for each lady and then wrap up a bottle of their favorite libation to pop the question for you. It’ll have those ladies celebrating before the party begins! There are many options available, but we love these chic ones from Label With Love. Photo: Label With Love

BONUS: Don’t forget about the flowergirls…

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This thoughtful bride included her four flower girls in the asking by gifting them books and cards, complete with cute sketches and the names of of each girl. Ador.a.BLE! Photos: Melanie Duerkopp. See more of this real wedding featured on PreOwnedWeddingDresses!

Need more inspiration? See 8 more ways to ask your bridesmaid to be in your wedding party. 

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Groom’s Crew: Great Ways to Ask Groomsmen to the Wedding Party


Asking the gents to be a part of the wedding party is a great excuse for the groom to get involved. Here are some ideas to get the one-time wingmen to accompany the groom down the aisle on one of the most important days of his life.

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Fill out the bar with a bottle of something good and gift it with these printable chalkboard labels. We suggest botanical bitters for the perfect cocktail or a bottle of his favorite scotch.

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Punny men will like this polite request the groom must ask. A crafty project for the groom-to-be to take on including a flask, cake pops and more. Instructions at Elizabeth Doodah.

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“POP” the question with gourmet popcorn perfect for that amazing home theatre set-up he has and a include copy of a classic groomsman comedy, like The Hangover.

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Cigars are a popular gift, and not only are these a stylish way to present them to the groomsmen, it’s a pretty simple DIY project, too. Photo + Design: Corinne Alexandra

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Another cigar-centric gift, this DIY project is a great one for the guys, including a list of the tasks expected of a groomsman and details on the wedding day. Instructions and project designed by Saffron Avenue. Photos: Photographs By Jenna Leigh

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Ask in a casual way, with beers around the BBQ. Add these custom labels (self adhesive!) and the bottle will do the talking for you. (Also available for Fireball, tequila and more.)

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Black tie, cigar and bourbon…what more do you need to pop the question? Learn more about this simple DIY project from The Blissful Brunette.

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These are actually FBI-inspired wedding invitations, but these “secret files” would make great groomsmen request cards with a gift.

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Creative, Cute Ways to Ask Your Girls to be Bridesmaids


Popping the question isn’t just for engagements!  Asking your besties to stand by your side is a special recognition of your friendship.  Show your girls just how much they mean to you by creating something just for them.  Be unique, be creative, be you.  And let the wedding fun begin!

 

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Start with the stationery. These beautiful watercolor-style cards from The First Snow come with custom options for hair color and dress style, as well as different wording for maid of honor, flower girl and more. Perfectly pretty!

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Not only are these 3-D pop-up cards bright and fun, the puns complete the package. Include a cute necklace charm and a little candy for a sweet, charming way to ask your bridesmaids to join you. Instructions and DIY at Project Wedding.

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What better way to ask your bridesmaids to join you on your wedding day than with a delicate midi-ring with a tiny knot? These ones from Erica Weiner are very feminine, great for everyday wear and come in silver, rose or yellow gold.

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Provide the excuse to celebrate with you by gifting a vintage Champagne flute and mini bottle of bubbly to celebrate, all packaged in a too perfect heart-shaped box. An easy DIY project at Green Wedding Shoes. Planning a destination wedding? Swap out the box for a miniature suitcase!

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Include a pretty polish (perhaps in the wedding palette you are pondering) like these request cards from Creative with a K.

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This DIY project is a lovely way to (literally) pop the question! A whimsical balloon in a box is popped by the recipient with a super special request and a sprinkle of sparkle inside. Instructions and details on how to make this at Quiet Like Horses.

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A pink paper anemone tops this pretty box packed with momentos and adorable gifts, making the perfect bridesmaid proposal present. Tutorial and instructions on how to make this yourself at Frog Prince Paperie.

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Nothing sweeter than a little treat to pop the question, like these cupcakes in a jar. Free printable and instructional how-to at Marry This.

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