Practical Wedding Favors


A lot of wedding favors are just crap that your guests will either leave on the table, or throw out when they get home. Do your guests really need a martini shaped candle? Or a wine stopper with your wedding date on it? No, not really. I’m not a huge fan of wedding favors to begin with. I’m thinking about doing a candy buffet, even though it’s been done to death, because it won’t cost much to do, and I know our guests will actually like the sweet treats.

That said, I’ve put together a board of favors that are at least somewhat practical, and do not cost an arm and a leg. That said, some of the favors are not exactly on the incredibly inexpensive side, so if you’re having a large wedding, they might not be practical for you. We’ll be having a wedding on the smaller side, so they are workable for us.

I adore these wee little gumball machines, and if we are lucky enough to get married at Glen Echo Park, they will fit in perfectly as a favor. Water is always practical, and you can DIY a label and buy your own water at Costco. Food is always practical! Mints can go in your guests purses or glove compartment boxes. Fans are a perfect favor if you’re getting married in the summer months, especially if you live in an area with high humdity levels like I do. The lip butter might only be practical for the females, as I don’t know too many men who would use it, but it was too cute not to include in this board!

I love the photo coasters and magnets. You could use them as escort cards or at the table. Then the guests can put in pictures that are meaningful to them. Lastly, I LOVE these personalized Hershey’s Kisses! I love that you can get them in all the different flavors (dark chocolate being my favorite) and have a sweet little label on the bottom, they have a lot of designs to choose from! Sure, you could DIY the labels, but the chocolate would probably melt in the process, or if you’re me, half of them would end up eaten.


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