Wedding favors are one of the most asked about topics from the couples we work with. Do people still do them? What should they be? Do guests like them?
My advice on favors is ALWAYS the same: Treat your guests to a small, consumable item they can use up within the 6 months after the wedding. Aim for beautiful over branded. Or beautifully branded (meaning it has your name, wedding date or other personal info on it) if that’s important to you. If it feels like it’s just one more thing and it’s overwhelming to you, then skip it all together. Focus on giving your guests a great experience first and think of this as a small extra treat.
Some recent favors ideas that have been big hits at Heirloom weddings (Clockwise from top left):
Potted Succulents (These doubled as escort cards to direct guests to their tables and were a great display piece in during cocktail hour. Escort Cards, Favors and Decor = All in One!)
Limoncello (These doubled as place cards at the guest’s seats!)
A bouquet bar (This was a focus point of the reception decor. Small paper bags were provided and guests were encouraged to select blooms to take home in market style bags!)
Jars of local honey