5 Sustainable Wedding Favor Ideas
Wedding favors can be a thoughtful way of showing your appreciation of your friends and family. They’re also a meaningful reminder of your wedding day. To avoid all of your favors being mindlessly tossed in the trash after you reception focus on choosing items that are consumable or useful for the guests in their everyday life. It can be tricky to find the right balance of both meaningful and useful. If you’re feeling a little stuck on what to gift you guests, here are five thoughtful and meaningful wedding favors from real Heirloom couples.
1. Your Favorite Spirit.
Sharing something you both love with your guests not only feels meaningful, but also really special! Mallory and Jeremy gifted each of their guests these mini bottles of limoncello complete with personalized labels at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Their wedding favors also made for gorgeous place cards, allowing guests the option to save or swig their limoncello once they found their seats!
Photos by Jennifer Claire Photography
A little practicality can go a long way! Megan and Tim gifted their guests these sweet little jars of honey that included these honey dippers at Emerson Creek Pottery & Tea Room. This sweet token of appreciation was more than worthy of a spot in any kitchen pantry. We like how these glass jars can also be reused to accommodate other spices and garnishes!
Photo by Lindsey Kay Photography
How cute are these succulents from Kristin and Pavel’s wedding from The Newberry Library? We believe an organic element is an essential element for any space! Succulents make a great wedding favor because guests can take them home, display them, and remember your special day. They’re also a versatile pick because they can stand in as escort cards or serve as a beautiful display in your reception space.
Photo by Erika Mattingly Photography
Give your guests some flowers! Meaghan and Sean’s gorgeous Chicago Botanic Gardens wedding inspired reception featured blooms like lush roses, olive branches, and lavender. Instead of recycling their decorative blooms, guests could make their own bouquet to take home with them.
Katherine and Lucas gifted their guests these customized beer glasses to use throughout the night at The Barn at Harvest Moon Pond, and to take home with them. We like how guests were able to easily discern which drink belonged to them throughout the night!
Photos by Megan Saul Photography
Taking a little bit of time to really think about what your guests would want to take home with them can really relieve the pressure of deciding on the perfect wedding favor. To make your favors truly sustainable, be mindful of the packaging options you choose and opt for recyclable glass or non-metallic paper.
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