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Wedding Favors Your Guests (And You!) Will Love

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If someone comes to your wedding with love and support in their eyes, you generally want to make sure that person feels appreciated. Guests are more than just an audience for your event, they’re there to help you make the first steps as a married couple, and wedding favors have a long tradition in our culture and are a sign of respect and gratitude. We’ve all probably received our fair share of them after attending weddings, but a large majority of them might have ended up somewhere in the back of your closet. It’s not that you don’t appreciate the gift, it’s just that it wasn’t necessarily practical or particularly interesting (how many stylized breath mint boxes do you even have by now?). So, how do we make sure we gift our friends and family with something they will truly love? Well, we’ve got plenty of suggestions right here!

Mini Coffee Tins

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What do you need the most after a long night of dancing and boozing? A steaming hot cup of delicious coffee! If you get everyone a cute little tin with a nice blend of strong coffee they’re bound to appreciate it, and it’s a very easy gift to pack and distribute to everyone. If you’re not sure everyone likes coffee, then you could pick a tea blend instead, or make both options available. It’s especially nice when the guests start opening the tins and inhaling the rich scents, then smiling appreciatively at you.

Little Hangover Kits

What’s another thing you need after a long night of dancing and boozing? Well, a Tylenol would be nice, actually. Hangover kits are a genius idea for those couples who want to make sure their guests have a good time without worrying too much. It’s a jokey little gift that encourages good time, and all you’ll need are little bags that are filled with pain relievers, water bottles, breath mints, and maybe a small snack. You can modify them however you like and add some vitamin C, or whatever you like to use to cure your own hangovers.

Jam Jars

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Everybody likes jam! It’s delicious, it’s sweet, and if you give your guests a nice little jar with an inscription, then they can later use it as a memento of the good time they had. Alternatively, you can give them other kinds of food to take – cupcakes, doughnuts, or even homemade cookies.

Grooming Items


Weddings are a long affair, and waking up the morning after the party usually means you’ll need a little pampering to get you back on your feet. So, why not create some custom grooming kits? You can easily find great unique gifts such as organic lip balms, hydrating facial mists, body scrubs, cleansers, butters, hand creams – mix and match whatever you like and put it in a little personalized bag. As for the gentlemen, why not pick a shaving bar soap, a wooden mustache, maybe some aftershave lotion? These are really sweet gifts that will relax your guests and make them feel like they got their own personal spa kit.

Personalized Mugs

You can print each of the guest’s names, or you can print your favorite romantic quote, or something else that will remind them of the wedding day. A simple “Thank you for being with us through our journey!” works more than well enough. Everyone likes a nice, unique mug, and it’s an inexpensive wedding favor that will still be held in high regard.

Or Flasks!

If your friends like their booze, then simply switch the personalized mug for a personalized flask. It’s a great gift for those people who are fond of their crazy bunch of friends and love them to bits. It will also remind them of all the good times you spent together.

Tiny Champagne Bottles

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Wine works just as well, but honestly so does fresh, organic orange juice, or whatever else you want to gift them. As long as you pick a bottle of something fancy-looking and put a nice ribbon with a thank you note on it, they’re bound to love it.

Make sure to supply each of these gifts with a little personalized card and whatever you pick will be a great gift. Any of these options are wonderful if you want something memorable and useful, so grab whatever your budget allows.


Guest Blogger:  Brigitte Evans, Cosmetic Skin Care Consultant, Beauty Department,

Dana Persia

Owner of Beautiful Brides Philly

Dana invites industry pros to contribute to her blog along with writing many of the posts herself.  She is a licensed esthetician and has been a professional makeup artist for over 20 years.  Bridal beauty is her specialty and her blog includes every aspect of wedding planning.

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