34 Festive Fall Wedding Favor Ideas
While wedding thank-you gifts don't need to reference the season, the temptation to do just that is near-irresistible when you're tying the knot in the fall. The transitional months offer an endless array of bounty, put a spotlight on nature, and favor savory smells and flavors. With so many seasonal options, fall-inspired wedding favors are appealing—especially if your wedding theme already nods to the time of year.
For cool-weather ceremonies with gorgeous foliage backdrops, consider using the changing leaves as inspiration for the color of your favors. If your wedding's being held at a particularly autumnal venue, try gifting trinkets from the setting, like hotel or destination souvenirs. Similarly, we're always a fan of locally-bought favors that embrace your location's seasonal crops. Farms, farm stands, and farmer's markets are great places to shop for organic, delicious gifts. Fall is also a time of changing weather, so you can choose to help guests brace for the chill with scarves, mittens, hats, or other outerwear. If fall reminds you most of sports or school, memorabilia from your favorite team or college might work. As you can see, the options are plentiful, and each embraces the season in a different way.
Ahead, a slideshow of creative ideas for giving guests fall-inspired keepsakes. Whether you'd like to gift your loved ones with edible goodies, decorative trinkets, or tools to face the incoming cold, these autumnal ideas are sure to help everyone remember your beautiful fall wedding. Browse through and see what sparks your interest, keeping in mind your wedding's theme and location. What you've already planned may help you pick the right present!
At this wedding, guests could choose between hard cider and peach-flavored beer. The fact that both were homebrewed was especially meaningful.
Mini bottles of maple syrup looked beautiful at this October wedding's favor display.
Not only did these colored pencils evoke memories of grade school, but they were also wood-inspired, contributing to this wedding's rustic vibe.
Nothing warms you up like a sip of whiskey—these mini Jack Daniels bottles made for great take-homes.
Mini pumpkins held table assignments at this wedding—they could later be taken away as favors.
Sparklers are often used in the summer, but these woodsy ones had a definitively "fall" feel.
Toasty toes make everyone happy. At this October wedding, guests were gifted wool socks.
These bottle openers were tagged with a woodsy motif, making them extra appropriate for autumn.
Attendees at this wedding were given pecan brittle—a soothing snack they could cozy up with.
Combining their favors and place cards into one, this couple topped each guest's reception table setting with a unique knick-knack. For an autumn wedding, this miniature stag is fitting—as are other woodland creatures that are celebrated in the fall. And if critters aren't you're thing, consider baubles symbolic of the harvest season.
This couple made jam for all of the guests at their farm wedding. A series of small batches yielded jars of blood-orange-and-rosemary marmalade and blackberry jam.
Guests at this wedding each took home a twine-tied goodie box stocked with a bamboo-jasmine candle, rosemary-fig soap, and cypress-fig room spray from the local Cold Spring Apothecary.
This couple's beekeeper friend made a batch of organic honey for them to give as favors at their wedding.
After indulging in a dessert of cupcakes, candies, and chocolates, loved ones at this fall wedding in took home goodie bags filled with s'more ingredients.
Escort Card Favors
In lieu of traditional place cards, each guest's name at this wedding was calligraphed in gold and displayed in a black paperweight that could then be taken home after the celebration.
Caramel Apple Favors
In keeping with the autumnal theme of this wedding, chocolate- and caramel-dipped apples were set out in large copper kettles for departing guests to take with them at the end of the evening.
Favors at this wedding included a baseball cap, the bride's blackberry-thyme jam, and coffee from the groom's hometown, packaged beautifully in rustic burlap and twine.
Matchboxes printed with hearts, arrows, and the couple's initials were set out in large jars at this wedding.
At this wedding, friends and loved ones took home wooden baskets filled with orange-currant scones and jars of Bonne Maman jam.
Pine Tree Favors
At this celebration, table assignments were calligraphed on small take-home white pine saplings. The saplings were cut to resemble cypresses, a tree that the couple considers a symbol of their relationship.
Bottles of lemon-flavored extra-virgin olive oil doubled as escort cards and favors at this September wedding. Calligraphed tags with the guests' names and table assignments were tied around the neck of each bottle, which boasted labels with the bride's and groom's names and wedding date.
These small Negronis bottles looked lovely accented with calligraphed leather seating tags and bountiful blue-and-gray ribbon.
Warm, soothing tea was placed beside leaf-shaped cookies in these green and yellow boxes.
Along with jars of flavorful pickles, these guests grabbed bundles of fresh fall-colored flowers.
Celebrating back-to-school season, this bride and groom gave guests an assortment of academic supplies.
Soft slippers and plaid blankets were doled out to this wedding's groomsmen and bridesmaids, respectively.
Postcards capturing the venue's scenery went home with guests at this outdoor autumn wedding.
Chapped lips were no match for this cool-weather wedding, where guests were given homemade lip balms in lemon, vanilla, cardamom coffee, and natural beeswax varieties.
Welcome scarves or blankets will make any outdoor wedding warmer.
Sports fans at this wedding celebrated baseball season with custom Giants hats, which came in the wedding color and were embroidered with the wedding date.
The groom's family sugarhouse provided these petite bottles of maple syrup.
Apple Butter Favors
The jars of apple butter in these stamped muslin bags were a surefire treat for this wedding's guests.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, this bride and groom passed out gift bags holding recipe books.
Halloween may be for the kids, but grab bags of candy never get old.