Favors from Real Weddings
A beekeeper friend of the couple’s made a batch of organic honey for them to give as favors.
Burlap favor bags contained goat’s milk soap and lavender sachets that meghan found on Etsy, and maple syrup from the farm’s sugarhouse.
Stamped with a Seal
These newlyweds’ gave guests boxes of salt-water taffy (a childhood favorite of the bride’s) finished with an anchor stamped in a gold wax seal.
At the end of the night, guests at this wedding took home boxes of Philly-ized chocolate treats by Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates.
For their destination wedding in Bali, this couple gave guests prettily-packaged local bath salts and soaps.
Pretty paper boxes lined with pink glassine and filled with Tate's chocolate chip cookies were offered as tasty takeaways at this wedding.
At each place settin sat a homemade gift for the guests packaged by the bridal party a few days before the wedding: granola in burlap-topped jars with two tags, one with the newlyweds' initials and the other reading "honey bunches of love."
Bride Joey and her bridesmaids packaged these take-home gifts—adding labels and gold twine.
Black and White
Favor boxes with marshmallows and local hot cocoa mix were wrapped in black grosgrain ribbon and topped with lace flower appliques.
From the Farm
The bride had custom tags affixed to bags of mini chocolate-chip cookies from her venue, a farm-to-table venue in New York.
A Rockin' Keepsake
Crystals, in kraft-paper boxes stamped with positive affirmations, awaited guests at each place setting. "I collect raw minerals, so they're a part of our home, and we wanted to share that," says the bride.
For favors, the couple decided on pink salt combined with Aleppo chili pepper and bouquet-garni herbs (a French blend of dried basil, marjoram, and rosemary). The mixture was presented in muslin pouches stamped with a design by the bride.
Each guest took home a crocheted horseshoe wall hanging. The bride bought one on a road trip once and during the planning process realized it'd be a great favor.
Candles from Lilly's company, Nell's Compass, were festooned with a custom label and offered in two scents: Atlantic and Pacific.
The couple bottled fresh maple syrup from the groom’s family’s sugarhouse and finished them off with elegant ribbon and a tag.
Hooked on Books
The design from the invite tag was stamped onto small notebooks from Scout Books, which were set out in a rustic box from The Upper Rust, a favorite antique store of the bride's in lower Manhattan.
In the weeks leading up to the wedding, Molly and her sister filled jars with homemade granola. A graphic design by Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence reading "Merci Beacoup! Homemade Granola" was made into a rubber stamp by theRUBBERpress. Linen was then stamped and secured around the tops of the jars with a wrapping of twine.
A Perfect Pairing
Bags and Buttons
At Grace and Aaron's sweet southern destination wedding in Georgia, guests took home a recipe for General Oglethorpe's shrimp and grits (he was the founder of Savannah) paired with grits from a local farm, both fastened together with a custom-made button by Busy Beaver Button Company.
At this Breakfast at Tiffany's wedding, each guest received a silver bell tied with ribbon and tucked in a suede bag to ring during the recessional.
Mini versions of this couple's getaway car were given as favors in boxes sporting their monogram.
At the end of the night, each guest went away with a thoughtfully prepared package of miniature scones, clotted cream, and homemade orange-bergamot marmalade. The sweets were wrapped with a beautifully calligraphed note (meant to be read, of course, with a dapper British accent): "English breakfast with love, Annie and Olly."
Pickles packed in Ball jars fit the bill for this Paso Robles, California, fete.
Spicy and Sweet
Guests were given jars of peppercorn honey with customized labels as wedding favors.
Favor bags stamped with the pair's crest were filled with chocolate-covered pretzels, caramel turtles, and nuts from the candy bar.
Good to Go
Aluminum water bottles were customized with the couple's silhouettes and were filled with water before the day's bike ride to keep guests hydrated. Afterward, guests took them home as favors.
At this holiday-time wedding, muslin sacks were rubber-stamped with "naughty" or "nice" and left out for guests, near a sign reading "Please conduct a brief self-evaluation of your behavior this year, and choose one accordingly." The naughty bags held chocolate "coal"; the nice bags were filled with peppermint sticks and peppermint-chocolate bark.
Fragrant and French
Provencal-milled lavender soaps were given as favors.
One of two matchbook favors designed by the bride, which boasted a celestial pattern and their nicknames.
Melt-in-your-mouth brownies from Cloud Nine Brownies (now Aspen Brownie Works) in a variety of flavors were given as the wedding favor.
Made by Mom
This Southern groom's mother made her famous bread-and-butter pickles, which were jarred, wrapped, and tied with a letterpress tag.
Sitting alongside a bowl of chocolate pennies, these his-and-hers grab bags contained a menagerie of dime-store treats: vintage dime-store finds, like whoopee cushions, googly-eye glasses, and Slinkys.
Bottles of wine made by the groom's father and uncle were given to guests as favors. The half-liter bottles featured labels with a series of the groom's illustrations and a few Croatian phrases ("celebrate," "play," and "cheers") to pay homage to the groom's heritage and the history of wine-makers in the family.