29 Destination Wedding Favors Inspired by Travel
Destination weddings are like mini vacations for traveling guests—and don't the best vacations involve souvenirs? When it comes to faraway celebrations, guests probably have to put in extra work to attend. In turn, they deserve a reward for their troubles. Thematic, standout thank-you gifts are a great way to show your gratitude. If you're in the market for ideas, we've got the gallery for you. Whether you're marrying out-of-state, out-of-country, or out-of-continent, these destination wedding favor ideas are here to inspire.
For truly memorable favors, choose items that are related to your wedding's location, whether they were made there, represent the destination's culture or scenery, or help celebrants enjoy the locale while in town. That might mean handcrafted Mexican blankets, potted cacti for a desert wedding, or sunglasses for a beachside event—all of which are on the slides ahead. Alternatively, you can opt for goods that are related to travel more broadly. These blue luggage tags are the perfect example. The bride and groom packaged them in muslin bags tied with Froufrou Chic ribbon for their Bali event by the sea.
For more unique and useful ideas, click through the rest of our slideshow. We're here to show you exactly how to nod to your location with your goodbye (or welcome!) gifts. Whether you're city-hopping stateside to tie the knot or bringing your nuptials abroad, you can't go wrong with destination-themed wedding favors like these. They're bound to be the best vacation memorabilia your attendees have ever taken home.
Cactus Wedding Favors
Blanket Wedding Favors
For their Mexico wedding, these grooms gave guests local blankets, which they tied with custom Ashwood Avenue tassels.
Lemon Wedding Favors
Water Bottle Wedding Favors
These Colorado wedding guests received Poste and Co. welcome booklets, plus water bottles customized with mountain illustrations.
Maraca Wedding Favors
Consider offering maracas at a Latin America celebration—they make for excellent exit noisemakers. These ones came from Amol's.
Wine Wedding Favors
This couple sent celebrants home from their vineyard wedding with mini bottles of Freixenet wine.
Newspaper Wedding Favors
Give guests something to keep them occupied on their plane ride home. For this California wedding, that meant burlap sacks holding newspapers. "Oh bye" luggage tags (in honor of the destination, Ojai), finished off each present.
Pool-Themed Wedding Favors
Regional Wedding Favors
Mug Wedding Favors
This Germany celebration's wedding favors were customized German beer mugs.
Compass Wedding Favors
Cookie Wedding Favors
Chocolate Wedding Favors
Guests invited to this New Zealand event got two festive favors: soap and a chocolate bar. The former was made from Mānuka honey and placed in muslin bags stamped with a Māori greeting. The latter were locally crafted and engraved with a map of the country. The packaging was designed by Peanut Press Creative.
Thematic Wedding Favors
Napkin Wedding Favors
These personalized napkins weren't just part of this Africa wedding's place settings—guests took them home as favors. They were locally hand-embroidered with each person's name, plus an image of a lion.
Beach Bag Wedding Favors
At this multi-day beach wedding in the Maldives, guests were welcomed with essentials—sunscreen, flip-flops, and snacks—for their stay. The favors came in nautical totes, which served as reusable takeaways from the memorable trip.
Bottle Opener Wedding Favors
Guests at this Mexico destination wedding were gifted with airplane-shaped bottle openers that symbolized new adventures (and their wedding-related travels).
Picnic Basket Wedding Favors
This French wine crate (from a wedding in the French countryside) was filled with a number of location-based picnic goodies. Alongside the edible treats (including wine, cheese, baguettes, jam, pears, and disposable wooden plates and utensils) sat an illustration of the venue—a piece of artwork created by the mother of the bride.
Traditional Wedding Favors
Each guest at this Hawaiian wedding received a traditional pu'olo, known in English as a bundle. Inside the Ti leaves were baskets of local treats.
Postcard Wedding Favors
These postcards were made from stills of classic movies set in Italy, and were given to attendees at an Italian destination wedding.
Bike Bell Wedding Favors
As a nod to the Nantucket location's biking culture, guests at this wedding received customized bike bells, which they were encouraged to ring as the newlyweds departed the church.
Tequila Wedding Favors
At this destination wedding in Mexico, colorfully-wrapped bottles of Mexican tequila were left on the reception tables for guests.
Locally-Made Wedding Favors
Sweatshirt Wedding Favors
This summer camp-inspired wedding took place in Lake Tahoe, and each guest received a sweatshirt with a graphic of the venue scenery.
Tote Wedding Favors
Wedding Favor Sunglasses
These fun custom sunglasses were given to attendees at a Hawaiian wedding, alongside Hawaiian phrase booklets and edible gifts sourced from the islands.