DIY Wedding Favors
Send your friends and family home with something special. These DIY wedding favors are easy to assemble and will impress your guests.
By: Briana Mowrey
This Rose and Mint Champagne Cocktail makes an elegant signature wedding drink. Better yet, you can fill Mason jars with dried rosebuds, attach a tag with the recipe and send guests home with some happy hour inspiration. Get the recipe.
Tiffany Blue Macarons
You've got to have "something blue" at your wedding. These delicate treats look just like jewelry when packed in little boxes. (Hello, pearl dragees!) Get the recipe.
For something really sweet, consider giving infused sugars like the ones shown here by Eden Passante of Sugar and Charm. Just layer sugar and the dry ingredient of your choice in a sealed container for a few days to let the flavor set. Try dried fruit, vanilla beans, coffee beans, lavender — or all of the above!
Bubbles for Adults
Bubbles for Kids
While adults get the alcoholic bubbly, regular soap bubbles with custom labels will keep young ones happy. Bubbles are also a popular alternative to messy rice, confetti or streamers for the couple's send-off.
Potted succulents are a great giveaway at summer weddings and they're hearty, so guests will have a long-lasting reminder of your celebration. Extra credit: Customize the pots with paint like Chelsea Costa of Lovely Indeed did here. If you use your wedding colors, these can double as centerpieces during the reception! Get step-by-step instructions.
For a fall or winter wedding, a more substantial edible favor is in order. Pour homemade spiced nuts, trail mix or granola into Mason jars, then customize with a printed label or some attractive washi tape.
Place Card Journals
Save money by combining your favors and your place cards. You can buy inexpensive blank journals in bulk and then add stamped labels bearing each guest's name. Voilà, a terrific two-in-one gift.
Here, Kim Stoegbauer of The TomKat Studio uses a CD envelope as a clever wrapper for a giant homemade cookie. Attach printable tags and seal envelopes with decorative twine for favors that both music lovers and cookie monsters will appreciate. Get the recipe.
Gourmet Chocolate Bars
Gourmet chocolate bars with custom labels make elegant goodies. Remove outer wrappers and cover bars in gold crepe paper. Then wrap our printable wrappers around the bar and secure with double-sided tape at the back. Embellish with paper rosebuds from craft stores for an unexpected 3D touch.
Having an intimate, rustic affair? Fresh Walnut-Rosemary Olive loaves (tucked inside paper bags featuring the recipe) are symbolic gifts to those you've invited to break bread at your wedding. Get the recipe.
Who can resist a candy buffet? Stock apothecary jars with homemade truffles and provide take-out boxes to transport the treats. Decorate each box with a sweet printable tag and ribbon to match.
Tins of Lip Balm
Whenever your guests clink their glasses at the reception, it's customary to kiss. Make sure your lips — and the lips of your loved ones — are smoochable by giving out DIY lip balm as a favor. You can make a plain version for the gents and add a little pigment for the ladies. Add custom stickers to tin lids and they're ready to go.