14 DIY Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Want
Because who needs another koozie?
Wedding favors are a thoughtful way to show your guests just how much you love and appreciate them. But too often, these small gifts are never used or worse — thrown in the trash. On your special day, don't fill the world with more junk. Ditch the blah favors and give your guests a practical, useful gift they'll actually want to grab on the way out the door.
These hearty plants are pretty, inexpensive and practically unkillable. For a special touch, pot in colored gravel or sand to match your wedding theme.
You'll be hard pressed (pun totally intended) to find someone who doesn't love a jar of fresh-roasted coffee beans.
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Instead of dropping tons of cash on personalized coasters (because who wants a coaster with your name and wedding date on it?), make stylish versions that your guests can and will want to use again and again. All you need to make these pretty wood coasters is a dead tree branch, a table saw and paint.
Get five delicious hot sauce recipe ideas, plus these adorable (and free!) printable labels from Something Turquoise.
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Ranunculus and Pomegranate
Bring a touch of elegance to your autumnal spread with colorful floral, touches of fruit and warm wooden texture. This arrangement was made by placing ranunculus into glass votives set inside a reclaimed plank of oak, then filling the votives with pomegranate seeds for a rich fragrant effect.
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These beautiful mini arrangements can be used as place settings or as extra wedding decor. Just be sure to let your guests know they can take them when they leave.
Infused Simple Syrups
These sweet treats are a great way to punch up any beverage and will look super pretty on the gift table.
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Complete with a personal matchbook, this adorable, easy-to-make kit pulls double duty as both a favor and wedding send-off.
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Apple Butter Jars
Spread the love with tiny jars of homemade apple butter. You can even include the recipe as a sweet bonus.
Make This + Get the Free Printable: Apple Butter Wedding Favors
Tunes for the Road
Guests can remember your special day with a playlist loaded with songs from your reception or songs that hold special meaning to you and your S.O. Upload songs onto a CD or USB drive decorated with a custom label.
Printable Floral Labels for Champagne Bottles
This gift is as easy as it gets; all you have to do is download our free label printables and add your own text using word processing software. Tip: For non-drinking guests, sparkling water is a great alternative.
Infused Liquor Party Favors
As easy as mixing together a few common kitchen ingredients with standard liquors, these three festive flavors make delicious holiday cocktails and party favors.
Give basic liquors a boost by infusing them with delicious ingredients your guests will swoon over.
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DIY Essential Oils
Due to their many health, beauty and culinary uses, these fragrant oils are super popular right now. Make your own from olive oil and plants from your garden.
Make This: DIY Essential Oil Favors
Make your guests feel like part of the family by gifting them the recipe to one of your favorite family dishes. Leave one at each place setting, or include in a gift bag with another small favor.
Burgers + Fries To Go
After a long night of festivities, your guests might need a snack for the road. Mini sliders with shot glasses of french fries will give guests a quick energy boost for the ride home. You can even throw in tiny milkshakes!
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