7 Wedding Favors People Will Actually Want


Heyo, you’re (maybe) getting married. That’s great. Between all of the planning, parties and pastry eating (aka cake tasting), you have a lot of stuff going on. I know you’re busy, but I am going to add one more layer to your already stressful wedding: the favors.

Now, wedding favors aren’t necessarily a must, but if you are planning on doing favors for your guests, please step away from the “To Have and to Hold and To Keep Your Beer Cold” koozie. For one, I already have several and two, it’s time for something new. I get that koozies are an inexpensive option, but there are so many things that I want more than a koozie!

Also, you don’t want to your guests to take your favor to turn around and throw it away when they get home, do you? That’s your money being casually tossed in the garbage with last week’s hard-boiled eggs. Or they simply don’t even grab one when at your wedding. Don’t let this happen to you. Get favors that’ll make people think twice before trashing them.

Praise the Lord for Instagram, because I found fun, cool and hip favors that your guests are going to want to keep. Check ‘em out.

Party Favors Your Guests Will Love

1. Cheers Crazy Straws from Hats by Olivia

Will you be serving cocktails at your wedding? Serve them with these delightful crazy straws from Hats by Olivia. While the ones in the Instagram are a custom collection from Neiman Marcus, you’re able to customize straws on the website, meaning you can have any word you like for your wedding day straw! Plus, who can say that they gave out dope straws that likely no one has? Your straws will be instafamous.

2. Agate Coaster by InLoftCalligraphy

Natural elements are in, which means these agate coasters from InLoftCalligraphy on Etsy will steal the show (besides you, of course). These favors can do double duty as both a gift and a seat marker. However, here’s a word to the wise: if you’re going to use them for seating arrangements, don’t put a number on them, just the guest’s name. Because think about it, who wants a coaster with a number four on it? Unless you’re Beyonce and that’s your favorite number, you probably don’t. Also a bonus of this Etsy shop, you can get these agate coasters in a variety of colors, meaning no matter what your wedding colors are, you’ll find some agate in a color that’s right for you.

3. Packaged Coffee Beans from LovePerks

Do you and boo love coffee? There’s a chance you’ve already had too many cups to count today. Take your love of coffee and turn it into your wedding favor! LovePerks, an etsy shop, custom designs foil-lined pouches that are filled with freshly ground coffee. Not only can you share your love of coffee with your guests, but the packaging this Etsy seller is uniquely designed to match the personality of you and bae.

If tea is more of your thing, fear not! Confetti Joy sells personalized wedding tea bag favors. Sealed in a foil packet, the black tea blend stays fresh for up to two years. No matter if you’re a coffee or tea pair, there’s a way to get your guests all jacked up on caffeine in thanks to cute packaging.

4. Mini Soaps from BearHug Naturals

Perfect for couples who like to smell good, and want to share their pleasant smells with their wedding guests, these mini soaps will be a hit. With scents like lavender, mint or lemon eucalyptus, your guests will be trying to steal more than their allotted one favor. Plus, these favors are perfectly affordable for couples having a small wedding or looking for something outside of the norm.

5. Playing Cards from The Knot

You scored your ace, now give them to your guests! Bad puns aside, these gold foil playing cards from The Knot Shop are customizable, allowing you to make them as sweet or R-rated as you want. For example, your cards could say ‘This is Fun!’ or “This is One Helluva Party!’. Personally, I prefer the second option.

6. Custom Lip Balm from Orglamix

Bachelorette Party Favors! These lips balms make the best bachelorette gifts. Your bride squad is sure to enjoy them long after the party has ended. These super cute and fun lip balm favors are a great & natural way to thank your guest. Made with all natural, organic & vegan ingredients. Lip balm labels are personalized at no additional charge!! Listing price starts at $30.00 for (12) lip balm favors. This makes each custom organic & natural lip balm favor $2.50 each. ♥♥ PERSONALIZATION ♥♥ Please leave a message in notes at checkout with names, date and FLAVOR for us to personalize your labels. ♥♥ TURNAROUND TIME ♥♥ We are at a 7-10 days turnaround time from time of payment. If you need an order FASTER please message us prior to purchase with quantity & date needed by. Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Euphorihia Cerifera (Candellila) Wax, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Natural Flavor, Flavor Oil, Eupatorium Rebaudianum Bertoni (Stevia). --------------------------------------------------------------- LIP BALM FLAVORS --------------------------------------------------------------- Absinthe Lip Balm Acari Blackberry Lip Balm Angel Food Cake Lip Balm Apple Cider Lip Balm Apple Pie Lip Balm Banana Cream Pie Lip Balm Banana Taffy Lip Balm Bacon Lip Balm Birthday Cake Lip Balm Blackberry Jam Lip Balm Black Cherry Soda Lip Balm Blood Orange Lip Balm Blueberry Lip Balm Bomb Pop Lip Balm Brown Sugar Lip Balm Bubble Gum Lip Balm Buttercream Lip Balm Butterscotch Lip Balm Butterbeer Lip Balm Cappuccino Lip Balm Cardamom Lip Balm Caramel Lip Balm Caramel Popcorn Lip Balm Chai Tea Lip Balm Chamomile Lip Balm Champagne Lip Balm Cherry Bourbon Lip Balm Cherry Cola Lip Balm Cherry Jelly Lip Balm Chocolate Lip Balm Cinnamon Lip Balm Cinnamon Dolce Latte Lip Balm Circus Peanut Lip Balm Coal Lip Balm Coconut Cream Lip Balm Coconut Lemongrass Lip Balm Cotton Candy Lip Balm Creme Brûlée Lip Balm Creme Soda Lip Balm Creme de Violette Lip Balm Darjeeling Black Tea Lip Balm Devils Food Cake Lip Balm Earl Grey Tea Lip Balm & 1000 more! #subscriptionbox #lipbalmfavors #customlipbalm #etsywholesale #etsyseller

Ain’t nobody got time for cracked lips, especially during the colder months. If you’re holding a winter wedding, this lip balm from Orglamix is not only adorable, but a necessity for those whose lips crack in the cold, dry air. Talk about killing two birds with one stone. Also, what guest wouldn’t love a cute yet practical favor?

7. No Favors At All! 

Honestly, favors are often forgotten, left behind or thrown away and in my opinion, it's okay if you don't have favors! Plus, it's an area in which you can save some extra money. 

Choose Weddings Favors That Fit You as a Couple

All in all, you need to choose what fits you as a couple, which could be any or none of the above. Or, say screw it and don’t do favors. I swear that half the time people leave without a favor anyways.

Have you been at a wedding where they handed out cool gifts as a favor? Let me know what they were! Until then, it’s been real. It’s been fun. It’s been real fun.

Tory Kalousek