You want your guests to leave your wedding with not only wonderful memories, but a sweet souvenir as well. Wedding favors may seem unimportant compared to choosing your wedding music or arranging your seating charts, but they really add a nice touch and your guests will love them! If you’re planning a wedding during the summertime, these are 8 fabulous wedding favor ideas for you.
Printed mason jars or wine glasses
Serve cocktails or wine in personalized wedding glasses that guests can take home as a memento from the event. These make great wedding favors because guests will actually get some use out of them! They also will work wonderfully with your summer wedding theme and are a fun opportunity to get creative with the label.
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Who doesn’t love a sweet scented candle? Mini candles are the perfect summer wedding favor because they tie in the outdoor, natural theme of a summertime soirée with a hint of romance and are something that your guests will definitely enjoy. Although simple, candle wedding favors offer a lot of room for creativity in terms of scent and decoration, so you can easily tie in your wedding theme!
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A great wedding favor idea, no matter what time of year, is a sweet treat for the guests. Although guests will have their fair share of cake, a bundle of mini chocolate squares, cookies, or candied nuts is a sweet gesture. This wedding favor is a great opportunity to get your hands dirty with a little DIY! Bake up some chocolate chip cookies, toffee, or whatever sweet treat you fancy in big batches and package them up for guests. This will surely cut costs for your wedding budget and is a wonderful idea for a fun activity to involve your bridesmaids in. Invite your girlfriends over for a movie night baking party to help you get the work done quickly, while having fun.
Perfect for a summertime wedding, succulents are great wedding favors to send your guests home with. Unlike most wedding favors, succulents will stay with your guests long after the wedding day has came and went, and aren’t limited to a single-time use. They can also double as table seating cards like the picture below shows. Furthermore, if you grow and repot them yourself, you’ll save big bucks on your wedding budget.
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Customized sunglasses are an awesome wedding favor that couldn’t have better timing than at an outdoor summer wedding. The sun will be out, everyone will be mingling, and it will be the perfect time to rock some sunglasses. Most likely, your guests will need them especially if they forgot their own pair. Plus, they’re just fun in general, so guests will get a kick out of them and put them to good use, too.
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What other perfect way to celebrate a summer wedding than with customized koozies? These favors are inexpensive, cute, and totally practical for guests. They are easy and hassle-free to order in bulk and throw into a bin for your guests to take as they leave. Your guests will genuinely appreciate these gifts and use them in the future and think of your wonderful wedding whenever they’re having a good time.
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Spread the love
Honey and jam are both summer staples that are a perfectly sweet idea for wedding favors. You can customize the mini jar with a label from your wedding day or a kind message like “meant to bee” or “spread the love”. If you want to really go green, you can find local honey or jam to give to your guests. These can be especially fun if you’re having a destination wedding, because you can really tie the local vibes into the goodies.
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Like succulents, little packets of seeds are a charming and useful wedding favor! Not only will guests get a kick out of your creativity, but they will have a new addition to put in their garden that will remind them of your special day. Just in time for the summer heat, guests can plant the seeds and enjoy them for months to come. You can even incorporate a theme or your summer wedding colors into the seedling packets.
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It’s important to find a genuine and lovely way to say thank you to your beloved guests who have shared this wonderful, fun-filled day with you. Show them your appreciation by sending them home with a sweet and thoughtful wedding favor! If you have the time during your wedding planning timeline, get creative and craft some wedding favors as a DIY project. Whatever you choose, your guests will love the sentimental memento to take home in remembrance of the happy day.