Wedding favors have gotten a bad rap in recent years, with many wedding planners and experts claiming that they're really not worth the expense. It's true, if your favors are tiny bags of M&Ms or trinkets monogrammed with your initials that guests are likely to throw into a drawer. However, if your favors are creative, fun, or delicious (or all three!), then they can be a wonderful way to express your gratitude to your guests, and ensure that your loved ones leave the celebration happy and satisfied.
Steer clear of wedding favors that will just take up space in your guests' homes, like figurines or decorative pieces. Instead, opt for tasty, portable goodies like cookies, cake, and popcorn, or items that can be used multiple times, like T-shirts or mixed CDs. The following favors were gifted at real weddings — and guests were delighted to recieve them!
Cake in a Jar
Cookies and Dip
Custom Wine Stopper
For more wedding favor ideas, see what other real brides and grooms have selected by visiting our Favors & Gifts photo gallery!