Shine a Little Light
Candles are a go-to favor for good reason: everyone loves a good scented candle. Select your favorite scents — maybe scents that complement the flowers in your bouquet — and let guests choose take home the one they like best.
Favors as Props
Some couples like to give wedding favors that can double as props during the wedding. Think beautiful paper fans, parasols — one bride even provided tambourines for her guests! This type of wedding favor will make for beautiful photos.
Make-your-own-bouquets, little potted succulents, or bags of flower seeds are favors that guests will appreciate. They make a nice touch for an outdoor wedding but are perfect for any locale.
Satisfy Their Sweet Tooth
A little sweet at the end of your fabulous wedding makes a perfect send-off for guests. Your favorite candies, your groom’s favorite chocolate bars wrapped in your wedding colors, little cakes from your favorite bakery…nobody says no to wedding sweets!
Birmingham and surrounding areas are chockablock with local artisans and craftspeople creating unique products. Why not showcase your favorites as your wedding favors? Some ideas are locally-made honey (great for an outdoor wedding!), cookies, cheese straws, sauces, coffee beans, even beer and spirits. These also make for great items to include in welcome gifts to give out-of-town guests a taste of the area.
If you and your groom are a little more colorful, why not celebrate that with your wedding favors? Mini bottles of hot sauce, temporary tattoos, bouquets of sage, a CD of your favorite jams — think about what make you unique as a couple. Your wedding favor will be one your guests treasure for what it says about you!