Favorite Ideas for Wedding Favors – Voted top 20!

I’ve been doing a running poll on everyone’s favorite ideas for wedding favors. Certain things move up and down in the list every now and again, but there are a few that always seem to top the list – bbq sauce, candles, chocolate, homemade treats…. Looks like you guys have a sweet tooth and a passion for romance ;)

Beeswax Candles

Beeswax Candles

Candles

Candles, whether you DIY or buy something ready made is simple and affordable. You can give this to people on its own, or you can combine it with another one of the ideas on this page.

Candy Buffet

Candy Buffet

Candy

Like chocolate, candy is a universal love! It’s also great “eye candy”. It’s well suited to really fun, relaxed big days. Note: the type and quantity of candy determines the price.

Pre-Packaged Chocolate Truffles

Pre-Packaged Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate

Chocolate could very well be THE most universal and versatile favor for wedding style and budget. To personalize, pick your own boxes and ribbons.

Pre-packaged Flower Seeds

Pre-packaged Flower Seeds

Flowers or Flower Seeds

Flowers, seeds, or bulbs offer an option for every season. Not only you can you be really specific about the type of flower but there’s a lot of versatility in terms of price.

Cookies for a fall wedding

Cookies for a fall wedding

Homemade Treats

Favors are a great DIY project for budget-weddings…and most of the ideas for favors on this page can easily be DIY’ed. Some however are better and easier than others though.

Honey
Honey

Honey

One of my favorite things about honey favors is the metaphor “Sweet As Honey”. If you want to impart sweet joy, honey is the perfect favor for you and your guests.

Coasters
Frosted Glass Coasters

Frosted Glass Coasters

I consider these to be one of the cheaper favors on this page, often selling for less than $2 a set with wedding suppliers. I suggest buying one set for each person so a family has 4 of them.

Bottle Stoppers
Golf Ball Wine Stoppers

Golf Ball Wine Stoppers

Of all the “at home” favors on this page, these are probably the most practical for both men and women. The cost of these at wedding favor stores is usally $2-4. It’s great combined with other favors.

Maple Syrup
Maple Syrup in a Glass Maple Syrup Bottle

Maple Syrup in a Glass Maple Syrup Bottle

Favor stores sell these for about $5-$8 depending on the size of the bottle. You can get an 8oz bottle in Canadian store for around $10-$25.

Tea
Tea Sachets - Voted a favorite by Martha Stewart

Tea Sachets – Voted a favorite by Oprah Winfrey

You can get tea sachets, loose leaf tea in personalized tins (love!) as well as cold or hot tea styles – making them great for all the seasons.

BBQ Sauce
BBQ and Wedding Hot Sauce Favors

BBQ and Wedding Hot Sauce Favors

The price point on this is mid-high. If you love the idea, but can’t afford it for all your guests 1) give one per couple or 2) give them to you wedding party as part of their favor bags.

Olive Oil/Vinegar
Oil and Vinegar Favors

Oil and Vinegar Favors

Like BBQ and hot sauce favors these are a little bit more costly. To make them affordable give one per couple and combine them with another, cheaper favor item.