What should you give your guests as a ‘thank you’ for attending your wedding? There are a million ideas for wedding favors floating around the internet, not to mention Pinterest, but we’ve rounded up some of the top ideas for the 2021 wedding season.
First, we have to mention that you’ll see a lot of hand sanitizer and face masks at 2021 weddings. From sanitizing stations to additions to the wedding favors, sanitizer and masks are around to stay. Here are some of our favorite ways to incorporate the germ-fighting favors:
- “Enjoy! But first, sanitize”
- “Spread love, not germs”
- “Be wise, sanitize”
- “Catch feelings, not COVID”
The biggest trend we expect to see at least through the first half of 2021 is the micro event. Small events are here to stay for the foreseeable future, and we’re actually really liking the more personal, close-knit feel. These micro events are also ushering in another trend: personalized wedding favors. With a smaller guest count, you have more freedom, and time, to make your wedding favors personal to your guests.
Now on to our top wedding favors.
1. Individual S’mores Kit
We love a good s’mores kit for many reasons! Guests always love a special take-home treat, and you can’t go wrong with chocolate. These kits are also an inexpensive way to say thank you. Create a custom wedding tag with the phrase “there’s always room for s’more love” as the finishing touch.
This is one wedding favor you can definitely make yourself or talk with a local bakery about creating for you. You can also find several options for these kits on Etsy, from the complete kit to bags to gift tags.
2. Mini Desserts
We are loving the mini dessert trend! These small, individual desserts are super cute and COVID-friendly. Find a local bakery to make mini cakes, pies, or cake pops for your guests to take with them to-go. One of our go-to vendors, Sugarspoon Desserts, now ships nationally, and makes the most beautiful mini desserts. Add a custom sticker to the box with the phrase “love is sweet” or “a sweet ending to a new beginning.” We love these from Zazzle.
3. Gourmet Cookies
Who doesn’t love a good cookie?! Adults and kids alike will enjoy these yummy treats. Order custom bakery bags or boxes with the phrase “we do (love cookies)” to package this favor.
Talk with a local bakery about making the cookies for you and shop Etsy or contact a local printer for gift tags. Are you local to the Minneapolis area? We love working with Simone Meade-Holt on our event stationary needs, including gift tags and stickers for party favors.
3. Locally Honey
Support a local business by providing their honey as a wedding favor. Perfect for a cup of tea or adding to a recipe, honey is always a good idea. Attach a custom tag with the phrase “you’re so sweet for coming” or “thank you for making our day so sweet” to this treat. We also like these from Etsy.
4. Floral Arrangements
You really can’t go wrong with fresh flowers! Turn those wedding flowers into favors for your guests. Re-purpose your décor and table centerpieces at the end of the night by creating a make-your-own arrangement station for guests to assemble their own bouquets to take home. Talk with your florist about setting up this arrangement station. If you’re local to the Minneapolis area, we love Artemisia Studios for wedding florals!
5. Customized Blankets
Getting married during the Winter months?! Customized blankets with your initials and wedding date make great wedding favors. Attach a customized wedding tag with the phrase “to have and to hold in case you get cold.” You have endless options when it comes to blankets, but if you are hosting a large wedding, talk with your wedding planner about ordering blankets wholesale from a company to save you money. This Brides article has suggestions for ways to display blankets at your event.
Wedding favors are the perfect way to say “thank you” to your guests and provide the perfect opportunity to be creative and showcase your personality as a couple. Start with our list of tending favors for 2021 while planning your big event.