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11 DIY Wedding Favor Ideas Your Guests Will Love

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Are you looking for creative and unique wedding favor ideas that will make your guests feel uber-special? If you are like 95% of the brides we know, you most certainly are! Wedding party favors are a great way to thank your guests for attending your wedding and show them how much you appreciate them being there. But let’s face it, most of those favors end up forgotten…or even thrown away.

So why not make something special that will be both memorable and useful?

Here are 11 DIY wedding favor ideas that will make your guests feel appreciated without breaking the bank. 

Customized Mason Jars

Mason jars are among our top favorite wedding favor ideas. Fill them with chocolates, candies, and other treats of your choice for a personalized favor. You can also add a custom label with the groom’s and bride’s names, the wedding date, and a few colors that match the wedding theme.

Custom Temporary Tattoos

Temporary tattoos make for an excellent DIY wedding favor idea. They are cost-effective and can easily be distributed to your guests. 

For a unique and personal touch, couples can create custom temporary tattoos that feature their names, wedding date, a meaningful picture, or a quote.

celebratory custom temporary tattoo wedding favor idea

Using temporary tattoos as wedding favors is easy. Simply place them into small gift bags or include them directly in your invitations. Your guests will be delighted to receive such creative and personalized gifts they can wear on your special day. 

Plus, after wearing their tattoo all day long, they’ll have something special to take home as a souvenir — either as a reminder of the beautiful ceremony or simply as proof that they survived your wild reception.

Generic Temporary Tattoos

For larger weddings where customizing individual tattoos isn't feasible, generic temporary tattoos featuring a widget forever hearta stick figures temporary tattoo that glows in the dark, or a lock-and-key set are another great wedding favor idea. 

diy wedding favor ideas

Alternatively, if you're looking for something more sophisticated and culturally-inspired, then why not opt for henna-inspired temporary tattoos? These are perfect for achieving an elegant look with minimal effort and make excellent party favors due to their unique and intricate designs.

henna temporary tattoos make a great diy wedding favor idea

DIY Succulent Favors

Surprise each guest with their own mini succulent plant that they can take home and nurture as a reminder of your special day. Provide little bags filled with soil and all the necessary materials needed to pot their own succulent.

Image Coasters

Give each guest a set of coasters featuring photos from your engagement shoot or wedding ceremony, or with a “thank you” note for being by your side on your special day. Coasters add a unique touch of charm to any room decor and make a practical wedding favor, protecting tables from water rings and spills. 

Engraved Candles

If you are looking for a perfect wedding favor idea but wish to keep it classic, try small candles engraved with details such as your initials and wedding date. To add an extra bit of fun, you can also personalize the candles with temporary tattoos featuring designs related to weddings such as heartsadorable characters, or bells

Homemade Jam Jars

Feeling creative? Why not make some homemade jam for all your guests? You can make jam with several flavors, from strawberry and raspberry to peach or blueberry. 

jam makes a great wedding favor idea

As an added bonus, you can create your own jam flavors by combining different fruits together, or adding spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg for extra flavor. Your guests will love being able to take home something special from your celebration that they can actually enjoy eating.

Mini Champagne Bottles

A classic yet practical gift! Mini champagne bottles are perfect for any occasion, but especially if you want something classy yet cost-effective. The bottles come in several colors and sizes and can be customized with labels featuring the happy couple's names and wedding date.

As well as looking amazing presented on the tables, they are perfect for guests to take home as a reminder of your special day and an everlasting memento of your union. The champagne itself is usually served chilled at weddings, so what could be better than sending your friends home with their very own bottle? 

If you have a small number of guests, you can also personalize each bottle with a message or include a gift tag for an extra touch of elegance.

His And Hers Mini Soaps

Petite-sized soaps are a great way to add fun and personality to your event while still providing an elegant yet practical favor. Whether you opt for one scent or something more exotic with different fragrances for him and her, each soap is sure to be remembered as a token of appreciation from the happy couple. Plus, due to their size, these mini soaps can easily fit into any bag or purse without taking up too much space.

Personalized Music Playlists 

For couples looking for a truly custom and modern touch, there’s nothing better than a playlist compiled from songs played at the party — whether it's a selection of dance floor favorites or carefully chosen tunes that reflect your relationship. 

You can create this on the cloud, or give away beautifully-packed memory sticks or cards with personal messages for each guest — anything from heartfelt and sentimental words to funny quips and inside jokes.

Flower Seed Packs

Lastly, get flower seeds in bulk according to what type matches best with your event’s color palette — like pink roses if you had pink tones running throughout everything else involved in the ceremony — then package them up nicely with ribbons adorning it all together.

Final Thoughts

These are just a few creative ideas for wedding favors you can easily do yourself without breaking the bank. Invite your family and friends over before the big day to help out with crafting projects so you don't have to go through all this alone. And remember, if you need any help, there are plenty of experienced professionals who specialize in creating unique favors for weddings that can take some of the pressure off of you. 

With these creative DIY wedding favor ideas, you're sure to have one memorable reception!

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