While planning my wedding one of the things I have been struggling the most with has been favors. I definitely want to have a favor for my guests but I want it to be something they will actually use and like. Having worked in the event industry in the past I have seen first hand how many favors get left behind and thrown away by guests. So my main focus while looking for favors were modern, unique favors that guests will actually use. And I am sharing the best 20 ideas I found. So keep reading for these modern wedding favor ideas your guests will love!
Also, before we get into these favor ideas I do want to remind you that favors are not required. If they aren’t in your budget or if you are doing other things instead (like late night snacks) there is nothing wrong with skipping favors. Or any other wedding tradition. But if you are interested in having favors at your wedding then keep reading for these modern wedding favor ideas.
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20 Modern Wedding Favor Ideas Your Guests Will Love!
Modern and unique wedding favor inspiration:
1: Let Love Grow paper cards: MVCreatoveMaison
These are so cool, your guests can take these little cards home and plant them and flowers will grow! I included some of these in my bridesmaid proposal boxes and they were a big hit.
2: Mini soap gifts: WeddinggiftsartTR
An extra cute thing to do with this wedding favor is to do one variety with your favorite scent and the other with your significant others favorite scent.
3: Luggage tag favors: LetterandLeather
These are especially great if you either have a destination wedding or if you have a lot of guests coming in for the wedding from out of town.
4: PashimaShawl: accretivedesignsco
This is the perfect modern wedding favor for a winter time wedding.
5: Honey sticks: TheHoneyJarHome
You will see a lot of consumable favors on this list since they are definitely the most likely to get used and not tossed. The first ones are these super cool honey sticks.
6: Wedding tea jars: GiftsFromIstanbul
Another great consumable favor that is always quite the hit if you have a crowd that enjoys tea.
7: Coffee beans blend bag: GiveItPretty
And if you have more of a coffee crowd then this is a great option. And fill them with your favorite coffee beans! Or you could have a blend of your different favorite beans. Whatever you want!
8: Custom sunglasses: ModParty
These are perfect for a beach or lake wedding or really any outdoor summer wedding so your guests can easily see you during the ceremony.
9: Personalized playing cards: CelebrationFavor
As someone who loves playing games this is a top choice for favors at our wedding! And they serve as entertainment as well for the guests.
10: Herb kits: TheGiftedTomato
Another super fun and engaging favor idea is to give your guests these mini herb kits. Such a fun modern wedding favor idea!
11: Jams: SouthernJamsandJelly
Who doesn’t love a good jam? And as a wedding favor? Brilliant! Such a unique, fun, and tasty wedding favor idea.
12: Personalized bamboo straws: Gifts4Angel
This is such a cool but also sustainable idea for your wedding favors. And they definitely are definitely one of the modern wedding favors we are considering!
13: Bug spray wedding favors : Britneecraftus
These are probably the most helpful modern wedding favors for an outdoor wedding I have ever seen. Especially if you are getting married in a more rustic or woodsy venue with a high chance of bugs.
14: Bottle opener/keychain duo :GreatUniqueGiftsUSA
Such a fun favor idea that your guest can stick on their keychain so they always have a handy bottle opener!
15: Personalized lollipops: SweetCarolineConfect
Another great consumable wedding favor idea! This shop in particular has lots of different options options and designs for the lollipops. So you can find one that works with the colors and aesthetic of your wedding.
16: Custom pens: GreatGiftWorld
Definitely a pricier option on this list but these pens with custom pen holders are such a cool wedding favor idea. Especially if you either have the budget for it or if you are having a small wedding.
17: Happy tears tissues : WhereThereIsLoveShop
This is a fantastic favor idea if you know there will be a lot of sentimental moments and tears shed at your wedding.
18: Custom corkscrew: WiththegrainWeddings
Another great gift idea that your guests can use after the wedding on a regular basis.
19: Reed diffuser: Mesnet
This is a wedding favor I can truly say I have not only never seen at a wedding but never seen on Instagram or Pinterest! So unique!
20: Cookies with the couples faces: ParkersCrazyCookies
How fun are these!! Love how personalized these are and they are great for any fun loving couples out there.
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