A Unique Wedding Favor
For the Uncommon Wedding

A unique wedding favor sets your wedding a part from all the others. You are not the common couple. You want something that is different.

How will you do this? Hopefully we can help get your wheels turning by giving you some examples of unique wedding favors we have seen while planning and running weddings.

Try to think of unique ideas that match your wedding theme. For example, if your wedding is tied to a season, like fall or spring, use that as motivation and a way to narrow down choices.

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Here are seven ideas to get you started:

  • Gourmet candy apples are a fun idea. These are not the candy apples that you had as a kid. Today candy apples are covered in chocolate, and they can easily be decorated to match the colors of your wedding.

  • If you are having a summer or outside wedding, consider giving your guests fans to help cool off (below).

  • Some couples are opting to donate the money they would have spent on favors to charity instead. Simply pick a charity, decide on the amount per guest and print up some cards to put on the tables at the reception.

    JustGive.org and idofoundation.org are two great resources for charity favors.

  • A candy buffet is a great way to end your wedding and satisfy your guest's sweet tooth. Pick out five or six different types of chocolate (caramels, truffles, etc.), and have them set out in bins at the end of the reception.

    Get monogrammed bags printed, and your guests can fill them up for the ride home.

  • Probably the most unique wedding favor that we have seen was when a couple rented an old fashioned photo booth. You know, like the ones you used sit in at the mall with your friends that gives you six photos in a strip.

    The guests kept three, and the other three were put into an album that the guests could sign and write a note to the newlyweds.

  • Mint Julep cups (below) can be used for both the centerpiece and as favors. Put four or five cups in the center of the table with flowers for your centerpiece. At the end of the reception, each couple then gets to take home one of the cups. They can even be engraved with your names and wedding date.

  • If you are having a destination wedding or a wedding in a unique location, try to find unique items from the local area or something that ties in with the unique location.

    For example, if you are having a wedding in an old train station that is now an art gallery, try to find a wedding favor tied to art or trains.

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