How many times have you come home from a wedding with a cute party favor in hand, only to guiltily donate it to a thrift store or toss it in a random drawer a few weeks later? If your wedding is up next, you may fear your guests will discard your party favors as quickly as you discarded theirs.
Useful party favors are a rare find at most weddings, but guests always appreciate a practical gift (after all, didn’t they consult your registry and get you a gift you’d actually use?). Food and drink are always winning choices because guests can’t wait to try whatever you’ve given them. And the favors come in small enough quantities that you can almost guarantee they’ll get used soon after the big day.
Forget the monogrammed candles and bubbles. Here are a few stylish party favors your friends and family will love, keep and use:
Mini bottles of wine: Add your name and wedding date to each bottle with customized labels like these.
Photos of your guests at the wedding: These can be taken by a professional photographer or in a photo booth. Let your guests remember the special day—and that gorgeous updo or new red dress—with a photo to take home.
Chocolate truffles: Everyone loves a sweet treat, but traditional Jordan almonds are not very gourmet. Godiva sells this beautiful truffle duo wrapped in a gold box for an elegant presentation of chocolate your guests will quickly devour. You can even include a personalized ribbon around the box.
Mini truffle oil bottles: Truffle oil provides a heavenly finishing touch to many savory dishes. Whether or not your guests are chefs, they’ll appreciate having a small bottle of this to try at home.
Gourmet coffee beans: If your party is small, swap place cards for engraved mugs or demitasses with small bags of coffee inside. Etsy has several cute examples like these for inspiration. Your guests will love having their names on the party favor—and something to consume inside!
Small container of local honey: This one is perfect for the outdoor farm-to-table wedding. You could also look for a variety infused with something special like lavender or orange.
Cake boxes: Many wedding attendees are too busy dancing to think about dessert once it’s time for cake. An elegant box such as this one lets them take their dessert home to enjoy later. And if they don’t need the box for cake, they can fill it with other mementos from the party or their personal belongings.
Your guests will leave your wedding with one of these stylish and useful party favors tucked under their arm, not left on the table. Ask about our boutique catering services for more ways to make your wedding elegant, easy and a memorable experience for all.