Spring weddings have a magical aura to them that doesn’t quite compare to other weddings in other seasons. The beauty of flowers blooming, baby animals emerging, and increasingly more sunshine always seems to put people in a better mood. The metaphor between the new life spring brings with it and the next step in a couple’s relationship just makes the season’s weddings more entrancing.
Before you get too caught up in the green grass and the warmer weather, don’t forget to spread the love to your wedding guests! Here are some ideas for favors for your spring wedding.
Food and drink related items remain a go-to favor for many brides and grooms. If you’re one of them, we have a few spring-themed suggestions for you.
Whole honeycomb honey: depending on where you live, you may even be able to find fresh, whole honeycomb honey for your spring wedding.
Wine troughs: these stunning troughs have several possible uses. They can hold ice and your favorite beverages, or they can serve as a planter on your front porch.
Flower lollipops: for a light-hearted and fun favor, consider these lovely floral lollipops. You can even make your own!
Drink koozies: as the weather warms up, your guests will need to keep their drinks colder. Personalized koozies are a fun way to celebrate your wedding — long after it ends.
Mini milk bottles + candy: these adorable milk bottles hold the perfect amount of candy for a post-wedding treat!
Candy/mint tin: similar to the milk bottles, these tins can be personalized and make sweet favors for your guests to take home.
Alcohol: alcohol isn’t the most common wedding favor, but it is a great one! If you’re serving signature cocktails at the reception, bottle them up! Guests will love to have another chance to toast the bride and groom with their favorite drinks after the wedding. You can even personalize stickers or labels for the bottles. If you aren’t having signature cocktails, or if you want to offer a variety of favors, you can find 12 or 20oz bottles of wine or beer. For spring wines, consider Pinot Noir, Rosé, Muscadet, or Lambrusco. For refreshing spring beer, look for a local Saison, sour ale, or Berliner.
Sometimes you just need something bright and cheerful — particularly at the end of a long winter.
Kites: flying kites is a super fun pastime, and they make for a unique favor. You can even customize mini kites!
Perfume/Cologne: we wrote recently about creating a scentscape for your wedding. The perfume and cologne also make fantastic favors.
Colored vases: potted plants or seeds are common spring wedding favors, but you can mix things up just a bit by gifting fun-colored vases. If you’re trying to save money, you could even find inexpensive, mismatched vases and dip them in paint yourself. This also adds a personal touch with each favor being one-of-a-kind.
You know we love a good favor that doubles as something else. As weddings get more expensive, more brides and grooms are looking to cut costs. However, you don’t have to give up guest favors to do so if you can use the favors as decorations, too!
Balloons: personalized balloons make a cute addition to your wedding decorations — and an awesome favor, especially for kids!
Candle holders: if you’re using candles in your centerpieces, upgrade the candle holders and let guests know to take one home.
Air planter: hanging decorations are becoming more popular for receptions. Keeping the tables clear enough so guests can talk easily is important, but so are the decorations
Geometric mini planter: jazz up your table decorations with fun-colored and fun-shaped flower pots.
Mini herb garden: this one actually has three uses! Many herbs are lovely to look at, and they put off appetizing scents. So, in addition to adding another layer to your centerpieces, guests can add fresh herbs to their dinner plates. Then, guests can take home their favorite herb after the reception!