9.9 times out of 10, the wedding favor gets thrown away. 9.9 times out of 10, the wedding favors are silly little trinkets that the bride saw online, thought was cute, matched the theme, and purchased 150+. Aside from being a complete waste of money, they usually don’t add to much to the wedding. However, there are so many ways to be unique and have fun with this one. The most creative brides can make the favor something people will remember and even better – something that makes a difference. Here are some of my favorites.
Toss these gumball-sized seed-and-soil pods out into your garden or anywhere you see that needs a little lift. There is no need to even dig a hole, they’ll eventually blossom to a wildflower mixture specific to the United States region of your choice. $6 at Anthropologie. You can also make this a fun DIY project.
You can do just about anything with these 2″ Hanging Birdseed Favors
And by anything, I am thinking…napkin rings. Find them on amazon.com for less than $1 each!
The Pink Ribbon Plantable Favor is one of three favors in Kate Aspen’s In Favor of a Cure Pink Ribbon Collection. The pink ribbon contains wildflower seeds that will grow into a garden of colorful wildflowers. 10% of the net proceeds will benefit national charities dedicated to breast cancer research and prevention.
Fair-trade chocolates and truffles are a gift that never disappoints. I like calling out the fact that they are organic and fair trade with a little card in the box. It is always good to educate your guests and maybe open their eyes to something they haven’t tried before.
Another option is to do my favorite and donate to your favorite charity in lieu of a traditional wedding favor. I chose to donate to the 30Project for my own wedding and I couldn’t be happier with the decision. We just added the logo and statement directly to the menu instead of having to print a separate card explaining the donation. Green too