30 - 2012

8 Homemade Wedding Favor Ideas

Homemade wedding favors not only make your wedding unique, they can save you money and set a lasting memory for both you and your guests.  If you’re looking to make your own homemade wedding favors, consider some of these creative ideas.

Homemade Jams

Homemade jams make delicious edible homemade wedding favors. Jams are easy to dress up in cute jars with any number of different decorations, including ribbons, charms and a label identifying the jam’s flavor. Attaching a fancy spoon provides an additional fun gift. Couples may wish to offer multiple flavors so that guests can choose their favorite.

Recipe in a Jar

Recipes in jars are filled with the basic ingredients needed to make a complete recipe, excluding perishable products such as eggs and milk. Typical recipes include cookies, cakes and brownies. These fun jars require little more decoration than a ribbon and a tag with instructions for proper baking.

Baked Treats

Instead of a recipe in a jar, couples can present complete treats to their guests. This saves the guests the trouble of baking the recipe themselves. Simple ideas include cookies and cake slices. Cupcakes are also perfect for this idea.

Handmade Soaps

Handmade soaps are a great way for a couple to learn how to make something together. Soaps can be made with a variety of pleasant aromas and colors. Finished soaps can be placed in custom containers, including small boxes or wrapping paper. Soaps make great wedding favors because they are certain to be used by the guests.

Homemade Candy

Many people love receiving homemade candy as a wedding favor. Homemade candy is a memorable treat for the trip home from the wedding. Though it won’t likely last long after the wedding, guests are certain to enjoy and appreciate it. Homemade candy can fit into all kinds of fun containers, including boxes, jars and bags. Types of homemade candy vary from chocolates, marshmallows and much more.


Some couples may prefer to give a more permanent homemade wedding favor, such as a personalized magnet. Couples can create a set of magnets that reflect either the couple or their wedding. Popular magnet ideas include photographs and simple colored magnets that match the wedding theme. Guests will undoubtedly put these magnets on their fridge and enjoy the magnets for years to come.


Candles are easy to make at home and are enjoyable gifts. It’s easy to dress up a jar candle with simple embellishments. Some couples may choose to directly incorporate their wedding favors into the wedding by including lit versions of the candles in the reception centerpieces.

Homemade Decorations

Finally, couples may wish to send their guests off with a piece of the wedding in the form of a cute decoration. Couples with a beach-themed wedding can fill a jar with sand, shells and silver sea creature charms. A small snow globe can represent a winter wedding. Couples should personalize each decorative container with a simple tag identifying the date of their wedding.

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