THANK YOUR GUESTS WITH BEAUTIFUL WEDDING FAVOR TAGS
Let your guests know how much you appreciate them attending your wedding by sending them home with a small parting gift. Once you've decided on your wedding favors, make your gift even more meaningful with personalized wedding favor tags. From homemade jams and potted succulents to wine bottle openers, adding custom thank you tags for the wedding favors will give your gifts even more flair and personality.
To achieve a professional uniform look at your wedding, consider matching all your wedding day signage and stationery. As you sort through our ever-changing collection of wedding favor tag designs, you will find that you can also order stickers, place cards, menu cards, programs, thank you cards, and table number signs that all match the same look! We make it as easy as possible to achieve design uniformity.
At Minted, we offer a myriad of ways to customize your label tags so they are unique and personal to your celebration.
- Colors: Minted's wedding favor tags are available in hundreds of colors, so you are sure to find the perfect tag to match your wedding color palette and the rest of the decor.
- Fonts: Choose from hundreds of typefaces to complement your design. You could select the same font(s) to match the rest of your wedding stationery or choose among the beautiful designer-recommended typefaces for a stylish look.
- Paper Type: Our tags can be printed on three different types of card stock:
- Signature: Our flagship card stock is a great choice for ultra-durable, bend-resistant favor tags.
- Pearlescent: A sleek and stylish option if you'd like to add a soft shimmer to your favor tags.
- Recycled: Perfect for eco-conscious couples looking for a paper stock made of 100% post-consumer waste using wind power.
- Shape: Select from square (2.25" x 2.25") or rectangle (2" x 3.5") tags to best complement the gift you will be handing out to guests in attendance.
- Orientation: Minted offers both portrait (vertical) and landscape (horizontal) versions of our rectangular thank you tags.
- Double-sided: Personalize the tags even further by adding a custom backer on the back of the tag. You could add a solid color, stylish pattern, or even a photo for an extra-personal touch. There are plenty of creative ways you can combine the messaging and imagery on the front and back of your thank you tags for wedding favors. For example, if planning a destination wedding in Hawaii, the front of your tag could say “Mahalo” and list the wedding couple’s name. The back of the tag could feature a hand-drawn hibiscus pattern or include a picture of the couple in front of a waterfall.
- Hole-punched: Minted's wedding tags are pre-punched with a hole, which eliminates an extra step and saves you precious time. All you need to do is tie the favor tag to the gift with ribbon, baker's twine, or some pretty corded string.
CREATIVE WEDDING FAVOR IDEAS
Not sure what to give your guests? We've got plenty of ideas below that are sure to be a hit. And for even more unique ideas, see our roundup of 57 creative wedding favors your guests will actually want.
- Something to use at the wedding:
- Paper fans
- Lip balm
- Fleece blankets
- A treat for the car ride home:
- Cookies or brownies from your favorite bakery paired with cartons of milk
- Bags of locally made chips or popcorn
- Candy from a self-serve candy bar
- Something to enjoy the next morning:
- Fresh muffins or scones and jam for the next morning
- Hangover cure kit with bottled water and packets of Advil and Emergen-C
- Hot chocolate kits
- A useful memento that matches the wedding theme:
- A wine key for a vineyard wedding
- Personalized camp mugs for a wedding in the woods
- Mini bottles of olive oil for an alfresco wedding
- Something to use at home:
- Homemade spice mixes
- Mini bottles of champagne or your favorite booze
- Personalized matchboxes
- Packets of wildflower seeds
- Small bags of coffee beans or loose-leaf tea
- Mini potted succulents or fresh herbs
- Homemade jam or preserves
- Homemade hot sauces or salsa
- Flavored salts
- Mini bottles of maple syrup
- Pretty packaged soap
WHAT TO WRITE ON YOUR FAVOR TAGS
Not sure what to write on the wedding favor tags? Don't worry. We've got some great ideas to help you word them perfectly.
- Your names
- Wedding date
- Your initials
- Thank you
- Thank you for celebrating with us
- Thank you for being here
- Thank you for sharing our day
- Many thanks
- Made with love (if you're giving a homemade favor)
- Spread the love (if you're giving homemade jam)
- Love is brewing (for coffee or tea-themed favors)
- Cheers! (for beverage-themed favors)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Have some questions about wedding favors and etiquette? We've got all the answers right here.
Do we have to give guests wedding favors? No. Gifts for guests are not required, but they are a small gesture your guests will definitely appreciate. Giving guests a small parting gift is a thoughtful way to thank them for coming to your wedding.
What are some good wedding favors? We have no idea where to start. The best way to approach this would be to choose wedding favors that reflect your personalities and your overall wedding vibe. Rather than tchotchkes and trinkets, which many guests might discard once they're home, it's usually best to give either edible favors and treats that guests will enjoy, or practical items they will actually use at home.
What's the best way to display our gifts for guests? This depends on where and when you plan to give the gifts to your guests. If you decide to place them on a side table, be sure the table is positioned near the reception entrance or near the cocktail bar. Both locations will have heavy foot traffic so guests won't miss it. It's also a good idea to include a wedding sign that encourages guests to take a favor so that everyone knows to help themselves.
Here are a few popular wedding favor display ideas:
- Place a favor on each seat at the ceremony.
- Place a favor at each place setting, either on top of the napkin or right above the dinner plate.
- For favors that double as escort cards, display them on a table during cocktail hour, positioned near the entrance to the reception.
- Display the favors in a basket or on a shelf near the reception entrance, so guests can take one as they make their way into the reception.
- During the reception, visit every dinner table together and welcome each guest by personally giving them a favor.
- Display the favors in a basket or on a shelf near the reception exit so guests can take one as they depart at the end of the evening.
- Ask young relatives or friends' kids to pass out favors as your guests depart.
How many should I make or buy? This depends on what you're giving and when you plan on passing them out. Here are some guidelines to follow:
- If you're giving an item that's pricey, such as a photo frame, count that as one per couple or family/household.
- If the favor is edible, plan on giving one to each guest.
- If the favor is something you made yourself, like handmade soap or potted succulents, you should give one favor per person.
- If you're planning to place a gift at each place setting, then order one per guest.
- If you're planning to have the favors displayed in a self-serve basket at the end of the night, there's a chance some guests will miss it. So order enough for 80-85% of your guest list.
Can our wedding escort cards and favors be the same thing? Yes! We're big fans of this idea. Your wedding favors can easily double as escort cards if you choose the right type of gift. Considering giving guests small bottles of local olive oil? Set up a table displaying neat rows of the bottles, each tied with a custom wedding favor tag that lists the guest's name and table number. Love colorful florals? Create a lush display of bud vases, each containing a couple of blooms. Tie a wedding favor tag around the vase that includes their name and table number.
Whose name should be listed first on the tags? It all depends on personal preference between you and your partner. Perhaps your names roll off the tongue more smoothly one way over the other. Another idea would be to be consistent with the rest of your wedding stationery and list your names in the same order. Or, you could keep things simple and list your names in alphabetical order.
How do I package my favors? Once you've decided on what to give as wedding favors, next up is figuring out a stylish way to package them. After all, you'll want them to look cute and enticing so guests will be excited to take them home. Below are some of our favorite unique and easy packaging ideas. And, whatever you decide to do, be sure to add a personalized wedding favor tag as a finishing touch.
- Favor boxes: These are 2" x 2" square boxes. The perfect size for a pair of macarons or handful of hard candies.
- Dip-dyed pouch: Perfect for coffee beans, loose-leaf tea, or a small travel candle.
- Cellophane bags: Clear bags are a great option if you're giving away a candy bar.
- Glass lidded jars: Small jars are the perfect size for homemade jams, local honey, salsas, or pickles.
- Glass bottles with cork stoppers: These are our pick if you're passing out homemade seasonings, like rosemary-infused salt or a DIY spice rub.
- Gable boxes: These handled boxes are a great way to package treats like homemade cookies or brownies.