Wedding Favors that Stand Out

Wedding favors can be a great way to say “thank you” to your guests for putting in the effort to make it to your big day.  Are you looking for favors that will stand out? I have seen all sorts of unique wedding favor ideas at Arizona weddings. Whether you’re looking for something guests can munch on, or something they can keep forever, these are a few wedding favor ideas that will stand out!

Jones Soda

Who doesn’t love a cold, refreshing Jones soda?  To make it even more special for your guests, you can order customized sodas with your photos on them! 


Another personalized wedding favor that guests will love is engraved pens.  You can engrave your names, wedding date, or a cute slogan on a pen that guests will enjoy for the months to come.  Personalized pens come in all colors and styles, so you can find the best fit for your wedding and your guests.

Handmade soap

Handmade soap is a thoughtful wedding favor that everyone can use!  Get your girls together and spend a day creating soap with all of the scents and colors you love, or find a local soap maker or even an Etsy shop to support.  I mean, everyone needs soap, so this idea is not only thoughtful, but also practical!


Candles are another cute idea that are great on their own or customized.  Lots of local creatives and Etsy shop owners specialize in creating candles, so you can find just what you are looking for!  Do you and your fiance have a certain smell or a specific candle that you love? You can share that with guests! Or you could have a label created with an engagement photo or your wedding date.

Seasoning or Hot Sauce

Seasoning or hot sauce can be the perfect way to say, “thanks for spicing up our wedding!”  Whether you’re looking for something punny to share with your guests or have a favorite flavor you want your guests to enjoy, seasoning or hot sauce will be a hit!


Tattoos are another unique wedding favor! Whether you want to go all out with a live tattoo bar OR just want to add a fun stick on tattoo station, this unique favor is sure to win your guests over!

Custom Cookies

I always love edible wedding favors!  I mean hello, cookies. Customized cookies that are wedding themed, or have your faces on them, are an easy and delicious way to show your guests you appreciate them.

Midnight Snacks

Offer guests a candy bag as a “midnight snack.”  This simple idea will be a hit. Fill the bags with some favorite candies and snack foods guests can enjoy after they’ve partied all night long.

Mini Mimosas

I love the idea of providing mini mimosas as a wedding favor!  Who doesn’t love a mimosa? No doubt, when guests crack open their little set, they will reflect on the fond memories of your wedding.


Succulents are a lovely little gift to give guests.  This is another idea that is very practical; it is not a trinket that will get tossed or forgotten about.  Succulents can thrive in most conditions, so everyone will be able to keep theirs alive as a reminder of your special day.

Survival Kits

Survival kits are a perfect wedding favor.  I have seen hangover survival kits for groggy mornings and survival kits for the whole wedding week.  Wedding week survival kits are especially great for destination weddings. Prepare helpful items for your guests to use throughout the wedding week or weekend.  Etsy has lots of pre-made kits available also!

Kids’ Boxes

Kids’ boxes are perfect for family-friendly weddings!  You could fill the boxes with treats, crayons, and coloring books to keep kids busy or have something fun to bring home and enjoy.


If you are planning on a wedding during the holiday season, ornaments can be a fun wedding favor for your guests to enjoy at home.  There are many types of ornaments to choose from: engraved ornaments with your names and the date, cute bride and groom ornaments, or ornaments that your guests can draw on to customize.

Warm Blankets

Warm blankets are a lovely and thoughtful gift, especially for outdoor receptions.  If you are looking to have an outdoor reception in the fall, or even in the summer when nights are cool, guests will appreciate the gesture of a cozy blanket!

What are some of your favorite ideas from the list, or ideas you’ve seen at weddings or online?  Some couples love to put a lot of effort into wedding favors, while others choose to put the money towards another fun treat for guests— an ice cream truck or mobile bar, for example.  What do you think is the best way to thank guests?