When it comes to wedding favors, it can be difficult to choose a favor that all guests will love and appreciate. If you’re planning a wedding with the environment in mind, the last thing one wants is for expensive wedding favors to be thrown out. The solution: Eco-friendly wedding favors! Eco-friendly wedding favors aren’t only a great way to reduce waste and one’s carbon footprint, but they’re also unique gifts that your guests will appreciate and enjoy. Whether you’re into gardening, self-care, are a self-proclaimed foodie, or want to make a difference, there’s plenty of eco-friendly wedding favors to choose from for your big day!
Keep scrolling for ideas and inspiration!
For those with green thumbs…
Succulents make the perfect eco-friendly wedding favor. They’re beautiful and guests are sure to love having them in their homes. Succulents can be planted in mason jars or any other glass container of choice. Feel free to show off your creativity and decorate the outside or put a burlap ribbon around the jars for an added rustic touch.
Seed packets or seed paper are not only customizable and cute but also super budget-friendly, often costing less than a dollar for one. With many sellers on Etsy and other companies that sell seed packets and seed paper, there are endless options to choose from.
For those who want to make a difference…
Make a donation
If you want to make a difference and support a cause that matters to you, donate to a charity or organization of choice in your guests’ names. You can give guests a beautiful customized card stating the organization or cause you donated to and thank them for being a part of your special day.
For the foodies…
Tea Blend or Coffee Beans
Edible gifts are a great eco-friendly option that guests will really appreciate. Whether you prefer tea or coffee or want to offer guests both options, it’s an easy favor to DIY. Just put the loose leaf tea or coffee beans in a jar and they’re good to go. Try to choose organic tea or fair-trade coffee if possible. Not a tea or coffee drinker? No worries! You can easily give guests hot chocolate instead, layered with your favorite toppings on top.
Honey or Fruit Preserves
Honey and fruit preserves are perfect for spring weddings, but can definitely be enjoyed any time of year. If possible, try to buy locally sourced or organic honey. Beekeepers who produce organic and natural honey often follow more ethical and sustainable practices.
Whether it’s something sweet or salty, guests are sure to appreciate a unique and delicious snack after celebrating and dancing all night. Consider supporting local artisans, chocolatiers, or confectionaries and packing the treats in mason jars or another eco-friendly packaging. If you’re worried about pleasing your guests, offer a sweet option and a salty option.
For the self-care enthusiasts…
Natural Beeswax Candles
Natural beeswax candles are more environmentally friendly and also better for our health than other candles. The wax is biodegradable, burns slowly, and neutralizes toxins in the air. If there isn’t a local beeswax candle artisan near you, there are many retailers online to choose from.
Bath Salts or Bath Bombs
Fun bath bombs or a beautiful jar of bath salts will give your guests a friendly reminder to relax and have a self-care day! If choosing bath bombs opt for eco-friendly baggies or packaging.
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Happy planning! :)