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16 Eco-friendly Wedding Favor Ideas

Sujata Iyer
Eco-friendly wedding favors are the latest innovation in the wedding industry. Everybody wants to do their bit for the environment, and at the same time, shave off those extra bucks from their wedding budget. We take you into a world where these favors speak for themselves.
Handwritten thank-you  notes on each wedding favor is a great way to let your guests know that you truly appreciate their presence at your wedding.
A green wedding is a great idea for 3 simple reasons:
  1. It does not damage the environment.
  2. There's a lot of room for creativity.
  3. It can help you save a loooot of money.
It's not always possible to ensure that every aspect of the wedding is environment-friendly. Eco-friendly wedding favors, though? Perfectly doable, and fantastically so! This article has some great ideas that can be used to make favors that will have your guests talking about your wedding for ages for the simple ingenuity that they exude. Have a look!

Assorted Aromas

Think exotic. Think aromatic. Think healthy. Give away little cotton pouches of assorted exotic teas as favors!

Bits for Birds

Time to think of more than ourselves. Give away birdseed so that your guests can contribute to the preservation of wildlife as well. Wrap them with paper and twine (with an extension) so that they can be hung.

Burlap Beauties

Out with plastic! Give your guests something like this whimsical truck (made from recycled metal) and a burlap bag for when they go shopping next.

Classy Coasters

Wood and bamboo coasters are again practical, utilitarian, and oh-so-gorgeous!

Crazy Coffee

Tingle your guests' senses with some aromatic coffee beans as favors in burlap/jute pouches.

Elegant Edibles

Everyone will appreciate picking up a little something to satiate their sweet tooth on their way out. Berries, candy, cupcakes, marshmallows, chocolate; the world is your oyster.

Heady Herbs

You can never have enough fresh herbs, can you? Scintillate your guests with fresh herbs in cute little buckets.

Homemade Heaven

Light up their lives with refreshing homemade scented candles and a little mirror to act as a coaster for the candle.

Jars of Joy

Honey, marmalade, jam, pickles: whatever you think will make your guests remember your wedding the best, pick it to be the favor. Cover the jars with a cheerful-looking fabric, and tie with twine.

Lucky Logs

Thank your guests by wishing them good fortune with lucky bamboos as favors.

Sapling Soirée

Help your guests nurture life by giving away saplings in little earthen pots as favors.

Sassy Soap

Surprise your guests with bars of fruity, spicy, floral, and musky soap. Wrap them with hemp, twine, cotton, or whatever else suits your fancy.

Showy Shells

An assortment of shells packed together in a little wicker basket makes for a gorgeous favor and doubles up as quirky home décor, too.

Super Seeds

Encourage your guests to take to gardening with beautifully packaged assorted seeds in paper bags.

Tasteful Totes

Tote bags are everything you want a green wedding favor to be: eco-friendly, practical, pretty, and inexpensive.

Terrarium Treasure

Nothing spells environment-friendly like a terrarium, does it?
The kind of favor you give can correspond with the season that your wedding takes place in. For instance, the assorted teas are great for a winter wedding, the fresh herbs work great as favors in summer, and the jars of honey/jam/marmalade are great fall favors.
These should at least get you started on what kind of favors you'll give away at your wedding. Remember, keep it simple, keep it sentimental, and it will be sensational!