20 Gay Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Like

Couples preparing to marry make about a million decisions in the run up to the Big Day.  For the couple, some of the biggest decisions are about the things that will last long after the wedding is over.  For LGBT couples, selecting gay and queer friendly wedding sets is important since it’s something they will have for the rest of their lives – an enduring reminder of their love and the journey they are on.  Many couples want to give something that enduring and sentimental to their guests and that’s where upscale wedding favors come in.

Back in the day, wedding favors meant matchbooks and cocktail spears but many of today’s couples want to give their guests something they can truly cherish and keep around long after the big day is over. These twenty wedding favors for gay weddings offer plenty of versatility – some double as invitations while others become a part of each guest’s life.

A Mini Garden

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Succulents are a hardy variety of plant, making them the ideal choice for transporting to and from a reception as well as being easy to care for. These small potted plants will be a way for guests to remember your special day for years to come.

Local or Homemade Preserves

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Homemade items are a great way to show your guests some love. If you’re not experienced with preserves, choose a local farmer’s market and create your own custom labels.

Mini Moonshine

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For a bit of a country feel, opt for moonshine in tiny mason jars. Be sure to include some non-alcoholic options like homemade lemon aid or sweet tea for guests who don’t drink.

S’more Love!

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Who doesn’t love a nice roasted s’more? You can make these yourself or find a local bakery or café that offers them.

Tie a Knot

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Remember the friendship bracelets you made in middle school? Dust off those knotting techniques and make one for each of your guests. This is probably the most time intensive favor option on our list, but it’s also one of the sweetest.

Plant a Seed

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Create custom garden markers and bundle them with seeds for various herbs. Herb gardens are easy to care for and the added touch of homemade markers gives it a classic, rustic charm.

Keep Those Hands Warm

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These felt heart hand warmers are easy to make and can be done in just a few minutes, making it a great homemade favor idea even if you have a lot of guests.

Keepsake Plates

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Make a side or small dessert plate your take home gift. Place a large platter sized plate near your guest book table and give guests the chance to write messages to you creating a wedding gift for you as well.

Ornament

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Keepsake holiday ornaments are an ideal favor idea for weddings in the winter or that have a holiday theme.

Keepsake Invitations

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Who says you have to wait until the reception to give guests something to keep? These custom wooden egg invitations are a unique way to invite your friends and family while giving them a simple and beautiful keepsake at the same time.

Pay it Forward

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As you celebrate your own luck and happiness, pass on that feeling of goodwill in the best way possible. Make a donation in your guest’s name to a charity you find important or which you know your guests is passionate about.

Small Piece of Heaven

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There’s chocolate and then there’s REALLY GOOD chocolate. Give your guests a taste of the good life by finding a local chocolatier or springing for chocolates from one of the world’s best chocolatiers.

Late Night Snack

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Let’s face it, a wedding and reception means a long day for everyone – including your guests. Make their evening a bit easier by sending them home with a small late night smack. Include popcorn, drinks and, depending on your budget, coupons and gift cards for local eateries.

Your Very Own Soundtrack

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Music lovers will enjoy creating soundtrack for their guests. Include all the songs that mean something to you both with little stories and anecdotes about why you included them.

Cup o’ Warmth

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Mason jar recipes are fun since they’re cute to look at and great to make. If your wedding is during the cooler months, these small jars of DIY hot cocoa are a perfect choice.

Hot Stuff!

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Savvy chefs and foodies can make their own recipe or you can choose a flavor you both love. Either way, create a custom label and let your guests know how hot you are for each other.

Love Potions

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Fill small bottles with mixed cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks then make Love Potion labels to give them some quirky flair.

Homemade Soap

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This rainbow soap is a great rustic and homemade idea that conveys pride for the LGBT community as well.

It’s In the Bag

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Many couples like to include a lot of little things as favors – small games, shot glasses and, of course, those matchbooks. Bring everything together with one of these LGBT favor bags.

Family Recipe

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What better way to begin your life together as a new family than to share an old family favorite with your guests. Choose a recipe from your childhood and place the dry ingredients in a Ziploc bag or glass jar. You can find custom gift bags to place them in along with a copy of the family recipe or tie the card to the jar with ribbon.

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