Giving out wedding favors is something done year-round. A small token of appreciation will keep guests thinking cozy thoughts long after the celebration has ended.
Easy Snowy Votive Candles
Make a simple votive with a light layer of "snow" at the bottom to give to each guest. These are perfect for a country or rustic-themed winter wedding. If your wedding has a blue color theme, you could pick up votive candles that are blue to create an icy atmosphere.
- Small clear jars
- Faux snow
- White LED votive candles
- Heart-shaped paper tags
- Print the paper tags with each guest's name.
- Punch a hole in each tag.
- Put faux snow in the bottom of each clear jar.
- Nestle an LED votive in the snow.
- Tie twine around the jars' mouths and loop the favor tag through.
- Knot the twine.
String Art Snowflake
Make a small plaque out of string art that will remind guests of your wedding all season long. The simpler the pattern you select, the quicker you will finish the art pieces. Don't worry about perfection here; you want each one to be a special piece for each guest.
- 4" x 4" wood plaques
- 1/2" to 1" nails, depending on plaque depth
- Blue string
- Snowflake pattern and pencil
- Hot glue gun
- Lightly trace your snowflake pattern on to each of the plaques. You don't need to trace the details inside the pattern because that will be covered by string. Just trace around the outside of the snowflake.
- Put a nail at each main point and space them out appropriately, with less than 1/2" between nails. Use the hammer to secure them.
- Tie the end of the string around one nail and use a light dot of glue to secure. Wait for it to dry and then continue.
- Start weaving the string back and forth across the snowflake until you have fully covered the space between the nails. You don't need to have a pattern; instead, make string art using freehand designs to create a unique favor for each guest.
- Once the snowflake is complete, tie a small knot around the final nail. Use a dot of glue to secure.
Additional Winter Favor Ideas
Favors for a winter wedding can be as expensive or budget-friendly as desired. A few additional options include:
- Decorated Oreos featuring snowmen (about $15 for 8)
- Snowglobe featuring the skyline of the wedding location
- Homemade lip balm so guests can "stay kissable" all winter
- Insta-Snow so everyone, even those who have a warm and sunny winter, can have their own snow (about $14 for 3 tubes)
- Mittens, gloves, or scarves in your winter wedding colors
- Seed packets for roses known as "fire and ice" (just over $5 a packet)
- Soap with scents that evoke winter, like Maypole soap featuring peppermint and Canadian maple syrup (under $7 each)
- Blue rock candy sticks (less than $2 each)
Luxury blankets make great favors
- Luxury blankets to use during the wedding and take home after the evening is over
- Fuzzy socks or slippers in your wedding colors
- Personalized coffee mugs filled with soup mixes, apple cider, tea, or hot cocoa (less than $2 each, minimum of 24)
- Donation to help save polar bears or other animals endangered by global warming
- Personalized kissing penguins keychain (less than $4 each)
- Small ice scrapers for guests' vehicles
- Snowflake cookies decorated with each guests' name (anywhere from $3 to $8, depending on design and bakery)
- Hot toddy recipe with mug and cinnamon sticks
Warm Your Guests' Hearts
It doesn't matter what kind of favor you give at your wedding. Regardless of what you choose, guests' hearts are sure to warm at the idea you remembered to thank them for their support on your wedding day.