As exciting as planning a wedding reception is, it also comes with a seemingly endless number of decisions that have to be made. How many guests will there be? How should food be served and what kind of cuisine should it be? One of the matters that might get saved for last is what favors to give your family and friends who come to share this special day with you. The guide below offers some ideas.

What Favors Will Be Popular With Your Wedding Guests?

1. Sweets

While giving out pillow mints or small boxes of chocolates is fairly traditional, you can make it extra special by offering guests baked goods like mini pies, cookie sandwiches, or even a box of donuts. To provide them something they can hold onto and use later, consider jars of honey or jam.

2. Alcohol

It’s no surprise that some people use weddings as a chance to let loose and drink socially. Give them more to celebrate by providing them with mini bottles of champagne to take home. Alternatively, pint, shot, and Moscow mule glasses make useful gifts that they can reuse and remember your special day when they do.

3. Seasonal

wedding receptionIf you’re getting married in a garden, consider gifting people easy-to-grow flower or vegetable seeds. If you have an outdoor wedding and are concerned that it might rain, an umbrella is both memorable and practical. In the winter, you could include a blanket for guests to snuggle up under or an ornament if the wedding reception is around Christmas. If you’re getting married on the beach, parasols will provide guests with some shade and look great in photos. 

4. Functional

Guests will very much appreciate a functional gift. Chapstick, soap, or hand lotion will be useful for a long time, as can bottle openers, luggage tags, tea towels, and coasters. 


If you need a place to hold your wedding reception, look no further than Havelock Social Hall in Lincoln, NE. They have two halls, sitting 250 and 450 guests respectively—both equipped with a dance floor, a bar, spacious seating options, an expansive kitchen, private restrooms, a gift table, and more. They also offer amazing cocktails and catering. Visit their website to learn more about these rooms or call (402) 467-3002 to book a tour.