From nature’s vibrant colors to an ever-present golden light to the crisp chill filling the air, there’s just something magically romantic about a fall wedding. Getting to share this once-in-a-lifetime event with family and friends, many of whom have traveled far and wide, makes it all the more special. What better way to thank them than with a thoughtful gift that expresses the spirit of the season? Here are twelve festive fall wedding favor ideas to keep your guests all cozy and warm.
Autumn Scented Candles
Seasonal candles always make a great gift. Pumpkin spice, apple pie, mulled cider… these are the scents that evoke our most cherished memories of autumn.
Apple Cider Donuts
You can’t go wrong with edible wedding favors. These tasty treats are best enjoyed the morning after with a strong cup of coffee. NYC bakeries known for their delicious cider donuts include Terri, Erin McKenna’s Bakery, Peter Pan Donut, and The Cinnamon Snail. Single, custom-labeled donut boxes by HH Paper Co. add a nice, personal touch.
When is the last time you had a caramel apple? Remember how that first bite of sugary rich caramel and juicy crisp apple tasted – it was pure heaven! Guests will love getting this quintessential fall dessert from their childhood.
Mini Whiskey Bottles
During the cold months, nothing warms the heart like a little nip of brown liquor. Spread the love with mini bottles of your favorite whiskey trimmed with fun personalized tags (available at Neese’s Creations).
In an age of energy juices and detox elixirs (that rarely taste good… yes, we said it!), we’ll jump at any chance to snuggle up with a mug of hot cocoa. Is there a better excuse to indulge in the rich chocolate drink than a wedding celebration? And we’re talking the old-fashioned kind made with sugar, full-fat dairy milk (unless your lactose intolerant, of course), and marshmallows. Mix available at Annual Delights.
Guests will surely appreciate having a little jar of honey around heading into the winter months. The natural sweetener can be used in everything from tea to hot toddies to comforting baked goods. Mini honey jars available at Natural Honey Bee.
Apple Cider Mix
DIY wedding favors are a great way to cut expenses and stay on budget. Thoughtful and easy to make, these cute apple cider mix jars have all the spices needed to make the beloved autumn beverage. Recipe available at evermine.com
Right around this time, harvest ales, pumpkin brews, and spiced ciders start making a welcomed appearance. Rustic themed bottle openers (available at Ella Celebration) make popping the cap and toasting the season a little easier.
Cinnamon Bourbon Apple Butter
Everyone will be thanking YOU for these bourbon apple butter favors. This sweet condiment (available at Southern Jams & Jelly) is guaranteed to take those lazy, stay-at-home weekend brunches to the next level.
Fall Themed Candy Bar
Eyes will light up when the candy bar comes into full view at the reception. Set up to-go bags alongside a selection of fall favorites – candy corn, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Reese’s Pieces, cinnamon bears, Tootsie Rolls, caramels, butterscotches, and Hershey’s Kisses – for guests to pick and choose from.
Personalized Deck of Cards With Monogram
We love the idea of giving out personalized deck of cards with your married monogram as wedding favors. Quiet evenings at home rise in number as the temps start to plummet. Doesn’t a game of poker with a few friends and bottle wine sound like a perfect way to pass the time? See more available styles at theknot.com.
To get started on finding the perfect favor for your fall wedding, check out nearby bakeries, shops, and farmers markets. You’ll get the freshest selection of seasonal treats while supporting local businesses. Etsy also has an amazing offering of wedding related goods as well as customized labels, tags, and packaging.