A Fabulous Wedding Favor!

by Janice

I was at a beautiful wedding this summer, and not only was the bride stunning, but I loved her wedding favors!

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I thought I would share the photo with you in case any of you are planning, or helping plan, a wedding. I remember sorting through ideas for wedding favors for Susan’s wedding and my wedding, and I wish I had come across these wine stopper wedding favors.

While I didn’t have a chance to ask the bride where she purchased the wine stoppers, a simple search on Google turns up a wide variety of wedding favor wine stoppers. I didn’t find the same ones however. But if you looked deeper, I am sure you could find them somewhere.

Your Turn:

What do you think of wine stoppers as wedding favors? (It wouldn’t be the most practical gift for a non-alcohol-consuming crowd! But if your friends and family enjoy a good bottle of wine, I think it is lovely.)

What did you give as wedding favors at your wedding?

Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom. Tweet with me at @5minutesformom and @janicecroze.



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1 Sarah September 17, 2010 at 6:27 pm

We did chocolate covered macadamia nuts (of course ;) ) in little Lauhala boxes.

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2 Carrie September 17, 2010 at 6:28 pm

We had personalized fortune cookies, since my husband is Chinese.

I actually received that wine stopper as a wedding favor. That and a heart shaped coffee scoop. They’re both great!

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3 DesignHER Momma September 17, 2010 at 6:31 pm

I think you need to know your crowd, but for mine? this would have been great!

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4 Janice September 17, 2010 at 6:32 pm

I can’t remember what I did!!! I remember doing Susan’s – my mom and I planned her whole wedding! LOL But I can’t remember mine! I remember doing the handmade tags but don’t remember what they were!

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5 Corrie Broughton September 17, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Tulle wrapped pastel M&M’s tied with personalized ribbon

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6 Renee September 17, 2010 at 7:30 pm

We made homemade candles in terra cotta pots and had engraved matchbooks. They were the favor and the placecards all in one. We got a wine opening tool for one wedding, and handpainted wine glasses.

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7 Lisa September 18, 2010 at 6:39 am

The wine stopper is lovely. The Wedding Favours we used were the Love Heart sweets. They even printed our names on them. They were great.

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8 Nick jackson September 18, 2010 at 8:36 am

I will give Leaf Acrylic Favor Boxes to all the guest with a thank-you card.
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9 Susie's Homemade September 18, 2010 at 9:02 am

That IS a great idea! We gave away homemade chocolates (of courese:-).

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10 Casey September 18, 2010 at 10:50 am

We got married outside overlooking a bay with an ocean themed reception. I gave six inch silver plated dolphin bottle openers as the favor. I tied the seating placard to the tail. The winestopper is a great and classy idea.

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11 Boston Mamas September 18, 2010 at 11:20 am

Absolutely LOVE favors that actually can be used (whether for weddings, kids birthday parties, etc.). This is a lovely idea!

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12 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls September 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm

We did Hershey’s Kisses wrapped in little tulle bags tied with ribbons. And bubbles. Our wedding was alcohol-free so wine stoppers wouldn’t have been practical, but I must say that the ones in your picture are lovely!

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13 Erica Mueller September 18, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Yea, that totally beat the bubbles we gave away. haha

I was reading something today and they have a fabulous idea for a fall wedding, one I wish I’d thought of!!! They said they put a couple flower bulbs in some pretty netting and attached directions for planting since fall is when you plant bulbs. Practical, beautiful, and lasting!

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14 Cat Davis (3 Kids and Us) September 18, 2010 at 9:15 pm

I’m personally not a big fan of wine or alcohol in general. All I think of is all the lives that are taken each year from drunk drivers, it’s a sad thought really.

For my wedding, you know, I don’t think we did wedding favors, it was very small and very, very low budget.

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15 Lisa September 19, 2010 at 12:13 pm

I like the idea, but it crossed my mind that most couples would go home with two wine stoppers, and I am not sure how practical that would be. Also, at my wedding we had families with kids as guests, and some of those families would have gone home with 4, 6 or even 8 wine stoppers if it there was a favour at every place setting.

Maybe wine stoppers might be a better favour for an upscale bridal shower, bachelorette party or bridal party luncheon? They are really beautiful.

At our wedding, we sent wine glasses home as favours. The wine glass doubled as a place card, with the guests name on a card attached to the stem of the glass with ribbon. My sweet mother-in-law acid-etched a design along the top of every glass, making them truly unique. I loved them, and outside of my husband’s family, I had never seen it done before.

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16 Tracey September 19, 2010 at 12:31 pm

We had a fall wedding in New England, so we had small, leaf-shaped bottles of maple syrup as our favors. I love edible favors, but the wine stoppers are a great idea because they are useful.

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17 Nancy September 20, 2010 at 12:15 am

I think they’re beautiful and a great idea, though I do agree you would have to know your guests. It’s easy to get around the multiples per family by just doing one per couple/family. If you’re doing assigned seating that’s easy to do.

We did Hershey’s hugs and kisses wrapped in tulle, with a card attached that said “Hugs and kisses from the new Mr. and Mrs.” I’m all about favors that can be used, either by eating them or in another way. And my sister and I promised each other that we would not give those almond candies that we both despised. So glad those fell out of fashion after the 80′s!

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18 Anne September 21, 2010 at 2:17 am

Very cute favors – I like the idea of something that can be used and will remind you of the event or the couple. We gave each guest a packet of seeds – found them in a wedding favor catalog. Got to pick out the flower with the meaning that represented us best, then the back had an inscription to the guest to plant the seeds in our honor, and it was printed with our names and the date at the bottom. Hopefully there are gardens full of violets growing thanks to us!

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19 Stephanie September 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm

We just went to a wedding that gave that exact same favor – very classy.

That said, I don’t think wedding favors are necessary at all. It seems like a big expense with very little return. Most people end up tossing favors anyway so I think the bride & groom might as well spend their money on other things. My wedding advice to brides is always the same: splurge on the dress and the photographer – don’t worry about the rest! :)

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20 Michelle September 22, 2010 at 11:34 am

One of my good friends was married in 2006 and gave out the same exact favors. I loved it but can’t for the life of me find the wine stopper.

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21 Dani September 23, 2010 at 1:37 pm

My sister is looking at doing wine stoppers for her wedding with a calla lily on the top (her flower of choice). There was a matching corkscrew I think so the thought was to do one for the men and one for the women (so that a couple would end up with both but not duplicates). Our favor was a small frame that had the date and our names engraved on it (I used them for the place cards).

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22 Vicki September 24, 2010 at 11:55 am

I attended a wedding recently where there were cards on the table indicating that in lieu of favors, a donation was being made to the local fire department. I though that was very nice and better than me having something else to stick in a drawer. That being said, the wine stopper is very nice looking. I don’t drink, so it would be wasted on me.

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23 Marisha September 29, 2010 at 12:04 am

My wedding favor was a candy bar with personalized bags to take home the goodies. It was a huge hit! (:

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24 Edie Mindell October 2, 2010 at 9:51 am

The wine stopper is great and very stunning.:-) It’s a perfect wedding favor in today’s generation.:-) I love it. Thanks also for the link of wonderful wedding favors. :-)

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