If eyelet lace, earthy tones, and floral crowns are going to be dominating your wedding day, chances are you’re looking for some creative favors to fit your bohemian style. There are plenty of options that convey the carefree vibe you’re looking for. Below, a list of some of our favorite picks for the free-spirited couple.
Nothing screams boho more than a dream catcher you made yourself. Though somewhat time-consuming, dream catchers are a memorable way to pay tribute to your guests—especially if you’re having a more intimate event. Make a day of it, and invite your bridesmaids to help, or even consider it as a fun bridal shower activity. Alternatively, you can find mini dream catchers in bulk.
Filling a table with seed packets of many herbs and flower varieties not only makes a great display but is also a favor your guests will love. Pick up a wildflower mix at a local store, or go with a selection of popular herbs, such as basil, oregano, and thyme. Depending on the season (and theme of your event), you can even provide guests with little seedlings in burlap bags for them to take home and plant themselves.
If you’re hosting a summer soiree, raffia or bamboo fans are a great accessory to offer your guests as they arrive. Not only are they stylish, but they also come in handy when the heat kicks in. We’re big “fans” (pun intended) of offering favors that you can get some leverage out of, which is what makes these boho accessories such a great pick.
For the musical duo, consider a party favor, like mini tambourines or maracas, to make a statement, especially if you’re throwing a festival-style event. There are no rules when it comes to favors, so consider giving these out before the reception instead of after, so that your guests can enjoy them throughout the night. They also make a great musical backdrop to your sendoff.
For something both beautiful and personal, offer up small bouquets of dried flowers or a pressed flower souvenir. Pressed flowers look amazing in many forms, whether it be on the front of a notebook or simply framed. If you’re using dried flowers for your bouquets or even a flower crown, consider offering up small bouquets for your guests to take instead. This is also a great way to recycle your florals after the day is done.
Go the all-natural route and gift your guests a jar of local honey for the ultimate flower child vibe. Custom labels with your initials, wedding date, or a cliche line such as “Meant to bee!” are all great additions to make the jars a little more personal. Check out Etsy, or go ahead and make the labels yourself with some simple calligraphy.
Nothing is sweeter than sending your guests home with little potted succulents to acknowledge your thanks. Even better if the same succulents doubled up as table decor for the event. Just have your planner or bridal party arrange some by the exit with a sign to let your friends and family know they’re up for grabs.
From keychains to coasters, there are so many things you can make out of macrame. If you’re up for the challenge, you can even create macrame place settings or small wall hangings. If you’re already strapped for time, however, consider enlisting a crafty family member or purchasing macrame gifts in bulk.
As simple as it gets, offering some burning sage or incense to your guests is a fun way to incorporate boho chic wedding vibes into your big day without trying too hard. Create a bar set up with different scents and styles to choose from. You can even tie bundles together with some crystals or other free-spirited accents for extra impact.
Tarot cards are an unexpected and creative alternative to the more traditional wedding favors. Consider ordering cards in bulk and getting each pack stamped with your initials or wedding date. Even better, if you’ve hired a tarot card reader for your big day as some alternative entertainment.