For my wedding, I decided to make small ceramic tiles to give to each guest as a favor. This was no small feat, even with a pottery background and access to a ceramic studio and kiln. Before I decided to take on that crazy project, I found some great ideas for eco-friendly favors like live plants or organic candy. Here are some suggestions for earth friendly projects that your guests will surely appreciate.
Organic Chocolate Bar Favors
Endangered Species Chocolate offers 100% all natural ingredients including ethically traded cacao beans that are sourced and harvested from small family-owned properties. They also donate 10% of their net profits to environmental organizations that work to help endangered species and their habitats.
The Wildflower Seed Packet Favor
Your guests can add beauty to their yard with wildflowers grown from these seed favors. Botanical PaperWorks has 6 colors to choose from and will print the packets with your own custom text.
Or, you can make your own seed packets, with your choice of seeds. Vale Design graciously offers FREE pattern and design downloads online. Click on the images below for each project.
Organic Bird Seed Favors
Etsy seller, naturefavors, makes these lovely, affordable favors out of locally grown organic wild bird seed. Each favor comes with an optional personalized tag.
Organic Handmade Soap Favors
This customized handmade soap from unearthmalee is all natural, made from organic extra virgin olive oil, organic coconut oil, and organic shea butter without any chemical preservatives, parabens, or synthetic fragrances. And, the personalized labels are printed on seeded paper for your guests to grow wildflowers after your wedding.
Small Plant Favors
What could be more eco-friendly than giving a live plant to each guest? Kelly at Yes, Please shares some amazing photos and her experience making these cute succulent favors for her own wedding. She also sells them online at Succulent Love.
Of course, you can always make a donation to your favorite environmental charity in lieu of favors. You can then print the details of the donation on recycled or even plantable seed paper, like these scrolls from Plant a Bloomer.