When you invite guests to your wedding, they expect to go home with unique wedding favors that they will remember for a lifetime. You want your wedding to stand out because of the favors you gave and there are a few examples of church wedding favors that will do just the trick.
Celebrating a Church Wedding
While a church wedding is steeped in tradition, it does not need to be stuffy. You can lighten up the affair with some unique wedding favors. You may even use these wedding favors to help turn the tide when your reception starts after a somber ceremony.
The 17 Best Church Wedding Favors
1. Cross Themed Candle Holders
Cross wedding favors will be perfect for all your guests who want to take an icon home after your wedding. You might try cross wedding favors like this, or you might make your own because you are handcrafting much of what will be used at the ceremony/reception.
2. Silver or Gold Guardian Angels Keychain
Silver and gold keychains like these are perfect for all your guests. You can make someone’s day if they get to leave your wedding with a guardian angel on their keyring. Keyring wedding favors will have your guests thinking of your wedding every time they get in the car.
3. Religious Personalized Mason Jar
Personalized mason jar wedding favors can bear your monogram, new initials, or your names. You can paint or stamp these mason jars just like your invitations or programs and your guests can take these favors home to use for storage or decoration around the house.
4. Antique Cross Ornaments
Cross favors can become amazing ornaments for the Christmas tree. Your guests will remember you with this simple ornament, and you can add your names or wedding date to the cross ornament.
5. Religious Hershey’s Reeses
Religious Hershey’s Kisses are fun wedding favors because you can get a special wrapper for each kiss. You might ask to have your names or wedding date added to the ribbon on the candy and you can pack the candy in a bag with the same theming or colors as your wedding.
6. Cork Cross Coaster
A simple coaster is a good way to commemorate your wedding and give your guests a useful gift. These personalized church favors could stay in your guest’s homes for years to come.
7. Tea Lights
Tea lights are excellent accent lights for your ceremony or reception, but they can go home with your guests after the wedding. If you have your names, wedding date, or a simple monogram printed on the base of each candle, your guests will always remember you when they light these candles.
8. Tea Light Candle Holder
The next step in personalized church favors is a tea light holder. This candle holder can go home with your guests, but it should be decorated with your wedding colors, names, wedding date.
9. Religious Magnets
Religious magnets can be decorated any way you like. You might add a cross or other religious iconography, and you might print your names or wedding date. These magnets might also be a follow-up to the invitation or “save the date” magnets that you sent to your guests long before the wedding.
10. Table Placecard Holders
Placecard holders are actually useful around the house for leaving notes, holding important documents, or holding recipes while you cook. Let your guests take their place card holders home as a way to remember your unique wedding.
11. Cross Rosary Trinket Box
The rosary trinket box likely will not have a rosary inside, but you can give away tiny boxes that can hold a rosary. The boxes might be printed with a cross, a rosary, or even your wedding date. These boxes become keepsakes that your guests can keep in their homes for years to come and you should take one home for your own trinkets.
12. Religious Shot Glasses
This is the most risque of all the wedding favors on this list, but it is a great gift if you believe your guests will enjoy the sentiment. Shot glasses are fun to collect, and you can send everyone home with a special shot glass that has a cross, your names, or your wedding date on the side. You might even invite your guests to do shots at the reception if you know they will have a good time.
13. Angel Design Luggage Tags
Angel luggage tags are quality religious wedding favors because they have a religious connotation without being too aggressive. People who like the angel design will put these tags on their luggage right away and they will remember your wedding every time they see these tags.
14. Religious Jam Flavors
While your jam likely does not contain holy water, you can add a religious message or label to the jam favor that you give to every guest. This is a fun way to offer handmade favors at the wedding and you can add a religious message that is not too aggressive.
15. Religious Life Savers Mini Totes
When you give away Life Savers at your wedding, you can pack the bag with as many items as you like. You can add Life Savers that you had specially made for the wedding, but you can also add things like tea lights and candle holders. You can hang a small tag from the bag that has a religious message, or you might have a religious message printed on your Life Savers.
16. Guardian Angel Key Chain
If you are interested in giving away guardian angel keychains, you may not want to spend a lot of money. The gold and silver keychains listed above might be a bit out of your price range, but you can give away much simpler keychains that everyone will love. You can send the same message home with everyone, but everyone gets a simpler keychain that they can use every day.
17. Holy Nature Harvest Theme Cross Ornament
When you have a fall wedding, this is a great favor for the season. Religious wedding favors do not necessarily need to carry traditional messages. You can send a spiritual message with these favors and your guests can use these favors for many years to come.
Finally, you should consider mixing some of these favors. You could give the harvest cross ornament as a wedding favor, or you might turn that favor into a keychain. The same is true with any favor you are drawn to.
Kara has been with Wedding Favors Unlimited for 2 years. She’s been giving wedding and style advice for the past 5 years from bridal magazines to bridal boutiques. Feel free to ask Kara a question below!
What's on This Page
- Celebrating a Church Wedding
- The 17 Best Church Wedding Favors
- 1. Cross Themed Candle Holders
- 2. Silver or Gold Guardian Angels Keychain
- 3. Religious Personalized Mason Jar
- 4. Antique Cross Ornaments
- 5. Religious Hershey’s Reeses
- 6. Cork Cross Coaster
- 7. Tea Lights
- 8. Tea Light Candle Holder
- 9. Religious Magnets
- 10. Table Placecard Holders
- 11. Cross Rosary Trinket Box
- 12. Religious Shot Glasses
- 13. Angel Design Luggage Tags
- 14. Religious Jam Flavors
- 15. Religious Life Savers Mini Totes
- 16. Guardian Angel Key Chain
- 17. Holy Nature Harvest Theme Cross Ornament