As I've mentioned before, picking out wedding favors was one of my favorite activities in wedding planning, but I know not everyone enjoys the task, so allow me to provide some wedding favor inspiration. As with everything when it comes to weddings, everything is optional, and so are wedding favors, but they can be awesome if you find the right stuff.
It's no secret that rock 'n roll inspired weddings are muy popular with offbeat brides. So I thought I'd do a round-up of the various and awesome wedding favors that have been offered up at all the rock 'n roll weddings, rockabilly weddings, retro weddings, Dia de los Muertos weddings, punk rock weddings and musical weddings…
Who doesn't love the gift of music!? Put together a mix of your favorite songs on your wedding playlist and give them out to your guests. Like the mixed cd pictured above from Jessica and Christopher's wedding Plus it's a super romantic gift to yourselves — listen to it again at any time to relive your rockin' wedding day. You get extra points for using the cds that look like records.
Customized guitar picks are one of my favorite favors that OBBs have introduced to me. The picture above is of the amazing pink guitar pick favors from Khaki & Carl's tattoo infested wedding and they came from PickWorld.com. Donelle and Adam, of 8-bit wedding fame, got their pixel heart guitar picks from SteveClayton.com.
Buttons are great for every wedding because it's so easy to DIY them or purchase customized ones. But for a rock 'n' roll wedding, I love the idea of using buttons with song lyrics about love.
Shot or Pint Glasses
I love these pint glasses from Jesse and Moselle's wedding they say "til death do us part" with a skull and crossbones and they're stuffed with candies wrapped in tulle. You can do the same on a smaller scale with shot glasses. Instant awesome.
Mini tequila bottles
Holy holy hell how neat-o are these mini bottles of Patron with the custom labels from Virginia and Eddie's Dia de los Muertos vow renewal (bride profile coming soon). Way to make alchohol look both cute AND badass!
Speaking of making alcohol look cute… I love these beer koozies from Charli and Steve's wedding. Charli explains, "we designed [the koozies] ourselves based on a concert poster we stole off the side of a building and we ordered them from dollarimprint.com — they had good cheap prices and didn't make up use clipart."
Fun, interactive and so very creative. These have been popular with offbeat couples, their guests and even kids! And they can be customized with your names and wedding date. These temporary tattoos from Emily and Ian's tattooed rocker wedding are really cool looking.
Custom concert paraphernalia
Pictured above are the "VIP passes" from Christine and Greg's rock 'n roll wedding. They happen to only issue these to the wedding party, but wouldn't it be cool to give to all your guests? Several offbeat couples, like Silvia and Timo created custom concert-style wedding posters. (The picture at the top of this post is of Silvia holding their custom rock posters.) Print 'em out, roll 'em up with ribbon or in a decorated tube and voila, your guests have some awesome custom artwork to remember your rockin' wedding.
Like in my previous post about edible wedding favors, if you got any more ideas or rockin' inspiration, leave 'em in the comments!