Top 5 Bridal Shower Favors

March 28, 2011

We had a wonderful shower a few weeks ago celebrating my future sister-in-law’s wedding! It was at the Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Though it was snowy and rainy out, the purple, blue, and white flowers gave us some spring cheer! We had fun games like the “Guess the Spices” and the person at each table whose birthday is closest to wedding date, April 9, won a prize! I was in charge of finding party favors for the event. We wanted to have something that girls of all ages could use, so I didn’t want to choose wine stoppers or anything like that. I found these cute little heart soaps in a black and white damask box, which were perfect to put at each place setting!

Damask Heart Soaps{Damask Heart Soaps : Beau-coup}

We had a short amount of time and didn’t really have the budget to buy handmade, but I started thinking about what handmade items would be great for bridal shower favors! Here are my picks for the top five bridal shower favors:

Soaps were the perfect pick for the party that I hosted because of the different age groups that were invited. You can find a variety of cute soaps for your occasion – heart-shaped in a classy gift box like the one I chose, or pretty bars like this one with personalized labels or whimsical little cupcake soaps.

Candy is also another great option, because who doesn’t love sweet goodies?! There are so many to choose from on Etsy, whether you are looking for chocolate bars with custom labels or small candies in a little decorative gift bags.

Bath and Candy Favors{Vegan Soap Favors: JoyFilledWeddings | Custom Wrapped Candy : PinwheelPretties}

If your party guests are older and more sophisticated, you can always choose to give them wine accessories that they will use again and again! There are some fabulous wine stopper designs on Etsy. Wine charms like the beaded heart charm featured below are also fun.

Favors like candles and potpourri are great, since your party guests can use these in their home and always be reminded of the fun time they had at your shower! Try to find something personalized for the event like this candle in a travel tin.

What woman doesn’t love some new lip gloss or a pocket mirror to keep in her purse? Or what about this chic mini Paris dish? I use mine to hold earrings when I take them off at the end of the day. Have something that makes them feel girly and you can’t go wrong. After all, this is a Bridal shower you are hosting!

Shower favors{Wine : Similar | Travel Candles : metalissa | Soap dish : Paris Chic Boutique}

I hope this post provided some inspiration as you plan a shower for your friend or as you gather ideas for the distant future! Check out my Treasury below for favor ideas that coordinate with the featured items.


Ashley and Joe are getting married next Saturday, April 9!! Stay tuned for some awesome Wedding DIY projects that Ashley has been working on all year! She is so talented! Hint: Quilts and Mason Jars!

Was your favor idea a hit at your last party?? If so, please share, I love to hear new ideas!

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  • Reply Adriana L. Martinez May 30, 2015 at 1:02 AM

    Thank you so much for featuring my soap favors in your blog. My shop on JoyFilledWeddings on Etsy has had 9 viewers go visit my favors from your website. Just though I would let you know your website is visible out there.

    Wishing your business much success! Adriana

    • Reply Mary June 1, 2015 at 1:07 PM

      Hi Adriana! Wow, this is an old post, how awesome that people are still reading it and hopefully sending you some new fans! Your soaps are very pretty and I love that you customize them for weddings and events. Thanks for reaching out and letting me know. I hope you have great success in your business as well! – Mary

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