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Dual Purpose Wedding Favors

Dual purpose wedding favors make so much sense. Choosing a favor to please your guests in multiple ways is a great way to save money and incorporate a must-have accessory for your reception.

Escort cards are an obvious choices of dual purpose wedding favors. Instead of setting up two distinct tables for the escort cards and favors, you need only attach a tag to each favor that includes the guest’s name and table number. Not only will you save on the cost of buying escort cards and favors, but you’ll also save money for not having to decorate two tables. If space is a constraint this is another perfect solution.

There’s also money to be saved by choosing a favor that doubles as a place card. Just like escort cards, you’ll cut down on the cost of setting up a table to display the favors and on having to purchase place cards and holders. Displayed at each place setting, place card favors will accentuate your tablescape decor thus reducing the cost of having to purchase additional decorations. After the celebration guests will be able to take home their favor. It’s a 3-in-1!

Another area to examine when selecting a favor is something to be used by guests throughout the ceremony and reception. For example with an outdoor wedding, providing personalized folding fans or insect repellent bottles will ensure the comfort of your guests and double as practical wedding favors.

Scroll down to view ingenious ideas for dual-purpose wedding favors that will not only add an elegant flair to your decor but that your guests will enjoy bringing home as cherished mementos. For additional information on any of the favors, simply click on the provided link and you’ll be directed to one of our favorite partners.

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Personalized stemless wine glasses not only make for a cherished favor for your guests, but they also have the dual purpose of enhancing and personalizing your table decor. Made of high-quality crystal glass, customize them exactly to your own taste by choosing a size, colored font and a design perfectly suited for your theme!

Personalized Stemless Wine Glass Dual Purpose Wedding Favors
Personalized Stemless Wine Glasses

Destination weddings are quite trendy right now and these dual purpose bulk luggage favor tags can also be used as escorts cards. The tag features 3 components; the front in your choice of a color and saying, a removable escort card for you to write the guest name and table number, and an ID card for your guests to fill in and use when travelling. Pretty clever!

These luggage tags can be used as escort cards or place cards and make for practical wedding favors
EscortTags (Etsy Store) – Bulk Escort Card Luggage Tag Wedding Favors

Enhance you ceremony decor while also helping your guests stay refreshed with these personalized sandalwood folding fans. Perfectly suited for tropical destination weddings or summer backyard weddings, they make for a thoughtful favor to thank your guests for attending your special day.

Personalized Sandalwood Folding Fans
HappyTimesFavors (Etsy Store) – Personalized Sandalwood Folding Fans

Add a pop of color to your tablescape with these beautiful hand painted ceramic bowl favors. Your guests will appreciate the exquisite pattern of the dish and will find a special place to display them in their homes.

Hand Painted Ceramic Bowls
HappyTimesFavors (Etsy Store) – Hand Painted Ceramic Bowls

Add elegance to your tablescape with these gorgeous gold foil oyster shell place cards. The shells are available either blank or with the first or full name of each of your guests. Choose from a gold or silver rim and an ink color of black, gold, royal blue, or navy. Your guests will love to bring home their personalized oyster shell and use it as decor or a trinket holder!

Gold Foil Oyster Shell Place Card Holders
AmberRosenbergDesign (Etsy Store) – Gold Foil Oyster Shell Place Cards

Your guests will be in awe with your table setting when they see their names set as place cards. Theses are laser cut from birch wood and the length of the place card will vary according to the number of characters in each name. This extra mile place card is so cute to bring home!

Wooden Place Card Names Dual Function Wedding Favors
KnottedSage (Etsy Store) – Wooden Place Card Names

Agate place cards make for stylish dual purpose wedding favors. Available in a range of colors, each place card is made of 100% genuine grade A Brazilian agate geode slices with copper. They make for a wonderful keepsake of your big day!

Agate Place Cards and Wedding Favors
MsJucie (Etsy Store) – Agate Place Cards

Skeleton key bottle opener favors make for excellent escort cards to easily guide your guests to their tables. These antique-style keys come in bulk and in an assortment of four designs. They include a blank tag in brown or white as well as twine. Theses keys are high-quality, heavy and work great as bottle openers!

Dual Purpose Skeleton Key Bottle Opener Wedding Favors
UnlockedHappiness (Wtsy Store) – Skeleton Key Bottle Openers

For an outdoor wedding, these customized label deet free all natural insect repellents are a great wedding favor idea. This natural plant based spray-on is 100% skin-friendly and biodegradable.

These personalized wedding pebbles are ethically sourced from UK beaches in small quantities to preserve the beautiful seaside environment. The name of each guest is handwritten in white ink by a professional calligrapher for a truly special and personal favor to give to your guest. They also make wonderful place indicators!

Personalized Pebble Place Cards - Wedding Favors
byMoonandTide (Etsy Store) – Personalized Pebble Place Cards

From dogs to dinosaurs, these unique animal figure magnet favor escort cards are great conversation starters! They’re made of plastic and are hand-painted with non toxic paint. They also include a neodymium magnet.

Animal Escort Card Wedding Favors
OriginalAnimalMagnet (Etsy Store) – Animal Escort Card Favors

Available in a wide range of colors, these custom name wine glass charms featuring the name of each guests make for a practical wedding favors. The charm is not only practical for your guests to safeguard their drinks, they’ll want to use them for all future events!

Custom Wine Charms Dual purpose Wedding Favors
VoxelPrints (Etsy Store) – Custom Name Wine Glass Charms

These realistic looking succulent place card holders sitting on a wood slice make for lovely favors for your guests to display a favorite photo or important note. They come in your choice of light blue, light or dark green, or assorted.

Succulent Place Card Holders
ASDecoRustic (Etsy Store) – Succulent Place Card Holders

For a rustic and romantic feel to your escort cards, these natural cotton wedding favor sachets are filled with your choice of dried French lavender or rose petals. Dress up your favors simply by including the optional jute twine and/or lavender sprigs. Your guests will have a sweet reminder of your big day.

Natural Cotton Sachet Wedding Favors
theartsyhippie (Etsy Store) – Natural Cotton Sachet Escort Cards

For a dual purpose wedding favor your guests will cherished for many years to come, these terracotta saucer place cards are a great choice. They can be customized with white or black writing for a first name, last name and table number. They will surely add a beautifully rustic and natural feel to your table decor.

Terracotta Saucer Place Cards
CookieCalligraphyCo (Etsy Store) – Terracotta Saucer Place Cards | Escort Cards

Simply adorable and irresistible! For unique place cards, these mini charcuterie boards are made of bamboo and hand-calligraphed with the name of each of your guests in your choice of white, black, blue, or custom ink color.

Personalized Mini Charcuterie Board Wedding Place Cards and Favors.
GoodDayDesign (Etsy Store) – Personalized Mini Charcuterie Board Place Cards

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