Our Favourite, Fun and Cute Wedding Favor Ideas

There are so many choices for wedding favors for your wedding so we wanted to create a list of our favourites to help you with your favor choices! Favors can have so much variety, there is food favors, I kinda like those the best because then you get to eat them right there! There is cocktail favors, maybe a bit more of an adult only party. Saucers filled with succulents, hot chocolate tubes for colder days, bags of seeds to plant the brides and grooms love and watch it grow, there are SO MANY CHOICES!! So why not create a post that shares all our wedding favor ideas! I’d love to hear which one is your favourite!! Leave comment below and let me know!

Succulent Wedding Favors
such a cute little wedding favor for guests to be able to take home. I know I would appreciate this one and get to see it each day.

Succulent wedding favors are so fun and a special take away for guests

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Hershey’s Kisses Favor 
I told you food is always a hit! Who wouldn’t want to nibble eon this while they are waiting for dinner to start? Yes even before dinner! And if you have kids attending they will be very thankful if it’s a yummy treat they will love.

Hersheys kisses wedding favor

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Wedding Sunglasses
I think this idea is so cute and fun! When was the last time you went to a wedding and received a cute pair of sunglasses? Add your wedding date and names makes it just the best gift. I can just picture everyone wearing them all night dancing. They would also be fabulous for a outdoor wedding.

Sunglasses make such a fun wedding favor idea and perfect for sunny days and outdoor weddings

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Wedding Tree
This can be a really sweet gift because it allows guests to go and plant a tree which is amazing but also be able to watch it grow. When you are celebrating your 10 year anniversary can you imagine how big that tree is?

Wedding tree favor for guests

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Wedding Custom Blankets
If you are having an outdoor wedding or have outdoor space providing pretty custom wedding blankets can be such a wonderful touch for guests and a great takeaway that will continue to be used.

Wedding Favor Ideas - Custom wedding blankets make such a great favor gift idea

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Honey Wedding Favors
This is always such a cute way to give a personal gift and also create a display of the wedding favors. This image they used honey but you can use anything in those mini jars!

Wedding Favor Ideas - Love these cute little honey wedding favors in a mason jar

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Seed Wedding Favor
Another fun one that I really enjoy is the seed wedding favor packets… fill it with your favourite seed or one that really reminds you of your honey. I did get the paper seed once and that did nothing so I really think going this route is way better. Also make sure your flower you pick is one that is hardy and will always grow.

wedding favor ideas - love these packets of wedding seeds to plant

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Wedding Coffee Bean Favors
I am a little coffee obsessed so of course I had to share this super cute favor that is full of chocolate covered coffee beans!

Love this coffee bean wedding favor idea!

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Candy Buffet Wedding Favor
Another way to go is to make your candy buffet the wedding favor. Instead of putting together a mason jar or box filled with candies let your guests pick their own candies to take as their wedding favor. If you use old school candies like gummies, worms, sour soothers those are always a huge hit!

Candy buffet wedding favor! Allow guests to create their own wedding favor filled with their favourites

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Beer Bottle Opener
I kinda am LOVING this idea! First how cute is this to have at each seat! And you could put little dads root beers at the kids seats! Any of my brides want to do this? I would LOVE to make that happen! Clearly smitten.

Beer bottle opener wedding favor! I am in love with how cute this is, and for kids add a Dad's Root Beer at their seat!

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The Whitewood Barn – Edmonton Barn Wedding

Edmonton Barn Wedding Reception at the Whitewood Barn

Edmonton Barn Wedding – The Whitewood Barn

I truly believe that life works in mysterious ways and what is meant to be will be. I was looking up Edmonton wedding venues and stumbled across the Whitewood Barn. For those that don’t know the Whitewood Barn is the perfect place to host your Edmonton Barn Wedding located just outside of Edmonton. Somehow when looking up more details of the barn I decided that I needed to go for a visit, see the space and blog about it for you so that you. Little did I know that when I went to visit I would see the barn being built and not the fully ready event space I was expecting.

I met the most amazing couple who’s dream was to build a beautiful space for brides and grooms to celebrate their special day all in on place. They had created a beautiful ceremony site hidden in a secluded section of the land. Multiple photo locations were all around the space, games areas for guests to play when they are in between ceremony and reception. The barn itself was unreal, a dream for any bride thinking about having a rustic chic wedding. I also didn’t mention the bar area they built out of a grain tower! This space is absolutely stunning in every possible way.

Beautiful bride and groom at the Whitewood Barn

While talking with Chris about the venue we started to talk more about their Open House and how she could make it an absolute hit. Being the planner that I am of course I was so excited and brimming with ideas on how to showcase the Whitewood Barn the best way possible. So Chris and I started to work together to make sure the Open House was a hit. The day was going to be a mock wedding, allowing guests to walk through the venue as if it were set up for a wedding to happen.

Greeted at the entrance we had set up crates as a table to hold up our fan programs for guests to take. The sign we found “Happily Ever After Starts Here” right at the entrance seems just so fitting.

Welcome guests to the Whitewood Barn with the sweetest sign - Edmonton Wedding Venue

When you first walk into the ceremony site you have to walk under these beautiful arches through the trees in the ceremony space with wood benches flanked with mason jar florals on either side of the bench and a beautiful arch for the Bride & Groom to be married in front of. It creates such a magical experience.

Such a beautiful Edmonton Rustic Wedding Ceremony Location - Whitewood Barn

There is this old collapsed barn that makes for a perfect photo spot which we decorated with beautiful flowers to add a little something extra. Around the venue there are so many beautiful photo locations, I’ve shared a few below for you.

Speaking of photo locations the Whitewood barn itself makes the most perfect wedding photo location. The white barn doors are the perfect backdrop for the Bride & Groom. We added a few more of those tall crates filled with flowers to keep the rustic barn decor flowing through the whole event.

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Once the barn doors slide open you are welcome to walk into the beautiful Whitewood Barn and see the white barn walls, the rustic wood farm tables with matching wood cross back chairs and oh the chandeliers! The chandeliers have my heart and completely add the perfect amount of chic to the barn.

Whitewood Barn Chandeliers

The Whitewood Barn is the perfect location to host your wedding day, especially if you are in search for that perfect Edmonton Barn Wedding. As I said it is located just outside of Edmonton and also offers guests the option to camp on the property or shuttle to the nearest hotel so you don’t have to worry about anyone having to drive.

Below I have listed all the vendors that helped create this magical event and photos and if you are looking for a planner to pull together your Rustic Chic wedding day at the Whitewood Barn then check me out at Fresh Look Event Management.

Fresh Look Event Management your Edmonton Wedding Planner - Jennifer KinalBeautiful floral decor for our Rustic Chic Edmonton Barn WeddingWhitewood Barn Bar built inside of a grain tower Beautiful floral decor for our Rustic Chic Edmonton Barn Wedding Beautiful floral decor for our Rustic Chic Edmonton Barn WeddingBeautiful bride and groom at the Whitewood Barn


Hope you loved today’s post featuring the Whitewood Barn! I would love to see your comments below on how you would create your own Rustic Barn Wedding!

XO Your Edmonton Wedding Planner
Jen from Fresh Look Event Management 

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Top 10 Edmonton Wedding Photo Locations

TOP 10 Edmonton Wedding Photo Locations

There are so many hidden gems when we are talking about Edmonton Wedding Photo Locations and lucky for me and you I have a bestie who knows all the best spots! Lisa, one of the beauties behind LifeDotStyle, an amazing Edmonton wedding photographer gave me all the locations and the photos to share with you.

The key to keep in mind is where is your ceremony taking place, how much time do you have between and where does the reception take place. If you have all the time in the world for photos then yay your all set! If you are limited on time you might not be able to hit them all but hopefully your favourite happens to be right near your ceremony and reception.

I’d love to hear which is your favourite so please comment below and share!

TOP 10 Edmonton Wedding Photo Locations

  1. Graffiti Wall
    Slightly obsessed with this location and it’s one I have never seen before! Thanks Lisa! This one is located downtown and under a bridge so if you didn’t know to look you might never find it. Find it under the bridge at 109 street and 99 avenue or here on google map.
    Edmonton Wedding Photo Location - Graffiti Wall
  2. Tressel Bridge
    Whenever we drive by a Trestle Bridge I am always in awe of the construction of it, how beautiful they look and how much heritage they carry. Maybe that is just me but when Lisa shared this beautiful spot I was really excited about it! You can find this Trestle Bridge in St. Albert in Lions Park as part of the Red Willow Trail System. Just a hint, park at the Rotary.
    Edmonton Wedding Photo Location - Trestle Bridge St. Albert
  3. Government House
    You’ve probably seen the beautiful wedding photos taken at the government house and how amazing and traditional the photos look. What you don’t see too often are the other photos taken on the grounds. There is this beautiful tall neutral wall shown below that really gives your photos such a pretty backdrop or the beautiful tall trees that frame the newly married couple and bridal party so perfectly.
    You can find the Government House Here.
    3. Edmonton Wedding Photo Location - The Government House 13. Edmonton Wedding Photo Location - The Government House 1 3. Edmonton Wedding Photo Location - The Government House 1
  4. Hastings Lake Garden
    If you are having your wedding ceremony at Hastings Lake which by the way has the prettiest gazebo lined with beautiful flowers for your ceremony then you will have the chance to take some beautiful photos on the grounds. A few of my favourites from the LifeDotStyle collection is this one with the pretty rustic swings and the old farm house in the background. You can find Hasting Lake Gardens Here.
    4.Edmonton Wedding Location - Hastings Lake 4.Edmonton Wedding Location - Hastings Lake
  5. Devonian Gardens
    You will always find beautiful photos of the Devonian Gardens for Edmonton Wedding Photo Locations and to be honest I couldn’t not include them because it really is just too pretty. Get your directions here.
    5. Edmonton Wedding Photo Location - Devonian Gardens 5. Edmonton Wedding Photo Location - Devonian Gardens
  6. University of Alberta
    Another beautiful traditional spot in Edmonton to have your wedding photos taken, made even sweeter if you met each other at the University. I so adore this photo and the time of year it was taken with the vines around the building. Although I am sure when it is full of leaves and beautiful colours it would be just as amazing! Something note about having your photos taken at the University of Alberta is will need a permit to be able to walk the grounds. You can find this location here.
    6.Edmonton Wedding Location - UofA6.Edmonton Wedding Location - UofA
  7. Whyte Ave
    You know that if I can throw in a second graffiti wall I am 100% going to do it! Seriously how fun are these bright vibrant colours with the brides beautiful white dress. This photo was taken just off Whyte Avenue in an alley behind Julios Bario and a spot I really really want to check out lol.
    7. Edmonton Wedding Photo Location - Whyte Avenue
  8. Whitemud Park
    Another beautiful spot that provides wide opens spaces and has great lighting for day and night photography which is super important for capturing amazing photos. There are also several walking paths which make perfect little secluded photo spots. You can find this spot here.
    8. Edmonton Wedding Photo Location - Whitemud Park
  9. Hawrelak Park
    It’s mid summer so I’m sure these winter photos might not be exactly what you are wanting to see but summer or winter this spot is gorgeous! The pretty bridge in the background with the hanging globes on the trees just make this photo magical. You can create this photo no matter what time of year you are getting married at Hawrelak Park.
    9. Edmonton Wedding Photo Location - Hawrelak Park 9. Edmonton Wedding Photo Location - Hawrelak Park

Terwillegar Dog Park
There is something about bridges and wooded paths that just make the most magical photos. As you an see this bridge in the fall makes the most beautiful photos, there are beautiful paths to take including one that goes right to the river. In July there are several beautiful purple photos just a heads up… or down, watch out for dog poop as it is in a dog park. Dog lovers you might want to try this spot out at the Terwillegar Dog Park.
10. Edmonton Wedding Photo Location - Terwillegar Dog Park 10. Edmonton Wedding Photo Location - Terwillegar Dog Park

Every photos shared today was supplied by LifeDotStyle.

Thank you ladies for making this post happen! xoHope you liked today’s TOP 10 Edmonton Wedding Photo Locations! I want to hear all about the ones that were your favourite!! Please leave a comment below and share this with your bridal party to help you decide!!

Happy Planning! xo Jen
Your Edmonton Wedding Planner – Fresh Look Event Management 

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