Eco-friendly Favor Ideas from Seeds to Saplings for Spring

Mini potted herbs as eco-friendly favors

Giving wedding guests ‘living favors’ couldn’t be more perfect for springtime nuptials! Not only are these eco-friendly, they also convey the magic of new life and growth that a marriage is all about. And it doesn’t hurt that these gifts are lovely to look at, too! Take your cue from the pretty presentation of these 6 favors of plants and plantables, and give your wedding a stylish nature-loving spin!

Eco-friendly Favors for a Spring Garden Wedding

flower seeds and tree saplings

1 – For a rustic-themed wedding, these evergreen tree seedlings are an ideal eco-friendly favor. Available from Plant a Memory, each seedling comes in its own burlap wrap with a card made from recycled paper. All 100% natural!

2 – Another great example of tree saplings! This lovely real wedding featured on Eco-Beautiful Weddings doesn’t give the details, but we presume you can buy these in bulk at a plant nursery. Then, just trim them with ribbon and a pretty card, and tuck them into each guest’s place setting!

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3 – ‘Seed bombs’ bundled up in patterned paper wraps make attractive eco-favors. As explained on Intimate Weddings, they’re actually balls of clay, compost, and seeds (links to recipes are provided) that can be tossed into your own backyard to eventually sprout, grow, and bear flowers or fruit. Now isn’t that a great gift—to your guests and to nature?

4 – Packets of flower seeds come already prettily packaged, like these ones we found via Camille Styles Events. So all you need is some ribbon to tie on your personalized favor tags, then a sweet country basket or a large terra cotta pot to display them in!

5 – Mini potted herbs are another wonderful option for a garden wedding or a cooking-themed bridal shower. You can even match the containers with your color motif, as in this post on Historic Mankin Mansion, or provide recipe cards using each particular herb!

6 – How romantic are these delicate paper cones filled with fragrant olive leaves and sprigs of lavender! Perfect take-home mementos for a Provence-inspired wedding, as suggested on Parisian Events. How’s that for the sweet scent of spring?


  1. the different patterns on the potted herbs are so fun! i’m so used to either leaving them plain or painting one color, this would be a fun update!

  2. So true, Lauren! Depending on the theme, you could even go whimsical with polka dots, stripes, or gingham — or chic with chevron. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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