Tying the knot during the warm, sunny months of summer allows for a few things you may not be able to have during winter. For instance, you can have your ceremony outside where you and your loved ones have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds that nature has to offer. Summer nuptials also allow you to choose from various blooms that are in season only during that time of year, such as dahlias and daisies. Your favors are no different – send your guests home with any of these sweet summer wedding favors:

Homemade jam
Give your guests sweet homemade jam put into cute little canning jars. Wrap a piece of twine around the lid with a note attached on which you can print your names and wedding date. You can even include the recipe so that your guests can make more when they run out! Your loved ones will adore having this in their fridge to sweeten up toast and crackers.

Fresh fruit
Set out tin buckets of fresh summer produce that your guests can pick out and take home. Choose fruit that's at its peak ripeness during the summer months, such as mangos, figs, blackberries, peaches, plums, strawberries, cherries or grapes. These buckets of fruit will help add a colorful accent to your wedding decor. You can even choose a fruit, such as strawberries and pair them with a fresh scone for your guests to enjoy the morning after your big day.

Seed packets
A seed packet for your loved ones is the perfect wedding favor for a number of reasons. Not only are seeds easy on your budget, they're eco-friendly and can make your guests home a little brighter. Offer various types of seeds, and your guests can pick out which one they would like to take home.

Fan
Set a colorful fan at each of your guests' place settings. They can use the fan to keep cool during your reception and throughout the rest of the summer season!

Moonshine
If you threw a traditional Southern wedding, you may want to think about sending your friends and family home with some moonshine stored in charming rustic mason jars.

Sunglasses
Set up a table filled with sunglasses at your outdoor wedding ceremony. Your guests can help themselves to a pair of glasses to reduce glare during your big day. These are a great summer favor that they'll use long after your nuptials have passed.

Do you know what summer wedding favor you'll be giving your guests? Share your thoughts with us!

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