The most magical moment in my bookish life was when I opened up my new copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and read "Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much," for the very first time. I imagine the second most magical moment will be when I walk down the aisle to say "I do," surrounded by friends, loved ones, and Harry Potter wedding favors.
Everyone dreams of their perfect wedding, from the style of dress and the type of flowers in the bouquet, to the flavor of the cake and the first dance song. Ever since I was a little girl, I imagined my own wedding to be the most fantastic day of my life, filled with fun, laughter, and beauty in every detail. Though my exact plans from childhood have changed a little — I can't expect to ride into the ceremony on a unicorn, now can I? — some things have stayed the same, like the fact I would love to have a Harry Potter themed wedding. My cake will be Sorting Hat shaped, my vows will be made up of book quotes, and my bridesmaids, groomsmen, and guests will all go home with Harry Potter wedding favors. Sounds like a fun time, doesn't it?
If you're like me and you dream of having a magical wedding filled with golden snitches, wooden wands, and Butterbeer for everyone, make sure you incorporate some of these 13 Harry Potter themed wedding favors into your own special day.
1. Wine Bottle Labels
Before the big day, there are a million details to get in order, but the most important of them all (other than, you know, the person you're marrying) is your bridesmaids. Ask them the right way with Harry Potter wine bottle labels, and guarantee they'll say yes.
Harry Potter wine bottle labels, $15, Etsy
2. Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans
While most people don't want to think about earwax on their wedding day, Harry Potter-themed candy may be the only thing we make an exception for. Give the gift of puke and cut grass by handing out Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans to your guests — and don't worry, they aren't all bad.
3. Tea Favor Boxes
As cute as they are unique, these tea boxes filled with flavors like Felix Felicis and Pollyjuice Potion are an original wedding favor every guest will love. Order extras, because you're going to want to keep a few for yourself.
Tea Boxes, $6, Etsy
4. Polyjuice Potion Flask
A great gift for both sides of the wedding party, this polyjuice potion hip flask will be a unique and useful trinket that will help everyone remember the special day.
5. "Mischief Managed" Ornament
Any good wedding will come with a certain level of mischief and mayhem. Own up to it by handing out ornaments printed with the famous quote to all of your guests who had a really good time.
Ornaments, $11, Etsy
6. Golden Snitch
Everyone has dreamed of winning the Quidditch World Cup, just like everyone has dreamed of the perfect wedding day. Make everyone's wishes come true at once by giving out golden snitches to all of your guests. The Harry Potter fans in the crowd will truly appreciate it.
7. Bridal Party Sunglasses
Another great gift for bridesmaids and groomsmen, Harry Potter-themed sunglasses will have your whole bridal party walking down the aisle in style. A fun and memorable prop for group pictures, these are favors your friends and family will actually use.
8. Gringotts Bank Bag
The perfect packaging for any wedding favor, Gringotts Bank drawstring bags are great for filling with candy and treats.
9. "Always" Koozie
You can never have too many koozies, especially not Harry Potter themed ones. A favor you know guests will use after the party over, these "Always" koozies are sweet, sentimental, and unique.
10. "Always" Shot Glass
Fun and functional, glassware is always a great wedding favor. Make it even better by creating a customizable Harry Potter quote shot glass people will love using long after the big day.
Harry Potter quote shot glass, $6, Etsy
11. Vinyl Sticker Pack
A fun and memorable favor, Harry Potter themed sticker packs will ensure memories of your wedding stick.
Harry Potter themed sticker packs, $3, Etsy
12. Chocolate Frogs
Everyone enjoys a sweet treat, especially after a long night of drinking and dancing. Chocolate frogs are a fun way to add some Harry Potter-themed confections to your celebration.
13. Mini Scented Soy Candles
Send guests home with a little bit of love and light from your special day with mini scented soy candles. Labeled with the most heartbreaking quote from the series — "Always" — don't be surprised to if your wedding favors cause serious waterworks.