Wedding favours are a simple way to say thank you to your guests for joining you on your special day. Gone are the days of sugared almonds in organza bags, wedding favours today are used as a way to add originality, giving your guests something memorable to take away. Here are some of our favourite ideas for fun and special wedding favours.
A traditional and still popular option, edible favours are likely to be enjoyed on the day, without getting thrown away! The choice is virtually endless and can really complement your theme for the day. If you’re having a rustic style wedding, then homemade jams and chutneys can be a cost effective and thoughtful favour your guests can enjoy long after your wedding. Fill mason jars with sweets for a fun twist, or splurge on delicious macarons, biscuits or cookies in elegant boxes. From artisan crafted to homemade treats, edible favours are always a great choice.
Make your guests feel extra special with their own keepsake of your special day. These can be small tokens such as magnets and coasters, engraved with your guests’ names and the date of your wedding. You could give mini votive candles as favours, especially if your wedding is in winter, where you can include the evocative scents of cinnamon, cloves and oranges. For something really unique, you could make a mixtape of your favourite songs played on the day.
Giving your guests plants or seeds to grow is becoming increasingly popular. It allows the memory of your wedding to live on long after the last dance, and can come to symbolise ‘watching love grow’. Succulents don’t take much looking after, and are a modern choice perfect for a rustic style wedding. Guests can simply put them somewhere in their home. You could also give your guests seeds to plant wildflowers, letting the legacy of your special day grow far and wide.