Giving your guests a wedding favour has become a big trend over the past couple of years, and with good reason! Gone are the days of candy coated almonds in a net sachet – these days brides are opting for a personal touch. Giving a unique wedding favour gives you the opportunity to showcase your personality as a couple and to share something that you love with your guests, but also to sincerely thank them for sharing your most special day. It can be part of your table décor, something to keep your guests busy, a ‘going home’ gift at the end of the night or an accessory to make them feel part of your wedding theme. We’ve rounded up a couple of unique wedding favours to get you inspired.
Local is Lovely
Eating local and sustainable food is a popular choice lately, which has given rise to excellent locally produced products. Check out your farmer’s market to see what is available in your area, and then personalise it with a handmade label and a ribbon to complement your theme. Popular choices are organic honey, homemade preserves or you could even share your favourite artisan chilli sauce with your guests!
For a cute but special favour, you can definitely amplify your gifts with a personal touch. You can give sunglasses as a favour before the ceremony if you’re going to be in the sun, you can give the ladies a beautiful pashmina in a shade that goes with your theme or give out a lovely variety of bowties. This makes everyone feel part of your day and looks great on photos!
Share your love of nature by giving your guests cute little succulents in a pretty container. Succulents are quite inexpensive and very easy to propagate. You could have your bridal party help with collecting and planting the succulents and decorating the containers.
Grab a Cuppa
Head to your local artisanal coffee roaster or tea merchant (whatever your preference might be), and have them create a personal blend especially for you. You can package your special blend in a cute tin with a personal label, or keep the look natural with a beautifully printed brown paper parcel.
Give a lovely keepsake to remind your guests of your wedding for years to come. Giving your guests something useful will ensure they will keep it, and serves as a beautiful reminder of the day. Some of the most popular ideas are Scrabble-letter words, which you can turn into magnets, or you can do personalised candles in cute little tins. For an added special touch, you can give scented candles – and just choose your favourite scent! You could also personalise shot glasses and add a tiny bottle of your favourite shot, or have fancy soap wrapped in special paper with a personal label or message on it.
If you have a sweet tooth, going with a treat-themed favour is definitely the way to go! Have Macaroons made in your wedding colours and put them in a beautiful display box with a ribbon. You could also make Smores kits by combining digestive biscuits, a marshmallow or two and some chocolate – present the favour in a little transparent bag so people can see what it is. You could also give personalised tins of mints, or a glass jar filled with all your favourite candies.