I’m aware, as I begin this post, that for some of you, wedding favours represent an unnecessary waste of a precious wedding budget that could really be more wisely spent elsewhere or donated to charity. For others though, these small gifts are a sweet way of demonstrating your thanks to your guests as well as continuing/supporting your wider wedding theme.
I can appreciate both sides of the argument. Honestly, I really can. I chose to give my guests favours at my own wedding because in short, I wanted to. I enjoyed the process of sourcing the etched glass champagne saucers from car boots, village hall sales and eBay which I gave to the girls complete with shimmering metallic pouches filled with sugared almonds (yes I’m such a cliché) as well as seeing the boys have an awesome time smoking the cigar favours outside on the terrace in the evening. You can see more of my wedding here and here if you’re so inclined.
There’s nothing worse though than spending time, effort and precious pennies on unwanted wedding favours that get left behind on the tables as guests move off to the evening reception festivities. I’ve seen it happen in my time and it makes me really sad to see all the hard work invested by the happy couple disregarded in this way.
This afternoon’s post then is all about giving you lovely lot some ideas for wedding favours that your guests will really love, enjoy and perhaps find useful too.