Wedding favours are one of the many wedding traditions we’re seeing reimagined. Many couples still treat their guests to unique wedding favours, particularly those that double up as decor or place names. Wedding favours are a great way of saying thank you to your guests perhaps with something personal and meaningful. They are also a way of encouraging your guests to get into the spirit of your wedding (especially if it's an alcoholic favour). From plants, charity donations, and mini alcoholic drinks to chocolate delicacies and flip-flops, here are a few wedding favour ideas.
With this roundup, you'll find a favour that suits the vibe of your wedding!
Botanical Wedding Favours
Give your guests a token of gratitude with the added bonus of complementing your tablescape. Botanical favours are a gorgeous way to do this. Small succulents are the perfect size to give to friends and family, as are small bags of seeds which guests can take home and grow. Or if you have any floral decor you know will not be used after the big day, give it to your guests!
If you want to guarantee your wedding favours will be devoured then treat each guest to a miniature. Small bottles of gin or mini champagne bottles are very popular and elegant choices. If you are giving out gin or Prosecco, why not make a small station where guests could add their own fruit, mixers and ice? We have all the info you need on making a pimp your Prosecco station. Just be sure to double-check with your venue as some don’t allow couples to bring their own alcohol on the premises.
Food Wedding Favours
Back in the day, sugared almonds were a traditional favour. We love finding edible delicacies waiting for us before the wedding breakfast. Whether it's chocolate, biscuits, fudge, jam, coffee, honey or sweets, they always go down well! Popcorn is a really inexpensive and effective way to give your guest a treat and ideal if you’ve opted not to have canapés! Food wedding favours are also a great way of sampling what local suppliers have to offer.
A favour which truly reflects the couple always feels heartfelt. Music lovers could treat their guests to a musical instrument. The most popular musical instrument wedding favour seems to be the tambourine. Talk about getting the party started! Or why not check out some of our Recommended suppliers like Perkier Naturally and Weddings Gifted for jewellery or pretty soap wedding favours?
We’ve seen lots of brides and grooms ensure a packed dance floor by offering guests flip-flops. Getting everyone to feel comfortable physically, guarantees they'll be comfortable to really let their hair down to the tunes you'll be playing. Or if you're having a winter wedding or a lot of outdoor activities, keeping blankets on hand for those guests that feel the cold is a life-saver.
We're seeing more and more couples use place names to double up as wedding favours. From these real weddings, you can see how unique and out there you can go! With crystal slices, records, embroidered napkins, and an evil eye charm, there is something for every wedding theme!
Looking for more unique wedding favours? A candle can be personalised with your wedding date and your names but also with scent! You can pick or create your own scent for your wedding. If you light some of the candles around the venue on the day, the next time your guests light their candles, they'll be reminded of your incredible day. It's little details like this, we're so in love with!
Charity Wedding Favours
For the couple keen to give back, charity favours are the perfect answer. They’re a wonderful way to commemorate a loved one who has passed or a way to support a cause close to your heart. Many charities now offer printed favours and pins you can leave on the table for each guest. If not, you could ask your stationer to create a bespoke piece mentioning your donation. Don't forget a lot of gift lists also offer a charity option, too!