Wedding favours are one of the many wedding traditions we’re seeing reimagined. Many couples still treat their guests to a unique little gift, particularly those that double up as decor or placenames. From charity donations to chocolate delicacies, here are a few ideas to fill your wedding favour boxes.
BotanicalGive 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.
AlcoholIf you want to guarantee your wedding favours will be devoured then treat each guest to a miniature. Small bottles of gin or mini champagnes are very popular and elegant choices. Just be sure to double check with your venue as some don’t allow couples to bring their own alcohol on to the premises.
EdibleBack in the day, sugared almonds were a traditional favour. We love finding edible delicacies waiting for us before the wedding breakfast; chocolate, biscuits, fudge, jam, coffee, honey and sweets always go down well, regardless of whether it is shop bought or homemade! Popcorn is a really inexpensive and effective way to give your guest a treat and ideal if you’ve opted not to have canapés!
CharityFor the couple keen to give back, then 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 or you could ask your stationer to create a bespoke piece mentioning your donation.
MusicalA favour which truly reflects the couple always feels heartfelt. Music lovers could treat their guests to individual vinyl scoured from charity shops and car boot sales, or be like Katie and Thomas and give your friends and family a musical instrument to get the party started!
QuirkyWe’ve seen lots of brides and grooms ensure a packed dance floor by offering guests flip flops. However, Maria & Elvira went one step further and gave all their female friends and family a monogrammed pair of converse trainers!
CandlesWe love the idea of offering favours that can be used way after the event and every time your guests burn one of these candles it’ll evoke memories of the wedding day.
PlacenamesWe're seeing more and more couples use place names to double up as wedding favours. Gemma and Rich used beautiful tiny brass photo frames for their guest names which act as an elegant keepsake.
You can find lots more gorgeous favour and gift ideas on our hand-picked supplier directory The List.