Sure, sugared almonds are traditional – but how many packets are left on the guest tables at the end of the night? We’re firm believers of out with the old, in with the new, so why not surprise your guests with one of these cute and budget-friendly wedding favours? We guarantee there’ll be none leftover…
Whether you want to splurge on luxury wedding favours for your guests, or your budget can only stretch to some DIY offerings, here’s our pick of the best wedding favours your guests will actually want to take home.
Wedding Favours: Ideas That Guests Will Love
Doughnut Wedding Favours
Treat guests to something a little sweeter with these customisable doughnut bags from Ivory & Co – there’s even space to add your names and wedding date.
Candle Wedding Favours
Who doesn’t love a scented candle? A mini version of one your favourite scents is a great little keepsake for wedding guests. When they light it, the smell will take them back to all the fun from your wedding day.
Seed Wedding Favours
Personalise these gorgeous forget-me-not seed packets, and give as a unique gift to guests at your wedding reception.
Chocolate Wedding Favours
Not quite as steeped in tradition as sugared almonds, but still a classic choice. Chocolates are a failsafe crowd pleaser, particularly for guests with a sweet tooth. Nowadays, you can also cater to your vegan guests with vegan chocolate wedding favours.
Biscuit Wedding Favours
Another edible treat, iced biscuits can be personalised with guests’ names, or you can stick to the bride and groom‘s names or wedding date as a cute (and delicious) keepsake.
Plant Pots or Personalised Succulents
Plant a bulb (tulip, hyacinth, daffodil) in a mini terracotta pot or splash out on a succulent. Attach a parcel tag with the guest’s name to every pot and it doubles up as a place setting. Or, why not print out sticking labels, with messages such as ‘thank you for being here to make our wedding day blossom’. Attach a packet of seeds, putting one by each place setting.
Temporary Tattoo Wedding Favours
While you’re making a commitment for life, your guests shouldn’t have to. That said, they can still join in the fun and add a bit of big-day branding, with these cute temporary tattoos. Go for gold foil for some added glitz.
The new cake trend we’re currently obsessed with is the cake pop. Whether you order bespoke or whip up your own, leave a cake pop at each place setting wrapped in cellophane and tie with a bow.
Alcoholic Wedding Favours
Splash out on a wedding favour they can savour – this salted caramel cacao vodka (50ml) from Hotel Chocolat is a brilliant choice. Just make sure younger guests don’t get their hands on them!
Bookmark Wedding Favours
These beautiful bookmarks from Jane Debono make for a wonderful keepsake after the big day – and will remind guests of your celebrations long after your wedding is over.
Honey Pots and Jam Jars
Fill small jars with jam, honey, sweets, or whatever you fancy. Present them with a gingham ribbon, or with the name of the bride and groom on the label.
This autumnal sweet treat isn’t too difficult to make, and looks fabulous wrapped in cellophane, tied with a ribbon and labelled with the wedding date and name of the bride and groom. Perfect for an autumn wedding!
Soap Wedding Favours
Why not create your own mini soaps? They’re fairly easy to make, and you can match the scent to the time of year of your wedding – try something rich like cedar for winter, or a light floral note for summer.
What about making a little buttonhole or corsage for each guest? You can place it in a folded napkin. You don’t need to do anything complicated – a sprig of lavender is perfect for both men and women, topped with a little bit of greenery, and wrap the stems with florist tape. Just choose a bloom that doesn’t need to be kept in water.
Wedding Favours for Children
Colouring Books and Crafts
For younger guests, put a colouring book with their name on and some smart new pencils by their places. This can also keep them entertained if the speeches carry on for a little too long.