We thought we'd take a quick look at some ideas for wedding favours and little take home goodies for showing appreciation of attending guests. Ideally you'll want something a little bit different that your guests will cherish as a keepsake from your special day. Being creative and thinking outside the box should ensure your guests don't go home with a favour they've already recieved at another wedding. Probably best to avoid chocolates, sugared almonds and jelly beans!
For my own wedding we decided to bring individual spices back from our travels to compliment our 'Caribbean Islands' theme... Nutmeg, Allspice, Cinnamon etc, now whether or not they got used is anyone's guess, but it was different! We loved the 'Eat Me', 'Drink Me' wedding favours pictured above. These were from an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding earlier this Summer.
Usually couples prefer having their own names and wedding date, but why not opt for individual names of your guests, a more personalised approach that doubles nicely as place names.
Instead of spending out on wedding favours, some couples choose to offer guests a portion of wedding cake beautifully presented in a personalised box. Alternatively, brides may choose to give their guests cake in a small bag with a personalised tag or ribbon tie. Either option works well and would offer your wedding guests a take home gift exclusive to your day.
Here's a few tips...
- Always ensure your wedding favours are unique and say something about your individual personalities.
- Remember receiving a personalised favour is so much more memorable for your wedding guests.
- Use colour co-ordinated ribbon for wedding favours to match colour themes.
- If your favours are edible, remember not to get them too soon before the day.
- DIY favours can be time consuming but are a great way of saving money.