Unfortunately, after the pressures of wedding planning are experienced, favours can be treated as something of an afterthought by couples. Wedding favours play an important role in weddings of all themes and sizes, providing a memento that your guests should cherish and a reminder of your special day.
Finding the keepsakes that your guests will love isn’t the easiest task. Don’t let your wedding favours be relegated to the rubbish bin as soon as your guests arrive home, explore the following unforgettable favours that will make your guests think twice and treasure forever.
1. Personalised condiments
Who doesn’t love sauce! Whether your guests prefer red, brown, mustard or mayo, personalising mini versions of these mementos with their name and your wedding date is a great way to provide a useful yet memorable favour. Those with a sweeter tooth will love Nutella’s personalised labels.
2. Custom fortune teller
Who can forget the days of making our own tellers out of A4 paper and scribbling on fortunes in biro? Recreate that moment at your wedding reception with these great favours. You can make your own or head to Etsy for a professional handmade alternative. All that’s left to do is let the games begin!
3. Scented bath goodies
Help your guests unwind after celebrating your union with some scented bath goodies. Personalised soaps are excellent options.
4. Temporary ink
Add a touch of fun by installing a tattoo station at your wedding reception. Inking your guests will certainly leave a lasting impression, but make sure those tattoos are temporary as Hitched describes:
“Who needs the pain of the real thing? Temporary tattoos may be unusual wedding favours, but they look amazing and you can go for gorgeous colours like silver and gold to match a metallic colour scheme. But they don’t just have to be for the guests – if you fancy yourself as a bit of a boho bride, why not wear these stunning temporary tats from Bohemian Jewellery Tattoos in place of actual jewellery.”
5. Worldly treats
Jetting off to some far flung destination ahead of your wedding or have an exotic country that holds particularly strong memories for you as a couple, why not use this as inspiration for your favours? Go global and excite your guests with your favourite edible treats from around the world.
6. Grow your own
If you’re a green fingered couple, then indulging your love for all things natural is a great way to give your guests an extra special treat. Provide some seeds or cuttings of your favourite flower, plant or tree, and supply your guests with all they need to grow their own wedding day reminders at home.
7. Homemade keepsakes
The wedding planning process may be hectic but if you’re arty or crafty when not use these skills to your advantage to create something truly personal to you.
8. A good deed
Giving something back to those less fortunate than yourself is guaranteed to strike a chord with every guest and provide that warm, fuzzy feeling all round. Suzanne Neville is just one of the many designers working with charity Cancer Research UK to create her own wedding favours, keepsakes that generate donations for this worthy cause. Use your dream wedding to help make someone else’s dream come true.