The strangest wedding favours out there right now

There are so many reasons why we give favours to guests at weddings. However small, these gifts are tokens of appreciation for all who were there to celebrate this very special occasion with you. Wedding favours even double as table decorations to ensure your wedding theme is mirrored from every angle.

wedding favours

Wedding favour customs go back decades, with sugared almonds given in plush organza bags acting as the favour of choice for many years. In contrast, couples of today are increasingly thinking outside the box when selecting those all-important favours.

Personalised tattoos

What better way to leave a lasting impression of your big day than with a tattoo? Don’t worry, these tattoo wedding favours are temporary. Most can be personalised to showcase the name of the happy couple and/or the wedding date. Personalised tattoo wedding favours not only offer a fun way to thank guests, they’re also an hilarious wedding day activity that will keep guests talking long after your wedding day comes to an end.

Edible gold

Providing the perfect wedding favour at your glittering wedding ceremony and reception is made easy with edible 24 carat gold. This wedding favour can even be used by guests at your reception. In fact, it’s the perfect way to glitz up a chocolate truffle or glass of bubbly.

Hangover cures

For most guests, weddings offer the perfect opportunity to let their hair down. For those enjoying the open bar a little too much, feeling as enthusiastic the morning after isn’t always easy. Hangover cures are great, quirky favour ideas. Wedding Ideas recommends Faust’s Potions as feel-good favours your guests will love:

“Faust’s Potions are diminutive, apothecary-style vials containing an all-natural, bespoke blend of vitamins and herbs, formulated for discerning night owls who want to enjoy the wedding festivities to the max… With one Awake Potion and one Asleep Potion makes this pack a unique, practical wedding favour idea! And with weddings in mind, Faust’s wrap up Recovery Packs or single Potions, using luxury, handmade paper and ribbon.”

Do away with tradition completely

Although most wedding traditions have a place in both UK ceremonies and receptions, doing away with tradition and forgoing favours altogether is an out of the ordinary custom that’s quickly catching on. Sending guests home with something that will only clutter up their cupboards is no longer the desired outcome for couples tying for knot.

Want to give your guests a little something useful? Treat them to a car ride home or create a little goody bag for them to enjoy the next morning – Bloody Mary kits are particularly popular. Guests with a sweet tooth will certainly appreciate a batch of carefully wrapped cookies or selection of their favourite sweets.

Whatever your wedding favour of choice, don’t forget to thank all your guests for their attendance after your wedding has been and gone. Read our essential guide to thank you cards to discover more about the benefits of sending thank you notes and thank you card sending etiquette.

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