A wedding day table looks great with a little token of appreciation for your guests. Wedding favours are a nice way of making your guests feel welcome on the day. You can use your favours as a way of tying all the other table decorations together too. Lots of our ideas come from our real weddings, you can find loads of inspiration on our featured weddings page. We are constantly inspired by the amazing ideas our brides have for their wedding day!

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Do you need wedding favours?

Lots of brides wonder if they need to have wedding favours on their day. The answer is no, this is a convention that people like to do but isn’t necessary. It’s totally up to you and your plan for the day. Don’t feel compelled to have favours if you don’t want to. When it comes to buying your wedding favours firstly you need to think of how much you want to spend. You can go as cheap or expensive as you want here, so it really depends on how important your favours are to you. High-end weddings will have elegant touches from start to finish but for tighter budgets this is an area where you can save a bit of money. Below we have lots of ideas which will fit every budget. From luxury personalised wedding favours to simple DIY favours, we have loads of ideas to get you started.

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Wedding favour succulent

Succulent Wedding Favour

The succulent trend isn’t going anywhere – and for good reason. These little plants are almost impossible to kill and make fantastic wedding favours. A succulent plant will last for years and years. For an added personal touch put your name and date on the pot. Every time your guest waters their succulent they will remember the fun they had at your wedding!

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Alcoholic Tipple

Probably the most popular wedding favour is an alcoholic tipple. You can really customise this however you want. Go for a spirit, a mini bottle of prosecco or you could even make your own sloe gin in a personalised bottle. You can change the drink seasonally with warming liqueurs for winter or something fresh like limoncello for summer. Getting married abroad? Have a little bottle of the local spirit!

hot chocolate wedding favour

Spiked Hot Chocolate

A DIY hot chocolate wedding favour with a little alcoholic twist is a fantastic idea for winter weddings. Your guests will be sure to make the most of this special treat during the winter evenings ahead. You can buy mini bottles of Baileys or any booze of your choice. Add a jar of mini marshmallows and hot chocolate powder and you are good to go!

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Unusual Wedding Favour Ideas

Many couples want their wedding day to be unique. From unusual wedding ceremonies to alternative wedding favours. There are so many ways to make your wedding day feel personal. Here are some of our favourite unique wedding favour ideas.

• These mini Nutella pots are so sweet. A lovely gift for all lovers of hazelnut spread!

• Let your guests know you love them with these personalised Love Heart sweets!

• Give your guests a thoughtful gift with a hangover kit. They will thank you the next day!

• A pot of local honey is a relatively cheap and very satisfying wedding favour.

• Add a whimsical touch to your table with these adorable mini wedding tambourines!

• We adore these gold terrariums, super stylish and something guests will keep.

• Go the extra mile and give each of your guests their own caricature of themselves! This is sure to be a talking point around the table!