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!
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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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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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!
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!
Keeping Kids Busy
Children need a bit of extra entertainment during the meal. Which is why an interactive favour is such a great idea! We love the idea of giving children a colouring book and selection of pencils. They way they will be well behaved during the speeches. A win-win for everyone!
Personalised Bottle Stopper
When deciding what wedding favours to give your guests it’s a good idea to consider choosing something useful. A personalised bottle stopper is a great option as you know your guests can use this in their home after the wedding.
An edible favour is always going to go down well. These beautifully boxed treats from Laduree not only look amazing on the table but they have a delicious sweet inside. Another one of our favourites are chocolate lollypops. These make a great wedding favour idea. You can personalise these with everyone’s names – perfect! Vegan guests don’t need to be left out with these fantastic chocolate lollies!
Luxury Wedding Favour Ideas
Some couples want every element of their wedding day to be luxurious – including their wedding favours. We have compiled a list of ideas for beautiful luxury wedding favours. These favours are sure to be a talking point of your guests.
• Luxury chocolate brand Charbonnel Et Walker make the most stunning chocolates in beautiful packaging, a stunning luxury favour.
• Non-alcoholic cocktail ingredients can be enjoyed by all your guests. We love these beautiful bottles from Kolibri.
• These Aspinal Of London engraved hip flasks make for beautiful top table wedding favours for gifts for groomsmen.
• A charity donation is a fantastic choice for couples who want to do a bit of good on their wedding day.
The gift of seeds is a nice thing to give green-fingered guests. This is a gift that keeps on giving as your family and friends will be able to see the plants grow well after the wedding has passed. A great idea for these favours is to tie in the seed packaging with your wedding styling. You can choose a rustic design or do something sleek and elegant. Your wedding stationery supplier should be able to create a bespoke package for you.
We adore these beautifully packaged macaroon wedding favours. They are dainty and beautiful, such an elegant choice! Macaroons can be made in any colour so you can make them fit perfectly with your wedding table styling. We love packaging these delicacies in a clear box, allowing guests to immediately see what’s inside. You can also buy personalised boxes or different colours. Most elements can be customised to suit your wedding style.
Another favourite wedding favour for children is a stuffed animal. Children always treasure toys and their favourites they will remember into adulthood. Find out before the big day each child’s favourite animal and present it to them on the wedding day. During the speeches children can sometimes get a little bored. Having a toy to play with can keep them happy and entertained.
Cake pops are a fantastic wedding favour. They can come in a whole range of designs, but we especially love these bride and groom decorated pops. They are whimsical and fun. Sure to make your wedding guests smile! One of our favourite wedding cake designers Cheshire Wedding Cakes have gone a step further and created cakesicle pops. Expertly made to look like ice cream treats, a modern and elegant take on the cake pop! Plus we love eating anything on a stick!
Home Made Favours
DIY favours are really popular especially if you don’t have the budget for expensive favours. This bride was particularly good at making fudge and decided to present the guests with these beautiful jars. A DIY gift is really thoughtful. Or if you aren’t handy in the kitchen you can buy in your favourite treat, pop in a jar and you have a cheap and easy wedding favour!
Popcorn Wedding Favour
Another wedding favour which can be done on a tight budget is popcorn! It’s a great little thing to snack on and the packaging can make this treat look really elegant too. Popcorn can be sweet or savoury so it’s great for people who can’t have a lot of sugar.
Hopefully you feel inspired by our ideas to choose your wedding favours! There are so many fun ways to make all your wedding styling personal. From DIY favours to luxury personalised products there is an idea to suit every budget. Keep up to date with our blog for lots more wedding styling ideas.