Wedding Favour Ideas Your Guests Will Want To Take Home
Every couple want their guests to have a great time at their wedding. Whilst you prepare with the best catering and great music, when deciding on wedding favours it’s not always easy to choose gifts your guests will use and enjoy. Here are some of our recommended wedding favour ideas that your guests will want to take home:
Not everyone will have space for an engraved silver frame or want a candle with your initials on it, but some items can have a lot of practical use after your wedding. You can design your own wedding can-cooler/stubby/beer koozie with your names, the date of your wedding, a logo or a phrase. These are affordable and practical gifts that many guests will appreciate. They can even be used during the wedding reception. They are also small enough to pack and store, making them easy to take home.
Personalised glasses, travel mugs or bottle openers also make great gifts, especially when paired with small bottles of Prosecco or a craft beer.
Fit your wedding theme
If you are having a themed wedding, have your favour match this theme. If you are having a beach wedding, personalise some chap-stick lip balm, or flip-flops, fans or parasols which are both practical and fun. If you want to offer sunglasses, personalise with a catch phrase, perhaps “protect your eyes our love is blinding”.
If you have a family or friend who is an artist, ask them to customise some labels that you can add to the favours you choose. Add your personality to these labels, including the nicknames that you have or showing you as fun caricatures.
DIY gift stations, offering anything from gourmet popcorn or a candy bar are always a hit at wedding receptions. These work well for younger guests at the reception, whilst also being a late night snack bar for those dancing the night away.
You can also package popular foods as gifts. These can include cake balls, decorated cookies, jams honey or any dish that goes well with your wedding theme, or simply a dish that is your personal favourite as a couple.
Spice mixes are fun and usable, and easy to customise. You can choose a savoury spice mix, or something sweet such as cinnamon sugar. You may want to share your favourite curry mix or perhaps a pickling spice mix to encourage others to try pickling onions.
For the wedded couple who are environmentally-conscious, consider small plants or packets of seeds as wedding favours.
Potted cacti can be both your escort cards and your wedding favours. Seed packets can also be used as part of your seating chart, and then be taken home as a reminder of the wedding. Personalise with custom tags that fit in with the palette used for your other wedding stationery.
Keep it traditional
Some of the more traditional wedding favours are still used today. Sugared almonds are usually wrapped in a tiny satin material for easy travel. Cake in a Box is another tradition that remains popular as a wedding favour, with small pieces of the wedding cake placed in small decorative boxes for the guests to take home afterwards.
Your choice of wedding favour to gift to your guests is entirely up to you. Have fun and tailor them to your personalities.