Traditionally wedding favours consisting of 5 sugared almonds were given to guests as a thank you and a keepsake from the wedding. The 5 almonds represented health, wealth, happiness, long life and fertility. More recently wedding favours have evolved and brides and grooms have become more creative and personal in the gifts that they give to their guests.
Something we hear from wedding venue's is that the wedding favours quite often get left on the tables once the guests have gone and the tables are cleared. How can you make sure that your wedding favours are a hit with your guests and don't get left behind?
The most obvious choice is something edible. Sweets, chocolate, cupcakes and cookies have been popular at some of our recent weddings.
The personal touches have been in the way the bride and groom have wrapped up and presented the gift, coordinating them with their wedding theme and colours.
We loved these cake pop wedding favours in the shape of lips and mustache's.
The guests used them as props for some photo fun and then enjoyed eating them later.
How about providing your guests with a collection of your favourite music. We loved these music CD gifts with personalised cases featuring photos from the engagement session.
SEEDS OF LOVE
This is such a sweet idea. A hand decorated packed of seeds. A lovely gift and a long lasting memory of the wedding day, especially for those with green fingers.
DONATIONS TO CHARITY
Rather than giving a gift to couples at their wedding, lots of couples are now making donations to a charity on behalf of their guests as their gift. A lovely idea and definitely not something that will be wasted.
There are so many great ideas out there for wedding favours and they don't have to cost a fortune. Getting creative and going DIY can save a few extra pennies and allow you to create more personal wedding gifts that complement your colour scheme and theme.
I would love to hear what you think of these wedding favours, what you had for your wedding favours, or if you have any great ideas to share.