Unique Wedding Favours

Wedding favours are the small gifts given as a gesture of appreciation by the bride and groom.  Today we have come a long way from handing out traditional sugar almonds.  Modern couples put a lot of effort into trying to find meaningful and often unusual wedding favours to share with their friends and family. 

Wedding favours can be just as much a part of the table decorations and overall look of the reception as flowers, settings, and linen. It is your way of saying thank you to each person attending your wedding or celebration, so the presentation as well as the gift itself should reflect your intentions. A little thoughtfulness and creativity can speak volumes.  2013's brides are going to great lengths to find unusual wedding favours to make their day memorable, but we've done the work for you.

Here the Top 10 Favours this year and, more importantly, how you can get them!

1. Heart Shaped Tea Infuser & Personalised Tea Caddy – A personal favourite, one of our staff recently gave these out to guests at her wedding.  The personalised caddy made a lovely keep sake for guests to remember a fantastic day.  www.beau-coup.com

2. The Scoop of Love – We absolutely loved these little heart-shaped ice cream scoops.  Complete in its own gift box, it is the perfect favour for a summer wedding.  We found ours at www.aweddinglessordinary.co.uk  Along with this delightful little gem, they stock a great range of unusual favours and they deliver worldwide.

3. Wedding Fortune Cookies – containing your own personalised message for your guests or one from a range of themes.  They’re a great ice breaker for guests at your reception.  We loved the fortune cookies from www.weddingfortunecookies.co.uk as they come in a range of colours to co-ordinate with your table setting.

4. Bath Bombs – Hosting a weekend wedding? Why not surprise your guests with a hand-made scented bath bombs in their hotel room?  They’re a great way to pamper yourself before the big celebration.  We found a great range of "Raspberry Ripple” bath mellows from www.just-candles.net.  Pure luxury!

5. Mint to Be – Another one from our favourite suppliers at A Wedding Less Ordinary, these fun Bride and Groom mints are a great idea.  They look particularly good if you have a black and white themed reception.  We loved these little tins filled with heart-shaped mints.    www.aweddinglessordinary.co.uk

6. Flute Charms – These funky little charms hook around the stem of your wine glass and are a great way to stop guests picking up the wrong glass of bubbly. They’re also a lovely keepsake for guests to take home.  We found some fun wedding themed charms at www.ukweddinggroup.com.  Or you could pick up some to suit the theme of your wedding. www.absolutelycharming.co.uk stock a range of coloured charms; they even sell charm making kits for all you crafty brides.

Bloem Box from Beau Coup

7. Flower Seeds – What a great way to share your wedding memories with your guests by giving them a few bulbs or seeds of your wedding flowers!  These needn’t be an expensive production either, wrapped in tissue or organza and tied with a colourful ribbon, these make a stunning wedding favour.  Co-ordinate them with your wedding colours for added impact.  We loved the BloemBox Collection from www.beau-coup.com, funky bright seed boxes with silk flowers attached to the top; they’ll look stunning at any summer wedding.

8. Personalised Designer LabelsThese great stick-on labels will help you turn just about anything into a stylish wedding favour!  We found some great designs at www.myownlabels.com but if you’re a wiz on the computer, why not design and print your own?  Attach them to anything from your favourite candy to bottled water, jams, gift bags or your favourite bottle of plonk.

9. Scented Candles – When we’re looking for wedding candles, we go to www.just-candles.net.  With an amazing range of scented candles, there isn’t a better way to put a new twist on a classic favour idea.  Try their “Champagne and Confetti” or “Wedding Day” range for a stylish and fragrant gift for your guests.  Why not leave a few lit as part of your table centre pieces to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.  We loved these scented candles!

10. A Personalised “Mix CD” – We loved this simple idea.  Share your wedding songs, your first dance and any other favourite songs with your guests.  A great keep-sake for loved ones to remember your special day.

Remember, you don’t have to spend the earth on your wedding favours, shop around, buy in bulk and plan ahead to make sure you have the perfect gifts for your guests.