Unique Wedding FavoursWedding 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!
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
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.
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
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.
Designer Labels – These 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.