Wedding Favour Ideas

Our couples often ask us what we think the best wedding favor / favours are. For me, its not what you purchase as a favour, its how you present it and how you personalise it. For example, you could buy a tin of mints in a silver tin – but you can jazz it up by putting a personal message/ beautiful graphics on the top.  However, on the flip side, don’t feel you HAVE to bother with wedding favours – some people look at them as an unnecessary waste of money. Your guests won’t be upset if you don’t provide an expensive one, or anything at all for that matter!

 

If you love them though, there are so many options to choose from and we have put together some of our favourites to get your ideas going.

 

balm wedding favour

 

White Avenue’s 8 top tips:

1. Think about whether you want your guests to keep this gift forever, or whether you don’t mind giving them something to open straight away and eat or use.

2. Think about how you can personalise it with a label or message and whether you want a different favour for the ladies and gents.

3. You can choose favours according to the theme of your wedding such as a tropical, beach, butterfly or Christmas theme. Perhaps you could choose favours according to the season the wedding will be in – Summer or Winter wedding. Or, you could choose favours that represent you as a couple, what kind of things people relate to you, your interests and favourite things.

4. Think about your guests – what would they really like? Are they generally an older crowd? Would they end up leaving them on the table?

5. Budget. What can you afford? Can you go for a luxury wedding favour at £20 per favour and really go all out?

6. Favours add detail to your wedding tables. No matter how much they cost you, try to make them as eye pleasing as possible. Favours are a feature of the wedding that makes your wedding truly unique and personable. They can add colour to a table and make great photographs.

7. If you buy wedding favours that happen to be already boxed / packaged in something tacky or something that says ‘tesco’ on the back – take them out and put them in a nicer box or packaging – it will be totally unique and they will look amazing!

8. Wedding favours don’t have to sit on the table. They can be something bigger that your guests can pick up during the wedding – e.g. flip flops for the ladies for dancing or a whole dessert table.

 

 

More than 50 Wedding favour ideas:

 

Keyrings

top right: kath kidson . bottom left: twenty seven

 

Handmade soap

top left: somersetgarden.co.uk 

Lottery ticket

Lyndsey Goddard Photography

Sweets (sweets in a jar, retro sweets, wedding love hearts)

wedding favor sweets

 

Compass

 

Christmas theme (snowflake decorations, cracker, bauble, cookies, gingerbread)

 

Fruit bags/ trays

 

Sugared almonds

 

Egg cup / and mini spoon

 

Toffee apple

Martha Stewart blog

Magnet

 

Lollies

Sophia Victoria Joy

 

Stationery (journal/ me and you pencils)

red journal: bhg.com

Coffee

 

Trinket boxes

heart box: heartland angel

 

Mini alcohol bottle

 

Lemonade/ milk bottle

 

Lip balm/ body butter

pippins gifts

Personalised bookmark

Samdubeau.com

 

Cupcakes

 

Yoyo

wedding favor yoyo

Etsy.com

 

Fans

 

Bottle opener/ cork

Bottle opener: honeydew & violet

Basket of scones / strawberries / cream tea

 

Cake pops

 

Popcorn

Van Wyhe Photography

Vintage tins

pippins gifts

Lucky Sixpence

 

Destination wedding (luggage tag, anchor bag, sea salt, seashells, atlas thank you tags, maracas)

 

Donuts

 

 

Candles

square candle tins from hope and willow 

 

Matches

 

Mini sweet machines

 

Dessert in a jar / ingredients to make something

Red velvet photo: Catherine Noble

 

Succulents / herbs

 

Tea / tea diffuser

Left: Barebone photo. Right: heartloveweddings.com

 

Macarons

wedding macarons

left: bobbetteandbele.com 

Jam

Left: Hannah Akers Photography

 

Polaroid / Instragram magnets and coasters

etsy.com / ambrosiagirl.com

Hanging decorations

top right: wedding of my dreams – bottom left: posh totty designs

 

Cookies/ Shortbread

Olofson Design.com 

Jelly beans

 

Flip books

left: engagedandinspired.com   right: bobbooks.co.uk

 

Plants / seeds

bottom left: etsy.com

Honey

 

Candle in a teacup

 

Personalised M&Ms

mymms.com

 

Mints

 

Recipe books

Dani Stephenson Photography

 

CD of love songs / favourite music

 

Bird seed

 

Personalised wrapper on chocolate bar

wedding favor

 

Olive oil

inspiration wedding favour

Left: Sarah Kathleen Photography.  Right: Tom Ravenshear Photography

 

 

Ideas put together by White Avenue.

We may have missed a credit or two…If one needs adding please email us at contact@whiteavenue.co.uk to let us know

 

 

White Avenue is a wedding planning company based in London. We hope you enjoy reading our blog posts! As well as publishing our own real weddings we have planned, we write blogs on everything to do with weddings including bridal dresses, entertainment, venues, flowers, wedding rings and much more.

If you are interested in the White Avenue team planning your wedding, please email us on contact@whiteavenue.co.uk. We cover the whole of the UK and we also plan destinations weddings such as Italy and Greece.

 

 

2 comments
  1. Elena

    Great inspiration! Thanks!

  2. Amy / weddingcardsplaza.co.uk

    Lovely.. Loved the candles.. Thank you so much for sharing.. Also a piece of advice for all soon to be brides.

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