When it comes to wedding favours there are loads of ideas you can give your guests; gifts that tie in with your theme, items that remind your guests of you and your partner, donations in their name to a local charity or just something that takes your fancy. Here are some wedding favour ideas for your awesome day.
Where did favours come from?
The tradition of wedding favours can be traced back to the 16th century. The original wedding favour, was a small box made of porcelain, crystal, or precious metals. Inside the box, sugared almonds or other sweets were placed as a gesture of gratitude towards wedding guests. These gifts symbolised fertility and good luck.
Today, wedding favours are given as tokens of appreciation to guests for attending your celebration. They come in various forms, ranging from customised chocolates to candles, keychains, mini plants, and numerous other items that couples choose to express their gratitude and commemorate their special day.
Wedding Favour Ideas
- Personalised mini champagne bottles, cocktail or shot
- Wine or shot glasses with your names and wedding date
- Customised keyrings or bottle openers
- Potted plants or seeds for guests to take home and grow
- Photo magnets or frames with a picture of the couple
- Scented candles or soap bars
- Mini jars of homemade jam, honey, or hot sauce or you could get the famous tiptree jam here:
- Engraved luggage tags as a reminder of the couple’s destination wedding
- DIY craft kits with materials to make a small project, such as jewellery
- Mini boxes of chocolates or other sweet treats like love hearts, with personalised wrappers
- Donations to a local charity or non-profit organisation in honour of each guest, with a personalised note explaining the contribution.
- Place names in your theme that can double up as a favour like a vinyl record coaster or mini skateboards, pebbles, shells or even horseshoes
- Personalised temporary tattoos
- Personalised biscuits, cookies, lollies or rock
- Flip Flops for when guests feet get tired
- Blankets for when it gets colder in the evenings
- Sunglasses for cool pictures
- Umbrellas in case it rains
- Hangover Kits
The list is endless and you can get really creative.
Saying No To Tradition
But if favours are not that important to either of you and you don’t feel you want them, you do not have to have them as after all they are another wedding tradition you do not need to follow. It is your personal preference and they may not be a priority in your budget. It’s your day, do it your way!
Thansk for reading
x Jodie x