Favours are the finishing touches to a perfect wedding. They’re the little gifts each guest will take home with them to remember your big day. If you’re the kind of bride who likes to break with tradition and doesn’t want to give the same 5 sugared almonds that all your friends and family gave at their weddings then here are some ideas for alternative wedding favours.
These delicate little vintage style birdcages look cuter than cute filled with flowers and chocolates. Team with a large birdcage centrepiece for an enchanted garden style reception. These tiny birdcages can also be hung from the branches of a tree outside or, for a real wow factor – hang them, filled with champagne truffles and flowers, from a sparkling crystal twig tree centrepiece with each guest’s names tied on with a ribbon to match your colour scheme.
His ‘n’ hers favours
Why not give your male and female guests something different to go home with? For the men a handy wine bottle stopper and for the ladies, a gorgeous crystal perfume bottle or set of glass trinket boxes, a scented candle or luxury soap in an attractive wrap.
This is the perfect choice of favour for a wedding reception where you need an ice-breaker to encourage guests to get to know each other. All kinds of trivia are a good accompaniment to a modern style wedding, and can even match your colour scheme. For tables with children there’s Kids’ Trivia – we’ve thought of everything!
Mini fish and chips
The ideal chocolate adornment to a seaside-themed wedding, these cuter than cute fish and chips favours come in their own little newspaper cone finished off with a cellophane wrap and a ribbon!
For a real wow-factor a personalised gift for each guest really says you how special they are to you. An engraved silver trinket box or gift boxed pen is something each guest will treasure and always remind them of your big day. Alcohol miniatures are always a very popular favour and adding a personalised label to each bottle makes them that little bit extra special! And remember, you don’t have to add your names and wedding date to the labels, you can add any message you like… Choose from champagne or sparkling wine, whiskey, wines, liqueurs or spirits – or mix and match for even more variety!
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.