Cheap Wedding Favours: Affordable Gifts Your Guests Will Love

When it comes to choosing wedding favours many couples worry they need to go all-out with elaborate gifts to show their appreciation. However, for most people, even the smallest of gifts are hugely appreciated – after all most people are just happy to be joining your special day.  This is where our round-up of cheap wedding favours is here to help.

We believe that thoughtful wedding favours can hold just as much sentiment and meaning as big expensive gifts. No matter what the cost it’s nice to say thanks. Here are some of our favourite, most affordable cheap wedding favours – perfect for weddings large or small. 

 

Homemade Biscuits

Nothing says thank you more than a thoughtful homemade gift. Try making some simple cookies or shortbread biscuits. Keep it simple you don’t want to be batch baking wedding favours the night before your big day. If you’re lucky enough to have a keen baker in the family then delegate the job to them. (Or get the youngest members of your family to go all-out with the icing if you want to put a smile on everyone’s face.)

Seeds

Let Love Grow – A Day to Remember Studio, £0.67 Each

Whether you’re green fingered or not, some packaged seed bombs or seed papers could be given as an affordable, thoughtful cheap wedding favour. We love these simple and beautiful gifts by A Day to Remember, who provide pretty, stylish designs that can be personalised. 

Tea Lights

Personalised Tea Lights – Kiss Air Candles, £2.00 Each

Wedding tables always look beautiful when they are scattered with pretty tea lights and candles. Try giving your guests their own candle to take home. Not only is this an affordable wedding favour idea, each candle can also tie-in with your colour scheme and style. We love these pretty personalised tea lights by Kiss Air Candles

Custom Tea

If you and your partner are tea lovers, why not share one of your passions with your guests? Bird & Blend Tea Co specialise in loose leaf tea in lots of gorgeous flavours, including Bucks Fizz, Peach and Elderflower Bellini and Pink Prosecco. They’d make super-cute favours or perfect thank you gifts for your bridesmaids.

Chocolates

budget wedding favours

Either homemade or shop bought, divide some delicious chocolates or truffles into two’s and pop inside a simple gift box or wax wrap for edible cheap wedding favours. Perhaps you could ditch the traditional place setting wedding favour and serve chocolates after dinner as part of the wedding breakfast. Either way you guests will love this thoughtful sweet treat. 

Cupcakes

Cupcakes can be baked and frozen until you need them or you can order them pre-made and iced. Either way you can guarantee they will make popular, decorative wedding favours for guests of all ages, and best of all they won’t break the bank.

Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle – The Sea Dreamers, £5.72 Each

Write a simple note or thank you in each bottle for the perfect thoughtful, cheap wedding favour. Your guests will love this simple kind gesture and best of all they can be made at a low cost. If you’re stuck for time then we love these pretty pre-made messages in bottles from The Sea Dreamers.

Local Produce

Do you know of any local suppliers in the area you live or the place you’re due to marry? You might be able to source some locally made products to hand out as wedding favours at a good price. From local honey to local spirits and wine miniatures, you may find the cost more affordable than you think, plus your guests will love the thoughtful gesture. 

Dried Flowers

Mini hand-tied bunches of dried blooms can look beautiful on your wedding day tied with coordinating ribbon. From bunches of lucky lavender to pressed dried flowers, these can be easily made in advance and tied with a personal thank you note. Try sourcing some dried flowers online, or better still you could pick your own. 

Marshmallows for Toasting

Leave each guest a little gift bag of treats such as marshmallows and a toasting stick they can use later in the evening. Perfect if you’re having a barbecue or a fire pit, and simple to prepare in advance. 

Teabags

A Very British Thanks, Heart Shaped Tea Bags, Hearts and High Tea £11.00 for 10

What could be better than saying thank you with the perfect cuppa? We love these cute tea bag wedding favours, which are not only thoughtful but also affordable and memorable. These personalised tea bags will be a hit with guests of all ages, and might be useful by the end of the night – especially for your overnight guests.

Handwritten Thanks

A personalised thank you card or note for each guest may take some time but will be appreciated by your nearest and dearest. Buy some simple cards or writing paper and roll or tie to the place settings for the perfectly personalised, affordable wedding favour.

Wooden Place Names

Wooden Place Names, The Geek Stop, £0.50 each

We adore these personalised wooden place names which not only look amazing but are also a lovely keepsake and a thoughtful wedding favour. Take a look at this pretty and simple range from The Geek Stop, starting at £0.50p each we think they are a steal.

Wedding Colouring Book

Wedding Colouring Book, HootEvents, £3.26 each

Put a smile on their faces, young or old we think everyone would love one of these personalised wedding colouring books. Perhaps scatter a few on each table, or give out to all the little people who have come to celebrate your big day. 

Potted Plants

Whether it’s the middle of summer or you’re heading into winter, a simple potted plant can make a lovely and affordable wedding favour. Try placing in old tea cups or decorative pots tied with ribbon, we’re thinking little sunflowers, succulents and mini christmas trees, or perhaps even some simple potted herbs – especially perfect if you’re planning a relaxed festival-style wedding. 

Mini Soaps

Mini soaps, Rustic Joy Soap, £40.40 for 20 soaps

We love these beautifully designed personalised soaps. Not only can you choose the message and writing, you can even choose the perfect scent. Individually wrapped, we think these vintage style soaps make a dreamy, affordable wedding favour. 

Paddle Fans

Cool Favours, Vintage Belle Weddings, £1.48 each

These elegant and pretty paddle fans are perfect if you’re planning a destination wedding, or a wedding in the middle of summer. Not only will they come in handy to your guests, they also look great left on top of place settings. At only £1.48 each you can’t really go wrong! 

Tree Decorations

wooden cheap wedding favours
Tree Decorations, Cherished Dates, £1.00 each

If you’re planning a wedding in the holidays why not make the most of the season and give your guests a beautiful keepsake such as these simple snowflake tree decorations. Not only are they lovely to look at, they can be personalised with your own message and will look stunning placed at each setting or hanging from a simple twig tree. 

Mints

Mints, Claire’s Charms Gifts, £0.99 each

Put a smile on the faces of all your guests with these pretty little mint wedding favours. Not only will they be snapped up by all of your guests, they can also be personalised with your own message. 

Lottery Tickets

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Lottery Tickets – Pocket of Old Invites, £8.28 for 10

We love the idea of tucking a cheeky lottery ticket under each place setting for your guests to find as a favour! Go one step further with these pretty scratch card holders. We think they make the perfect, playful and affordable wedding favours. Just be nice to your guests in case they scoop a cool million.

With so much choice it’s hard to choose the perfect wedding favour for your guests. Remember that something small and sentimental can be greatly appreciated, it doesn’t need to be fancy or expensive. Simply give it some thought and find something that reflects you and your special day – if you love it, your guests will too.

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