Wedding Favours – 8 Unique Ways To Thank Your Guests

Wedding favours to thank your guests are one of the many wedding traditions we’re seeing reimagined. Many couples still treat their guests to a unique little gift, particularly those that double up as decor or placenames. From charity donations to chocolate delicacies, here are a few ideas to fill your wedding favour boxes.

Botanical

Give your guests a token of gratitude with the added bonus of complementing your tablescape. Botanical favours are a gorgeous way to do this; small succulents are the perfect size to give to friends and family, as are small bags of seeds which guests can take home and grow.

  • Succulent Wedding Favours in Glass Jars with Heart TagsSucculent Wedding Favours in Glass Jars with Heart Tags
    Photographer: Adriana Morais Photography | Tags for Favours: Molde Design Weddings
  • Place Setting with Burlap Napkin with Miniature Frame Place Card, Ribbon and HerbPlace Setting with Burlap Napkin with Miniature Frame Place Card, Ribbon and Herb
    Photographer: WE ARE // THE CLARKES | Wedding Favour: The Wedding of My Dreams | Florist: Passion For Flowers | Venue: Locanda In Tuscany | Wedding Planner: Tuscan Wedding Events
  • Individual Mini Cactus Wedding Favours in a Vintage SuitcaseIndividual Mini Cactus Wedding Favours in a Vintage Suitcase
    Photography: Lucrezia Senserini Photography | Venue: Terzo di Danciano | Catering: Mencarelli Group | Florist: i fiori di Nicoletta

Alcohol

If you want to guarantee your wedding favours will be devoured then treat each guest to a miniature. Small bottles of gin or mini champagnes are very popular and elegant choices. Just be sure to double check with your venue as some don’t allow couples to bring their own alcohol on to the premises.

Edible

Back in the day, sugared almonds were a traditional favour. We love finding edible delicacies waiting for us before the wedding breakfast; chocolate, biscuits, fudge, jam, coffee, honey and sweets always go down well, regardless of whether it is shop bought or homemade! Popcorn is a really inexpensive and effective way to give your guest a treat and ideal if you’ve opted not to have canapés!

  • Ruttle & Rowe Coffee Wedding FavourRuttle & Rowe Coffee Wedding Favour
    Photographer: Kevin Fern Photography | Venues The Asylum | Florist Lily Lupin | Wedding Favour: Ruttle & Rowe Coffee
  • Pot of Honey Wedding FavourPot of Honey Wedding Favour
    Photographer: Peppermint Love Photography | Venue: Old Summer Dairy | Wedding Planner: Tess Hillier | Décor/Styling/Stationery: Handmade by Holly
  • Olive Oil Wedding FavourOlive Oil Wedding Favour
    Photographer: Mikhail Balygin | Wedding Planner: Rosmarin Weddings | Venue: Corfu’s Luxury Villas | Florist: Leonidas Rammos |
  • Jar of Popcorn Wedding FavourJar of Popcorn Wedding Favour
    Photography: Ania Ames Photography | Venue: The Granary Estates |
  • Tower of La Maison Guimauve Marshmallow Wedding FavourTower of La Maison Guimauve Marshmallow Wedding Favour
    Wedding Favour: La Maison Guimauve

Charity

For the couple keen to give back, then charity favours are the perfect answer. They’re a wonderful way to commemorate a loved one who has passed or a way to support a cause close to your heart. Many charities now offer printed favours and pins you can leave on the table for each guest or you could ask your stationer to create a bespoke piece mentioning your donation.

Musical

A favour which truly reflects the couple always feels heartfelt. Music lovers could treat their guests to individual vinyl scoured from charity shops and car boot sales, or be like Katie and Thomas and give your friends and family a musical instrument to get the party started!

Quirky

We’ve seen lots of brides and grooms ensure a packed dance floor by offering guests flip flops. However, Maria & Elvira went one step further and gave all their female friends and family a monogrammed pair of converse trainers!

  • Thank Your GuestsCharity Wedding Favours
    Photography & Styling: Rock My Wedding | Wedding Favour: Cancer Research UK
  • Stand of Personalised Converse Trainers Wedding FavoursStand of Personalised Converse Trainers Wedding Favours
    Photographer: Sara Lobla | Venue: La Casilla de Maera | Location: Spain |
  • Thank Your GuestsPersonalised Tamborine Name Place Setting and Wedding Favour
    Photographer: Robbins Photographic | Venue Soho Farmhouse

Candles

We love the idea of offering favours that can be used way after the event and every time your guests burn one of these candles it’ll evoke memories of the wedding day.

Placenames

We’re seeing more and more couples use place names to double up as wedding favours. Gemma and Rich used beautiful tiny brass photo frames for their guest names which act as an elegant keepsake.

  • Thank Your GuestsPick a Number, Pick a Colour Co-ordinating Wedding Stationery Wedding Favour
    Photographer: Emma Pilkington Photography | Second Shooter: Morgan Rana | Videography: This Modern Revelry | Stationery: Paperknots | Stylist: The Wedding Stylist | Venue: Brympton House
  • Personalised Wedding Stationery Place Name CardPersonalised Wedding Stationery Place Name Card
    Photographer: Charlotte Bryer-Ash | Venue: Northbrook Park | Florist: Hannah Berry Flowers | Stationery: Yellowstone Paper Works
  • Individual Candle Wedding FavoursIndividual Candle Wedding Favours
    Photographer: Maytree Photography

You can find lots more gorgeous favour and gift ideas on our hand-picked supplier directory The List.


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