Wedding favour ideas you’ll love
Don’t waste your money on wedding favours that will get left behind
Here are our favourite ideas your guests are guaranteed to love.
Potted Plants and Packets of Seeds Pot miniature succulents, cacti, air plants or fresh herbs in creative containers, like vintage teacups, tin pails or modern cement cases, for a playful touch that plays up your wedding’s theme. Or give guests a packet of flower seeds – the same flowers you carried down the aisle.
Late-Night Snacks Don’t let your guests leave hungry (all that dancing works up an appetite!). A little snack is the perfect way to beat those late-night hunger pangs. Offer up boxes of freshly baked cookies, jars of flavorful popcorn or you can even get a little fancy and bundle up gourmet treats (think: truffles, cheese, crackers and grapes) or comfort food favorites, like burgers, fries and a bottle of soda for guests to take on the road.
A Sweet Table The sweet table is nothing new, but this smorgasbord of sweets makes for a fun treat and gives guests the chance to pick and choose their favourites. Dream up a theme for your bar for your own fun twist -whether it’s your childhood favorites or desserts that complement your wedding colours.
Temporary Tattoos Have your guests get inked with temporary tattoos! Hearts and flowers are fun, but you can also go custom or choose designs that speak to you as individuals and as a couple.
Anything on a Stick You can’t go wrong with edible favours served on a stick – not only are they super-cute; they’re easy to eat too! For a cool weather wedding, hot chocolate on a stick warms guests up without the mess, while delicious dessert pops (think: cake, cookies, pie or even faux ice cream cones) let them enjoy their after-dinner treats on the road.
Modern Mix tapes You might not make mix tapes anymore, but a killer collection of songs is an easy way to make sure guests remember the amazing time they had at your wedding, plus they’ll get to enjoy it again and again.
A Great Book or Poem Books make great gifts, and you can be sure they’re something your guests will actually use. Wrap up your favourite or the latest best seller in kraft paper, tie with string and add a mock library checkout card for an extra touch. You can also order a variety of secondhand reads, bundle them up and let your guests choose their favourites (this can be seriously entertaining when there are romance or sci-fi novels thrown into the mix!).
A Donation to a Charity of Your Choice Skip the favours altogether and make a donation to a cause you love instead. Pick a couple organisations you support and let guests choose their favourite. Make up signs describing each and then have them add a token to the organisation’s donation jar.
Cocktails in a Box Put together a kit that lets your guests discover a new drink and master the art of mixing. You can keep it classic and bundle up all the makings for the perfect margarita or introduce guests to new concoctions with fun ingredients, like St-Germain, blood orange liqueur or honey simple syrup. Include a recipe card with instructions and additional cocktail ideas for a gift your guests are guaranteed to love.
Cool (or Warm!) Weather Comforts Items that beat the heat or keep your guests cozy are not only practical, they’re thoughtful too. Pashminas, blankets or tins of tea are perfect for autumn or winter weddings, while sunglasses, nautical beach totes and fans will get a lot of use with the hot summer sun.
DIY Kits We love the idea of gifts that include an activity! Fill up jars or pretty bags with key biscuit or scone ingredients that guests can use to whip up delicious treats when they get home. Custom cookie cutters or labels add an extra-special touch.
Foodie-Approved Gifts Awaken their inner foodie. Spice rubs, infused olive oil, bottles of wine from local vineyards or finishing salts are delicious gifts your guests won’t want to leave behind.