I think it’s about time that I created a post dedicated to one of the most charming aspects of planning your wedding, the creation of heart-felt favours for your wedding guests!
Below you will find tons of ideas for funky, cost effective, eco-friendly and unique wedding favours to wow your guests with. When it comes to your wedding favours you really don’t need to bust the budget by handing out expensive gifts. Something small, heartfelt and even handmade will impress your guests and show them that, despite having a wedding to organise, you still had time to put something charming together especially for them…
Beautifully scented homemade soaps are a lovely way to thank your guests for helping you to celebrate your special day. Perhaps you could create a rose scented soap for women, cedar scented for men and fruity scented for the little ones? Adding dried flowers, dried herbs and glitter will really make your soap into something special!
Another great way of giving your guests something which smells gorgeous is to make or buy scented candles. Three lightly scented beeswax candles in colours which match your concept can be tied together using twine and a name tag, and handed out to your guests as a simple, eco-friendly and romantic favour.
Have you ever thought of giving your guests a living favour? A plant or tree will continue to grow long after your wedding has taken place, and every time your guests care for it, they will remember what a fantastic time you all had together. Flower seeds are also a wonderful favour as they allow your guests to take them home, plant them, and watch them grow, while all the time reminiscing about your big day.
How about something sweet and yummy? Personally, I adore the idea of creating edible favours as they are so inextricably linked to weddings these days. If cupcakes, macarons and cake pops aren’t your thing, how about jars full of something delicious and homemade? This type of favour work particularly well at an autumn or winter wedding when you can fill them with preserves, chutneys and jams. I’m also very keen on giving jars of liquid sunshine (aka. honey!) during the balmy days of summer. Further ideas for edible favours include tea, home-brewed alcohol, flavoured oils, seasoned salt, mini jars of sweets and coffee beans.
The most eco-friendly wedding favour has got to be something which your guests can take home for their garden wildlife to enjoy. Packets of bird seed and seed cakes are so easy to make and children and adults alike love placing them on the bird table or garden wall, running back into the house, and watching to see if anyone pops by to enjoy them.