The traditional Italian custom of presenting bonbonnieres to each guest (five sugared almonds to represent health, wealth, prosperity, fertility and long life) has caught on here, as have American favours – which can be anything useful, edible or just pleasing to the eye. With so many options available and an ‘anything goes’ attitude, it’s become even trickier to decide on the perfect wedding favour.
The number of guests you invite is also a contributing factor and can make it hard work if you decide to create your own from scratch. If so, make sure to start crafting well in advance and keep your idea sweet and simple. I personally love homemade favours and believe guests really do appreciate the extra effort that’s gone into them.
To help with your wedding favour decision-making, here’s a short list of some fun ideas that can easily be adapted and personalised to tie in with your special day:
Chocolates and sweets are a budget-friendly and delicious choice that can easily be boxed and packaged to make an intriguing wedding favour.
One Hundred Loose Tiny Chocolate Hearts by Cocoapod
Personalised Handmade Chocolate Lolly by The Chocolate Deli
Eight Chocoholics Cake Pops by The Cake Pop Company
Handpainted Mr & Mrs Wedding Favours by Mollycupcakes
Garden seeds are an eco-friendly option and a great gift for all of your gardening–enthusiast friends.
Balcony Gardener Herb Seed Range by The Balcony Gardener
Sunshine In A Bag by Tree2mydoor
Pack Of Five Wedding Favour Forget Me Not Seeds by cherrygorgeous
Plantable Scroll Favours by Plant a Bloomer
A personalised keepsake doesn’t have to mean jewellery. The following alternative ideas would make unique favours for your guests to keep for a lifetime.
Initial Tie On Favours by Jo Heckett
Personalised Heart Keyring by milly and pip
Personalised Stone With A Star by Letterfest Engraving
Personalised Alphabet Handbag Mirror by studio-sweepings
For a tasty treat your guests can enjoy after your special day opt for a food favour with a touch of wedding sparkle.
Three Mini Jars Of Jam And Honey by The Wedding of my Dreams
‘Meant To Bee’ Honey Favour Stickers by Wedding in a Teacup
Personalised Champagne 24 Miniature Bottles by Park Lane Champagne
Personalised Wedding Favours by Bisquites
Once you’ve decided on your wedding favours, make sure they’re finished with some stylish packaging to build up the excitement of what could be inside. Your guests won’t be able to contain their anticipation!
Personalised Alphabet Gift Box by the letteroom
Wedding Favour Gift Box Small by Taylor’s Truffles
Ten Personalised Favour Boxes by Mollie Mae Handcrafted Designs
Set Of Eight Wedding Favour Boxes by Lilac Coast Weddings
Set Of Ten Vintage Style Favour Boxes by Francesca & Florence