Written By Amy Brown
These thoughtful tokens of appreciation are a much-loved delight at most weddings. Whether you invest your time creating DIY favours or splash the cash on something more extravagant, no wedding is complete without favours!
As a well-established wedding venue, we’ll let you into a secret …. those personalised candles and keyrings you’ve been deliberating over: they’ll get left on the table by most of your guests. However, we’re yet to find a cookie, cupcake or bag of sweets left at the end of the night! So, if you’re asking us for advice, we’d say edible favours are a no-brainer!
Bespoke cookies make the perfect favours, they can be designed to match your colour scheme and compliment your wedding theme. These edible delights will look beautiful on your tables and can be personalised with guest names to double as place settings! You could also think about adding guest name tags or incorporating your wedding details.
Depending on how much time you have, you may like to bake and decorate them yourself! A good vanilla sugar cookie recipe will give your cookies a month-long shelf life, giving you plenty of time to decorate them ahead of the big day!
For something a little different and a little more delicate, how about these floral lollipops? They offer a luxurious twist on a traditional sweetie favour and could be made to match your centrepieces or bouquet!
Here are some of our other favourite edible wedding favour ideas, don’t forget you can make them more personal by adding tags to include your wedding details, or guest’s names:
Whether your wedding is a glamourous black-tie affair with personalised cocktail favours or a more boho style set up with unique tea blend wedding favours, guests will be sure to enjoy a little drink!
If edible favours don’t excite you, then we’ve put together our favourite keepsake ideas!
These adorable laser-cut place settings can be taken home and treasured forever! You can find these in almost any colour on www.notonthehighstreet.com.
If it’s all about the party then how about these fun personalised sunglasses, they’ll make for some great photos in the photobooth and memories to laugh about for years to come!
These gorgeous Agate coasters have been personalised with guests’ names making them a beautiful addition to your tablescape as well as a wonderful keepsake for your guests! Agate comes in many colours and for a more uniform look you could use an acrylic version.
BUDGET BUSTING IDEAS:
If a DIY wedding was never part of the plan, but you need to make some savings somewhere in the budget then wedding favours are the perfect place to save money.
You could bulk buy your favourite sweets and share out into favour boxes or bags, handwrite some tags and tie onto your favours. Alternatively, you could think about making homemade jams or chutneys. Fill up mini jars with your homemade recipes and add personalised tags.
Wish your guests good luck with lottery scratch cards! These are a great low-cost idea that may bring in a bounty! You can create presentation cards with personalised details too!
We love these thoughtful and eco-friendly little seed packets! Make these more personal by offering seeds from the flowers in your bouquets, or by sourcing local seeds that mean something to you. Guests will remember your special day every time they see the flowers that grew.