It’s the little gift that leaves a lasting impression. How do you want people to remember your wedding?
Wedding favours are often the last thing you think of when it comes to planning a wedding. You’ve taken care of the dress, the suit, the music and the photography (not to mention the all-important food and drink), but what about a memento for your guests to take home and remember your day by?
All it needs to be is a small token, something memorable and sweet to act as a reminder. If you’re struggling for ideas, never fear. We’ve come up with a list of the top 25 wedding favour ideas. Ranging from cute to unusual, you’re bound to find something here that will suit the style and tone of your wedding.
Succulents are incredibly popular wedding favours at the moment, and we can understand why.
Whether you’re a couple that loves gardening or just want to give a gift that symbolises the growing life that you and your partner have together, succulents are a good choice for couples who want their guests to have a lasting reminder.
And succulents are pretty resilient, so even your plant-killer friends can manage them.
Matchboxes are a simple, easy favour that doesn’t have to break the bank and can even come in handy on the night.
For maximum impact, incorporate candles into the centrepieces of the table. Encourage guests to light the candles for photos, and if you’re feeling extra generous, let them take home the candles too!
Personalisation is key with matchboxes – make sure that your names and the special day are recorded.
3. Sugared almonds
If you’ve ever been to a Greek or Italian wedding, we’d be willing to bet you received sugared almonds as your wedding favour (or bonbonnière).
It’s a staple, and you can step up the game with how you choose to present them; whether you prefer a gauzy little pouch or a DIY box tied with a ribbon, it’s bound to be a winner.
Even better? You can order them in your wedding colours so they’ll match the centrepieces and work as part of the decorations!
4. Lip balms
If there’s one thing we know it’s that losing your favourite lip balm can be truly crisis-worthy.
It’s even worse if you’re at an event when you lose it. So, do your friends and family a favour by giving them a brand-new personalised lip balm for the wedding.
You can customise everything from the flavour of the balm to the packaging and label, to the colour of the stick itself. It’s not a common wedding favour (yet), so it’ll definitely help people remember your big day – every time they have chapped lips!
5. Nutella jars
There are very few people in this world who don’t appreciate the wonder that is Nutella.
If you and your partner are big fans of the spread, why not use it as your wedding favour and (ahem) spread the love!
You can bulk buy the mini jars and have them display your names and the date of your wedding, or if you feel like splurging even more you can get them with each guest’s name on them. Delicious and unusual!
6. Coffee beans
If you and your partner are caffeine fanatics, there’s only one logical way to go.
Coffee beans are a cute wedding favour idea because they are practical and specific to the couple. Maybe your first date was over coffee, or you bumped into each other at a cafe!
Plus, if you love the smell of coffee, it’s a good little gift for people to pop in their handbags as a scented freshener!
7. Bottle opener
One of the best things you can give as a wedding favour is something practical, and bottle openers are definitely that!
Bottle openers work as a favour because they’re small, simple and easy enough to get engraved or personalised. They’re also relatively low in cost if you buy in bulk, and you know that your guests will definitely get use out of them.
If you’re feeling particularly generous, you could even include a mini bottle of alcohol as well!
8. Cookie cutter
Nothing says love like a heart-shaped cookie cutter – except maybe the heart-shaped cookie itself!
This favour is easy and relatively cheap, and if you feel like stepping it up a notch you can always include an actual cookie in the package as well – personalised with frosting, of course.
That way, every time your guests bake some delicious cookies, they’ll think of you (and maybe share!).
Assorted glasses are a really unique way of cutting down costs for the wedding and allowing guests to have a say in their favour.
Over time, collect a whole bunch of different glasses – different sizes, shapes, colours and kinds! This makes for a really cool centrepiece and your guests can simply choose a glass to use for the night and then take it home at the end.
Plus, it cuts down on renting fees for actual glassware, so it’s a win for you too!
10. Luggage tags
Are you having a destination wedding? Or maybe you’re just a big fan of travel and you want to get everyone jealous about your honeymoon?
Either way, luggage tags are a cute and easy wedding favour that your guests will be able to use time and time again. No longer will they be forced to use the flimsy paper tags you get at the airport – they’ve got something better.
Personalise the tag with the details of your big day and then a part of you will be travelling every time!