Wedding favours that won’t break the bank (and your guests will love them)
Wedding favours can be a tricky task for couples to choose. You want them to fit in with your wedding theme, you want guests to love them and you also want to make sure they actually get taken home – all without breaking the bank! This can be especially difficult if you’re having a big soirée with a large number of guests. But don’t fret, we are here to help! Today we’re showing you 10 purse-friendly wedding favours that your guests will love receiving. Wedding planning just got a whole lot easier…
Let’s be honest, your wedding day is one huge celebration so we suspect that most of your wedding guests will wake up with a slightly sore head. For that reason, we love the idea of creating mini recovery packs for your guests to take home after your special day. Stack them in a wooden crate or wicker basket by the entrance of your wedding venue so that your guests can grab them on the way out as they are heading home. Plus, they’re guaranteed to make people chuckle!
We love the idea of using sparklers at weddings and they make simple yet fun favours for your guests. You could place them all in a bucket with a cute sign, or you can put them in each place setting. Make use of them later on in the night by asking your guests to create an archway. Get your photographer to capture the special moment when everyone lights their sparklers as you end the night as husband and wife. Perfection!
If you’re planning a country or rustic affair, why not offer your guests small jars of homemade chutney, jam or honey! This is a great choice if you’re a crafty bride and groom. Your guests will also love knowing you made it all from scratch!
For a botanical or greenery-inspired wedding day, we can think of nothing better than gifting your guests with packets of seeds or little plant pots. You could write a chalkboard sign with ‘Let Love Grow’ written on it for an extra special touch. This is the perfect match for a bride and groom who love their gardening too!
Got a sweet tooth? Then treat your guests to a small box of macarons or cookies. You can attach a personalised note to each box, with the date of your wedding. When it comes to edible wedding favours, you’ll find that most guests eat them during the wedding breakfast so you can be sure that they won’t get left behind.
If you and your partner are musicians or if you have a handful of favourite songs together, why not offer your guests a wedding soundtrack? Every time your friends and family listen to the soundtrack, they’ll reminisce about your big day.
What could be sweeter than cookie wedding favours? These could also be a fun DIY job for you and your bridesmaids ahead of the big day, especially if you want to save money! Write your name on the front of the cookie for an extra personal touch.
If you want a wedding favour that is truly special, consider offering your guests these incredible wooden laser cut place names. Not only do they make fabulous favours, they can be used to show your guests to their seats in style. So while they may be a little more costly, they will mean you don’t have to fork out on both favours and place settings. Plus, we can promise you that your guests will love them! They can take them home after the big day to use as part of their home decor.
Don’t be blinded by our love! If you’re planning a sizzling Summer celebration, you could offer your guests some fun sunglasses to wear during your big day. A fab fit for an outdoor wedding, this is a unique wedding favour that everyone will love.
If you want a wedding favour that’s a little more on the sentimental side, we think embroidered handkerchiefs are a really thoughtful option. You could place them in a box or basket at your wedding ceremony so that your guests can mop up all of those happy tears. Stitch your names and wedding date onto the handkerchief – beautiful.
As you can see, there are a variety of wonderful options for your wedding favours and they won’t tug too hard on the purse strings.
Image Credits: Image 1 by Lisa Howard Photography / Image 2 by Janet Howard Studio / Image 3 by Katherine Ashdown Photography / Image 4 by Milou and Olin Photography / Image 5 by Mi Belle Photographers / Image 6 by Ryan Ray Photography / Image 7 by Closer To Love Photography / Image 8 by Krista A Jones Photography / Image 9 by Christine Bentley Photography / Image 10 by Jessica Scott Photography