10 budget-friendly ideas for your wedding favours

13 Mar 2018

For effective mass wedding favours which don't blow the budget, take a look at these 10 ideas

When all the main elements of your big day have been paid for then you can turn your attention to the finer details. However, with most of your budget accounted for with the venue, dress, catering and transport among your biggest splurges, you may want to try and cut back on the costs of some smaller aspects. Your wedding favours are one such component to your special day which can be achieved without breaking the bank - here are 10 ideas to get you started. 

1. Customised jigsaw pieces

Put a personal stamp on your wedding day with these personalised jigsaw pieces which feature room for a short message, the couple's names and wedding date. At just £24.98 for 100 pieces, each puzzle piece comes in at less than 25p. 

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2. Charity donations

What better way to give something to your guests while giving something back than opting for charitable favours? These Bluebell Wood Wedding Favours are just £1 each, plus a small administration fee of £10 for up to 100 favours, £20 for 100-200 or £30 for 200+. Not only will couples support children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions, the favours also act as lottery tickets giving guests the chance to win a £1,000 prize in the charity's weekly lottery. 

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3. Homebaked goods

From gingerbread men at a Christmas wedding to fruity preserves at a summer celebration, there are plenty of culinary ideas that will delight your guests. Get your bridesmaids round a few days before the wedding for a cooking or baking session that will add to the memories. 

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The wedding of Ann-Marie Brooks and Alex Nowell. Image: Special Day Wedding Photos

4. Lottery tickets or scratch cards

From just £1 per ticket you could give your guests the gift of fortune. You can even buy personalised ticket/scratch card holders from Wedding in a Teacup for just 50p. 

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5. Sweets or chocolates

Personalised Love Hearts from Swizzels can double as place settings - saving on additional costs, while a box of chocolates such as Ferrero Rocher can offer multiple favours for a small outlay. 

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Image: Swizzels

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The wedding of April Mahoney and David Young. Image: Latitude Photography

6. Dried flowers or herbs

Bags of dried flowers or herbs are a cheap and cheerful way to thank your guests. Place in miniature mesh pouches that match your colour scheme and allow the fragrant aromas to pervade the senses.

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The wedding of Oliver Seyfried and Rebecca Grainger. Image: Hedgehog Photographic 

7. Flower seeds

Continuing the floral theme, you could even distribute flower seed samples in corked glass bottles or buy as a personalised packet which features details of your wedding day. You could even opt for chilli seeds or clover seeds, such as the pack featured below which is just 99p from Wild Flower Favours.

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8. Cute candles

Buy a bumper pack of miniature candles, such as this pack of 18 Yankee Candle samplers which features various scents and at just £18.07 works out as just £1.20 per favour.

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9. Wine glass charms

Fuse your place settings and your favours with these personalised wine glass charms available from Etsy. Each charm is £1.04 and colours can be mixed and matched to ensure each is unique. 

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10. DIY coasters

These slate heart coasters are just £3 for a pack of four from Wilkinson's and can be easily inscribed with each guest's name using chalk. Similarly, if you live in a coastal area, pick up beach pebbles and add names with black or white marker pens. 

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