Five thoughtful wedding favour ideas

25 Jul 2016

Whether you’re an avid fan of wedding favours or not entirely enthused by the tradition, providing a little something for your guests will always be appreciated. Take a look at these ideas.

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Whether it’s the dainty size of a miniature gift or the thought that has gone into each personalised message, guests just can’t resist a unique wedding favour. Unusual table-top gifts serve as charming mementos for your big day, and a personalised message is the perfect way to show your appreciation to family and friends who have watched you say "I do".

Ideas for wedding favours are becoming more and more creative - so whether you’re wanting to go big or keep it understated, you’ll be able to find a unique alternative for your wedding. With everything from bottles of bubbly to handmade DIY sweet jars, Hannibal Brown Wines handpick their favourite mementos of the moment.

1. Printed fans

If you’re heading abroad in search of a sunnier climate for your wedding day, you might be concerned about everybody celebrating in the higher temperatures. Keep your guests cool by providing personalised fans for everyone in attendance. Whether they’re printed with the bride and groom’s names or display the name of each guest and act as place settings for your tables, they’ll be a welcome gift when the afternoon hots up. The thought and detail that has gone into planning your favours won’t go unnoticed - and this extra touch will be more than appreciated by your guests.

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2. Polaroid photo magnets

Everyone loves looking back at old photographs of special occasions, especially weddings. If you’re planning a vintage-style wedding, polaroid magnets are a great choice for guests. With most printing companies providing this service, you could have your wedding favours delivered to your door in no time. Celebrate the good times with snaps of you and your guests in your younger years. It’s a great way to toast your friendship and get your family and friends involved in your wedding day.

3. Personalised miniature bottles

If you’re looking for unique keepsakes that your guests can treasure, miniature bottles of personalised wine are perfect. For a truly bespoke wedding favour, give your guests a bottle of bubbly with a message from the happy couple. Use the label to personally thank each guest, display a photograph from when you and your partner met or just add the date of the big day - whatever you choose, your guests will love the attention that’s gone into their gift.

4. Miniature sweet jars

When it comes to gifts, something sweet will always be a winner. While confectionary tables are becoming a popular feature at weddings, why not make up mini jars for your guests to take away? Miniature jam jars are easy to source from most craft stores, so give them a clean and fill them with your favourite childhood sweets, add a personal message to the label and you’re good to go! If you really want to impress them, personalise your sweets with a message just for your guests. For a tasteful treat that requires minimal effort, these sweet jars are guaranteed to be adored by everyone.

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5. Charity donations

As endearing as wedding favours may be, after a few glasses of bubbly, many guests will forget to take their momentos home with them. To avoid wasting time and money on bespoke gifts, why not think outside the box and donate the budget to charity instead? Charities, such as Cancer Research UK, ask for a small donation in return for personalised cards and keepsake badges. Whether the charity of your choice has a special place in your heart or you’d just rather spend the money on something more meaningful, a donation to charity is the perfect finishing touch to any wedding.

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