10 alternative wedding favour ideas

08 Nov 2016

Make your special day one to remember, starting with your wedding favours…

If you’re looking for something a little bit different with which to gift your wedding guests, then these alternative favour ideas might be just up your street.

1. Christmas crackers

Begin your wedding breakfast with a bang with Simply Crackers’ personalised Christmas cracker gifts. A favourite for favours or as a unique thank you for bridesmaids and the best man, these luxurious crackers are a gift with a difference and one that will be remembered by everyone. The crackers can be ordered online and delivered directly to your venue. Choose from classic Christmas colours to perfectly match your colour scheme and giant or mini crackers too.



2. Tea in a bottle

A unique wedding favour for your guests with a choice of tea carefully packed into a corked bottle. Created by Spice Kitchen and sold on Not On The High Street, all tea and spice blends will be beautifully presented in a corked bottle, with string and a tag that you can personalise for you and your day. Teas include: Very Berry Tea, Mulled Wine Spices, Strawberries and Cream Loose Tea, Mint Chocolate Rooibos Tea and Tropical Mango Fruit Tea - to name but a few.



3. Krispy Kreme doughnuts

Who doesn’t love a doughnut? These individually presented Krispy Kreme doughnuts offer the perfect gesture for your guests. Gather a selection of Assorted or Originally Glazed flavours and watch the trade-offs at the dinner table commence. You can even create bespoke stickers for the boxes. Prices start at £1.70 a box.



4. Charity donations

Couples looking to make a donation to Cancer Research UK on behalf of their wedding guests can do so and receive these beautiful wedding pins as favours in return. The pins come complete with a personalised card from the couple which elegantly displays their names and wedding date. A wide variety of pin designs are available, including the newly launched silver butterfly design. Donations start at £2 per pin.



5. Pancake mix

Treat your guests to a delicious pancake breakfast to enjoy the next day with these mix sets from The Little Pancake Company. Offering a sweet treat to take away those post-wedding blues, American pancake mixes include: raspberry and white chocolate; apple crumble and cinnamon; rocky road; triple chocolate; cherry and dark chocolate; and banana and chocolate. Custom flavours, personalised packets and a range of colours are available on request.



6. Hangover relief kit

These Zazzle hangover relief favour boxes can be customised to reflect you as a couple. The designs and text will be printed in full colour on high quality card stock. Various fonts are available including tent, classic, gable and more. Fill with all the remedies to get your guests back on track the next day.



7. Flower seeds

The ideal addition for a vintage or rustic wedding, these recycled seed packets from Wildflower Favours come personalised with your wedding details. Containing British-grown species of wildflower seeds - perfect for butterflies and bees - when planted, these favours will leave a lasting memory on your wedding guests. Various seed packet designs are available, as well as eco wedding stationery printed on plantable seed paper.



8. Colouring book

A colouring book as a wedding favour? Unusual, but very versatile. Pour some bubbles, add some colouring pencils, and break the ice at the wedding breakfast in a fun way. This Wine World Colouring Book by Zelda Sydney is a wonderful way to celebrate a wine-loving couple.  Available from Amazon.



9. Personalised cutlery

Say it with hand-stamped, bespoke, vintage cutlery. These classic pieces will add vintage charm to your celebration tables, while the option to personalise these favours will make the perfect keepsake for your friends and family.



10. Lottery ticket

Could luck be on the side of one of your wedding guests? These cute personalised lottery ticket holders are a fuss-free and inexpensive way to put an original twist on the classic wedding favour. With the happy couple's names and wedding date on, they look great presented atop the tables or displayed in a basket.



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