Wedding Favours are a way to say thank you to your guests who took time out of their busy schedule to attend your wedding. It is usually given out during the reception either at the receiving table or on the tables where guests eat.
I’ve been to more than a handful of weddings in my lifetime and each wedding has their own unique favours. I’ll share some of them with you to inspire you to creatively think about the gifts you can give others during your special day.
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Here are some ideas:
Chocolates from My Wedding
We gave out these Lindor chocolates in a tulle bag with a personalized tag.
The chocolates were bought in an outlet mall in New York when we were there to take our engagement pictures. They were on sale and we bought 6 bags. Can you imagine what airport security thought when they see two people with 3 bags of chocolate each? Haha.
I loved the tags that people put on wedding favours so I asked Mike if he could come up with something. He designed the tag and we got them printed. Then, we cut them, hole punch them, and tie them individually to each tulle bag.
It turned out pretty good so I’m happy with it. It was edible, sweet, and we got them for a good price. If I can do it again, I’m not sure if I would do something else.
A couple we knew got engaged in Paris, France. They bought Paris keychains as their wedding favours to remember their engagement in Paris. It was really sweet to know the story behind the wedding favour.
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Tea bags in Paper Birdcage box
M’s friend got married a few years ago and we attend the wedding. It was really nice as it overlooks the water. His wedding favours were David’s tea, I believe, in a paper birdcage box. It was to represent that they are love birds and maybe they love tea.
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My friends who got married recently gave out succulents as their wedding favours. It was an enchanted forest theme and it was such a great idea! It fits the theme and people won’t throw it away. Succulents are also supposedly easy to take care of.
A relative of mine gave out chopsticks. It was a Chinese wedding and so it deemed appropriate to give out chopsticks as a wedding favour. I’ve heard from someone else that they’ve also received a pair of chopsticks here in Toronto. It’s definitely an interesting gift.
Alcohol in a bottle
Another relative of mine gave out small bottles of alcohol. At that time, I wasn’t old enough to drink, but everyone was given one. It was also personalized with the bride and groom’s names and the wedding date imprinted on the bottle. I’m not sure how much it would cost per bottle.
We recently went to another wedding where they gave us a box of matches with the statement “Let Sparks fly”. I think that it is such a cute idea, especially when you can use it to light candles to create your own romantic night with your significant other or just a relaxing atmosphere by yourself at home.
Please let me know in the comments below what is your ideal wedding favours.
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