Wedding favours are often one of the last things brides sort out in the run up to the wedding and are usually the only thing the guests will have to remember the wedding by so it is worth putting a bit of thought into your favours.
Traditionally wedding favours were used hundreds of years ago by the French aristocracy as a way to thank guests for attending the wedding and sharing in the celebrations. They were called bonbonniere which was a symbol of good luck, usually in the form of a trinket box filled with sugar cubes. The sugar cubes were symbolic of wealth and royalty due to the fact that sugar was an expensive commodity. This tradition developed over the years to sugared almonds. The tradition is to have 5 sugared almonds. Each almond represents health, wealth, happiness, longlife and fertility.
If you want to keep things simple with an unusual unisex favour why not treat your guests to one of these really fun “slice of love” pizza cutters? At just £3.89 each from Fabulous Favoursthey make a really quirky, cute favour that your guests will be able to enjoy for ages after your wedding!
Or how about one of these great luggage tags…an even bigger bargain at £2.95 each from
If you’d rather go for something fragrant I can heartily recommend the bath bombs from Ditzy Doll! This girl knows how to put a bath bomb together! Simply choose your base whether thats cocoa butter, shea butter or a host of others and then choose your fragrance. There are numerous combinations from strawberries and champagne, lavender or turkish delight to baby powder or candy floss to name a tiny few! You can mix and match in batches of 10 and there is even a scent to suit the boys! The bath bombs can be bought unpackaged for you to do yourself or can be packaged in lovely organza bags to suit your colour scheme.
If you are an environmentally friendly individual and want to reflect this in your favours why not give guests some flower seeds? Either package your own (forget-me-nots would be a nice choice and stay within the whole theme of love/weddings etc) or buy them ready packaged from Fabulous Favours.
If you would prefer to make a donation to charity in your guests names this can be done very easily with a few very worthwhile causes.
Cancer Research UK have an extremely straightforward online ordering system where you can order favour cards with a pin badge for a suggested donation of £2.50 per guest. They even have some limited edition pin badges designed by Jenny Packham!
The NSPCC also have a wedding favour donation service.
If you are planning on having children at the wedding it’s worth giving them a thought as they may not really appreciate a pizza cutter or luggage tag! Something fun and colourful is the order of the day here! What about these cute jelly baby soaps from Bath and Bubbles.
If all else fails you just can’t go wrong with sweeties! Why not treat your guests to a lovely Candy Buffet? Guests can then create their own favours! Daisychain can arrange this for you. We can supply a wide range of sweets and will set up and decorate your candy buffet table to co-ordinate with your wedding theme. Contact us for more details about this service.
Feel free to comment and let us know your ideas for favours or if you had anything particularly unusual!
Until next time TTFN! x
In our quest to be original and different this is a tradition not often seen at weddings in recent years. So much so that it is probably now original to have sugared almond favours!
So many things need to be taken into consideration…..will you have separate favours for men and women? Edible favours? Something reusable or disposable? What about the children?
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