What Should Be in a Wedding Favour?

February 11, 2024 3 min read

What Should Be in a Wedding Favour?

As the bride and groom, it’s traditional to give out a wedding favour to any guest who’s attending your wedding. What once started as a small gift like sugared almonds, in recent years has now been replaced by more memorable gifts.

What are Wedding Favours?

Wedding favours are a small gift to thank your guests for attending your wedding. It’s often seen as a sign of good luck, and can also make for a great memento for guests to remember your special day. However, depending on aspects such as budget and the wide range of options available, it can be overwhelming.

How Much are Wedding Favours?

The price of wedding favours all depends on your favours of choice. They can be as inexpensive or as lavish as you like; after all, it is your big day. Prices usually start at around £1 each for simpler gifts, but wedding favours from somewhere like Jo Malone can cost over £100 each!

What Do You Put in Favours at Weddings?

The short answer is: absolutely anything. Wedding planning can be stressful, but choosing wedding favours can be particularly enjoyable for the bride and groom because they know they are giving the guests a sprinkle of joy too. A wedding favour is simply a token of your gratitude, so whatever you think feels best suited for your wedding. 

Can I Get Wedding Favours With Guest Names?

Of course! Recently, personalised wedding favours have become increasingly popular. It adds an extra personal touch to your day, as well as being the perfect keepsake. Brands likeSpiritSmith offer the perfect personalised favours. Here are some more ideas that might help inspire you.

Best Wedding Favour Ideas

When it comes to choice, there’s a huge selection of ideas that might fit the theme of your wedding. 

  • Alcoholic wedding favours. In recent years, these have been a particular favourite at weddings. These can be miniature bottles of vodka, gin, rum, whisky - or any spirit of your choosing. You could even kick off your wedding reception with the words, “We’ve tied the knot, now do a shot”, and encourage all of your guests to raise a toast for your special day. You can find a selection of personalised wedding favourshere.
  • Confectionery. Chocolate or sweets is one the most popular choices. It’s reasonably inexpensive and a gift that will never go to waste! From photos printed onto chocolate M&M’s to personalised Swizzels Love Hearts, the options are endless. This is also a great choice if you have a lot of children in attendance. 
  • Bag of Seeds. This is the perfect favour for an environmentally friendly wedding. As well as encouraging your guests to grow their own flowers, it will also be a gift that grows with each year of marriage.
  • Local Products. Now more than ever local businesses need our support, so deciding to source your favours locally would be beneficial for all, as well as adding a personal touch. This could be anything from bath bombs, soaps, or even locally produced alcoholic gifts.
  • Donations. You could donate the money saved for your wedding favours to your charity of choice and let your guests know of this on the day with a small card. Or you could consider buying your favours from charities such as theBritish Heart Foundation. They have a huge selection of options, and all profits go to said charity.
  • Candles. You could choose miniature or standard sized candles. These are ideal for tailoring to your wedding’s colour scheme and theme. It’s also super easy to get them personalised to remind your guests of your big day.

As long as you’ve put thought and care into your decision, your wedding guests will more than likely be thrilled with their gifts. Whether it’s personalised, something to eat or drink, or even a donation - the most important part is that they’ve experienced your special day and have something to remember it by. 


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