15 Mar Five unique wedding favour ideas
The tradition of giving a bomboniere, or a wedding favour, first originated in Italy in the 14th Century. By offering a small gift to all guests, the hosts of a wedding can express their gratitude, as well as their personality. Back in the day, these gifts came in the form of sugared almonds, but today couples choose to offer all sorts of cute and unusual favours to their loved ones.
In this blog we’ll be taking a look at five unique wedding favour ideas. Whether you’re into crafting homemade delights or you’d rather have your favours pre-organised, there’s sure to be something to suit you.
Offering something that your guests can take home and use is a lovely idea for a wedding favour. What better than a plant or a succulent – or even some seeds that your guests can grow themselves? Giving your guests botanical gift ties in perfectly with the idea of love blossoming and would be an ideal choice for an outdoor wedding. If you’re big on staying green, it’s also a suitably eco-friendly option! You can even buy plantable confetti that your guests can take home and plant to create a lovely bouquet.
2. Mini spirits
A teeny-tiny bottle of your favourite spirit is a great addition to a boozy bash. Personalise each miniature with your guests’ names, as well as your favourite recipes and seating arrangements. This is a great choice if you and your partner have similar tastes, and it’s a nice way to express your personality. You could even go one step further and brew your own concoction – perhaps a sloe gin or flavoured vodka. Your guests are bound to enjoy cracking open their very own miniatures as they enjoy the wedding speeches!
3. Hangover SOS kit
…This leads us nicely onto our third choice – the cure! Why not offer your guests something to soothe any sore heads the morning after, so they can let loose without worrying about the repercussions? It’s easy to build your own hangover kits – think along the lines of bottled water, sunglasses, painkillers, mouthwash, chewing gum, mini snack bar… Be creative! If you’d rather buy a premade kit, there are plenty of options available on the likes of Etsy. This is a great way to inject some humour into your big day, whilst giving your guests something useful.
4. Themed favours
If your wedding follows a theme, then your favours will naturally follow suit. A travel-themed wedding, for example, often sees different tables themed on different far-flung destinations. A cute idea could be to provide different favours for each table’s destination, all encapsulated in pocket-sized suitcases with a fold-up map! It’s a great way to get your guests interacting with each other. There are plenty of themed wedding favours available to buy online – a quick search for your theme should bring up plenty of ideas.
5. Disposable camera
Make sure that your guests have plenty of memories from your special day – whether they remember them or not! Offering your guests their very own disposable camera is a cute retro idea, and a great way to gather plenty of happy snaps from the wedding. You could also have a box of spare cameras around so that your guests can snap away as they please. Be warned – you might end up with some cheeky prints when you go to get the films developed!