With these 12 DIY wedding favours suggestions, you can reinvent this tradition and show your appreciation for friends and family in a unique and personalised way.
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DIY Wedding Favours Your Guests Will Love

There are some things your definitely shouldn’t DIY on your wedding day, but DIY wedding favours are great way to make your budget go further. Here are some quick, easy and super cute ideas for favours your guests will love.

Potted Plants


If you’re particularly passionate about gardening, a small potted plant can be a great little present for your guests. If you’re growing the plant before the wedding, make sure you give yourself enough time. Alternatively you can plant a bulb, such as a tulip or daffodil, for your guests to grow themselves and, for that personal touch, you can attach a parcel tag with the guest’s name and even use the plant as a place setting too.

Christmas bauble

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If you’re having a winter wedding, why not decorate a plain Christmas tree bauble with your initials and wedding date? Better still, why not set up a children’s area where they can decorate their own baubles under supervision? Festive and DIY wedding favours all in one.


Fans can be a great wedding favour, particularly for weddings in the height of summer, to help keep your guests cool.  Add a DIY touch with a cute photo, or even the wedding programme.

Tea or Coffee 


katherineashdown.co.ukA little bag or jar of tea or coffee can make a great wedding favour – especially if you pick unfamiliar blends and flavours that your guests may not have tasted before. You can personalise the container too, or give each guest a tea/coffee suited to their tastes.

Sweet treats


You can buy retro sweets in bulk and serve in glass jars with stripy bags for an instant pick ‘n’ mix. Give your guests something sweet to take away by filling a jam jar with the sweets or home made cake or dessert, jam, or even popcorn You can personalise the jars with your guest’s name and even print some cute photos on each treat.


A simple but stylish choice. Fill a jar with candle wax and attach a label with its own individual message. Made from recycled materials and natural ingredients, Soy wax candles in particular are perfect for working to any budget.

Custom mugs

You can customise mugs for each guest with their names or initials, or alternatively print a nice photo of yourselves to remind everyone of your happy day. As an added bonus, you can also fill the mug with marshmallows and other tasty treats.

A DIY CD Wedding Favour

A mixed CD can be a lovely retro gift – either a collection of both of your favourite songs, or even a selection of the ‘greatest hits’ played at your wedding reception. It will be something your guests can dance to time and time again, and will always remind them of your special day.


A couple of beautiful wooden coasters wrapped up in string with a personalised label. These can be pretty straightforward to make and something practical for your friends and family to use.

Miniature Bottle Wedding Favour


A miniature bottle with a customised label and filled with an alcohol of your choice can be a fun gift. These are easy to achieve if you bulk-buy empty bottles and print sticky labels. Your alcohol of choice can then be consumed as a shot if your guests are feeling in the party mood.

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Pebble Place Names


Collect flat pebbles from the beach and paint with your names and the date of your wedding. This can double up as a name place and as a fab paperweight after the wedding day.


You can use a wide range of materials for keyrings, even spare corks from the hen night and stag do. You can cheaply buy a pack of rings to attach to these corks, and also customise them further with pins, beads etc.

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