Sure, sugared almonds are traditional – but how many packets are left on the guest tables at the end of the night? We’re firm believers of out with the old, in with the new, so why not surprise your guests with one of these cute and budget-friendly wedding favours? We guarantee there’ll be none leftover…

Seed packets wedding favours

Whether you want to splurge on luxury wedding favours for your guests, or your budget can only stretch to some DIY offerings, here’s our pick of the best wedding favours your guests will actually want to take home.

Wedding Favours: Ideas That Guests Will Love

Doughnut Wedding Favours

Doughnut favours

Treat guests to something a little sweeter with these customisable doughnut bags from Ivory & Co – there’s even space to add your names and wedding date.

Buy now from Etsy

Candle Wedding Favours

Scented candles

Who doesn’t love a scented candle? A mini version of one your favourite scents is a great little keepsake for wedding guests. When they light it, the smell will take them back to all the fun from your wedding day.

Buy now from Etsy

Seed Wedding Favours

Seed packets wedding favours

Personalise these gorgeous forget-me-not seed packets, and give as a unique gift to guests at your wedding reception.

Buy now from Wedding in a Teacup

Chocolate Wedding Favours


Not quite as steeped in tradition as sugared almonds, but still a classic choice. Chocolates are a failsafe crowd pleaser, particularly for guests with a sweet tooth. Nowadays, you can also cater to your vegan guests with vegan chocolate wedding favours.

Buy now from Lily O’Briens

Biscuit Wedding Favours

Biscuit favours

Another edible treat, iced biscuits can be personalised with guests’ names, or you can stick to the bride and groom‘s names or wedding date as a cute (and delicious) keepsake.

Buy now from Biscuiteers

Plant Pots or Personalised Succulents

Plant favoursPlant a bulb (tulip, hyacinth, daffodil) in a mini terracotta pot or splash out on a succulent. Attach a parcel tag with the guest’s name to every pot and it doubles up as a place setting. Or, why not print out sticking labels, with messages such as ‘thank you for being here to make our wedding day blossom’. Attach a packet of seeds, putting one by each place setting.

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Temporary Tattoo Wedding Favours

Tattoo favours

While you’re making a commitment for life, your guests shouldn’t have to. That said, they can still join in the fun and add a bit of big-day branding, with these cute temporary tattoos. Go for gold foil for some added glitz.

Cake Pops

Cake pops
Credit: The Cake Pop Company

The new cake trend we’re currently obsessed with is the cake pop. Whether you order bespoke or whip up your own, leave a cake pop at each place setting wrapped in cellophane and tie with a bow.

Alcoholic Wedding Favours


Splash out on a wedding favour they can savour – this salted caramel cacao vodka (50ml) from Hotel Chocolat is a brilliant choice. Just make sure younger guests don’t get their hands on them!

Bookmark Wedding Favours

Bookmark wedding favours

These beautiful bookmarks from Jane Debono make for a wonderful keepsake after the big day – and will remind guests of your celebrations long after your wedding is over.

DIY Wedding Favours

Honey Pots and Jam Jars

Honey favours

Fill small jars with jam, honey, sweets, or whatever you fancy. Present them with a gingham ribbon, or with the name of the bride and groom on the label.

Toffee Apples

This autumnal sweet treat isn’t too difficult to make, and looks fabulous wrapped in cellophane, tied with a ribbon and labelled with the wedding date and name of the bride and groom. Perfect for an autumn wedding!

Soap Wedding Favours

Why not create your own mini soaps? They’re fairly easy to make, and you can match the scent to the time of year of your wedding – try something rich like cedar for winter, or a light floral note for summer.

Buttonhole Favours

What about making a little buttonhole or corsage for each guest? You can place it in a folded napkin. You don’t need to do anything complicated – a sprig of lavender is perfect for both men and women, topped with a little bit of greenery, and wrap the stems with florist tape. Just choose a bloom that doesn’t need to be kept in water.

Wedding Favours for Children

Colouring Books and Crafts

Colouring books

For younger guests, put a colouring book with their name on and some smart new pencils by their places. This can also keep them entertained if the speeches carry on for a little too long.

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