No bride wants their carefully thought-out gifts to be forgotten. Alternative wedding favours are more likely to make it home than a handful of sugared almonds. So, choose one of these unique favour ideas for your big day.


Unique and Alternative Wedding Favours

Personalised Match Boxes

5-alternative-wedding-favours-your-guests-wont-leave-behind-matchesGreat for couples on a budget, personalised match boxes come in a whole range of shapes and sizes and can be personalised by foil ink on top. Pick from dozens of pre-made designs or personalise your own to fit with the wedding theme or colour scheme. Lightweight and easy to deliver they make perfect, pocket-friendly gifts for your guests.

Cotton Handkerchiefs

Elegant cotton handkerchiefs are a special keepsake for your friends and family. Delicate to the touch they can be personalised with the guests’ initials or your wedding date to make them even more special. This is an especially good gift for the mums as they are bound to shed a few tears on the big day.

Pin Badge Alternative Wedding Favours

Inexpensive, fun and easy to make yourself at home, pin badges are a brilliant budget favour idea if you’re trying to save money. We love this real bride’s designs – love hearts, initials, the wedding date and more. Why not make badges with faces of your guests when they were younger? Then they really will want to take them home.

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Want a reminder of the big day every year? Give seed packets a favours! Your guests can sprinkle them at home after the big day and be reminded of your celebration for years to come. Seed favours work especially well at weddings with a floral or country garden theme. You could even choose seeds that reflected the flowers in your bouquet.

Wedding Favour Coins


The ultimate luxury, alternative wedding favours, if you really want to splash out on your guests we love these new wedding favour coins. Complete with personalised favour boxes and highly finished, the coins offer a unique lasting memento of your special day. Working especially well at military weddings, they boast three-dimensional images of the bride or groom along with a few special words and the date of the wedding.

Lottery Tickets

Costing only £1 or £2 each, you can offer each guest a lottery ticket or scratch card with the words ‘we hope today is as lucky for you as it has been for us’.

Homemade Mini Drinks


Create your own couple’s punch and put it in mini bottles complete with a ‘drink me’ label for guests to take home.

Charity Wedding Favours

Rather than giving your guests chocolates or sweets, you could opt for a charitable wedding favour. Why not buy a charity pin for guests to wear. You could also leave a note to let them know a donation has been made on their behalf. Both you and your guests will feel good knowing that the money spent on their favour has gone to a good cause.

Homemade Jam

The DIY trend is still going strong, and homemade treats for guests to eat will go down very well. You could make your own marmalade or jam and put them in jars you’ve collected, complete with a gingham top and personalised tag. Easy and so sweet!

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