You can now get prosecco-flavoured jelly beans as wedding favours

jelly bean wedding favours

jelly bean wedding favours

If you’re struggling to find the perfect wedding favours, did you know that you can now get prosecco-flavoured jelly beans?

Yes, this is the real deal! Jelly Belly has launched its own range of sparkling wine flavoured sweets, and they’re the perfect bite-sized treat for your guests to enjoy before your big wedding feast begins.

For just £3 per bottle, the sweet miniature bottles make the perfect wedding favour as they’re designed to look like traditional bottles of sparkling wine, and the beans have all the flavour of a glass of the real thing, but contain no actual alcohol.

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The new jelly bean’s pale gold colour and jewel-like finish mimics the appearance of a freshly poured glass of sparkling wine as the foam begins to settle.

And what’s more, they’re also gelatine, gluten, fat and dairy-free.

READ MORE: Brides can now get a pizza bouquet to carry down the aisle 

In a statement, the creators at Jelly Belly said: “Toast any occasion with Sparkling Wine (Bubbly) flavour jelly beans.

“They have all the flavour of a glass of bubbly in a mini-sized bottle with none of the alcohol. Their iridescent finish will help to bring that extra sparkle to any special occasion or event.”

Further wedding inspiration with jelly beans for every theme can be found at: www.jellybelly.co.uk/bean-world/wedding-beans

READ MORE: A-Z of wedding food and drink ideas


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Nine wedding favours that will help save lives

Wedding charity gift

Wedding charity gift

Looking for fun wedding favours with a bit of a twist? Impress your guests while donating to a charitable cause, with these quirky gifts from Cancer Research UK

When planning your big day, wedding favours are a wonderful finishing touch. With so many things to think about, finding the right gift for your guests can also be tricky. The Cancer Research UK online shop offers a wide selection of distinctive wedding favours and personalised table cards, a perfect keepsake for your guests to take away.

All the proceeds go towards Cancer Research, so as well as making a beautiful gift, the favours are a touching way to celebrate a friend or family member surviving cancer, or to remember a loved-one.

Take a look at nine of our favourite wedding favours…

Pink heart and ribbon pin badges, designed by Zandra Rose

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British designer Dame Zandra Rhodes has designed two exquisite, limited-edition wedding favours exclusively for Cancer Research UK. The fuchsia pink, bold heart and rose gold, fuchsia pink ribbon features an intricate and embossed design of Dame Zandra’s signature ‘Wiggle’ and ‘Face’ illustration.

Whether given to those who love pink, or to your whole wedding party, these badges will not only contribute towards beating cancer sooner, but they’ll look super stylish, too!

Suggested donation £2.50 each

Forget-me-not seeds

Forget-me-not seeds

Grow lasting memories with these forget-me-not flower seeds. A symbol of remembrance for those you love, it makes the ideal option for guests to take something special away from your wedding day. Each bag contains a handful of seeds for your guests to plant at home.

Suggested donation £2 each

Mr and Mrs Chicken pin badges, designed by Alex Monroe

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Bring nature’s charm to your big day with these Mr and Mrs Chicken pin badges, designed exclusively by Alex Monroe. These fun, gold-finished pins reflect Alex Monroe’s unique technique of mixing intricate detail, charm and humour together. These can be bought individually, making it easy to give different guests wedding favours that’s the right fit.

Suggested donation £2.50 each

Moustache and lips pin badges

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Offer a touch of glitz and glam for your guests with this quirky glitter lips and bold moustache pin badge. Both of these fun and unusual pins can bought individually, allowing you to personalise for each guest easily.

Suggested donation £2 each

Silver heart pin badge, designed by Suzanne Neville

Heart pin

After something a little classier? Designed by Suzanne Neville exclusively for Cancer Research UK, the romantic and classic heart pin badge is one of our favourites. What better way to decorate your big day than with the symbol of love? Both sparkly and sophisticated, this beautiful silver heart pin will look great on all your guests.

Suggested donation £2.50 each

Horseshoe pin badge

Horseshoe pin badge

For a more traditional wedding themed wedding favour, why not try this silver horse shoe pin badge? Supersition brings luck to the wearer of a horse shoe, so it’s a lovely token to give to your guests.

Suggested donation £2 each

So how does it work? Simply visit the Cancer Research website and add as many different wedding favours as you like to your basket. At the end, you can personalise your table card and confirm your final donation. Delivery takes just five to 10 days, so you don’t need to worry if this is a last-minute purchase.


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Wedding favours that earn their keep

When it comes to trying to keep within your wedding budget, favours are one of the first things to be scrapped, but we caught up with Wedding In A Teacup to find out why you should include the tradition of wedding favours on your big day and the types of gifts your guests will treasure…

At Wedding in a Teacup, we have an aversion to gimmicky plastic favours that look like outsized Christmas cracker toys; inevitably left on the table or thrown away as soon as your guests get home… We are, however, great fans of favours. The newlyweds get showered with so much love and so many presents on their wedding day that it’s nice to think of them giving a thoughtful and original little gift back.

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Make them serve two purposes

Favours can be excellent value for money if you make them work for their place in your day. You’ll want them to mirror your taste, they can reflect how you want to style your wedding, and if you have a theme, they can take part. Attractively personalised with each guest’s name, they can double up as place markers. Or the place marker can be the favour, too – check out our lovely array of badges, perfect for guests to find their place, pin on, and serve as an instant introduction to the other guests.

Whether you choose to include your favours in place settings or display them in baskets or on tables, their style and colour will help decorate your venue and contribute to the sense of special occasion.

Personalised pastel name badge RRP £1 weddinginateacup.co.uk

Get creative

Keep the cost down by assembling your own favours – it’s what our Get Creative section is all about. Make an evening of it with your bridesmaids, asking for help with filling favour bags or boxes. In our experience, something you can eat always goes down extremely well! What could be better than your aunt’s irresistible rum & raisin fudge or your friend’s chocolate shortbread? If you have a great jam or chutney maker on the guest list (or even a beekeeper!), why not ask the for little pots of deliciousness instead of something from your wedding gift list? With a pretty cloth cap and our exquisite personalised labels (textured and luxurious, with a scrumptious, old fashioned look), you will have treats that will be treasured!

£6.00 for 18 'Meant to Bee' honey Favour Stickers, weddinginateacup.co.uk.

Make it personal

Labels with your names and wedding date can also be used to personalise little pots or glass jars of striking succulents, fragrant herbs or small-leaf plants. They’ll add fresh green to every place setting, effortlessly transforming your tables. Adorn the pots with our ‘let the love grow’ stickers, a twist of twine or ribbon, and create living favours that are a joy to take home and bang on trend right now.

3. £6.00 18 'Let The Love Grow' Favour Stickers, weddinginateacup.co.uk.

Let love grow

With the increase of love for all things eco, our seed packets are a beautiful and highly economical favour. Personalised with your names and wedding date, there’s something happily symbolic about seeds as a wedding favour.

Choose from joyous sunflowers, bee-friendly wildflowers, chilli seeds, sweet pea and ‘love is forever’ forget-me-nots. We’ve picked flowers that you don’t have to be green fingered to grow, and the blooming of them will remind your guests of your special day year after year. At £1 a guest, you can’t go wrong!

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Wedding In A Teacup

Wow your guests with these tasty treats!

Delicious, indulgent and beautifully wrapped, these brownie bites will definitely win the hearts (and the stomachs!) of your guests on your big day!

Food really is the way to the heart, so on the most romantic day of your lives why not include indulgent brownies for you and your guests? The Sweet Reason Company pride themselves on their fabulous favours or place names and exquisite presentation, with customisable labels to match your wedding theme or the cute Mr and Mrs, Mr and Mr or Mrs and Mrs options! Here are the top ways to include delicious brownies in your big day…

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Save the Date

Ahead of the big day, wow your guests with a creative save the date – send them each a personalised brownie, labelled with your wedding date and designed to match your wedding theme. With mouth-watering brownie flavours to choose from such as Salted Caramel, Marshmallow, Nutella or Chocolate Orange Chunk, they will really make an imapct.

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Pop the question

Still need to ask the important question: ‘Will you be my bridesmaid?’ The Sweet Reason Company have so many memorable ways to ask. How about sending your best girls a luxury afternoon tea gift box as your way to pop the big question. How could they say no?

Take your seat

After checking where they will be sitting on your seating plan, welcome your guests to their tables with a delicious treat. The brownie will have their name on the label, acting as the place name and a talking point.

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Favours

For a personal favour that definitely won’t get left behind, you could design a label with the bride and groom’s new surname and wedding date, a photograph or a logo. The Sweet Reason Company can include any level of personalisation to suit you as a couple and your wedding celebration.

Say thank you

Don’t forget those all-important thank you gifts. Choose from the beautifully wrapped brownie or afternoon tea boxes for an impressive luxury gift that shows how much you care. All of the boxes come with a gift card and personalised box label for that extra sweet touch – perfect for thanking your parents, bridal party and groomsmen for all of their help.

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With flavours to suit all tastes, including gluten and dairy free, The Sweet Reason Company will definitely give your wedding day a taste to remember!

The Woodland Trust: Wedding Favours That Give Back

Why You’ll Want To Swap Out Reception Table Favours For This Wedding-Worthy Donation.

Ensuring your wedding day is memorable for all the right reasons can be a challenge for most couples. By donating what you might have spent on wedding favours towards dedicating trees or woodland, you can give something amazing back to nature in a way that will always be remembered.

As well as individual trees, whole acre groves, benches and marker posts gleaming with personalised plaques, you can help restore and preserve an area of outstanding natural beauty close to your venue, your home or somewhere of sentimental value for future generations!

 

Swap Out Wasted Wedding Favours For A Worthy Donation To The Woodland Trust

 

As a thank you, you or your guests will receive a dedication pack – including a personalised certificate, map for visiting, and information about the wood itself.

 

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Woodland Trust supporter, Hannah Leonard wanted to make sure her wedding favours weren’t thrown away with the table confetti at the end of the day!

“We wanted to do something memorable for guests, something everyone would appreciate and wouldn’t be wasted.” The couple chose some woodland near their venue and came up with their own dedication wording, too!

“We had a very positive reaction from guests – they hadn’t seen anything like this before at other weddings. We were delighted to give something unique to our guests while also helping such a great charity.”

 

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Rather than creating a gift list, Vanessa Watchman and her husband set up an online fund for their guests to donate towards. With the money raised they dedicated an acre of woodland and a grove post in a Pembrokeshire wood, Wales to celebrate their wedding.

“We asked for donations rather than gifts, as it was a second wedding for us both,” says Vanessa. “I had always dreamed of planting an acre of oaks – leaving something behind for the next generation.”

 

Swap Out Wasted Wedding Favours For A Worthy Donation To The Woodland Trust

 

A dedication will live for years to come in a choice of beautiful Woodland Trust woods all over the UK, helping to support British wildlife – leaving a growing testament to your love.

All dedications are free to visit whenever you wish, and as your relationship flourishes, you your family and friends can go and remember your special day while enjoying the wonderful countryside! What’s not to love about this idea…

 

 

 

To find out more about the Woodland Trust’s dedications, visit woodlandtrustshop.com/weddings or CALL 0330 333 3300.

The Woodland Trust is the UK’s largest conservation charity for trees and woodland. Each dedication directly supports its work protecting this country’s woods and wildlife.

Contemporary Wonderland: How to create Vintage Outdoor Wedding Theme

Contemporary Wonderland: How To Create Your Vintage Outdoor Wedding Theme.

Marry a vintage outdoor wedding and rustic country Castle with a festoon of whimsical details… Electric wild flowers, heart themed eats, eclectic vessels and classical painting bring together a team of playful wedding creatives to recreate their vision of a modern day wonderland at Tullibole Castle.

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“The aesthetic was a combination of the classic and new versions of the Alice in Wonderland story, and with all our creative heads it came together amazingly. Instigated by our original vision and focused around our outfits, each suppliers’ contribution brought together the whole concept and was captured beautifully by Marc in the perfect location of Tullibole Castle” Dragonfly & Butterbee Vintage
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“Rosie [from Scottish Cut Flowers] cut from her walled garden to fit three simple briefs – punchy reds and dark pinks for the Queen of Hearts, pretty and delicate whites, pale pinks and pale blue for Alice and as many colours as possible for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.” Emma from Betty Bluebell
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5 Elegant Ways To Decorate Your Wedding With Pressed Flowers

5 Elegant Ways To Decorate Your Wedding With Pressed Flowers

Brides have been making a statement with flowers on their wedding day for centuries but they are no longer simply an embroidery on the dress, or an accessory on her shoes and jewellery. Although edible and pressed flowers at weddings have been growing in popularity for years, with creatives like The Blushing Cook pioneering the versatility of them, Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018 will see a wave of wondrous new floral wedding ideas!

Bringing understated sophistication to any wedding, these flowers are fast promoting the use of organic British produce for events like Organic September in the name of style and substance!

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Jan Billington owner of Maddocks Farm Organics in Devon, the UK’s only organic edible flower farm, has been bringing colour and fun to weddings for nearly a decade. The farm, which has been certified organic by the Soil Association, hand picks each and every flower giving brides a bespoke collection.

“I handpick flowers for about 10 to 15 brides every week. I started doing this nine years ago, but every year demand doubles, brides are visually inspired by visions via Instagram and Pinterest – they want their cakes and dishes to look as pretty as possible.”

“Roses are still one of the most popular edible flower at weddings, they’re so quintessentially English, mine are all David Austin roses, they smell divine. Cornflowers and dahlias are having a resurgence this year with brides wanting to be more flamboyant with hot pinks and burgundies. Mini sunflowers are also very popular along with wild flowers this year too. And, unlike fresh edible flowers you can add pressed flowers to a cake a day in advance.”

 

Jan’s TOP 5 ways to use edible pressed flowers at your wedding.

1. Co-ordinating Cocktails

Organic edible flowers in wedding cocktails are a current favourite. People used to pop the odd rose petal or viola into a champagne flute but now cocktails are themed specifically around their flower. Lemon verbena or begonia flowers with sharp, strong citrus tastes are ideal in G&Ts. I grow little miniature organic cucumbers that look like watermelons, called cucamelons, they work brilliants in cocktails too. Borage and pansies are brilliant choices and long sprigs of lavender in tall Prosecco glasses.

2. Fabulous Favours

Favours at weddings are going back to more unique and homemade roots. Recently I had a bride order half a kilo of rose petals for her wedding, which was taking place in a beautiful rose garden, she gave little pots of home-made rose–petal jam to every guest. I’ve also seen home-made marshmallows with rose petals and beautifully decorated iced biscuits topped with edible flowers.

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3. Blooming Wedding Breakfasts

We speak to chefs directly to suggest eye catching flowers to compliment their dishes. A chrysanthemum works well for spicy soup or spicy dishes and Daylilies for Asian dishes and salads. Pansies are beautiful for desserts. We’ve see an influx of brides ordering our Floral Salad after we won the Soil Association’s BOOM award for it. Borage flowers, which are tiny, blue star-like flowers, set off the greenery beautifully.

4. Frozen Flowers

Brides tell me they have been freezing edible flowers, turning them into something more fun like floral jelly shots with elegant flowers set inside. Frozen flower ice lollies to give to children has been another popular one.

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5. Creative Canapés

At previous weddings I’ve suggested mustard, dill flowers or garlic flowers for savoury canapés, which look great as little sprigs on top of canapés. These also go well with stronger flavours like mini Yorkshire puddings and beef. A salmon terrine canapé would require a subtler flavour and lavender is perfect for desserts!

Want to decorate your wedding cake with fresh flowers? Follow our DIY guide to a beautiful cake in 3 easy steps!

Couples Are Swapping Flower Bouquets For Puppies And We Love It!

Couples Are Swapping Flower Bouquets For Puppies And They Love It!

For anyone that ever thought wedding flowers were overrated… you’re not alone! This couple made one of the most loving gestures of all when they invited 13 adoption puppies to surprise their wedding party on their wedding day! You’ll find yourself totally in love with the latest puppy bouquet wedding trend…

 

The cutest pics that have got couples swapping flower bouquets for puppies! ©Alycia Faye Photography
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Kathryn & Brad Zeimer chose to swap out the usual wedding flowers in favour of giving their wedding party 13 five-week-old puppies instead. Together, they posed for super cute photos after their wedding ceremony. The couple’s love for animals and Kathryn’s volunteer work at Second Hand Hounds prompted the idea, in aid of promoting the adoption of dogs rather than buying them from breeders or pet shops.

 

The cutest pics that have got couples swapping flower bouquets for puppies! ©Alycia Faye Photography
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These puppies are seriously upping the cuteness levels at this wedding! To continue the theme, the couple also made a donation to Second Hand Hounds for their wedding favours. This cuddly statement is all in the name of inspiring dog lovers to think about adopting their next furry friend.

 

Would you swap your flower bouquet for a puppy?!

The Most Worthy Wedding Favour!

The Most Worthy Charity Wedding Favour…

Weddings are always special events. They allow us to celebrate love, life and all the possibilities they bring, in the company of those who mean the most to us!

 

You'll never find a more worthwhile token to gift your guests. Give the gift of a donation in aid of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation!

 

Rebecca Shellard-Renna chose her wedding as the perfect opportunity to celebrate the life of her best friend, actress Lucy Bowen, who was just 32 when she died of lung cancer.

 

Rebecca’s story…

I met Lucy when I was 11 in comprehensive school. Lucy was in my form and I knew straightaway we would be good friends. We were very different but got on really well and had the same sense of humour – in fact, Lucy was one of the funniest people you could ever hope to meet. I have so many memories of laughing until I couldn’t breathe. She was larger than life, a massive drama queen (so it was no great surprise that she went on to become an actress!), extremely thoughtful and just so much fun.

So it came as such a shock when Lucy was diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 32. We were devastated to learn that the tumour had spread and there was little doctors could do. She lived just three months after her diagnosis.

Lucy had been so excited about my wedding. I had never seen the point of traditional favours such as sweets so it seemed like a fitting tribute to have Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation wedding favours to honour her.

 

You'll never find a more worthwhile token to gift your guests. Give the gift of a donation in aid of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation!

On the day…

 

As I laid them on everyone’s place sittings, I had a chance to think about Lucy and how much she meant to me. On the day, I felt like she was there with me, through the reading, during the ceremony (which was a poem Lucy had written for me and my husband), the quaffing of prosecco (her favourite drink), during the reception, and of course, through the wedding favours.

Our guests thought they were lovely – many of them had never seen a wedding favour in aid of charity before and thought it was a really great idea. We got a lot of comments on how it was a lovely way to remember Lucy.

Seeing my friends wearing their badges gives me a lot of comfort. When someone close to you dies, you want to keep their memory alive, and you don’t want anyone to forget them. The pin badges are a little reminder that people remember Lucy and how amazing she was. A friend of mine sends me pictures of her wearing the pin from different places around the world, which is really sweet.

“You’re giving people a little memento of your day while, at the same time, helping to fund research into lung cancer. It’s a no-brainer!”

Our personalised favour cards and pin badges make a touching keepsake and add the perfect finishing touch to your big day – and help support our vital work as we strive to beat lung cancer. For more information, please visit www.roycastle.org/weddings

 

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Elegant and edible DIY favours for the baking bride-to-be!

The Boho Baker: Lavender and white chocolate shortbread favours

 

Pretty wedding favours that are super easy to make and can be baked with lavender from your own garden. Once baked, lavender has an almost ginger like taste which is more spicy than floral. The white chocolate provides a little creaminess to counteract the spice of the lavender. Add a name tag and pretty ribbon to use these delicious bakes as a place setting as well as an edible wedding favour – perfect for an elegant country theme with a nod to nature and fragrant flavours!

 

For baking brides try a hand at these edible DIY favours that are super easy to make and can be baked with lavender from your own garden!

RECIPE Debby Donnelly-Addison specialises in organic, botanical baking using edible florals and foraged ingredients. Find her on Instagram @thebohobaker! Debby is an accomplished baker and owner of in house bakery Vanilla Nova Cake Boutique

 

Makes: 30

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Chilling time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 10-15 minutes

 

For baking brides try a hand at these edible DIY favours that are super easy to make and can be baked with lavender from your own garden!

 

INGREDIENTS

100g caster sugar

2tsp dried lavender

200g softened butter

300g plain flour

200g good quality white cooking chocolate.

    1. If using lavender from your own garden, tie the stems together with a piece of string and hang in a cupboard or dark place for two weeks until dry. Be careful not to leave the lavender in a room that is damp or houses a tumble dryer as this can encourage mould and stall the drying process. If you do not have home grown lavender you can purchase pre dried culinary lavender in Waitrose and online. This works just as well and tastes just as good.

 

For baking brides try a hand at these edible DIY favours that are super easy to make and can be baked with lavender from your own garden!

 

2. Break down the lavender into small granules by either blitzing in a blender or chopping finely using a knife or mezza luna. Pop in a bowl with the caster sugar and give it a good shake until combined.

 

For baking brides try a hand at these edible DIY favours that are super easy to make and can be baked with lavender from your own garden!

 

3. Add the butter to the lavender and sugar mix, and cream together using the back of a wooden spoon.

4. Add the flour a little at a time, using the spoon to cream it together. If your mixture starts to look flaky, use your hands to compress it, creating a nice, smooth dough. Wrap in cling film and pop it in the fridge for half an hour.

5. Preheat your oven to Gas Mark 5/190C/170C (fan) and line your baking tray with a sheet of greaseproof paper.

6. After half an hour, take your dough from the fridge and lightly dust your worktop with a little flour. Roll out the dough to roughly the same thickness as a £1 coin. If your rolling pin sticks to the dough whilst rolling, lightly flour that too. If your mixture starts to split slightly, simply compress it with your hands to fill any gaps and continue to roll out to your desired thickness.

 

For baking brides try a hand at these edible DIY favours that are super easy to make and can be baked with lavender from your own garden!

 

7. Cut out your shortbread cookies and place on the baking tray, leaving 1cm between each one to accommodate any spreading whilst baking. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly golden.

8. Remove from the oven and carefully press your cookie cutter over each cookie again, removing any excess and creating a clean, uniform edge. If you wish to hang your cookies, poke a small hole in the top of each one to accommodate the ribbon tie. Place on a wire rack to cool.

 

For baking brides try a hand at these edible DIY favours that are super easy to make and can be baked with lavender from your own garden!

 

9. Whilst your shortbread is cooling, break up the white chocolate into small squares and melt in a glass dish over a pan of simmering water. Alternatively, place in the microwave and heat in short bursts, mixing thoroughly. Ideally, you don’t want the chocolate to get too hot, so stirring during each intermission will ensure that the chocolate will melt into itself using little heat.

10. Lay out a sheet of greaseproof paper or wire rack in readiness for dipping. Take each shortbread cookie and dip into the chocolate before placing on the paper or rack to set. Sprinkle a little lavender over the top whilst the chocolate is still damp. Leave to set at room temperature.

 

For baking brides try a hand at these edible DIY favours that are super easy to make and can be baked with lavender from your own garden!

 

11. Once the chocolate is completely dry, either loop a ribbon through each hole to hang as a centrepiece, or bag up and add a name tag to use as place settings as well as wedding favours. If you are not confident writing the labels yourself, you can download a brush script font online and cheat it out. Cut out using a pretty punch and attach with ribbon.

 

For baking brides try a hand at these edible DIY favours that are super easy to make and can be baked with lavender from your own garden!

 

How will you flavour your DIY edible favours?!

Treat your guests right with these favour ideas

Whether you want to go DIY, themed, thoughtful or edible, these favour ideas are brilliant treats for your guests to thank them for sharing the day with you

With your big day on the horizon, I’m sure you’re working overtime with the wedding planners to make sure everything goes smoothly. But have you considered how you can make your guests feel special at your wedding? Wedding favours are a staple at most weddings these days, and they’re the perfect way to show your appreciation for your guests. Finding original wedding favour ideas for guests can be challenging and you will want to make sure that they love your gift. If you are struggling to find the perfect favour for your guests, don’t sweat. Here’s some inspiration for you.

Thoughtful wedding favours

 

Whether you want to go DIY, themed, thoughtful or edible, these favour ideas are brilliant treats for your guests to thank them for sharing the day with you
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Are you lucky enough to be getting married on the beach? Get inspired by these clever little heart shaped towels – the perfect gift for guests needing to dry off after a dip in the ocean.

Get crafty with your wedding favours

 

Whether you want to go DIY, themed, thoughtful or edible, these favour ideas are brilliant treats for your guests to thank them for sharing the day with you
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Showcase your amazing craft talents, get your hands dirty and create some meaningful wedding favours to wow your guests. This is a fantastic idea for the budget bride, or anyone with a particular penchant for creativity. Consider baking cupcakes, knitting plushies or creating luggage tags.

 

Beach themed wedding favours

 

Whether you want to go DIY, themed, thoughtful or edible, these favour ideas are brilliant treats for your guests to thank them for sharing the day with you
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Those that have decided to jet off into the sunset and throw their wedding on a beach can have lots of fun with their wedding favours. Keep the beach theme alive and carry this on with your gift ideas. Consider silk hand fans, towel cupcakes, flip flop bottle opener and lots more. Your guests will be blown away with your amazing and unique wedding favours.

Keeping it small and sweet

Putting a smile on the faces of your guests doesn’t have to break the bank. It’s the thought that counts and, if you can think of something useful or particularly sentimental for your guests, it will make a really great impression. You don’t have to spent a lot of money to show them how much you appreciate them. These lovely customizable wedding favor lip balms make the ideal gift, and would work particularly well in a goodie bag or gift box.

Whether you want to go DIY, themed, thoughtful or edible, these favour ideas are brilliant treats for your guests to thank them for sharing the day with you
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What wedding favour ideas would please your guests? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Guest Writer Hollie Jones

Hollie is a freelance writer and co-owner of the lifestyle blog Hollie and the Ivy. She has a passion for organic food and healthy, vegan recipes.

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Too often left on tables, you're going to spend money on them anyway, so why not choose a wedding favour that makes a difference? Now you can...

Rebecca Shellard-Renna used her wedding as a perfect opportunity to remember and celebrate the life of her best friend, actress Lucy Bowen, who died of lung cancer at the young age of 32. This is Rebecca’s story…

“I met Lucy when I was 11 in comprehensive school. Lucy was in my form and I knew straight away we would be good friends. We were very different but got on really well and had the same sense of humour – in fact Lucy was one of the funniest people you could ever hope to meet. I have so many memories of laughing until I couldn’t breathe. She was larger than life, a massive drama queen (she went on to become an actress!), extremely thoughtful and just so much fun.

It came as such a shock when Lucy was diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 32. We were devastated to learn that the tumour had spread and there was little doctors could do. She lived just three months after her diagnosis.

Too often left on tables, you're going to spend money on them anyway, so why not choose a wedding favour that makes a difference? Now you can...

Lucy had been so excited about my wedding. I had never seen the point of traditional favours such as sweets, so it seemed like a fitting tribute having the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation wedding favours to honour her.

As I lay them on everyone’s place sittings, I had a chance to think about Lucy and how much she meant to me. On the day I felt like she was there with me, through the reading during the ceremony (which was a poem Lucy had written for me and my husband), the quaffing of prosecco – her favourite drink – during the reception, and, of course, the wedding favours.

Too often left on tables, you're going to spend money on them anyway, so why not choose a wedding favour that makes a difference? Now you can...

Our guests thought they were lovely – many of them had never seen a wedding favour in aid of charity before and thought it was a really great idea. We received a lot of comments about it being a lovely way to remember Lucy.

Seeing my friends wearing their badges gives me a lot of comfort – when someone close to you dies, you want to keep their memory alive, and you don’t want anyone to forget them. The pin badges are a little reminder that people remember Lucy and how amazing she was. A friend of mine sends me pictures of her wearing the pin from different places around the world, which is really sweet.

You’re giving people a little memento of your day at the same time as helping to fund research into lung cancer. It’s a no brainer!”

 

Find out more about a Roy Castle charity wedding favour:

For more information on remembering loved ones through wedding favours, please visit roycastle.org/weddings

 

Too often left on tables, you're going to spend money on them anyway, so why not choose a wedding favour that makes a difference? Now you can...

How to choose your wedding favours

Wedding favours that won't be wasted need to have a use beyond looking pretty. Here, we bring you all the ideas you need to do it on budget and in style!

You don’t need to be the disgruntled couple who spent their hard earned cash on wedding favours, only for them to be left behind.

The key to wedding favours that will be favoured, and not forgotten, is choosing well. There’s no one size fits all approach here. A lot will depend on your wishes, your guests, and your budget for these traditional gifts.

We’ve nailed down four steps to help you choose your wedding favours and have them savoured.

 

Wedding favours that won't be wasted need to have a use beyond looking pretty. Here, we bring you all the ideas you need to do it on budget and in style! Wedding favours that won't be wasted need to have a use beyond looking pretty. Here, we bring you all the ideas you need to do it on budget and in style!

P H O T O G R A P H Y:  octoberward.com and katherineashdown.co.uk (l-r)

 

What’s your type?

Traditions have their place, but the custom of gifting sugared almonds to your guests is one you can take or leave. To begin choosing what you will give, think about what you want your favour to do.

Do you want it to go with your meal, choosing jars of jam, chutney or an after dinner sweet jar, perhaps? Or maybe you want it to provide entertainment, in which case a quiz or game for the whole table might be better. Then there are those that can be taken away as mementos of your day…

 

How to present the presents

Once you’ve narrowed down the type of favour, you need to decide how to present them. For foodie gifts, they’ll likely be packaged in a jar or bottle, but for others you’ll have more flexibility. Think pretty birdcage boxes, cute pegged gift bags or boxes tied with ‘just married’ ribbon.

If you’ll be making the contents for your favours, take into account the time you’ll need if you’ll also be making the packaging yourself. It will be much more fun to do if you get your bridal team together, relax and do it ahead of time. Avoid last minute rushes at all costs!

 

Wedding favours that won't be wasted need to have a use beyond looking pretty. Here, we bring you all the ideas you need to do it on budget and in style!
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Style over substance?

Of course you’ll want your wedding favours to co-ordinate with your theme and look pretty, but if you want them to be taken away at the end of the day, they need to do more than just that.

Favours people can use are much more likely to be wanted than those that are purely decorative. Try foodie treats, lavender bags for wardrobes, or your own unique ideas. Lottery tickets also go down a treat (just imagine if you bought somewhere their lucky ticket!). You can present them beautifully in these lottery ticket holders.

We’ve also seen couples create one luxury hamper as their wedding favour, hosting a raffle after the speeches for one lucky guest to win! Likewise, a basket of flip flops or blankets might be more gratefully received by your guests.

 

The bottom line

At the end of the day, you probably don’t want to spend a fortune on your wedding favours. You’ve got bigger things to budget for, like your flowers, your venue and of course your dress, so always bear costs in mind.

While £4 per favour might sound relatively little, when you scale it up to 150 guests, you end up forking out a lot of money for something relatively small. Some couples skip gifting favours altogether, so before you spend a lot, be sure it is where your money is best spent.

And while the DIY approach can be cheaper, it isn’t always. You may not be able to source the resources as cost effectively, for example, so don’t discount wedding favours that are already put together for you, like these sweets jars.

 

What wedding favours will you gift to your guests?

How to DIY your wedding

So many of our real brides and grooms are choosing DIY weddings, creating the stationery, decorations and cake themselves or with the help of family and friends. Doing some of your big day preparations yourselves can save you money and is a great way to introduce your own personalities and memories. When your weekends are full of w-day planning, it’s also the perfect opportunity to spend time with family and friends crafting together.

All of this comes with one word of caution, as per the Wedding Ideas mantra. Your dress, venue and photographer are all elements that are vital to your wedding and, as such, we recommend that you get the best you can. So unless you’re a sewing superwoman, leave the dress making to the professionals and get stuck in with these DIY wedding ideas instead!

 

DIY wedding ideas to handmake your dream big day!
Photography: kristyfieldphotography.co.uk

 

Stationery

Invite a few crafty friends over to create your wedding stationery. Use our real weddings for inspiration and then get making! Whether you design your save the date cards, invitations and seating plan on the computer or hand make each one, you can create the exact design you’ve imagined and make the stationery truly personal to you as a couple.

 

DIY wedding ideas to handmake your dream big day!
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DIY wedding ideas to handmake your dream big day!
Photography: albertpalmerphotography.com
DIY wedding ideas to handmake your dream big day!
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Food

There are several DIY wedding ideas when it comes to the food. If you know a brilliant baker or are one yourself, why not bake your own cake? Allow plenty of time beforehand for baking and creating all the decorations to avoid last minute stress and leave a list of set up instructions for the big day when you’ll be busy getting ready yourself.

Depending on your venue, you can also do some of the wedding food yourself. The most popular option for this is to leave the wedding breakfast to the pros and just supply the evening food yourself. Ask friends and family to each bring an item to effortlessly create a buffet your guests will be drooling over. Think cheeseboards, quiches, pies, cold meats, salads and desserts.

 

DIY wedding ideas to handmake your dream big day!
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Flowers

If you’re a dab hand at flower arranging or willing to learn, buying your blooms at a local flower market and arranging them yourself can save money in your big day budget. You’ll need vases, a stash of oasis and pretty ribbons to pull it off.

Another option is to grow some of your flowers yourself. This will mean choosing from flowers that are in season at the time of your wedding, so if you have your heart set on a specific bloom, a florist is probably the way to go.

 

DIY wedding ideas to handmake your dream big day!
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Favours

Another very popular way to DIY your wedding is to create your own favours. Options abound with brides and grooms choosing to collect and fill sweetie jars, bake their own edible gifts, make their own candles and even brew their own alcoholic beverages. Wherever your skills or passions lie, there’s bound to be a way you can turn it into a fantastic favour for your guests.

 

DIY wedding ideas to handmake your dream big day!
Photography: kristyfield.co.uk
DIY wedding ideas to handmake your dream big day!
Photography: kristyfield.co.uk

 

Decorations

The easiest of DIY wedding ideas are the decorations because there are so many options and step-by-step tutorials available. Whether you sew your own bunting, collect jars and candles, pick up some fairy lights or get creative with your centrepieces, the possibilities are endless and definitely not limited to rustic weddings. Add photo frames in your colour palette around the room or create an accent decoration to highlight your theme like metallics, sparkles and feathers for 1920’s opulence.

 

DIY wedding ideas to handmake your dream big day!
Photography: albertpalmerphotography.com

 

Film it yourself!

If you’ve followed our advice and hired a brilliant photographer to capture the day you become husband and wife, you might not have the budget left to hire a videographer too. Among the top of the list of newlywed’s regrets is not videoing their wedding. Don’t let it be one of yours! Enlist the help of a few good friends to take it in turns filming parts of your big day. Just imagine how wonderful it will feel to relive the ‘I dos’, the speeches, the first dance…

 

What are your favourite DIY wedding ideas?

Wedding favour ideas to please EVERYONE! – Wedding Ideas shop

The Wedding Ideas Shop has 100’s of decor ideas to offer no matter your wedding theme, so we’ve rounded up some of our favourite wedding favours that your guests can enjoy on the day!

 

Sweet treats

We love a few sweet treats at weddings, and so do the guests – the adults as much as the children! This adorable screw top favour jar is perfect for filling with sweets of your choice or even a mixture! This colour means it can match a bunch of themes or colour schemes, and is also available from the shop in other colours and varieties too!

 

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Why not take it to the next level?! 

Retro, vintage or rustic theme?

For your own sweet tooth and nostalgic love of classic childhood sweets transport the adults back to their younger years and rekindle those sweet memories of dip dabs, black Jacks, bon bons, humbugs, rhubarb and custard and  lemon sherbert – all can be found on the Wedding ideas shop! Create your very own retro pick and mix station, with the little scoops that your guests can pick and choose to their hearts content!

 

 

A bit of pop

These chevron printed cups are really on trend with their loud prints, and we love the idea of popcorn in them even more. Using these as favours will make the speeches feel like a cinematic experience, so are great for keeping the kids entertained too. Check out more ideas on how to keep children entertained and out of trouble here!

 

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Prize draw

A great idea for favours are lottery tickets. A chance for the guests to win back some of the money they spent on their new outfit for your wedding will not be sniffed at, so why not team the tickets up with these cute card holders wishing them luck?

 

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A little tipple

This favour box is ideal for a classic, traditional wedding, as well as for a vintage Art Deco theme. Fill it with what you like, but this mini spirit bottle is a great one for the adults. How about giving them as gifts to the groomsmen?

 

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 The Kids table


For the table of little guests on your wedding day it might be a good idea for your sake and their parents own enjoyment to stock up on these more than affordable easy entertainers that will allow a little more time for the adults to indulge a little social time of their own! 

 

 

Favours boxes/bags

As well as favour ideas, Wedding Ideas shop has an extensive selection of cute favour boxes in every colour to compliment your tablescape or theme. If something a little more rustic and au natural is preferable to your wedding look, (perhaps a barn setting?!) these little tied hessian sacks will dress your country tables perfectly filled with sweet scented flowers, sweets even a hangover first aid supply for the morning after!

 

 

Our shop does have some real treats for you, and with FREE delivery on all orders just £100 or more, what’s stopping you? From artificial flowers for the allergic members of your party to decorative glassware for a chic reception, we’ve got tons of affordable items that will help you create your wedding day vision – just a few clicks away!

A luxury wedding event ‘Quintessentially weddings’ for every brides diary!

Dior, Ladurée, Harrods and Giuseppe Zanotti have all been confirmed as part of the impressive line-up of luxury names taking part at The Quintessentially Weddings Atelier this Spring!

The Atelier brings together the finest wedding designers and artisans at one unrivalled event, and takes place at the iconic London hotel, The Langham, from 31st March to the 2nd April.

 

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Wedding Experts

The planners of some of the world’s finest Weddings, Quintessentially Weddings, will give invaluable planning advice.

The world’s finest wedding gifts will be presented by Harrods of Knightsbridge, and Farley will provide their dramatic one of a kind furniture throughout the event.

 

 

Food & Drink


The Langham, London
will be showcasing its finest event spaces and Michel Roux Jnr will be dropping in to discuss Private Dining by Roux. Guests can sample Cointreau’s new wedding cocktail or browse the Atelier with a legendary Bloom G&T.

Wedding Attire

Bridal designers Suzie Turner, The Couture Gallery and Ritva Westenius will be showcasing their latest creations and Luna Mae London will be revealing their most intimate lingerie designs. Bridesmaids and cocktail wear is by Needle and Thread, and Giuseppe Zanotti will provide the most glamorous bridal shoes.

Purely Diamonds and Hannah Rose present their breath-taking wedding rings and jewellery, and Rockcoco will show an enchanting range of bridal fans.

Hair & Beauty

For the most luxurious bridal beauty offering, Dior will be conducting make-up trials and skin care consultations, while beauty bloggers’ favourite Bardou will take care of the hair. Personal pampering sessions can be booked on arrival.

Cakes & Flowers

Ricky Paul and Grandirosa will both create their Magnum Opus of floral design, and Ladurée and Pink Frosting Cake Company will present their mouth-watering confections.

 

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Stationery

Stationery is by Leeming Brothers, the fine stationery experts, and ER Stationery will showcase their innovative silk invitation boxes.

Photography, Video & Entertainment

Fashion & TV photographer Stuart Wood is providing his award winning photography services and The Wedding Filmmakers, their unique videography. Live entertainment will be provided by ALR Music and some surprising photobooths by Megabooth.

Book online now at quintessentiallyatelier.com

14 super stylish drinks bar ideas you’ll want for your spring/summer wedding!

There is no better or more traditional way to toast a happy couple into the day than with a cork top bottle of bubbly! But our whole hearted love for the concept of the cocktail has seen us make the most of seasonality and fresh grown ingredients,fruits,herbs,flavours and infusions to create a whole new meaning to the possibilities of a drinks bar for your wedding.

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Make it all about the mixology for the most sophisticated seasonal twist to your spring/summer wedding bringing a fresh concept trend of a ‘mixology’ bar experience to kick of the festivities for your guests that will allow you to put a totally unique touch on the drinks that you serve and really make your mark on the theme of your day. Find out just why we forecast the focus for flavouring your big day with a liquid taste sensation of choices to try that will never leave your guests empty handed!

Dressed Drinks

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Dress up your drink whether it be champagne or prosecco, garnish with seasonal sliced fruits and berries or single springs of fragrant herbs like rosemary,sage and lavender to add a touch of robust elegance and colour (possibly to complement your theme!) to tempt your guests with something different.

Something Blue

If you’re wanting something both refreshing and unconventionally traditionally for your ‘something blue’ to form from we love the idea of a cooling blueberry syrup and fruit infused mojito to shower your day of celebrations! via (Brit + Co)

His & hers or Mr & Mrs

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DIY your own His & Hers cocktails using each of your favourite flavours and ingredients! Break the mould by concocting something totally new for your guests to LOVE,remember your day by and all inspired by both your personalities and tastes! – (I wonder if your guests will be able to guess who created which cocktail!)

The white Wedding

How about something in keeping with the tradition of the special occasion with a ‘white’ St Germain cocktail made with lime, white cranberry juice and vodka! via (style me pretty)

Botanical Exotic theme

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Experiment with tropical fruits! – Grapefruit, guava and Watermelon are all refreshing flavour choices for the perfect exotic summer cocktail either outdoors or on the beach add the fresh pulp and juices to blitzed strawberries as a base with a shot of vodka. Add an earthy or citrus twist with an infusion of basil leaves, lime or ginger.

Champagne cocktails

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Enjoy the best of both worlds for your special day! – Whilst a classic glass of champagne is a sure crowd pleaser and tradition, we also love the idea of using champagne as the star of a refreshing and contemporary champagne cocktail where your flavour preferences can be used to create a signature drink for your guests as a reception welcome or to toast the newly weds! Or if you want to make more a fun feature out of this idea get creative with your own DIY Pick and Mix ‘bubbly bar’ where your guests can make their own champagne cocktails form a choice of sparkling wine,bubbly and prosecco, fresh fruit pulps and juices and a choice of infusions or garnishes! Get everybody involved in the art of mixology, make it a fun event for the day and maybe even hold the best cocktail competition to be judged by the Bride & Groom!

Monochrome moments

For a drink that is both traditional and chic ( and very James Bond!) Serve a sophisticated gin cocktail and garnish with shiny black olives on a cocktail stick if you are sporting an classy black and white theme! Your guests will love the thought you put into it! via (Merriment events)

Bathtub/Boat favours

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For a more relaxed rustic approach to the term ‘bar’ but with maximum creativity and impact for your wedding reception and festivities, we love the on trend look of filling crates, tin baths and even a small wooden boat with your favourite bottled individual drinks buried in ice for your guests to dip into when they please. Plus this way you can get your family and friends to contribute to make this a fun feature for everybody!

Edible Flowers

The addition of bright edible petals to colourless cocktails and drinks are a fun and pretty way to liven up your goblets and glasses, where you can accent your themes and wedding palette too if opting for colourless drinks! After all.. we all love a colourful wedding and often subtle hints of your colours carried throughout is a gorgeous understated way to keep cohesion and consistency with your big day look!

Shots with courses

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If a tasting style menu or posh buffet is on the cards for your big day for a variety of taste sensations for your guests to try, with each taster serve a accompanying cocktail shot to help get the celebrations going and add a real element of interest and focus for your guests to participate in, particularly if you are a foodie couple! Your guests will love the fun element of tasting each beautiful miniature masterpiece.

Water and Mocktail Stations

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For the non drinkers of the party and/or if you are expecting children at your big day reception, create a non alcoholic water station with homemade lemon or raspberry lemonade, fresh fruity water infusions of your choice and a sweet and refreshing ice tea! -De-light-ful! Make sure you have lots of jam jars and vibrantly coloured straws for a rustic chic way to serve them just as beautifully so everyone can help themselves.

 

Barrel and festival keg bars

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For the beer and cider drinkers in the group or to satisfy preference to the classic flute glass drinks, why not feature a fabulous festival-feel keg bar of your favourites real ales, ciders and lagers. Perfect for a summer outdoor wedding!

Boozy milkshake cocktail

For the sweet tooth kind combine the nostalgic childhood love for milkshake (which you can freshly prepare with fruit puree or grated chocolate and serve as it comes to the children present) with a shot of Rum and fresh mint into a chocolate milk, for a fun but slightly more grown up Milkshake cocktail. Alternatively serve these as milkshake shots…made a little stronger!

Fruity Cocktail Float

Similarly to a milkshake cocktail but made even more gluttonous and indulgent with fresh whipped cream and an array of fruity toppings dependent on what you like or your theme,colour etc. These make a delicious and substantial sundae style treat, perfect to compliment a vintage diner themed day!

4 wedding favours that won’t be left behind

Don't want to fork out for your wedding favours only for them to be left on the tables at the end of the night? Here are seven that definitely won't be...

We hear it all the time; disgruntled brides telling us that they spent a small fortune finding the perfect wedding favours, only for half of them to be left on the tables at the end of the night.

Wedding favours may only be small, but they are large in number – this is where the cost starts to mount. You’re going to be spending a fair bit of money on them, so you want to make sure they’re going to be used. But how?

We’ve put our heads together at Wedding Ideas HQ and we think we might have just hit the jackpot. The key to wedding favours that aren’t forgotten? Making them something to use during the party itself! With that in mind, here are four different wedding favours to add fun to your reception so they won’t be left behind!

Don't want to fork out for your wedding favours only for them to be left on the tables at the end of the night? Here are seven that definitely won't be... Don't want to fork out for your wedding favours only for them to be left on the tables at the end of the night? Here are seven that definitely won't be...

P H O T O G R A P H Y  Liam Smith Photography and Expression Photography

Cookie and biscuit wedding favours have only become trendier since the latest series of Great British Bake Off aired. We can totally see why – who wouldn’t love a delicious treat that looks pretty, tastes good and can even enhance your theme? Have a custom wedding biscuit designed for you by your chosen baker and add a deliciously personal touch for guests to enjoy. Jam jars of pick and mix style sweeties in a candy buffet are a similar equivalent. Pile up the paper bags and invite your guests to indulge their sweet tooth. You’ll find all the supplies you need for this in the Wedding Ideas shop!

As more and more couples look to add a spark to their celebrations, using sparklers have really taken off. So long as your venue allows it, stock up and then head outdoors with your guests to light them up. They make a pretty display fanned out in a metal bucket beforehand, doubling up as a decoration. And, having seen many gorgeous weddings that do exactly this, we’d definitely recommend a sparkler send off at the end of the night for the bride and groom!

Don't want to fork out for your wedding favours only for them to be left on the tables at the end of the night? Here are seven that definitely won't be... Don't want to fork out for your wedding favours only for them to be left on the tables at the end of the night? Here are seven that definitely won't be...

P H O T O G R A P H Y  Gia Canali and Chris Barber Photography

Beyond being well fed and entertained, the biggest secret to a happy guest is to make them a comfortable one. Swap forgettable favours for ones that serve this purpose, like a basket of cosy blankets to snuggle up in. These would be perfect for a winter wedding! Substitute this in summer for a basket of flipflops, or try slippers as a year-round option. Choose a basket or vintage suitcase and add a chalkboard sign so your favours will look fabulous too!

Whatever wedding favours you choose, going for something to use on the day – either as entertainment, food or to make your guests that bit more comfortable – is a simple way to purchase something your guests will actually appreciate.

 

What ideas are you considering for your wedding favours?

12 DIY wedding favours

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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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.

Coin jewellery/coin bowls

Spare change can make an excellent craft material. Why not use all the pennies you’ve got lying about the house to make your guests some shiny accessories? As well as jewellery, you can also make a coin bowl by gluing coins together into a circular stack – a handy gift for your friends to put their keys or (even more) spare change in!

Fan

Fans can be a great way to chill out if your wedding is taking place during the summer months. A cute photo, or even the wedding programme, printed onto the fan will give it a distinctive touch, while your guests keep themselves cool.

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Tea/coffee

A little bag or jar of tea/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.

 

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Cakes/jam/popcorn in a jar

Give your guests something sweet to take away by filling a jar with homemade cake/dessert, jam, or even popcorn! You can personalise the jars with your guest’s name and even print some cute photos on each treat.

Matchbox

You can have a lot of fun personalising matchboxes for your guests. They’ll have something handy to take home, but also something special which they can use again and again.

Candles

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.

CD

A mix 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.

Coasters

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

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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Keyring

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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Must-have wedding decor picks

Get your must-have wedding decor details for less with 20% OFF everything at Wedding Ideas!

 

Brides, have you heard about the Wedding Ideas Shop?! The perfect one stop shop for hundreds of decor ideas, essentials and favours to inspire the wedding of your dreams. We’ve made it totally easy to find just what you are looking for – search by either colour, season or theme you will find ideas for place cards, cake toppers, ribbons, hanging decor favour boxes, confetti, bubbles and even your very own sweet table! Brides, you can get planning and all from the comfort of your own home!

Because we LOVE helping our brides come up with innovative solutions and ideas to fit beautifully with their day, you won’t want to miss this month’s choice must-haves!

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 Shop Bunting

 

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Beautiful hessian bunting with printed letters | Rustic Country style theme | WAS £7.99 NOW £6.40

 

Shop Table ideas

 

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Pretty Ivory Laser Cut Bird Place Cards | Country Tea Party theme | 10 Cards NOW £2.46!

Shop favour ideas

 

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White mini favour boxes | White winter wedding or Monochrome theme | NOW £0.30!

 

Shop Novelties 

 

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Create your own novelty photo booth | 10 Props NOW £5.99!

 

Shop guest ideas

 

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Romantic Guest finger print keepsake | 1 Sheet, 1 baby pink pad and 1 dark pink pad | WAS £11.99 NOW £9.59!

 

Shop sweet table ideas

 

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Create your own dessert Pick and Mix with novelty chalkboard jar labels | 12 Labels NOW £3.16!

 

Click here to see the full range of Wedding Ideas shop decor