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!
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!
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.