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.
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.
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!
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.
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!