Current choices for modern favours include 'Love Heart' sweets, retro sweets, chocolates, biscuits or jelly beans. Personalised candles to commemorate your event are a nice idea, although some venues have restriction on using candles and may be nervous that guests light them there rather than taking them home. Other alternatives such as beautifully scented soaps, wedding fortune cookies or seeds enabling the recipient to grow a bloom from the bride's bouquet, are increasingly popular. For gentlemen, what about a miniature bottle of spirits, or even a lottery ticket! Brides have even given young trees to grow as their marriage grows.
Make it personal
Ask for your favours to be delivered well before the wedding and spend an evening writing each guest a little personalised note on pretty paper to tie to the outside or tuck inside the box. Order a few extra to send to guests that couldn’t attend - favours travel so much better than a slice of wedding cake. You can order personalised favours if you allow enough time – from personalised fortune cookies to personalised rock from Brighton, or little personalised chocolate bars with the bride and grooms name and the wedding date.
Oxfam Unwrapped - the charity gift range that made ‘giving goats’ famous – has wedding lists and favours that will make your wedding extra special by making a big difference to people living in poverty.
Couples can complete the big day with Oxfam Unwrapped’s brand new wedding favours containing wonderful world-changing gifts including; health check-ups, help teach a child, chicks, bags of seeds, buckets and animal vaccinations. The favours come in packs of 50 cards in eight different designs and cost £106. Guests receive the gorgeous white cards, made from recycled paper and people living in poverty benefit from the gift – everyone is happy and nothing is wasted.