Wedding favours are a fun and personalised way to express your gratitude to your guests. It’s a sweet reminder of the most special day of your life. Eastlife suggests some trending ideas for wedding favours.
We’ve come a long way from the traditional wedding favours of five pieces of either sugar cubes, candy or sugared almonds known as bonbonnieres. Given as a symbol of good luck, it is said these traditional wedding favours represented fertility, health, wealth, happiness, and longevity.
However, now with the wedding industry becoming a billion-dollar business, wedding favours have upped their game with the mantra being fortune favours the innovative.
Raising the bar in wedding favours is a personalised label on a chocolate bar with a customised message from the bride and groom. It is instantly more appealing if its locally sourced and ethically produced chocolates that support local artisans and reduces the carbon print. Edible favours be it personalised chocolates, candy or biscuits are delightful to taste and have an aesthetically pleasing presentation.
Keep your love burning bright by gifting scented soy candles as favours. Travel-size candles and a box of matches, printed with a special message from the newlyweds, adds a touch of romance and warmth to the keepsake.
At an Irish wedding it is common for guests to receive small wedding bells as a wedding favour. Bottles of olive oil are the perfect favour for a Greek destination wedding—or a bottle of tequila for a wedding in Mexico. Leather travel tags for a destination wedding, with a personalised card within, is a gift that could be used almost immediately by the guests who have travelled from far and near.
When it comes to wedding favours, useful items are always appreciated. For instance, a bottle of sunscreen or flip flops for a beach wedding, or a miniature bug spray for a woodland event, would be a fitting gift.
Another brilliant idea that has gained popularity is calligraphing guests’ names and seating arrangement onto framed pressed flowers and Pov! You’ve just created a one-of-a-kind place card and a pretty wedding favour!
In terms of sustainable gifts, wildflower or herb seed packets that guests can plant and watch grow is meaningful. It symbolises your love that continues to grow, as well as contributes to a greener world.
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