The perfect wedding with happy guests is what all couples dream of, and one way couples are sending their guests home with a smile is by giving away wedding favours. Favours are becoming increasingly common and an expected part of UK weddings. Wedding favours are more than just small gifts for your guests, they are a way of showing gratitude – not only for sharing your big day but also for being a part of your life.
They can also be a keepsake for guests to have a lasting memory of your wedding. These favours are also a great way to add a personal touch to your wedding theme and a way to say thank you to your guests for attending your special day. From handmade trinkets to customised items, there are many creative possibilities that your guests are sure to love. Below are just a few items that can be used as wedding favours to make your day even more special.
Both thoughtful and practical, hand fans are a fitting choice for weddings. They are functional accessories and can be a simple way to add a touch of elegance to your wedding. Aside from this, fans can be used to keep cool during the wedding itself and the reception, especially if you’ve opted for an outdoor venue. The great thing about fans is that the design, material, size, and colour are all easily customisable. This makes it easy to commission fans that can fit your wedding theme and palette.
Additionally, fans can also have cloth embroideries or wooden engravings with the couple’s names, serving as memorabilia from your special day. Some UK-based brands like Lavender Home and The Columbia Collective offer a variety of printed and woven hand fans that could suit many weddings.
Another practical choice is a pair of sunglasses. Stylish and functional, they come in many different tinting options and frame designs and can be given to guests of all ages and genders. Guests can utilise them during your wedding, whether as protection from the sun if your wedding is outdoors during the daytime or as photo booth props. Additionally, sunglasses can add an interesting flair to wedding guests’ outfits, along with the other accessories they purchase to wear on your special day.
If you pick a classic style, your guests will even be able to use them in their everyday lives. Should you choose to give special sunglasses to your closest family members and friends, many top-of-the-line brands, such as Ray-Ban or Tommy Hilfiger, offer large discounts when items are purchased in bulk. These glasses can also be ordered online, with their various specifications laid out for any busy bride to be able to order efficiently.
As a universally loved treat, you can never go wrong with choosing chocolates as a wedding favour. From classic bars to personalised shapes to chocolate-covered foods, there are an endless amount of ways to prepare and present them to suit your wedding. You can have custom-made chocolate using moulds or even add flair to these wedding favours by customising the packaging.
Since some guests prefer not to take anything home, having edible favours like chocolates are delicious and fuss-free. Not to mention, it’s a natural mood booster that can make your guests feel even more joyful on your big day. Renowned brands like Lindt and Cadbury can be bought in assortments that can be split among guests, and they offer special deals and free shipping for large-quantity orders.
While extremely common and somewhat of a mundane item, hand sanitisers are a great wedding favour. Their bottles are easily customisable with screen printing or by attaching charms and coloured carabiners. They can also be upgraded with various scents, such as floral scents or sandalwood, to better suit your wedding theme.
Citrus scents are also a good choice to help repel insects in case the wedding is an outdoor ceremony or followed by an outdoor reception. As favours, these sanitisers are practical and easy to purchase, with medical supply brands such as Bristol Mask and Palm Safe selling small-sized hand sanitisers that can be ordered in bulk.