Wedding favours are the perfect way to give a little something back to all of your guests and say a special ‘thank you’ to everyone for coming together to share your big day!
Traditionally, the very first wedding favours were known as “bonbonnieres” – a sugar coated bon bon or sugar cube which symbolised good luck and wealth. Overtime, these sugary gifts developed into the well-known sugared almonds, which are still a very popular choice among cultures who maintain a more traditional wedding style.
However, as with everything else in the ‘world of weddings’, the idea of wedding favours has significantly taken a leap from its historical traditions and into a new realm of creativity. Expressing gratitude and adding a little extra sparkle to your chosen wedding style ultimately creates excitement and fun, which is exactly what these top unique ‘Wedding Favour Ideas’ are designed to offer…
- OH SHIT, HANGOVER KIT – IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH.
It’s inevitable that the vast majority of guests will have a few too many drinks by the end of the night. So, a little hangover survival kit could actually be the ultimate gift. We absolutely love www.koibitolove.com – each item has been carefully selected for its healing properties and re-hydration characteristics. The survival kit contains everything to tackle the morning after. Rehydrate with electrolyte salts, soothe that banging head with a cooling strip, bring back your balance and peace with lavender essential oils, take the anti-vom Nux-Vom and Vit B complex for an energy boost, offer your body some milk thistle to help your liver get back on track and some 5HTP to bring you back to a happy place. They’ll thank you in the morning!
- IT WAS MINT TO BE.
A simple and perfect little detail for your wedding favours. No one is ever going to be sad by fresh breath during those wedding meet and greets either. Very cute and an easy option for those going DIY on their wedding details.
- LET LOVE GROW
A small little house plant is an incredibly sweet gift with a beautifully romantic symbol of your love for one another. If it fits your theme and style then go with it, just make sure the guests get handed one on departure to keep them in optimal condition.
- LOVE IS THE SPICE OF LIFE.
A little gift of a spicy sauce, a pot of spices or even bath salts could be ideal to add a little quirky authenticity to your wedding. Definitely a memorable gift that guests can enjoy later on at home only to be reminded of that super cool wedding day!
- ALL BECAUSE HE POPPED THE QUESTION
Who doesn’t like popcorn. Get creative with flavours and packaging and put at the bar for those who require a little extra light snack. It’s super cheap and the kids will love it too.
- TO HAVE AND TO HOLD INCASE YOU GET COLD.
Naturally if the scene fits. An outdoor wedding depending on weather conditions might get a little chilly during the evening’s event, so make a bunch of fleece blankets or some luxury pashminas for your guests to help themselves so they feel lovingly warm throughout the entire day.
- LET OUR LOVE SPARKLE
A little bunch of sparklers per person can be a great way to get everyone back in the same circle at the end of the night to see the ‘Bride and Groom’ off. It certainly creates a little magic and makes fantastic photographs too!
- A SWEET ENDING TO A NEW BEGINNING
Offering something sweet can never go a miss. Whether sugared almonds, candy, cupcakes or some luxurious chocolates, simply box or bag them up with this little slogan and you’ll have all your guests leaving with a tasty treat to remember.
- YOUR PLATE FOR THE NIGHT, FOR WHATEVER TASTES RIGHT
A personalised charger plate instead of the usual name placement cards that everyone can use during the day to know where they are destined to sit and the perfect wedding day gift for all your guests to take home after the main event.
- OLIVE OUR LOVE FOR YOU
Olive and white is quite a popular wedding minimalist style. Why not compliment your guest with a bottle of olive oil to match
- HERE’S TO A BRIGHT FUTURE
We know on a super sunny day, everyone will have their own sunglasses. However, a basket of bright, fancy dress and fun sunglasses are the perfect favour for all. Make sure everyone creates some fun photos of the day too!
- POP THE CHAMPAGNE, SHE’S CHANGING HER NAME
Amid not everyone changes their last name, but if you are and you’re willing to invest in a little extra… then an individual branded bottle of champagne with a personalised named logo… e.g. ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ will definitely ‘wow’ all your family and friends.
- LUCKY IN LOVE
It might not be everyone’s idea of a great gift but a little scratch card in a neat envelope could be quite a hit. Can you imagine if one of your guests actually hit the jackpot?
- WE TIED THE KNOT, TAKE A SHOT.
It’s a super popular wedding concept nowadays. It’s almost poetic, everyone will take a little shot, celebrate your ceremony and get rid of those ‘break the ice’ nerves before the main reception hits.
So, here’s a few of Velvet Circus Ibiza’s ideas to get you inspired when considering your wedding guest favours. Remember your day is all about enjoyment, so make your gifts as fun, sentimental or as dazzling as you like. We hope you enjoyed reading. Until next time!
Velvet Circus Ibiza is an independent event stylist and decoration hire company, here on the island of Ibiza.