Favourite Wedding Favours

In recent years, wedding favours have become big business. Whether you’re planning a luxurious big-budget wedding or a cosy homespun party, wedding favours can be a really nice touch and can add a particularly personal edge to the occasion. Although sugared almonds are the traditional gift for guests, other creative and affordable ideas include pot plants or herbs, fridge magnets, packets of seeds, candles, bubbles, homemade CDs, glow sticks, and even boozy miniatures. It’s a good idea to think local when planning wedding favours: if the groom is Scottish, offering some little boxes of highland toffee or shortbread may be fitting, or if you’re getting married in cider country, then a gilded apple might be just the thing? Those living in hop-growing areas often use hops as confetti, though other local plants might serve just as well! However, do remember that a favour is just that, and these cute little gifts are by no means obligatory when planning a wedding, particularly if money is tight. After all wedding favours are designed as a way to remember the couple and their special day, the order of service and menu are often sufficient mementoes. Focus on getting your order of service and menu perfected, and let your wedding stationery be the ideal keepsake. One top tip for making your day memorable, is to leave plenty of disposable cameras around the room during the reception and after-party and encourage your guests to get snap happy.

Remember, although planning a wedding and managing your budget can be a stressful affair, your wedding is just one day – naturally, you’ll want it to be perfect, but don’t make the mistake of worrying so much about getting things right that you forget to sit back and enjoy the day. Make sure you savour every moment of this special occasion, and reap the rewards of all these months of planning. All your guests are here for you, to enjoy the day by sharing your love and happiness. Little things are bound to go wrong, but come rain or shine, in spite of hiccups, anxious looks from the best man and your dad’s jokes, you’ll always look back fondly on this day, so concentrate on making beautiful memories as you celebrate the rest of your life with your perfect partner, surrounded by loved ones.