In my mother’s day it was sugared almonds and that was your lot! Today, there’s so much more to choose from, and while there’s all the usual suspects, sometimes you come across something that’s just a wee bit different. I like that. Here are some lovely things as wedding favour ideas. Hope you like them as much as I do.
Quirky and Cute Wedding Favours
I like favours that are functional or edible so I’ve had a look for some of the more quirky or unusual things you could use as favours and hope this selection gives you inspiration.
These really cute wooden spoons are from the wedding stationery company Twenty-Seven, based in Edinburgh, UK. I can absolutely recommend this company for quality and customer service. As for the spoons – my wedding guests all loved them to bits and I hear the shortbread recipe is great!
If candles are your thing, you can buy these hand-crafted personalised candles from Candle Designs in Ireland.
Paula Sheridon’s an expert on creating thoughtful, bespoke designs and a video on the website lets you meet the lady behind it all – what a beautiful accent!
Staying with the candle theme, how about these beautiful and delicate autumn leaves. Great for an autumn or winter wedding. And a great price too! You can see these and lots more at Unique Wedding Favours in Harlow, Essex.
If an eco-friendly emphasis to your day appeals, organza sachets of wildflower seeds make lovely, plantable wedding favours. I absolutely love these. They’re from Wildflower Favours and they have a great selection. Gorgeously simple, and a great idea, giving you the chance to help the native flora and fauna at the same time.
For the true Scottish experience, whisky miniatures are loved and appreciated by all… there are some beautiful examples of personalised messages you can have. This one is from Gordon & MacPhail in Moray, part of the Speyside region, and they have a wonderful selection of whiskies to offer.
And of course, for the traditional Scottish wedding, what other than some fantastic yummy boxes of Scottish Tablet from Rainbow Sugarcraft. Oh so nice…. You must take a look at this website – they have so much to offer! They also do their own range of scrummy iced cookies.
If you’re feeling a little creative, you might consider making your own favours, and homemade jam miniatures like these would be a real talking point. They’re from the wedding of a friend of the photographer who took this shot. Aren’t they gorgeous? Food for thought perhaps…
But – if you’d rather someone else did the work, you really should take a look at Anglesey Preserves for their range of mini preserves with personalised labels. They supply traditional jams and chutneys for great looking favours, and are acknowledged for quality, with several awards such as Wales True Taste, Great Taste, Dalemane Marmalade Festival, and the Anglesey Tourism Award.
Who wouldn’t want to eat these? Made by a lady in Tokyo who calls herself Rosey Sugar, have a look at what else she does. Just an idea, but you could probably get your local bakery to make these and even personalise them for you. Just put each one in a small organza bag tied with a ribbon and voila! Beautifully simple, gorgeous, perfect.
So that’s my pick of wedding favours available at the moment. Let me know if this has been helpful, or if there’s anything you’re trying to source. Would love to help.