10 Creative Wedding Favour Ideas
As a professional wedding photographer for Kent, London and beyond I am always fascinated by the detail that goes into wedding planning. I love capturing such details because it’s obvious that a lot of time and thought has gone into planning every aspect of the wedding and I see it as part of my job to record that. These small details can often be made into stunning, artistic images.
Creative wedding favours are one such detail that can be simple, stylish and are always gratefully received. If you are planning your wedding then this is one area you shouldn’t overlook. You can charm and delight your guests with just a small, thoughtful gesture. Therefore I’ve made a list of the 10 most creative wedding favour ideas that I’ve seen work their magic on wedding guests.
1. Personalised Mini Cakes
Who doesn’t love a tasty treat? Personalised wedding favours are all the rage and you can add an intimate touch by having each guest’s name iced onto the cake. These sweet treats are a sure fire hit!
2. Retro Sweetie Jars
Get yourself some clear glass or plastic containers (jars work best) and fill them with retro style sweets for a little nostalgic delight.
3. Fruity Spirits
Another great idea is to infuse vodka with a fruit concoction (adding small berries is a nice touch) and then pour into mini bottles to present to your adult guests. For non-drinkers or children you can do the same with spring water.
4. Herby Delights
Give them something living that will continue to be useful in years to come. Herbs such as thyme, rosemary, basil or coriander look stunning in little pots wrapped in paper and sealed with ribbons. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.
5. Fruit Tea Infusions
Once the party’s finished, tired guests will appreciate a fruit tea infusion before they hit the sack to counterbalance all that excess they’ve indulged in.
6. Hangover Kit
A few of your guests might feel a little fragile the next day so help them out with a hangover kit which can include a bottle of spring water, painkillers, sachet of coffee, eye mask and a piece of fruit.
7. Homemade Candles
Making your own candles is incredibly easy and you can even add a drop of scented oil to make them smell heavenly. Finish off with a ribbon.
8. Origami Kits
A great way to bring guests together is to present them with mini origami kits. Before you know it you’ll have a room full of paper swans!
9. Photo Coasters
Pop some of your favourite shots onto coasters to hand to guests – they don’t all have to be of you though!
10. Personalised Luggage Tags
For destination weddings these are a real hit amongst guests and helps ensure no-one is parted from their luggage!
These are just a few of my favourite creative wedding favour ideas that I’ve seen as wedding photographer. I hope it’s inspired you!