Tying the knot can be stressful enough without worrying about buying the smaller details, which is why we recommend that you don’t sweat the small stuff. There are plenty of aspects of your wedding that you can easily over-think or even over-spend on, but your favours don’t need to be one of them!
If you’re stressing out about what to gift your guests on your wedding day, here are 3 great ideas for wedding favours so that you have one less thing to worry about during the run up to your wedding.
Particularly if you’re having a outdoor wedding, gifting your guests something seasonal can be a lovely touch. Tying the knot outside in the middle of summer makes for a spectacular wedding, but that doesn’t always mean that it’s going to be comfortable. Giving out seasonal gifts such as sunglasses and flipflops before the nuptials commence can keep your guests happy in the harsh rays.
A winter wedding can be equally as striking, but the cooler temperatures can really take their toll on your guests. Try giving them fluffy blankets as wedding favours – such as these throws from Next – to keep them warm and, for additional warming touch, you could give out hot chocolate with a selection of toppings to keep your guests thawed out during your winter wedding.
A taste of nostalgia
Don’t you love it when a certain smell or taste takes you back to your childhood? You can give that delightful feeling to your guests by giving them some blast-from-the-past treats as wedding favours.
Chocolates and sweets make great wedding favours because most people will enjoy them and they go down well after the wedding breakfast, which means that your guests won’t be left with a wedding favour that they (1) don’t want and (2) won’t use.
Opting for throwback sweets such as these sweet bags from Retro Sweet will add a little bit of fun to your wedding favours as well as being a tasty treat which all of your guests will love.
Keep it functional
Giving your guests functional wedding favours will ensure that they’re well-used rather than set aside (or worse, thrown in the bin!). Anything that your guests will actually get use out of can be considered a functional wedding favour and there are plenty of functional options for you to choose from.
For example, these soaps from Favour Fairy strike the right balance between being pretty and being functional, so they fit well with the aesthetic of the wedding as well being an entirely useful gift. Pay attention to what your guests enjoy doing and what they may need – you can even give out guest-specific favours if you really want to add an extra special touch to your big day.
These are just some ideas for what you can give your guests for you wedding favours; you know your guests better than anyone so trust your instincts and try not to let favours be one more addition to your list of wedding stresses.