Inspiration to help you create your wedding favours

Inspiration To Help You Create Your Wedding Favours

Interesting tidbit… wedding favours, or bonbonniere, date back to 16th century England where some couples would give their guests love knots made out of lace and ribbons to represent their love. They’ve come a long way since then!

While the ideas are actually endless when it comes to wedding favours, sometimes it can take a while for the ideas to form in your mind. So here’s a list of wedding favour ideas to give you some inspiration, or you might even find the perfect idea here!

  • Special handmade chocolates or sweet treats in little takeaway boxes
  • Personalised jars filled with jam, loose leaf tea, coffee beans, hot chocolate, honey, Himalayan salt, chocolates, lollies or snack mixes
  • Little potted plants or succulents
  • Personalised cookies or cupcakes
  • Chocolate bar with personalised wrapping
  • Soaps, candles or candle votives
  • Bottle openers or drink coasters
  • Seedlings that your guests can plant and grow in a pot or in their garden – let the love grow!
  • Wine or champagne glasses
  • Special cutlery
  • Luggage tags
  • Bottle stopper
  • Cocktail kits
  • Vases
  • Personalised key chains

If you have the time and the budget, you might even personalise the items, and if your wedding favours are personalised you could even use them as place settings at the tables.

Still struggling for ideas? Is there an in joke or something special you share that could be worked into your wedding favours? Or you could tie your bonbonniere in with the theme or location of your wedding. For example, if you’re having a destination wedding a little personalised bottle of sunscreen would come in handy, or a bottle opener shaped like a palm tree.

Just remember… your wedding favours should be something that you want to give your guests and ideally be something that is meaningful to you both as a couple.

If you don’t have time to source and make them yourself, there are plenty of small businesses that specialise in supplying wedding favours.

You might even meet a supplier at one of our bridal expos!

Also – if you don’t want wedding favours, or can’t afford them, don’t worry about them! It’s your wedding!