Purse friendly wedding favours
Weddings are expensive. There is no getting around the fact that even a basic wedding nowadays can cost upwards of £20,000, so saving money anywhere is a huge perk. I’ve seen some awesome ideas that couples have DIY’d or purchased, and also found a lot of ideas on Pinterest, so keep on reading to see a few memorable wedding favour ideas to thrill your guests and save you those all-important pounds!
A little sip
Channel Alice in Wonderland by giving your guests mini bottles of tipple as their favours. Mini bottles can be bought in batches fairly cheaply, then all you have to do is fill them up with a drink of your choice! A lovely little addition to this is a quirky “drink me” label or message on a tag hanging from the neck of the bottle to make it more personalised for your day.
Confectionary to go
Who doesn’t love cookies and brownies?! Create a really special favour by filling glass jars with the layers of dry ingredients to make a batch of cookies or tray of brownies and add on a label or tag with instructions on how to make them with the wet ingredients added. Fun, useful and delicious!
Making candles may sound like a frightening idea, but it’s actually very easy! Create candles that match your day quickly and easily by choosing your holder – I love the idea of miniature jars, second hand tea cups and mini plant pots (with the bottoms sealed). For a natural alternative, you can use scooped out, dried fruit skins (lemons work well for this) or nut shells for a really unique gift – then melting your wax and placing your wick and allowing them to go hard. You can buy a large bag of wax pellets and candle wicks for pretty cheap. Finish with a little ribbon or some fabric to create a beautiful gift your guests won’t forget.
Give your guests a tasty treat to remember your day in the form of smores. Buy marshmallows, brownie pieces, melting chocolate and chopped nuts in bulk and build your own smores skewers with a layer of brownie, then marshmallow dipped in chocolate and finished with a dusting of nuts (leave the nuts for anyone with allergies) and pop them all onto a wooden skewer. Wrap them up in plastic or a fabric of your choice and place them on the table for your delighted guests. These are fab if you have a bonfire or fire pits at the reception, so everyone can enjoy their smores together.
A gift that grows
Why not give your guests a gift they can keep for years to come? Mini cacti and small plants are quite inexpensive and make for great gifts that can be enjoyed long after the day has ended.
Decorate the pots with ribbons, glitter, beads or paint to match your décor and tie into your table layout.
Leave your guests with a sweet smelling, useful reminder of your big day with your own signature soap. It’s easy to make, cost effective and can be made in large batches saving you time.
A gift with a pop!
Bring a whole new meaning to ‘thanks for popping in’ by gifting your guests with a jar of popcorn kernels. Decorate little jars to your liking using ribbons, sharpies and jewels then fill with kernels ready to pop in the microwave and enjoy as fresh, warm popcorn!
Lollipops of love
Who doesn’t love lollipops? Make your own lollipops to remember using a few simple ingredients and a mould of your choice, them decorate them however you like. Share the love with sweetness that everyone can enjoy.
What do you think? What are you planning on doing for your favours?