The traditions of weddings favours probably descended from the French
Bomboniere, but are also commonplace in Italy and throughout most of Europe. Bomboniere are tokens of appreciation that are granted to guests on special occasions including weddings but also baptisms and confirmations. Traditionally, guests were given five sugared almonds representing health, wealth, happiness, fertility and long life. Today, wedding favours are a lovely excuse to leave guests with something cute, useful, edible or even funny – something to remember you by (or not depending on how the night goes!).
Here are seven wedding favour ideas that won’t go to waste.
never goes to waste, so it certainly ticks that box! Small bottles of champagne are such a reliable wedding favour and are probably one of the most popular choices around.
You can easily add your own labels printed with a message of thanks, or you could add your own homemade tags and hand-written messages. Some champagne retailers provide customisable mini bottles specifically for weddings. They’re relatively inexpensive when you buy enough of them too, and there’s usually plenty of selection. Whatever you decide byways of customisation, champagne is a super-solid choice for any wedding favour.
Not the crowd for champagne?! Then what about miniature bottles of spirits?
Spirits miniatures for wedding favours are similar to providing mini bottles of champagne, but you have more choice and flexibility of what spirits you give to who. You may already know who your gin lovers are, your whisky drinkers, etc, so you can dish out the miniatures you want to who you want.
Just Miniatures specialise in spirits and liquor miniatures. They have a massive stock that features some very cool and unique-looking miniatures that you can guarantee people haven’t seen before.
From miniatures to macaroons, yet another surefire wedding favour that can’t possibly go to waste! A firm fan-favourite, macaroons look and taste delicious. They can also be easily matched to the wedding colour scheme, a very nice touch indeed!
Macaroons are also easily customised with prints and messages, making them absolutely perfect for weddings favours. These are a great way to help make your special day
extra special, as the experts at Miss Macaroon say! Miss Macaroon’s delightful hand-crafted artisan macaroons can even be printed with text, prints or photos!
They look gorgeous and are super-easy to make into wedding favour bags – a perfect, non-wastable choice for wedding favours.
Sauces and Jam
Another reliable take-home wedding favour choice is your sauces and jams. Again, these can easily be tailored to your guests. You might know who your hot sauce lovers are! Sauce also usually keeps for long periods of time, so is highly unlikely to go to waste. Along the same lines, jam or marmalade is another superb wedding favour option with a wide selection of beautiful artisan brands to choose from.
Tea and Coffee
Artisan teas and coffees look great, smell great and won’t go to waste. If you provide weddings favours of both tea and coffee then they’re pretty much guaranteed to be used up and are easily customised with tags and labels. You’ve also got plenty of selection when it comes to tea and coffee and can opt for artisan or specialist providers if you want to.
Another classic, sweets can be carefully chosen, combined with other items and can even be customised with messages. Sweets are sure to be a hit with kids too!
It’d be a bit outrageous to leave chocolate off the list! Chocolates tick every box for a wedding favour. You can go classy and upmarket if you want by selecting artisan or handmade small chocolate boxes, and the boxes can be easily personalised with labels and messages. Another wedding favour idea that is so hard to waste that they probably won’t leave the table.
Or, A Combination!
There’s nothing to say you can’t combine any of the above options. Depending on your budget, you can create mixed food and drink sets for your guests to take home as wedding favours. This gives you tons of personalisation options too, one thing is for sure, if you stick to food and drink then wastage is very unlikely.
Purchasing all of these wedding favours in bulk is simple, cost-effective and with plenty of opportunity for customisable messages, you don’t lose that personal touch either!
What are you planning on using for your wedding favours?