Where To Start
When going over the thousands upon thousands of ideas on Pinterest for picking that perfect item for your wedding favour, there are a few things you should consider. What is something that is tangible, edible or useful for your guests?
Make It Personal!
I attended a good friend's wedding this past summer and they choose the most suiting favor for their crowd with a personal touch! We are a very close bunch and when we have time in our busy lives, we all get together for some laughs and a few adult beverages. Kendall and Charlie are also avid hunters. What better gift to receive from the beautiful couple than a bottle opener in the shape of an antler! They took it an extra step further and had them engraved with their date.
I myself am excited to say I too recently tied the knot this past May. My husband and I mutually decided that our favours were to be edible. Who doesn’t like food? I don’t know about you but I personally have a sweet tooth that never ends! We went with delicious truffles from a local baker. We had the truffles packaged in pairs with the icing, design and tags that matched our theme! Every individual guest received one. They were so well liked by our crowd that our guests were fighting over them. Can you believe it!! Thank goodness we had extras made!
Who Receives a Favour?
There are no wedding police so it is ultimately your call on how you decide to divvy up your favors. Depending on what you are gifting, you can have one favour per couple, one per family or go with the traditional one per guest.
In our experience, our clients usually spend in between $2-$7 per favour. We have also had clients that give a donation to their favorite charity in lieu of favours in an amount that is comfortable for them and their budget.
Ideas for Favours
- Chocolates, candies or mints
- Bottle openers
- Customized beer cozies, lip balms or cups
- Embroidered napkins
- Packaged coffee
- Something handmade: spices or jelly/jam
- S’mores Bar, Popcorn Bar or a Candy Bar
Whatever you choose, keep in mind that your guests are there to celebrate with you, and that the favour isn't going to make or break their experience. Whatever your budget allows, think about whether or not YOU would appreciate getting that particular favour at someone else's wedding!