Choosing Wedding Favours
Wedding favours are a great way to say thankyou to your guests and members of the bridal
party. They have been a tradition for centuries, originating in Italy.
The traditional wedding favour is five sugared almonds respresenting
Health, Wealth, Happiness, Long Life and Fertility. If you are getting married in Scotland or
the bride or groom is Scottish you may also want to consider Scottish Wedding Favours.
Ideas for wedding favours include candles, minature picture frames, soap, chocolates, bookmarks,
lottery tickets, fridge magnets and sweets. How much you spend is entirely up to you and dependent on your budget.
You can make your own favours, buy them ready made from a shop or a website, or get someone to make
customised favours for you.
You will want to be sure that your wedding favours blend in
with the table decorations and the theme of your wedding in general. You may want to go for
Scottish wedding favours if you are getting married in Edinburgh or elsewhere in Scotland.
Here are a few ideas for where to buy favours or materials to make your own favours:
- Celebrations stock
all sorts of favour boxes, bags and fillings in a variety of different colours and styles. They also have a few ideas
for favours for the kids.
- Confetti stock
a wide range of wedding favours including sweets, candles, chocolate, personalised fortune cookies, lottery ticket holders and tins of sweets. If you want
to make your own favours they have tissue paper, boxes with ribbon and organza bags in lots of different colours.
- Charity Favours - one idea for
wedding favours that you may not have considered is charity favours. Instead of providing each guest with a gift, you can donate to charity on
everyone's behalf. Cancer Research is
one charity that provides pretty pins alongside a card that lets your guest know that you have made a donation on their behalf.
- eBay has a great range of wedding favours and a good choice of materials for making your own favours. Try searching for
wedding favours or wedding favour boxes. If you are not a member of Ebay you can register here
- The larger Tesco stores have a small range of favour boxes and bags which you can fill with your choice of sweets or
chocolate. Cream boxes with a satin ribbon are very reasonably priced at around £5 for 10.
by Antonia Swinson has dozens of ideas for creative wedding favours.
There are edible goodies, such as biscuits,
cakes, chocolates and sweets (many of which can be made at home);
flowers, candles and scented treats; and luxurious keepsakes for special members of the wedding party