Five fab ideas for favours that are as unique as you and your betrothed
What to give to a room full of guests – your nearest and dearest who’ve shared the most special day of your life with you. Deciding upon wedding favours can be a tricky business, and over the years couples have begun to move away from the more traditional options, such as almonds, chocolates and other similarly simple favours.
If you’re yet to decide upon your wedding favours, fret not – your search stops here. Here are five ideas for saying “thanks for being part of our beautiful day”, beautifully.
1. A polaroid to capture the moment
Smartphones today mean that a million and one digital images are captured on the day, but few people take the time to develop their images for displaying in the home. So why not task one of your wedding party with taking a polaroid of your guests as they enter to give as a favour?
Make this a whole lot easier by popping the developed photos into A-Z piles – going on the first name of your guests. Alternatively, you could collect them, take them home and write a personal message on the back of each one – to be sent alongside your thank you cards.
2. Not feeling so crafty or short on time? – Shop online
Let’s face it, not many of us are talented when it comes to crafts, and even fewer brides have plenty of time on their hands to whip up a hundred or more perfectly handmade favours. For these brides, there are a world of online favour utopias. Check out Not on the High Street, Etsy and Unique Wedding Favours and Decorations as great starting points.
3. A new spin on traditions of old – an iced cookie
Cookies are a great alternative to iced almonds. If you have a small party, or have the budget, you could even request that your guests’ names are hand iced onto each. If you’re inviting little ones along, you could also consider giving out cookies and cups of milk during the wedding speeches (which should keep them quiet for at least the first 5 minutes!).
4. A charitable donation
Increasing numbers of brides and grooms are choosing to do away with favours completely – instead replacing them with a donation to a charitable cause close to their hearts. They then create small placards to be displayed on each plate explaining their choice of charity.
5. Alcohol (only personalised)
To get the party started you could purchase artisan bottles of alcohol – small drinks that are distilled, bottled and sold in the same place. In some cases, certain providers will even customise each one for a personal touch (you may need to consider your venue however, as some may not take too kindly to your guests getting into the spirit whilst not purchasing from the bar).
We’re full of big ideas for your big day – what we’re even better at, however, is being home to rails upon rails of beautiful wedding dresses. Find ‘The One’ at Proposals Bridal Shop, Crawley. Call our team of friendly advisers on 01293 521635 or send our team a message.
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