Do me a favour

So you’ve set the date, booked the venue and now you have the fun stuff to organise. Why not think about really personalizing your wedding invitations and send bespoke, handmade cards to your nearest and dearest. For beautiful Handmade Wedding Invitations, visit Why stop there? You might want to have unusual and unique wedding favours for your tables too. Here are some ideas for giving your celebrations that little touch of individuality.

Instead of the traditional bag of almonds you could have retro bags of sweets in beautiful old fashioned stripy paper bags. With printed labels showing the name of the guest, these will surely be considered a ‘sweet’ touch.

Heart shaped boxes containing champagne truffles will add a real taste of luxury and decadence to your tables or for a fun twist, flower lollipops with thank you tags will go down a treat. You can also buy mini bottles of Moet which are an interesting and quirky idea for your adult guests.

A lovely, highly personal idea is to have little fabric envelopes that contain a personalized message or a photo. This will be an item that will be treasured by your guests.

A heart-warming touch could be to explore the idea of having charity pins as your wedding favours. Elizabeth Stuart collaborates with Cancer Research UK to provide unique wedding favour pins in support of the charity. If cancer has touched your family or friends then this might be a super way to raise awareness, support and money for the charity.

Mini bouquets in pots to be handed out or collected by guests is another unusual but blooming great idea and you can be sure that nobody has received one of these at a wedding before.

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Back to the favours for those with a sweet tooth, fudge hearts are a yummy idea. Keep your guests sweet with something that looks romantic and tastes divine. Cupcakes or little pastries decorated in coloured icing are another tasty treat that will prove popular, especially with the children.

For Christmas weddings, gingerbread biscuits or iced Christmas biscuits will add to the festive feel of your winter wedding. Another unusual touch could be to give your guests memorable personalized tea towels with your names and wedding date on them. Act like royalty with your own merchandise celebrating your big day.

Another idea for favours that are functional too is the personalized coaster. Have a photo of you and your partner and the date printed on them and your guests can take away something that is fun and useful too.

Fortune cookies in little gift boxes will look very cute and add a touch of oriental fun to your tables. Bespoke paper fans are a further unique idea to carry on the oriental theme and will go down a treat for a summer wedding.

For the budget conscious, fill clear boxes with colourful jelly beans instead of almonds. Tie with ribbon and you will have a special, delicious collection of favours and you won’t have to break the bank to achieve it.