A Small Favour
Wedding favours have been a tradition for a long time now and personally, I think it can be difficult to choose ones that feel special and individual (rather than look like you've picked them just to cross another thing off the ever-growing, wedding 'To Do' list).
I've put together my top wedding favour ideas to help make your dilemma a little bit easier...
1) Laudrée Macarons
Not only are macarons extremely popular at the moment, they're also perfect little favours. Good macarons will be made with fresh cream in the middle so make sure you time these carefully to keep them nice and fresh. Laudrée present their macarons beautifully and what's great is they have plenty of colour options for you to choose from, so your favours can be in keeping with your colour scheme. You can opt for a box filled with a few or give each guest an individually wrapped one in a cute little box.
If you'd like to treat your guests then The White Company sell some gorgeous little gifts. I love this Bath and Body set is (ranges for men are available too). At £25 it is a little bit more than the average wedding favour but at least you know you're giving your guests something that they will actually use and you certainly won't find it left on the table at the end of the night.
3) Traditionally English
If you're having a beautiful English wedding then you need a suitably English tradition associated with your favours. We love a cup of tea here in the UK, so it's very fitting that Fortnum and Mason have these biscuits which are various different flavours of teas. They come in these pretty tins so they're suitably wedding appropriate.
4) An Individually Addressed Luggage Tag
For a destination wedding why not give your guests a luggage tag as a favour; it's in keeping with the fact that they've travelled to be at your wedding and is something which can definitely be used again.
Aspinal of London offer two luggage tags (in a variety of colours) for £50 including embossing; at £25 per guest they are, again, more than the average wedding favour, however if you're getting married abroad then you may have fewer (very appreciative) guests to cater for.
5) Iced Cookies
If you would like to give your friends and family something sweet, in both senses of the word, then iced cookies are a lovely little favour option. Most cake/biscuit makers will design these cookies to your requirements so if you have a wedding monogram that features throughout your day then you can also incorporate it into your favours, alternatively you could keep it simple with just your guests name.
I love this simple, pretty design from Biscuiteers Baking Company (@biscuiteersltd)!
6) A Memory
Scent is one of the strongest memory triggers; more couples now are choosing to scent their weddings, generally through the use of candles. Which lends itself nicely to a favour idea...give your guests a scented candle which matches that of your wedding; it will bring back memories of your wedding each time it's lit. I love this one from Jo Malone, they're presented so simply yet so beautifully.