When you are planning your wedding there are just so many small but important details to think about and of course, everything has to be perfect. Quite often, the big things such as the catering can be surprisingly straightforward and the little things like wedding favours can have you pulling your hair out in frustration! So here are a few ideas for some wedding favours that won’t break the bank but will be truly memorable. I hope they help.
Don’t Lose Your Marbles!
This is a rather lovely and unusual idea that I stumbled across. Try popping the following items into an organza bag -A marble, five pence piece, an eraser, a rubber band, a piece of string, a candle
and a little kiss printed on a little heart shaped piece of card. Then pop a tag on the bag with the following poem-
AN ERASER SO THAT YOU CAN MAKE MISTAKES DISAPPEAR
FIVE PENCE SO THAT YOU CAN NEVER SAY YOUR BROKE
A MARBLE SO THAT NO ONE CAN SAY THAT YOUVE LOST YOURS
A RUBBER BAND SO THAT YOU CAN STRETCH YOUR SELF TO YOUR LIMITS
A PIECE OF STRING TO TIE WHEN THINGS ARE FALLING APART
A CANDLE TO SHEAD SOME LIGHT ON THE SITUATION
A KISS TO REMIND YOU THAT SOMEONE CARES
Pretty cute eh?
Unlock The Favours
If trinkets and poems are not your style then perhaps the following suggestion will be. Make place cards and attach antique keys to them. Some of these keys will open the locks to boxes that will be around the reception. Inside the boxes you can place champagne, whiskey or chocolate treats. This makes great after dinner entertainment!
Lotto Lucky Favours!
Another fab and inexpensive idea, is to make small envelopes as the place cards and place a lottery ticket in each. The best man or groom reads out that evening’s lottery draw numbers in his speech, Hopefully a few people will win a tenner and you never know, someone may hit the jackpot!
Lucky Favour Dip
Alternatively have a lucky dip in the middle of each table filled with random bits wrapped up so people can choose a gift and open them all together. They don’t have to be expensive bits and bobs, you could just get some fun things from the pound shop. However, feel free to spend as much as your budget will allow. This is a really fun way of doing favours, especially if there are children at the wedding too.
Why not make charity donations in lieu of favours for your guests? My cousin recently did this at her wedding ( having just lost her aunt to cancer) She made beautiful place cards decorated with a poem written in calligraphy and one of her own illustrations which informed all the guest where the money went to. It really was rather touching and I have to say that none of the cards were left lying around afterwards are a no doubt pride of place on peoples mantle pieces or walls! Of course, if you are not the arty type, I’m sure you have a friend that is and could call in a wee favour to do the art work.
This is great fun, and works really well for a December wedding in particular. Make some wedding crackers containing some questions for guests to get to know each other instead of a joke, a scratch card and some love hearts! This is not very expensive at all and very unusual indeed!
So, I hope I have given you some great ideas for unusual wedding favours or even inspired you to come up with your own. Please do leave some comments and share your own ideas with us. The more ideas the merrier eh!