Choosing Your Wedding Favours – Our Top Picks
The practice of giving favours to your wedding guests is one that has cemented itself as an English tradition over the years.
Thought to have originated in European Aristocracy, a favour (or Bomboniere as it was known) was a trinket box that would contain sugar or confectionary. As sugar was expensive at this time, to present this to guests was a sign of wealth. Over time, this was replaced with 5 almonds that signified Health, Wealth, Happiness, Fertility and Long Life.
Today, there is a huge array of wedding favours available. We take a look through some suggestions that will help you thank your guest for attending your special day.
A Sweet Treat
Are you a dab hand in the kitchen? Baking up a batch of your favourite cookies or sweets as your wedding favours can add a great personal touch to your day without being overly expensive.
Whether bought or homemade, a candle can be a lasting memory for your guests many days or weeks after your wedding day. Many places also offer the option to personalise the surround, so long after it has burned down, your guests have a lasting reminder.
A great thrifty option if you are looking for something a bit different. Buy printed thank you envelopes in bulk and add seeds of your choice so long after the tables are cleared and the marquees dismantled, memories of wedding day will flourish.
Ask your family and friends to collect mini mason jars and make your own batch of jam or chutney. Add a personalised label, fabric top and colour coordinated ribbon to not only make great favours but also add character to your wedding breakfast tables.
You don’t need to look far online to find small sealed jars, plastic screw bottles or corked test tubes (for something a bit different!) Fill them with your tipple of choice as a great thank you to your guests for joining you.
Mints or Matches
When considering your favours, it is worth remembering your guests will need to carry them after the meal. A small container of mints or slim box of matches will easily slip into a pocket or sit neatly inside a purse and can be personalised as a lasting memory.
An idea that has risen through the wedding favour ranks more recently is a scratch card for each of your guests. It can provide a great talking point and is relatively inexpensive.
Whether your wedding is a traditional church affair, an English garden party or something a bit different, there is a wedding favour to suit your day.
At A String of Cars, wedding favours may not be our forte but we are equipped to help you find the right transport for your big day. With the new additions to our fleet, there is sure to be a motor to suit you. Speak to our friendly team today who will be more than happy to assist you.