We’ve all come home with those typical, rather boring wedding favours that we end up tucking away in a cupboard and forgetting about it until the next spring cleaning. Of course, a wedding is already an expensive affair and no one says that you have to spend a whole lot on the favours. Still, it’s always a nice touch to go for something that your guests will actually be able to use and enjoy- without going over your budgeted limit.
Indeed, brides and grooms to be should consider stepping out of the comfort zone and ditching the traditional cookie cutters, jigsaw puzzle and sugared almonds in favour of trendy and memorable pieces that will make a lasting impression on your wedding guests. After all, even if your wedding day technically is about you, it’s important to show your guests how thankful you are that they’re sharing this special moment with you. Future couples should therefore take the time to carefully select a variety of wedding favours that are bound to enchant their friends and relatives.
So, read on to discover the top five wedding favours that will help you wow your guests.
Elegant hangover kit
This is an absolute must have if you’re planning a wild reception or after-wedding party. A tasteful hangover kit should traditionally include a couple of painkillers, some mint, a hairband for the ladies, a small carton of tomato juice for the obligatory post-partying Bloody Mary, a stick of instant coffee and of course, a small bottle of mineral water.
Handcrafted scented soap bars
Seriously, who doesn’t need soap? Best of all, handcrafted scented soap bars have quite a rustic charm to them and differ so drastically from the usual chemically-laden products that we so often find in supermarket. The bride and groom to be can therefore contact an organic farm or small independent enterprise for a bulk order of handcrafted soap. If you can afford it, don’t hesitate to go for the eye-catching ones in the form of cupcakes, dragonflies, diamonds and the likes.
Mini Champagne Bottles
If you can afford them, mini champagne bottles are always going to be a welcome addition to your wedding favours. Let’s face it: we all love free champagne and if you’re not on a limited budget, you can always turn it up a notch by adding some mini champagne flutes. Otherwise, a cheaper option would be to decorate your little bottles with some bright purple, pink, green or red sparkly organza fabric to enhance the overall presentation. In fact, why don’t you attach a small note to thank your guests for coming?
Cheap, elegant and constantly in demand, coffee beans are always in demand! To vamp things up a bit, try to go for a highly delectable melange of chocolate and coffee beans. Of course, you can always play up the flavours and add some caramel or candy bites to your coffee beans. To really impress your wedding guests, don’t hesitate to go for the best gourmet coffee that you can afford. Pack them in a rustic mini burlap or contemporary organza pouches and tie them up with a thin, delicate piece of sparkly string. It’s also a nice touch to add a personalized note to let your friends and family know how grateful you are for their love and support.
“Get Ready to Party” Kit
This is, by excellence, the ultimate must-have party favour. The “Get Ready to Party” Kit promises hours and hours of fun and provides guests with everything they’ll need to face the party. From condoms to painkillers or even chocolates, mini liqueur bottles, breath spray, mini cologne bottles, lip balms or even a spare mini tube of mascara for the ladies, this party kit is especially designed for those who aren’t afraid to have a wild time after the wedding.