Wedding favours are a lovely way to show gratitude to your wedding guests. They allow you to express your individuality, tastes, wedding theme or designs in a low-cost, thoughtful way.
For most couples, there are more pressing matters to think about than wedding favours. The wedding flowers, venue or catering, usually occupy a more substantial part of the planning, so don’t worry if this part of the wedding preparation is an afterthought.
To help ease your wedding favour qualms, we thought we’d share with you some handy tips, in the hope that this will give you some ideas of what to gift your guests, on your special day.
A bit of history…
Did you know that wedding favours were given as wedding keepsakes in place of cards? They were also meant to represent the good luck and potency of the bride.
The first known wedding favours originated amongst the French aristocrats and were called bonbonnieres and were given to the guests as a symbol of good luck.
Today, the reason for having wedding favours has evolved, however they still serve several purposes.
First, they help everyone to remember your special day. Second, they might include a thank you card or small note they can take away with them. And finally, wedding favours can also double up as décor particularly table decorations.
Do I have to have wedding favours?
Having wedding favours is a personal choice. If you have a great idea for wedding favours that ties in with your theme and fits your budget, then definitely include them. But don't feel the pressure to have them for the sake of it.
Most of your wedding guests won't even think about wedding favours and if you do provide them, some people will leave them behind anyway.
Advice on spend
You don't have to spend a fortune on wedding favours, particularly if you're on a tight budget. Instead, you can offer guests anything from a small home baked treat to a handmade gift.
For small, intimate weddings, you might spend a little more on wedding favours as you are celebrating with a close group of friends and family. However, for a larger wedding, the wedding favours are often smaller tokens of appreciation.
If you want to opt for an edible treat, contact Wilma’s Bakery. As well as offering show stopping wedding cakes, they can also provide tasty wedding favour treats, to.