10 quirky ideas for wedding favours

Wedding favours are a great way to show your guests that you appreciate their attendance in sharing this new beginning for you both as a couple. Traditional wedding favours such as sugared almonds are sweet and traditional, but for the more modern couple, you may want to think outside the box and be more creative with your gifts. Here are a few idiosyncratic ideas you could consider:

1. Memorable date keyrings

These nifty wooden keyrings are not only practical, but they will also serve as a lovely souvenir of your special day, as you can have them engraved with the date of your wedding.

2. Mini globe sweet holders

If you do like the idea of sugared almonds, give them a unique twist by presenting them in mini globe shaped sweet holders. Perfect if you’re a well-travelled couple!

3. Mini pineapple photo frames

If you have a fruity theme to your wedding, mini gold pineapple photo frames are unusual wedding favours that also serve as table decorations. This pairs perfectly if you have a fun photo booth at the reception.

4. Lip balms

If you’re planning a winter wedding, little personalised tins of lip balm are thoughtful wedding favours your guests will love for protecting their lips in harsh weather.

5. Boxed soap

You can’t go wrong with a fragrant soap, packaged in an attractive box with personalised name tag. It’s a useful and different wedding favour suitable for all ages.

6. Personalised playing cards

Another quirky wedding favour suggestion is a pack of playing cards for each of your guests. Not only will it keep the kids entertained during the reception, but the personal inscription on the back of each card will remind everyone of your happy day each time they sit down for game night.

7. “Drink Me” single shot bottles

Tiny glass bottles containing a single shot of whiskey, rum, vodka, or other tipple of choice will keep the adults happy. Finishing off the look with a personalised “Drink Me” label gives a whimsical Alice in Wonderland charm to this wedding favour. For children, a little non-alcoholic juice in their bottles is just the ticket.

8. Handkerchiefs

Weddings can be emotional days, so what better than handkerchiefs for wedding favours? Embroider them with your initials and wedding date for a personal touch.

9. Doggy bags

We’re not talking about boxing up the leftover reception food here, but if you’re an animal loving couple, you may want to provide wedding favours for your guests’ pets. Little bags of doggy treats or nibbles for other furry friends are a nice way to show your guests that you care about their nearest and dearest too.

10. Lottery ticket envelopes

Lucky wedding days are the perfect opportunity to try your hand at a flutter. Give your guests personalised lottery ticket envelopes they can use time and time again, to pass on some of your good fortune. Don’t forget to put a lottery ticket inside each one too. You never know, you might make someone incredibly happy!

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