Just wondering as a wedding guest, would anyone miss not having any wedding favours? I personally don't like the usual things that people have such as, love heart sweets, seeds, chocolates or home made jams etc. So I'm debating not having anything at all, but don't want guests to be disappointed at not having anything. If anyone has any unique wedding favour ideas that would be great. Thank you
We're doing scratch cards as ours, and everyone gets a penny aswell
We didn’t bother with favours and no one said anything to us about it. Instead we donated what we would have spent to Marie Curie and Macmillan’s x
Wild flower seeds.
We didn’t do wedding favours at our wedding. No one bothered or noticed really and the ones that did said good on us for doing what we wanted.
I didn't bother, dunno if anyone cared or not, we had a great day regardless 🤷♀️
I'm doing packs of seeds that match out bouquet x
Am going to put mini bottles of what they like to drink as mine and do sweets for the kids, that way it’s an extra drink or two for each guest.
We didnt spend loads on ours we put a little silk blue heart in there (our colour theme) chocolate heart, acrylic love heart with our names and date of wedding on and a fortune cookie. All in total cost about £40 for 50 favour boxes with few left over
We did charity pins. That way of the guests didn’t want to take them home a charity close to our hearts still benefitted.
We’ve donated to Macmillan and you can chose from a selection of badge’s which we are giving as favours as I thought that was more worthwhile then getting things people don’t eat/use
We didn’t do them, we did a sweet table instead bought the sweets and did it all ourselves x
I have a prem baby son and I have ordered bliss pin badges and I have asked all proceeds go to charity, XX
I don’t think people care. If you do them make it something you use on the day then you’re doubling up on things e.g a place setting they can keep, a glass they use on the day then keep
My fiancé and I are doing a bit of a mix, some sweets and then a personalised keepsake item for everyone, including the children
I’ve seen people do candles in the shape of wedding cars
We are having pens with our wedding date on, everyone loves a free pen haha x
Its really up to you, if you dont want them dont do them, its your wedding at the end of the day
I bought pin badges from cancer research. My mum has died of cancer a few years before. And this was a perfect compromise. Xxx
They have the pleasure of sharing your big day, what more do they want?!
I’ve never noticed them unless they were a cheeky scratch card . We are doing a sweet table xx
I’ve done scented candles for the woman’s and having jack daniels shot for the boys I’ve put them all in our colour theme gift bags
No, they just get left on tables and are a complete waste of money in my opinion.
I’m doing wooden place names that people can take away with them. Multi purpose!
We are doing shortbread biscuit name places instead so people can eat them while waiting for food
We got married on a wine farm... So bought each couple/single a bottle of wine from the farm, with heart wine stopper thingies for when you not pouring it...
We’re having charity pin badges the Macmillan ones are gorgeous x
As a guest I might notice if I didn’t have a favour but it wouldn’t bother me. I’ve had charity pin badges and scratch cards before. We’re having hangover kits x
We did drink vouchers!
I did candles for the ladies n little bottles if spirits for the men x
Both my family and the grooms family have been touched with cancer so we opted for cancer research pins on thank you cards that we will give out. Cancer research has a wedding favours page on their website. Hope this helps x
I'm doing little candles and ceramic hearts with their names on them - I don't mind if people leave the candles behind as I'll burn them at home after the wedding!
We are having Macmillan pin badges. All the money goes to a good cause ❤️
Why are people suggesting things this bride has said she doesn't want. Like seeds & chocolate?
I'm having sweet cones as favours with tables decorated with sweets x
We had small jars of sweets (a generic mix bought cheaply in bulk) and some cheap personalised stickers. Spent under £40 for 70 favours.
Its your wedding. Do what you want. I've left favours, I've taken them. Haven't ever looked back and thought "ooh, that favout from the X's wedding REALLY made the day!" 😆
We did glass jars filled with mini choc bars & sweets in the centre of the table. Xx
I'm not having favours as weve hired a huge sweet carousel and a popcorn maker x
I didn’t have any and nobody noticed
Personally I don't mind. But we are giving to a charity close to my heart and giving the guests the pin and a little card saying about the charity.
We did a sweet table for people to help themselves to if they would like but we didn't do traditional favours.
I got some stickers printed with our names and wedding date on that I put on the paper bags I bought for on the table xx
We're having pin badges from Macmillan as quite a few people we know have been affected by cancer. We ordered a variety and then we're putting it in the speeches for everyone to put them on.
Wouldn't miss them at all. Never took them from the ones I've been to previously.
We gave Marie Curie pin badges (a charity close to our hearts). We figured that even if people left them behind the money we spent went to a good cause 😊 xx
We didn't do favours people always just love them. We got married abroad and instead of favours we had an open bar but uts doff abroad coz u just pay so much per head. My friend did little jar glasses with a mini coke and mini vodka or whiskey etc that worked well xxx
I bought charity pins personal to each guest.
I love a quirky wedding favour but they can also just be clutter to some people.
If you don't want them don't have them.
It's your wedding after all xx
We attended a wedding and they had animal shaped biscuits and lollipops which where all left on the table..
alcohol is good as people tend to have that straight away like a shot...
personally I think there over rated and tend to end up shoved in draws or in the bin...
We didn't have any. No one noticed.
We are doing jars of popcorn as we have a bit of a film theme 🙂 but I also think you don’t have to do them if you don’t want to, I like crafty things so we are using old jars, decorating them and I will be buying a massive bag of popcorn to fill them. It’s what suits you and your wedding
We just had pin badges for cystic fibrosis x
We did Polaroid style photos of each guest (old childhood photos
Or funny photos) and used them as place settings and favours combined. They only cost about 15p each and everyone loved them and we’re going around the tables looking at each other’s
We are having cds made of our ceremony, first dance, last dance songs etc and making everyone a "oh shit kit"
I attended a wedding near Christmas and we got Christmas baubles with our names on they were our table place names and favours they have a special place on our Christmas tree now😊
What about a £1 scratch card for each person or something useful like a charity trolly token that way it’s a useful gift and the money goes to charity too 😃
I combined name tags with a favour for guests to take home and keep, they were personalised wine glass charms off eBay
I'm not having favours just having a sweet cart instead.
We had shot glasses made and bought little bottles of vodka to go with them which went down well. Not expensive either...
We put favours out and I picked up half of them back and kept them x
We had jars of sweets for kids and alcohol for adults. Jack Daniels miniature and glass bottle of coke for men, pink gin minature and glass bottle of lemonade for the women
We just had bowls of sweets in the centre of the tables x
Don’t worry I don’t think anyone will mind if there aren’t any! We just put shot glasses out and a bottle of sours on each table!
Some people donate to charity and put a little note on the table saying instead of favours we've decided to give to .....charity xx
We made a donation to cancer research..and we got pinbadges for everyone. X
We did simple bags with tea light candles in. I had vanilla fragrance ones and some others in my cupboards so didn't really cost anything. We printed a little note asking them to light them and make a blessing for us
My friends made CDs, like a soundtrack to their wedding. My other friend knitted mini versions of the guests! For ours we gave little bags of tea and coffee, barely cost us anything x
I didn't give wedding favours, it was an unnecessary cost and not one of my guests minded
We done donation to cancer research & everybody got a wee pin ❤ xx
We had little homemade soaps, wrapped in hessian and ribbon. Everyone took them home 😊
We had little bottle openers which were old style skeleton keys!! Lovely and cheap x
No wedding favours for me are such a waste of money, every wedding i have attended the wedding favour has ended up in a draw never to be seen again even tho they were clearly thought out and lovely just nothing i have ever needed/ used...well except a bag of wild flower seeds that i planted in the garden.
I instead just had a basket of flipflops for sore feet and put baskets in the toilets with bits i thought guests might find useful, i also considered sunglasses as it was summer x
I had little Yankee candle wedding day jars and every single one was gone. I liked the idea of people lighting it and it reminding them of our wedding day xx
We had scratch cards.
We are giving out drink vouchers and a lottery scratch card. Hopefully someone will win big
We're combining name places with the favours, wooden names that people can take home. We're putting bubbles on the tables too x
We had a charity pin attached to the place card x
We had wooden magnets with their names on, to double as place names. I love going to people’s houses and seeing them on the fridge. People generally don’t want to display things with your names and wedding date on, so I wouldn’t bother with something like that
I'm not doing them just wasted money I think x
I'm giving everyone a scratch card, it's one pound her person, some favours end up being more than that, and hopefully some people will win some cash x
We gave everyone a shot in a tiny bottle, but a friend of mine didn't have any and nobody noticed
We had jelly teddies, just a few in a little bag...just bought a big box so it cost nothing and we got to eat what was left lol xxx
Scratch cards with an envelope of eBay x
We had miniature alcohol bottles and then activity bags for the few kiddies
We having packet of seeds with sign saying watch our love grow xx
We put a bowl of chocolates in the middle of each table :) x
I do soap flower petals in a bag for a relaxing bath after the reception
When I got married we donated money to
Cancer research and the guests had a pin with a little card saying that a donation had been made on their behalf. X
My brother had scratch cards
We have glass jars will a solar panel light on them moss and a plastic dinsaour in them as I adopt a dinosaur favour
We didn’t have them, if people aren’t grateful for the meal you’re providing they shouldn’t be there
I'm doing home made fudge and then photo frames for the magic mirror in the evening x
I’ve been to a wedding that didn’t have favours and did initially think it was odd, but wasn’t a massive deal. Been to one who bought lottery tickets for everyone which was cool!
I did homemade raspberry vodka picked the raspberry’s then added to vodka with sugar and left a year everyone loved them. But as a guest I wouldn’t be bothered if I got anything xx
We bought a shit load of Parma violets LMAO people loved them
We bought candles from ikea which were really cheap, bought labels with the date and thanking people for sharing our day, we could light then on the tables but then people could take them home if they wanted, went down really well, helped with table decs and didn’t cost the earth! X
I am not doing them, guests get dinner, drinks and a fun day out!
I make thank you wine glass charms and others.
I’m planning on having key shaped bottle openers, they are unique and different
No just a waste of money & time - I would never notice if I was a guest! But we’re not having a sit-down meal (afternoon tea & evening bbq) so wouldn’t work anyway!
My friend is making homemade fudge for me x
We were at a wedding a few years ago and in the middle of our table of 8 was a jar with 8 £1 scratch cards in!
We are doing charity pin badges. Too many normal favours get left behind. Even if they leave the pin, and least the charity has benefitted
We had glow stick, tiny bottle of mead, little bag of sweets, tiny heart with our names and the date on it, and a keyring guests could fill with their photo from the photobooth we had. But I don't think they are necessary - we've been to weddings without them and not noticed!
I am making phone charms 😊
At our wedding the ladies got a little bag with a key ring, lip balm and bracelet and all the men got a pair of superhero socks
We didn’t do them! Except for the kids - we have them activity packs and bubbles, to help keep them entertained. But the adults weren’t given anything and nobody complained! 🤷🏻♀️
Personally I’d rather a pin badge where a donation has been made to charity. I’d be more inclined to keep that than something else as I collect pins anyways.
I'm having mini gin bottles for adults and little sweetie jars for the kids xx
Lottery ticket or scratch card
I didn't have favours as had photo booth instead
I have ordered antique key bottle openers for the adults
We just had little bottles of bubbles and home made butterfly made from paper. I didn't want to go down that route of doing fa ours.
I'm not doing wedding favours, I just can't see people taking things home xx
I made a donation to Macmillan as they were brilliant when my mum was sick and got gold Bee pin badges to represent my mum too- again from Macmillan
I wouldn’t be bothered if there wasn’t any to be honest. We weren’t going to have any at our wedding, my husband ordered some personalised chocolates in last minute panic couple of days before the wedding because he was worried that people would be disappointed but I don’t think people cared to be honest x
Depending on when you get married it can be as simple as whatever is seasonal fruit at that time.
We have toffee apples because we got married on November 5th x
I'm doing my reception in my garden so will be giving plants away in decorative pots to take away and grow.
We sent people home with a framed photo of us 🥰 only had a very small wedding so they were close family so all loved the gift xx
We're planning on having a load of mini welshcakes in a big jar on each table with some paper bags and allowing guests to help themselves, reduces packaging and they don't have to take any if they don't want to
We are not doing favours as we couldn't think of anything people would actually take home. We've been to a wedding without favours and we didn't actually notice!
I went to a wedding last year where the favours were ..... kinder eggs, they all had a minion in & there was great fun to be had building the figures and then trying to swap with other tables to try & get a complete set on your table. ..... this was an adult only wedding lol
Ice breaker fortune cookies, that have things the whole table do together.. And some disposable cameras xx
My friend makes has her own soya candle making business so she made me tea lights and put her website on the boxes 😄
Lottery tickets are a cool idea but I do like badges or bracelets towards a charity also
I'm buying cancer research pin badges (as both our families have lost people to cancer) - they're meaningful, you haven't wasted the money as it's gone to charity, and they have loads of different designs
We've decided to make our own cookies and pack them cutely for favours (August wedding=melty chocs!)
We are giving second hand books with a hand written note in each one. Mostly books we loved.
I engraved wine glasses and beer glasses with people names and the date
I didn’t have favours. Just a baby toy for the mini guests, and for the slightly bigger kids a disposable camera and a ‘competition’ with a list of pictures to get. Got a couple of crackers too!x
We did £1 scratch cards x
I have a package deal with a photo booth where the favours are included, my guests can either choose a magnet or a key ring and get their picture taken then and there :) that's all I'm doing though we're trying to keep costs down
I made my own wax melts in the wedding colours and JD bottles (double shots) x
We're having a sweet cart. More than enough for the day guests and so enough for the evening guests who fancy something!
What about wine glass gems
I made each adult guest a wine glass charm with their initial on which was on their glass when they arrived. They were intended as a keepsake and was disappointed that so many got left behind. 🥺
We did choose traditional favours for the sentiment (sugared almonds to represent health, wealth, long life, fertility and happiness). But also put bubbles on the tables, which made some great photos x it’s your wedding though, so do what feels right for you. And if that means no favours, then you don’t “have” to do anything.
Mini lego figures for men, candles for women and kids had an acticity pot with a disposable camera, pencils, notepads, rubbers, bubbles, lego figure and a sticker book.
We also put glow sticks and a sweet bar out for the evening along with a photobooth
We are doing a treasure hunt where they work as a table, the winning table wins prizes
My sister Emily Court didn’t have wedding favours and I’m still mad at her for it 🤣
We had a Christmas wedding and had wooden laser cut names which I added ribbon to so people took them to be Christmas tree decorations.
We decided to do a raffle instead of favours.
Everyone was given a raffle ticket which we made ourselves. We bought things like bottles of wine, gin, whisky, odeon cinema vouchers, afternoon tea for 2 etc.
We had around 10 prizes in total that totalled to about the same amount of money you would spend on favours but it just meant some of our guests went away with some good gifts as I too didn’t like the usual favours and wanted something different 😊
We’re planning on personalised sticks of rock, because our reception is being held on a pier, and it seems like too good an opportunity to miss! That said, it’ll be one of the first things I drop off the list if we need to make savings - as a guest I would never be annoyed at a lack of favour!
As yorkshire folk we got empty teabags and filled them ourselves with a special blend and put then in a little cloth bag with a shortbread from the local maker. Cost peanuts but was unique.
Of the weddings we photograph, only about 50/50 have them now and no one complains x
I managed to get some huge candles from Tesco for £1 each so I’m going to take the label off and have my own ones made
Wax melts, bath bombs, small bottles of spirits, soaps.
My nephew and his wife got engaged in Tokyo. Their favours were sake cups with origami cranes
We are doing the Italian tradition of 5 sugared almonds, health, wealth, happiness, longevity and fertility. More to appease my mum and my nonna than anything though x
We put bowls of childhood sweets in the middle of each table. It helped break the ice with people reminiscing and discussing their favourites etc. Cheap too!!
I had a Christmas wedding and had hand made crackers as place setting. In the cracker was a glass small Christmas bauble with personalised ribbon as a thank you. Most people still have them and put them on their trees 7 years later
We made cootie catchers...that origami game you made as a kid where you gave a colour and number, but we used words that were about us, numbers that were about us and then inside were questions and challenges for the tables to complete. We had to mix people up on tables so it was a fab ice breaker.
Our tables were named after sweets and each table had 3 small bowls of that sweet on them. There was lots of stealing from other tables which made it fun!
For my mums wedding I made cupcakes and had flags with names in them and used as place settings/favours
We did bottle openers (keyring style ones)
Donate £1 (what you’d spend on favours):, per guest to charity of your choice and give everyone a card or leaflet explaining why. or give them a charity badge if it’s a well known one. You could link it to a deceased family member eg a cancer or Alzheimer’s charity.
I married a Scotsman in wales and we chose to give our guests a homemade shortbread heart each as a nod to his Scottish heritage - his mum made them and brought them down for us, xx
I found on Ebay a person that did butterfly mirrors and engraved them. I put our names and date of the wedding and hubby was going to make heart shaped slates. You can buy those too. I would have used them but we delayed the wedding and decided to have a very small one and no traditions except for kilt, dress and cake were involved 😁😁
I have printed the wedding details to match their invitations onto candles.
A wedding we attend bought everyone a £1 lucky dip lottery ticket and then read the winning numbers out after the draw in the evening
If u don't want to do sweets/chocs for favours miss out favours altogether and do a sweet cart instead. Some venues provide it (at an extra cost) and incase you think it wont go down well dont provide enough for all your guests. Just provide enough for half or a third or even just the ones you think will go for it. Then if they dont get eaten you haven't wasted loads of sweets and you dont have to take them home with you cos you didnt provide them yourself.
I’m quite sentimental and have kept all the favours from my friends’ weddings in a keepsake box. Six years ago for our wedding we made a ‘mix tape’ cd (I suppose you could use a usb stick?) with all of our favourite songs, including the song I walked down the aisle to and ending with our first dance.
We didn't have wedding favours and used the money that we would have spent on them to donate to local charities.
We let out guests know that's what we were doing and no-body complained x
We are doing charity pins also we have several friends and family who are no longer with us, so to honour them and donate money to good causes we are having a mixture of charity pins for Macmillan nurses and help for heroes any cystic fibrosis support charity bands.
I haven't taken a single favour home from a wedding so don't think it's an issue not having them.
We are making two charity style boxes & giving everyone little tokens, like the ones you receive in supermarkets. Then we will offer two different charities & ask everyone to pop their token into one & we will donate £1 per token (average prices for favours) to each charity x
We have brought little table games ie wooden puzzle and the metal things you untangle for the middle. I am doing fudge as well just because I love fudge 😂 x
What are wedding favours? I mean, the bloke's doing the bird a favour by marrying her isn't he?😘
Have what YOU want, if guests dont like it tough.
I don’t think anyone will mind, I have been to loads of weddings without.
We went with chocolate and brooches (eBay job lot) for the women. Everyone wore them, it was great. However, I went to one wedding with a scratch card on each place which was fun, one with a build your own paper plane set and I did a work event with a compass (50p each) for everyone to find their way as a gift. You can also get jigsaw pieces (thanks for being a piece of our puzzle) fairly cheap if you order in advance on eBay. One really great wedding I went to named all their tables after alcohols and gave a miniature of each of the tables type as favours. I have also had a mini cactus as a favour which I loved but wasn’t so easy to transport, a soap and also a candle which I still have.
Do whatever you like though, your guests will just be happy to be there x
Jordan Fleet that's a lovely idea xx
We had Scottish tablet in organza bags - delish x Made by a craft group for a donation to charity x
We had wax melts only downside was my aunt thought they were sweets and ate one 😂 lol x