Bridal Club Magazine
Wedding Favours For Everyone!
Your Wedding Reception Favors are a token of appreciation
you offer your guests. when choosing your Wedding Favors keep in
mind not only your Wedding Theme, but what kind of gifts your guest
will really love.
Wedding favours are a
personalised way to give your guests a little keepsake
of your special day. Wedding favours
don't need to be expensive; they can be
homemade or come from a
discount outlet but normally favours are
personalised and have a special
We asked our discussion forum
members for their ideas on wedding favours.
How about personalised helium
balloons? - Balloons are available in party packs that can be
filled by the company, or you can hire a tank and fill your own if
you have the time. You can cut costs by filling 2 or 3 balloons in
the bunch only with helium and the rest with air. Thanks to Rach,
Tasha and Cara for your suggestions.
Having an outdoor reception? Sparklers that come in a variety of
different colours and shapes are just perfect. You could bundle a
few together and tie with a ribbon and personalised note to your
guests. We suggest these for outdoors, as your guests may be a bit
eager to light them! Thanks to Sarah, Deanne and Michelle for this
Personalised chocolates, these can double for place settings at
the reception. It also means that every guest gets a favour! There
are some companies who do personalised covers for chocolate bars as
well - or maybe you could make your own. Maybe simply chocolates
that say the name of you and your spouse-to-be and your wedding
date - I can't see these sitting around in the china cabinet - YUM!
Thanks to Melisa, Janette and Rach for your input on these.
For table decorations, Mel suggested a vase containing one or two
gold fish with a flower floating on the top. However, it would be a
great idea to get whoever is serving the meal to take them away -
tipsy guests may want to tamper with them! She also suggested
decorated clean up cans to double as flower vases. Also decorate
empty wine bottles as the colours to choose from are huge today -
these could be used as candleholders.
Johanna told us what she is doing for her wedding favours. She has
little silver boxes with contrasting thin ribbon. She put 5 little
silver Bombonniere into each box with a hand written note thanking
her guests for their love and support at her wedding. These will
serve as both as a great gift and decoration on each guest's
Kate bought small silver bags from a packaging place that she
plans to fill with handmade fudge and a thankyou note, all tied
with an aqua ribbon. The guest's names will be written on the bag
so that it can double as a place name as well. She also suggested
noodle boxes filled with lollies and tied up with ribbon.
Sachet boxes that stand up on their own - are filled with mini
Toblerone bars and glo-heart sweets. Then Cara will tie them with
purple organza ribbon printed with gold hearts. Hand-embroidered
names will hang from the ribbons so once again the favours double
as place cards.
Deanne plans to use Hershey's
Kisses as she and her fiancé absolutely love them! Every week with
the groceries, she buys a few bags so that come her wedding day,
she will have enough to lavish on her guests by sprinkling them on
the tables at her reception. A great idea for when the speeches are
on... guests can nibble away to their hearts content. She also
plans to handmake her own chocolates and wrap them in brightly
Jen told us that she recently saw at another wedding, ribbon
wrapped bundles of narrow tapered candles with a card saying
'thanks for sharing our special day ...'
Caught up in the paua craze yet? This wonderful gem of New Zealand
is taking our country by storm. No longer the tacky shell you find
at the tourist shops, it is coming out and making a fashion
Suzie has used her creativity to its fullest in making her wedding
favours. It has taken a bit of time and effort, but has turned out
to be cost-effective and quite original. Acrylic resin photo
holders inset with paua pieces or riverstones, these also double as
name holders on the day and the guests will also be able to put a
photo of the happy couple in it to remember the day by.
She used ice cube trays as moulds, and food colouring to dye the
last layer of resin - which gave an effect of being immersed in
water. Her theme colours for the wedding are blue and green
contrasting with the white - incorporating paua shell into just
Suzie bought some rope wire and alligator clips from hardware
stores to make approximately 120 of the photo holders. Very
cost-effective at only $1.30 per person, it is something that
everyone can take away and keep as a reminder of our day.
Although quite messy and fiddley - Suzie admits to enjoying
letting her creativity run free and having a real sense of
achievement on their completion.
We look forward to hearing how her guests receive these treasures
on her special day.
Here are some quick ideas that you can add your personal
Candy dishes - ice buckets - wine glasses - shot glasses -
champagne flutes - cognac glasses - bath bombs - lottery tickets -
pill boxes - bottle opener - incense - umbrellas - chop sticks -
clay teapots - rice bowls - key chains - coffee mugs - expresso
cups or spoons - cake serving set - cream and sugar serving set -
sugar bowl and spoon - place card holders - wind chimes - mini oil
lamps - napkin holders - mini candelabra - candles - watchmaker
tins with sweets - candy apples - jams - flavoured tea bags -
flavoured coffee - truffles - family recipe book - wine - flavoured
vinegar or oil - mixed spices - sun catchers - potpourri sachets -
soap - soap dish - book marks - trinket boxes - fans - playing
cards - calendars - CD's - golf balls or tees - tennis balls -
stamps - address book - notepads - pens and pencils - chocolate
bars - fruit cake - wedding cake - evergreen trees - ivy plants -
mini topiary trees - flower bulbs - seedlings - packets of flower
seeds - keyrings - miniature bottles of spirits with personalised
labels - small soft toys - bottles of bubble blowing liquid
Have fun and be unique with your ideas. Here are some links to
wedding favour craft pages that can inspire you with even
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