DIY Wedding Favour Ideas

Treat your guests on the big day

Wedding favours are an optional part of your big day and are a nice touch to thank your guests for their presence at your wedding. Wedding favours provide your guests with a sweet keepsake from your wedding day and can even double up as wedding table decorations. Wedding favours do not need to be expensive and you can save some of your precious wedding budget for that killer dress or your dream wedding cake by making your own wedding favours. There are endless options for what you can offer your wedding guests, and DIY wedding favours will make your little gifts even more special. Here are some of our favourite DIY wedding favour ideas to satisfy everyone from foodies to your green-fingered guests!

Wedding favours from the local area

Given that many of your guests may never have visited your hometown and may be travelling from afar to attend your wedding, it is a nice idea to treat them to wedding favours from your local area. Pick up something at your local tourist information shop, or pick a tasty treat that your region is famous for such as honey, biscuits or cakes. You could even give making your own jam or chutney a try using local ingredients! Your guests are sure to appreciate the extra effort that you have gone to, and they will be able to think of you and your wedding every time they reach for that little jar at breakfast time!

Separate out some honey or jam into miniature jars to create your own DIY wedding favours. Tie your wedding favours into your table decorations by adding a wedding favour gift tag or by decorating the lids of your jars with our matching wedding stickers. Labelled wedding favours can also act as place cards to help guide guests to their seats, ticking two things off your wedding checklist in one go!

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Candy cart wedding favours

From wedding favours to a wedding candy bar

When it comes to DIY wedding favours, you can’t go wrong with sweet treats! Present your guests with individual wedding favour bags of sweets, labelled with their names, adding a label or ribbon to turn your bag or jar of sweets into an elegant part of your wedding tablescape!

Sweet carts or candy bars are all the rage for trendy weddings and all you need is a few vintage sweetie jars, paper bags and some of your favourite treats! You can even choose your sweets to match your wedding colour scheme. We are sure that your guests will enjoy nibbling on the sweets throughout the day and you can remind everyone to fill up a bag before they head home at the end of the night. Label the different treats on offer with matching place cards so that your guests know what they are popping into their bags.

Eco-friendly wedding favours

If you are looking to treat your guests to something that will last much longer than the sweet treats in your wedding candy bar, then why not treat them to some wedding favour seeds. Your friends and family will be able to plant the seeds in their garden after the wedding, acting as a reminder of your special day for years to come. Why not choose seeds for flowers that match your wedding bouquet or just choose plants that can flourish in any environment to make sure that everyone can make the most of your wedding favours!

Simply pop the seeds into brown paper bags and label with some of our wedding favour gift tags. Otherwise, personalise one of our save the date cards with instructions on when and how to plant the seeds to make sure that everyone can get the most of our their wedding favour seeds! These DIY wedding favours are a budget- and eco-friendly addition to any rustic wedding!

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Charity wedding favours

If there is a cause that is close to your hearts then why not give a donation to charity instead of buying wedding favours. Use the money that you would have spent on these little thank-you gifts to support the charity of your choice. Personalise one of our wedding invitations with information about your chosen charity to explain this nice gesture to your wedding guests. They will love knowing that in celebrating your wedding they are also helping support a good cause!

Some British charities now offer a range of wedding favours that you can buy with the money going straight to the charity. These charity wedding favours include pin badges and keyrings that your guests can keep to raise awareness of your chosen charity. These charity wedding favours are the best of both worlds with your guests still getting a little keepsake to take home.