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15 brilliant wedding favour ideas picked by real-life brides

15 brilliant wedding favour ideas picked by real-life brides

Written by Katie Byrne

From themed gifts to creative home-made treats - get inspired with this round-up of favours chosen by our readers... 


Louise and Mark went traditional with their adorable home-made favours

"We made strawberry and apricot jam for favours, and attached mini spoons. They certainly went down well!"

Image: Anneli Marinovich

Zita and James had all bases covered with their favours

"We gave our guests handmade fortune cookies which served as place names and favours – each had their name sewn on the front and our name and date inside, while our younger guests received colouring books."

Melissa and Gerard encouraged the love to grow with their nautical favours...

"We made an ocean-inspired thank-you note for each guest, and an origami boat. The boat had an anchor made from seed paper so that everyone could help us grow our love." 

Image: Murakami Photography

Nicky and Joff matched their favours to their big-day stationery

"We designed our own stationery, including the tableplan, menus and order-of-service, and our favours were printed tea-towels which we designed online to match." 


Alice and Matt enlisted a throwback childhood favourite for their wedding...

"It was Matt’s idea was to use small Lego figures as place settings, which doubled as favours."

Image: Cotton Candy Wedding Photography 

Celeste and Christiaan went super-personal with their favour idea

"We had each guest’s name laser cut out of wood for favours."

Michelle and James served up baked treats for their nearest and dearest...

"Our favours for guests were homemade biscuits with piped icing to make them resemble vintage photo frames"

Vicky and Marko went seasonal with their thoughtful favours...

"Our favours were peach and mint-green drinks coolers with cans of San Pellegrino to keep our guests refreshed."

Photography: MD Harrison Photography 


For their wine-themed wedding...

...Maria and Jon gifted their guests corkscrews. Clever, no?

Image: Linus Moran

Ashley and Elias went musical for their favours...

"We burned songs onto vinyl discs as favours, presented in paper bags tied with twine."


We love the sweet idea Corey and Maria served up for their nearest and dearest...

"Corey made an adorable candy stand: Corey and Maria’s Sugar Shack – it was lovely! He stocked it with loads of sweets and a popcorn machine which he bought me when we first started dating. I also made some customised bags so our guests could take their sweet treats home as favours."

Photography: Kristen Booth

Oh - we love Vicky and Alfie's favour idea

"For our favours, we wrote each of our guests a letter about how much they meant to us, while the younger guests received bags with disposable cameras, colouring books and pens."

Charlotte and Ben served foodie favours at their festive celebration

"For our favours, we gave our male guests homemade sloe gin and the female guests received homemade spiced plum jam. My mum baked and decorated our cake, complete with handcrafted sugar flower."

Image: Lucy Davenport

For their wedding, Alena and Marc chose...

"...Keep Calm and Carry On books containing famous quotes – they were fantastic conversation starters."


Becky and Christopher thought long-term for their wedding favours

"We wanted favours people could keep - we bought champagne glasses from Ikea and dipped the bases in blackboard paint with each guest's name on."

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