Ah, the humble wedding favour. Some see it as a momento of their special day for guests to cherish, while others treat it more as a “hey, thanks for coming out” parting gift. Some standard wedding favours today include candy baskets, picture frames, and the ever-classy beer koozie.
Ready to think a little bigger? Looking for something totally unique, or maybe something tasty? Perhaps something that’s a little of both? We took a look at some of the coolest and trendiest wedding favours and picked our favourites to share with you.
1. Unique Wedding Favours
Martha Stewart herself has said that weddings are getting more and more personal and less focused on “traditions”. You can still have that white wedding of your dreams, but with personal touches that make it all the more meaningful for yourself and your partner. Since favours are the “takeaway” from a wedding (you know, aside from the whole marriage thing), some couples are rising to the challenge to provide their guests with amazingly unique and meaningful favours.
We’ve put together a Pinterest board with some of our favourite unique wedding favours. Check it out!
2. Edible Wedding Favours
Intimidated by the thought of coming up with something as poignant yet practical as some of these? Don’t worry! Despite all these amazing, useful, and unique favours that creative couples have dreamed up, some of the most popular favours with guests are still the edible kind.
Whether your wedding is in your parents’ backyard or at a tropical beach, edible favours are small, easy, relatively inexpensive, and extremely portable (though the tastier ones often don’t make it out of the reception venue).
3. Shortbread Wedding Favours
Don’t feel like you have to choose between a favour that’s personal or a favour that’s tasty—Rose’s Shortbread has you covered. We have standard favour options that can be personalized to your heart’s content (see next week’s blog article about just how personal we can make your shortbread favours!), or team up with shortbread specialist Rose to make your very own shortbread creation.
Shortbread is amazingly adaptable and can be cut into any number of shapes and sizes. We can hand-dip it in chocolate, top it with gold, and much, much more. If you’re a Vancouver-area bride looking for the perfect take-home favour (or cocktail hour dainty), then please don’t hesitate to contact us!