Wedding favours is an old wedding tradition that everyone still loves. Before your go out and choose the favours for your weddings, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind.
Stay On Budget
Wedding favours for your guests can be really cute and creative, but they don’t need to be over the top. Keeping it simple and cost-effective is definitely the way to go. If you have a large wedding or just want to be cost conscious, you really want to be on budget when for your wedding favours. For tips to help you decide your wedding budget, read my past blog post here.
Give Yourself Time
You want to make sure you have enough time to do some searching to find the perfect favours as well as making sure you have enough time to put your favours together if you’re making them or packaging them yourself. It’s recommended to choose your wedding favours 2-4 months before your wedding.
Work With Your Wedding Theme
Having your wedding favours coordinate with your wedding theme and/or colours is a great way to tie everything together. If you’re having an outdoor, rustic wedding then potted plants or packages of seeds would be a great wedding favour. If you’re having an elegant, ballroom wedding then delicious chocolate truffles in a beautiful box may be a great wedding favour idea.
Make It Practical
As cute as some wedding favour ideas are, some of them just aren’t practical. You don’t want to go to the work and cost of giving your guests a gift that they’re just not going to use and maybe toss away. A great option is food for wedding favours because who doesn’t love food. This could be little jars of honey, s’more kits, or a package of mints with cute labels.
Make The Packaging Personal
A great way to add a personal touch to your wedding is through the packaging of your wedding favours. Custom labels or stickers paired with wrapping and/or ribbon that matches your wedding colours is a great touch. The little extra effort will go a long way to creating a unique and personal favour for each of your guests.
Think About Presentation
When it comes to actually giving your guests their wedding favours, there are a couple of ways of doing this. You can have them individually set out at each guests’ seat at their tables or you can have one common area/table that your guests can grab theirs from when they’re leaving.
If you’re looking for local food wedding favours I’ve listed below a few businesses in the Stratford area that I know offer wedding favours. If you know of other local businesses that offer wedding favours please leave a comment below for others to read!
Nith Valley Apiaries in New Hamburg
Rhéo Thompson in Stratford
Chocolate Barr’s in Stratford