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Good Things, Small Packages


These little tokens of appreciation to your guests should reflect the personality of the bride and groom. Keep a lookout for wedding favour ideas and packaging tips because it can be anything and everything under the sun! Have a list of ideal favours and as your planning process rolls along, you can slowly whittle the list down to THE ONE! (Think: Survivor-style elimination!)

Thoughtful gifts may not necessarily cost you a bomb! For the budget-conscious bride, there are some inexpensive and meaningful options like food or candy items that you can get amazing discounts when purchased in bulk! You can even make the assembly of favours a family or friends event which would save money and create another opportunity for the people around you to get involved in the wedding preparation process. For the generous bride, the sky’s your limit so bring on the robin blue gift boxes. Who wouldn’t love a little sparkly indulgence to take home at the end of the evening?

Photo by Studio Impressions. Wedding of Shin & Allen.

Say “Au Revoir” to the dry flaky fruit cake in a cheesy cake box. Everyone will appreciate a yummy snack to savour and enjoy! Chocolates, candies, mints, cakes and cookies are hot favourites; you can also opt for something with a local touch or even a favourite snack you both hold close to your heart. Get “A-star” for originality with homemade goodies like pineapple tarts and cake, grandma’s secret cookie recipe or kaya. Simply bottle them in a pretty tins or jars and personalised with a little note from you or embellish it with coordinating ribbons.

Petite Rose Tea Jar. Photo by Avenue 8. Wedding of Dina & Denis.

Jam. Photo by Souder Photography. Wedding of Chelsee & Josh.

Flowers, seashells, flower seeds... especially pretty if it’s an outdoorsy location!

Aromatic candles, pot-pourri, handmade scented soap or personalize bottle of your signature scent from your favourite parfumerie for your guests to take home.

Handmade Soap. Photo by Avenue 8. Wedding of Dina & Denis.

Sparklers, jig saw puzzles carrying a meaningful quote, CD of your favourite love songs, paper fans, creative innovative trinkets that go with the wedding theme.

Soft toys, cartoon printed memorabilia, best suited for the sweeter-than-candy couples.

Chopsticks, Indian bangles, crafts with local flavour - especially meaningful for destination weddings or for visiting guests.

Favours for kids. Loud wails during a tear-jerking moment during your fathers’ toast or bored-to-death toddlers crawling under guests tables creating hoopla are the least you’d want to happen at your wedding. So with a little more planning, this situation can be kept at bay! Personalized tote bags with crafts, playing cards, and fun project in bags will keep them entertained for the evening.

When it comes to presentation, pick something that complements your wedding colours and table decor! Matching bows, personalized logo, and labels with a personal note adds a nice touch and can spruce up a simple gift by leaps and bounds.

To add a personal touch, you can consider having your bridesmaids and little helpers hand the favours at the end of the reception! Due to timing and logistics involved, this way of distribution is best suited for smaller weddings.

But when it comes to gifting, this saying is an oldie but certainly a goodie! – It is after all the thought that counts.

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Keywords: DIY, Guests, Wedding Favours

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