The best wedding party favour ideas

wedding party favour ideas

Congratulations are in order for your big day! If you’re looking for wedding favours, then your wedding must be just around the corner. In this blog, we’re letting you know some fantastic wedding party favour ideas.

Wedding favours aren’t a necessity for your big day, but they’re definitely a lovely option to add in. Of course, when choosing wedding favours, you need to consider how much time you have and your budget. Read our blog on planning a wedding budget.

Wedding favours

A wedding favour is a small keepsake from a wedding day. There are so many fantastic options for wedding favours that you can choose from. Many couples like to choose items that are closely related to their wedding theme. Wedding favours are usually placed on wedding tables as guests sit down for their meal. A party favour is the perfect way to make all your guests smile. Whether you’re having a large wedding or a more intimate celebration, there are lots of fun wedding favours to consider.

Choosing a wedding theme can take time, but hopefully, you’ve decided by now. Your wedding theme should be incorporated into every aspect of your day. For example, in your invitations and decorations. Our wedding planners near Manchester can support you with all aspects of your wedding day. Take a look at our wedding inspiration. Don’t worry if you can’t find the wedding style you’re looking for – our friendly team is always up for a challenge.

Wedding favours for bridal party

Depending on the size of your wedding, you may choose to have different wedding favours for different people. For example, many people choose to have a more special wedding gift for close family.

Your bridal party can include your bridesmaids, groomsmen, mother and father of the bride and mother and father of the groom.

Many couples will choose to give a beautiful bunch of flowers, some jewellery or a special bottle of something they like.

  • Candle with a personalised message
  • Makeup bag
  • Poem
  • Jewellery
  • Small bag
  • Personalised prosecco glass
  • Robe/pyjamas

Many of these items can be personalised for your special wedding guests. You might choose to include their name, a thank you message and the wedding date. These can be a fun way to thank guests for being a part of the best wedding party!

wedding favours for bridal party

Wedding favour ideas

The rest of your wedding guests only need a smaller wedding favour. There are so many fantastic options that you can choose from.

Edible wedding favours

  • Roasted coffee
  • Tea bags
  • Hot chocolate sets
  • Cake pops
  • Personalised chocolates
  • Sweet sets – include the couple’s favourite sweets – perfect for cheap wedding favours!
  • Cookies and biscuits – you could place these around the wedding cake
  • Beer bottles – choose your favourite brew!
  • Fortune cookies – a fun wedding favour idea!
  • Personalised love hearts
  • Sugared almonds
  • Personalised popcorn bags – perfect for a late-night snack!
  • Bottle openers
  • Mini jars of hot sauce with a custom message

Everyone loves sweet treats, so they’re a perfect choice to keep your guests happy. Don’t forget to check for dietary requirements, such as guests being gluten or dairy free.

Crafty wedding party favours – DIY

  • Flower seeds
  • Wax melts
  • Candles
  • Temporary tattoos relating to the couple – a fun element to consider
  • Badges
  • Custom shot glasses
  • Mini bottle of spirit
  • Keyrings
  • Personalised tea towels
  • Personalised water bottles
  • Hangover kits

Useful wedding favours

  • Mini chopsticks
  • Matches
  • Compact mirror
  • Bubble bath
  • Hip flasks
  • Nail polish
  • Personalised tags for travel
  • Lip balm
  • Tealight holder

There are plenty more options that you could choose from. Don’t forget that you can also mix and match your favours, guests don’t all need to have the same. You’ll also need to decide whether you give guests selected favours or if you’ll let them choose their own.

People will definitely remember these lovely wedding details, and they’re a sweet way to make guests feel happy.

useful wedding favours

Favours for children

Children often don’t get favours at weddings, but it can be nice for them to have something to keep them entertained. You might decide to create small gift bags with activities they can complete inside – this is a very cute idea. Some great examples include colouring books, create your own crowns (try not to include glue!) or a small game (with not many pieces). You might add in a small sweet treat for after the meal in your wedding favours.

Some couples choose to have a children’s table at the wedding. These bags can be left at the table setting. Read our blog on organising a wedding table plan.

Finding your favours

You might choose to create your own favours to add a more personal touch to your wedding day. Or, you could find a small business that can also help you! Our friendly team has great relationships with many fantastic vendors around the country.

Whether you’re after an extra special dance floor or some yummy food for guests, there are many options you can choose from. You can let us know what you’d like at your dream wedding, and we can make it happen. We’ll support you with all logistics and decorations to help you achieve the most unforgettable day.

As we mentioned earlier, many weddings have themes, which should be incorporated into every aspect of your day. It’s entirely up to you which theme you choose, and there are so many options.

  • Rock-themed
  • Classic and traditional
  • Eco-friendly
  • Glamorous
  • Romantic
  • Chic
  • Modern
  • Rustic affair
  • Tropical wedding
  • Summer wedding
  • Winter wedding
  • Destination wedding

Perhaps you’ve got your own unique ideas for your wedding theme. There are some great options when you start looking around.

Things to think about with your wedding favours


This is a crucial thing to think about. Many couples find favours setting them back at a time when they’re already paying out lots of money. Remember that your guests won’t be expecting anything big. You don’t have to give any wedding favours, but they can be a nice token of your appreciation for guests.

Take a look at what type of favours you’d like to give out and see how it will affect your budget.


Planning a wedding takes time, and it can be stressful at times. When planning favours, you’ll need to assess how much time you actually have. You don’t want to sign yourself up for a huge DIY project and then find that you have no time to complete it.

Guest requirements

This depends on the type of favour you plan to gift guests. Dietary requirements will need to be considered. You may find it useful to make a list of any requirements you know guests have, and then you can make alternative arrangements for their gifts.

wedding favour gifts

We hope this blog has been useful for you regarding wedding party favour ideas. Wedding favours are a lovely keepsake to remind guests of your fun wedding. Don’t hesitate to contact us regarding all of your wedding needs, our team is always happy to help.


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