Kirsten is an events co-ordinator from Stafford and will be writing regular posts for us on here so do keep checking back for top tips from a woman in the know! Check out her first post here.
Favours are the bride and groom's way of saying thank you so much for coming and sharing my special day with me. There are numerous simple ways to add your own magical touch to your big day. Looking in particular at vintage fashion, here are my few favourite things to add to your day which you can make yourself. I particularly love it when the bride and groom come together to make their own favours, something that highlights just why they are so perfect together and reflects their personalities.
Homemade jams with personalised labels are particularly great if the couple have grown their own fruit and created their own combination. I love the simplicity of the idea; they will look great on the tables at a vintage inspired wedding with simple twine bows around them with a simple ‘spread the love’ caption. The thoughtfulness of the idea will be the talk of the table once the guests have been seated! Plus they can be created in advance so there are no last minute panics!
Spread some luck and give each guest a lottery ticket – you could hide them inside a homemade card with a lovely messaged compiled by the happy couple.
Handmade soaps also make a great favour, especially if you make them together! I have a great recipe for homemade soap favours on my blog so take a peak and let me know if you decide to make any. Wrap them insome fabric and they will look simply stunning, and smell even better.
Why not create your own seed packets, and ‘sow’ the love! You could even include flowers that you have had in your bouquet to really help to tie in the theme of the day.
Finally, why not make some homemade truffles, if you have a sweet tooth like me these will be greatly appreciated by your guests. You can make truffles in so many different flavours, so pick a favourite each and get creative! Buy some simple boxes from a craft shop or eBay and write a simple thank you on each one.
I would love to hear what enchanting favours you plan to use on your big day? Share yours in the comments box below!
Kirsten Greaves, Enchanted Events