If you’re still trying to decide on wedding favours, edible, practical or personalised is always a winner! Guests will devour foodie treats (we’ve rounded up some tasty ideas below), will be touched by a personalised token and practical goodies always come in handy. We also love the idea of donating to a charity close to your heart in lieu of favours and we’re sure guests would approve too! Check out more brilliant favour inspo below…
1. Give Back with a Donation to a Charity Close to Your Heart
Make-A-Wish Ireland grant wishes to children aged between 3 and 17 living with a life-threatening condition, giving them a magical day they will remember forever. It’s also a much needed break from hospital visits and treatments. Make-A-Wish Ireland can provide wedding favour cards for each table to let guests know that you’ve donated to this lovely cause.
Mercy University Hospital Foundation
Mercy University Hospital Foundation is a non-profit Charity from Cork. They have several brilliant appeals you can support if there is a cause close to your heart such as their Cancer Appeal, Kids & Teens Appeal, or their Stroke Appeal. Your Mercy Wedding Favours can be created to your requirements (colour, font style etc.) and include a personal message from you.
Photo via Rosanna Davison Nutrition
Animal lovers might like to support Ireland’s leading animal welfare charity, the ISPCA. They work to prevent cruelty to animals, promote animal welfare and proactively relieve animal suffering. If you would like to donate to this wonderful charity, you can choose the size, quantity and images to be displayed such as an adorable ISPCA puppy, kitten or pony or provide a pic of your own pets!
2. Edible Treats are Always a Big Hit!
Carrot Cake from The Carrot Cake Lady
Homemade in Co. Kildare, The Carrot Cake Lady makes the most delicious, moist, light carrot cake. It comes in an adorable jar with its own little wooden spoon attached and personalised sticker so guests can take it home… or devour then and there!
Lily O Brien’s Chocolates
Guests will always be happy to see some chocolates sitting at their place setting! And Lily O’Brien’s gourmet luxury chocolates will defo go down a treat. Couples can opt for two or four chocolate collections in a variety of colours to suit their colour scheme. They can also make them extra special by personalising the boxes with their names or including a message to guests.
Crisp Sambo Kits
Photo from Anne & Julian’s real wedding by Denlo Photography
Crisp Sandwich Kits are a super popular choice! They’re great as a pick me up after some dance floor antics or as a take home treat (we’re sure hungover guests will happily devour a sambo the morning after)! You can get crisp sandwich kits from Carolyn’s Sweets, Occasions by Sacha and Pretty Little Ideas.
Photo from Jayann & Darren’s real wedding by Paul Duane Photography | Candy Buffet from Carolyn’s Sweets
Full of old-school faves like cola bottles and refreshers, the candy buffet is a brilliant wedding favour. Leave a stash of paper bags and watch guests form a queue to grab some sweeties. People can stop by for a sugar hit throughout the night or fill up a bag for the taxi home!
Candy Buffet Suppliers include Carolyn’s Sweets, Enchanting Events, Occasions by Sacha, I’ve Got the Goodies Party Hire, Pretty Little Ideas, 4 All Your Occasions, Magic Moment Candy Cart, Sweet Co, Bling & Bloom Event Decor and Tara’s Sweet Treats.
3. A Memento from the Big Day is a Lovely Keepsake
Photo of Mark Heng Carciature Artist from Rachel & Robert’s real wedding by David Maury Photography
There are some great ideas for couples keen to give their guests an experience they won’t forget. You can combine some wedding entertainment with your favours and surprise them with a fun show such as a comedian or magician. Another lovely idea is to hire a caricature artist such as Andrew Goti or Mark Heng to whip up a hilarious sketch guests can take home and hang on the wall! And the ever popular photo booth, selfie mirror or video booth will capture lots of fun memories plus guests get a sweet keepsake.
4. A Personal & Thoughtful Token Will Be Cherished
We love personalised tokens and these pretty handcrafted Personalised Clay Hearts by Personalised Ceramic Hearts are sure to be a hit. They work closely with couples to create personalised mementos, inscribed with guests names. Made in Tipperary from the finest porcelain clay, they’re a gorgeous keepsake for family and friends.
5. Funny but Practical, Hangover Kits Will Come in Handy
Heather Rice Photography
If you’re looking to have some fun, wedding hangover kits are genius! Guest will get a great laugh out of them AND the supplies will come in very handy the morning after. Fill yours with everything from water and coffee sachets to painkillers.
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Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.