Godwick Unveiled…thoughts about wedding favours
I love everything about weddings, the venue, the dress, the food, the cake, the music, the dancing into the night… but probably my favourite thing of all is waiting to see what the table favours are.
Those little gifts that sit on each setting, dainty and miniature, are such a perfect expression of the couple’s personality.
Gone are the days of simple sugared almonds, the favour is a chance to use imagination and creativity. Handmade favours can be cost-effective and deeply personal whereas there are also many websites online to help you achieve your perfect mini-gift.
Here are some of my favourites that I’m sure we will see in 2014.
Personalised Tea – Bespoke tea company ‘blends for friends’ do a wedding favour service where you can enter the bride and groom’s personalities and they will create your own unique couples blend. Tea is the ‘IT’ drink for 2014 and let’s face it, who doesn’t love a cuppa!
Wildflower Seeds – Festival-theme weddings will be big in 2014 and a packet of wildflower seeds would really fit in with the outdoor theme. Seeds are a favour that live on and when the flowers grow will remind your guests of your big day and of your friendship.
Mini Jars of homemade Jam or Chutney – If you have a cook in the family this can be a wonderful way to ‘make your own’ favour. Mini jam jars are available and cheap to buy on the internet, so simply pick some fruit from the garden, grab your favourite recipe and get bubbling.
Personalised Poems or Lyrics – One of the best weddings I ever went to was where the bride and groom owned a poetry bookshop. They adored poems and for our favours they had selected and then written out a poem for each of their guests. That was one hundred poems, all personal to the individual written out as a gift and left on the table setting! If you are musical you could also do this with songs, burning an individual track onto a cd for each guest. It is quite a bit of work, but if the bride and groom have a passion for something and want to share it, what better way?
Favours for kids – Keeping children entertained at the wedding breakfast is a good idea as it lasts a while and little minds get distracted. The best favours I have seen for children is to promote them to your wedding photographers – give them a disposable camera and a check list and ask them to get snaps of the afternoon. A great example of the list can be seen here – but you can obviously tailor it to your own needs.
I hope you enjoyed my new blog – come back next month for more of my thoughts and ideas. Next month’s topic – Hen night ideas.