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Wedding Guest Favours: Do You Need Them, and What To Get? MMW 192



Remember the good old days when all you got at a wedding was sugared almonds, salt and pepper shakers or maybe a wine stopper? Life was simpler then, but times have changed.

Do You Really Need Guest Favours?

Now, the big question is, do you actually need guest favours? The answer is a resounding no! There's no rulebook saying you must have them. Guests aren't expecting them, and many times, they get left behind. Guests are more focused on enjoying the moment, sipping their drinks, and savouring the food. No one sits down at a wedding wondering where their guest favour is.

Consider This Before Choosing Guest Favours

If you're considering guest favours, keep these three things in mind to ensure they don't go to waste:

  1. Can It Be Eaten, Drunk, or Used? Think about items that fall into one of these categories to increase the chances of them being taken and appreciated.

Creative Guest Favour Ideas

Still want to go the extra mile with guest favours? Here are some creative ideas to consider:

  • Mini Shots: A shot of alcohol can be a fun and personal touch.

  • Hangover Kit: A lifesaver for some guests the morning after.

  • Powerade and Panadol: A clever exit gift for those who might need it the next day.

  • Seeds: Help love grow with seeds that can turn into plants or be consumed.

  • Cactuses: Not only a guest favour but also unique table centrepieces.

  • Chilli Sauce: A flavourful and popular choice.

  • Olive Oil or Balsamic: High-quality culinary gifts.

  • Lotto Tickets: A fun and potentially lucky favour.

  • Charity Donation: A heartfelt gesture that supports a good cause.

  • Luggage Tags: Ideal for destination weddings.

  • Lip Balm: A practical choice, especially for outdoor or cold-weather weddings.

  • Photo Booth Photos: Double up on the fun with photo booth pics as favours.

  • Krispy Kreme Donuts: A sweet treat for your guests to enjoy.

The Final Word

Remember, the decision to have guest favours is entirely up to you and your budget. If you can't afford them, that's perfectly fine! There are clever ways to incorporate something your wedding needs as a gift instead. So, stay true to what feels right for your wedding.

Recommended Podcast Episodes:

MMW 178 - How Table Decor Can Make Your Wedding Unforgettable

MMW 114 - Four Things To Consider When Planning The Gap Between The Ceremony & Reception


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