Guest Blog - Wedding Favour Trends for 2019

Each month, Mwai Yeboah, a multiple award winning wedding planner and designer joins us as a guest on the Hedsor blog. With over ten years’ experience she gives couples the best wedding inspiration and advice. This month….it’s all about your guest favours….

There have been oodles of clever, quirky and fun wedding favour ideas coming on to the market in the last few years, and in this blog, we'll be looking at some of the best that are set to be big in 2019…

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Individual doughnuts

Love is sweet, and who doesn't love doughnuts? The clever people over at the nation’s favourite American doughnut makers, Krispy Kreme in particular have created a range of individually packaged doughnuts in a wide range of flavours. These are perfect for weddings and offer a new way for you to wow your guests and provide them with a seriously sweet treat that they can take home or save for later.

Credit: Krispy Kreme Donuts

Credit: Krispy Kreme Donuts

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If you're hoping to provide your guests with one of these gorgeous doughnuts, then it's best to contact your nearest retailer in advance or speak to your wedding planner to make sure that you get the amount you need the day before the wedding to avoid disappointment.

Wildflower Seeds

Plant the seed of love and watch it grow!  There’s been an influx of companies who are creating tiny pouches of mixed wildflower seeds as wedding favours. This cute idea is not only a great memento of your special day, but they also give your guests something to enjoy in the months to come after sowing their seeds.

Just to make it an even better choice - bees and other wildlife benefit from wildflowers, especially in urban areas, so you’ll be helping planet earth too! David Attenborough will be pleased….

Credit: Love & Lilah

Credit: Love & Lilah

Charitable Donations

For those socially conscious couples, instead of spending money on wedding favours for your guests, you can use that money to make a donation to charity instead.

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Credit: NSPCC

Adding a small printed card to say that you’ve made a small donation on their behalf to the charity of your choice isn’t just a nice gesture, you’ll also be helping a worthy cause to commemorate your nuptials.

A Cocktail or Mini Party Pack

Check with your venue to see what they will allow however mini cocktail bottles are a great idea that will most certainly come in handy during the evening celebrations!

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For the kids, why not opt for adding a glow stick, a few fun props such as funky sunglasses or fake moustaches or a small inflatable into a small bag and place it on the table. All guests will have fun with their party pack items later on, and it's also a great way of keeping any little ones entertained during the speeches.

Fortune Cookies

Cost effective, sweet and fun, fortune cookies are a great way of raising a smile during the wedding breakfast. Many companies allow you pre-select ‘fortunes’ and personalise the packaging to suit your colour scheme or even add names, so they’re a fun and cost effective wedding favour idea.

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Credit: Pinterest

Until next time… happy planning!

Love from

Mwai