Which do you favour? A guide to wedding favours

Wedding favours (aka bomboniere) are no longer strictly for weddings – from bridal showers to dinner parties, they add the finishing touches to your event and when done well, they bring all the decorative elements together. More importantly, favours become a memorable gift for your guests. Here’s a quick guide to choosing (or making) bomboniere of different styles that are versatile for many occasions – the hardest part will be choosing the one that best suits your theme!

Personalised party favours

There are many ways to add small customised touches to small glass bottles for a personalised party favour. Gifting olive oil with handwritten ‘thank you’ on favour gift tags can work in any language (as pictured) and adds a touch of the hosts’ culture.

If handwritten notes are not your style then another cute personalised touch is to glue small flowers to gift tags. Attach with ribbon around the small glass jar to match your theme. From wedding favours to dinner parties, glassware with a personalised tag brings a sense of warmth to your event and can be reused later, which guests will love.

wedding favours

Items and image reference: 1/ Candy Jar  2/ Vintage Small Bottle 3/ My Fancy Princess 4/ Mason Glass Jar

Simple wedding favours to save you time

For many of us, our hands aren’t nimble enough for those Pin-worthy crafts, and this is where keeping wedding favours simple will save you a lot of time and worry. Start off with a square favour cupcake box in a neutral colour such as brown, ivory or clear. You can, of course also pick your colour theme. After you’ve placed the gift or treat inside and tied a ribbon or two around each favour box, accessorise with pegs or pre-made diamante clips. You can also go the extra mile and glue a wide lace ribbon around the boxes for a truly polished look. Boxes are easy to fold (some even come rigid), making these favours easy to accomplish.

party favours

Items and image reference: 1/ Cupcake Box in Gold 2/ Wedding Wonderland 3/ Koch & Co 4/ Striped Box in Tiffany Blue

Be unique

Get all your guests talking by gifting them something different and unique. It could be as unique as a glass jar of homemade jam with cloth and different ribbons tied around the lid, Kraft paper bags filled with coffee beans or seeds, or beautiful scented candles in a sheer organza pouch – these are all ideas that can transfer easily from being a wedding bomboniere to party favour and are simple to create. Add extra touches with paper doilies, pegs and colour matching ribbon for an extra chic appeal.

unique wedding favours

Items and image reference: 1/ Bridal Musings 2/ Wedding Wire 3/ Paper Girl Crafts 4/ Organza Bag

Let love grow

With natural and artificial succulents rising in popularity as wedding favours, it’s no surprise that other plant-based favours are popping up as attractive options. Succulents are easy to keep alive and they last for years. We love the look of wrapping jute around a mini potted plant and tying with ribbon or twine for an earthy look – you can write names or a small message on the tags for a memorable touch guests will treasure for a long time.

succulent favours

 Feeling inspired? You can buy everything you need to recreate these wedding favours at Koch & Co. Shop small glass jars, small glass bottles, artificial plants and more online.

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1 Response

  1. Ruban Alberto

    Hello Koch,
    My friend has tasked me with the job of making and gift wrapping her wedding favours! so just a note to say thank you for sharing your gallery which has given me the inspiration i’ve been looking for x

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