Wedding favours have long been a traditional element of a wedding but in recent years couples have questioned if they are necessary, particularly if they are getting married abroad.
Many couples are now opting not to have favours but other couples still love the idea of having a little gift for their guests and like them reflect their wedding destination or theme. Here are 4 creative wedding favour ideas for your destination wedding.
Smell is one of the most powerful memory activators. Creating a unique smell with scented oils for your wedding and giving it to your guests is a perfect way for your wedding to stay in their memory for years to come.
This can be as simple as mini bottles of water infused with essential oils or you can create a smell to represent your wedding destination. For example, you can use a floral oil to represent the season or the local flowers you’ve chosen for your day. The favours can even carry the scent of your vanilla-raspberry wedding cake or your traditional Italian wedding cake!
How about inviting a caricaturist or an artist to your wedding? A portrait of your guests is a wonderful gift for them to remember your wedding and provides additional entertainment during your day. People get to spend some time talking to a portraitist and come away with a drawing of themselves in your wedding destination as a lasting reminder of your day – it’s a perfect win-win!
Keep in mind, though, that such a favour replacement can work best at a small wedding. After all, you don’t want to see huge lines next to a caricaturist and a small crowd in front of your wedding cake!
Who said that a wedding favour is something that needs to last? When having a wedding abroad, the less to carry home the better! Themed cookies are a unique way to add meaning to your wedding day. You can have colourful, decorated cookies to reflect the theme of your wedding, your wedding destination, your wedding venue or any other creative idea that reflects you as a couple.
So, hear us out, favours don’t necessarily have to be serious. Yes, temporary tattoos those childlike toys can add a real element of entertainment to your wedding. Give your guests a pack of temporary tattoos at the beginning of your wedding and ask them to have fun with them. In fact, such a unique gift may help people open up and create a really fun friendly environment.
For something unique, you can order customised sets of temporary tattoos. You can have sets with you and your fiancé’s photos, family pets, photos of family and friends, your wedding destination etc. We can guarantee you will have some interesting wedding photos!
To keep the creative theme going, why not give your partner a unique favour too. Thinking outside the box and as a memory that is distinctive from your wedding photos and video, why not create a short story about your wedding day that you can read for years to come. If you want to make it a little more polished you can work with a professional writer from a company such as essaypro.