Table gifts or wedding favours, as they are more commonly known, have developed from a quaint tradition to a must-have purchase for anyone planning a wedding reception. The original idea of five sugared almonds has long been surpassed by all manner of weird and wonderful small gift ideas.
It is, after all, a nice way to thank your guests for attending your big day and adds a little interest and a topic of conversation, which can be useful when your guests will be seated with people they have never met before.
OK, so table gifts are a good idea but if, like many marrying couples at the moment, you are watching the expenses carefully you’ll want to be getting some value for money and at least providing a gift that won’t be left discarded afterward – leading you to wonder whether it was really worth the effort?
There really is no need to worry about this because I know of a few inexpensive and easy to buy wedding favour ideas that are almost guaranteed to be well received:
Mini Chocolate Bars – yes chocolate wedding favours are not an entirely original idea and there are some truly wonderful chocolate and edible favours around these days. But they can work out quite expensive, so why not just buy ordinary miniature bars from the supermarket and tie two or three different kinds together with a coloured ribbon. The chances of these been left on the table are slim – you can be sure of that.
Mini Drinks Favours – You are on safe ground here because even non-drinkers like to collect these miniature bottles, especially if they have a personalised label. Why not save some money buy buying branded drink miniatures in bulk and tying a personalised gift tag around the top. There are also companies who will print self adhesive labels with your own design and thank you message.
Personalised Seed Packets – Give a gift that will last and grow for years after the wedding celebrations become just a memory. These little seed packets come in a range of unique and personalised designs. They provide a gift your guests will find difficult to forget and provide a great talking point to get the conversation flowing.
Table Games – not so much of gift idea but more of a way to break down a few boundaries and get guests chatting amongst each other. There are a few options available to suit all ages and you shouldn’t find it difficult to get something to match your overall theme.
So this is just a few unusual favour ideas, you’ll find plenty more once you start looking. None of these table gifts will cost more than a couple of pounds each and, I’m sure you’ll agree, when it comes to keeping the guests happy and creating a fun atmosphere this is a small investment worth making.
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