A few of my favourite things – Wedding Favours

When I worked as a wedding coordinator I always thought that favours were the biggest waste of money as I used to see more in the bins than going home with guests. With that being said, that was circa 2006 and favours have come a long way since the good old bag of almonds. Today, there is an unbelievable choice of wedding favours and most are very memorable. On the other side of the coin, if you are trying to keep within a budget, favours can be a step too far and may not be on the top of your list. A lot of favours double up as place names as well.

If they are top of agenda and you are looking for some inspiration, here are some of the pieces that I love.


Wedding favour candles

Candle in Mason Jar – Etsy – BowandArrowCandleCo

yankee candle wedding favours

Yankee Candle Wedding Favours – Yankee.ie


chocolate wedding favours


jam favours

Mini Jam Favours – Favourfairy.co.uk

Sweet Jars Wedding Favours

Sweet Jars – Favourfairy.co.uk

ketchup wedding favours

Personalised Heinz Ketchup – raccooneventphotography.com

gourmet wedding favours

Gourmet Chocolate Wedding Favours – Floribelle Ireland

mint wedding favours

Personalised Mints – Etsy – Babyessentialsbymel

Fortune cookie wedding favours

Fortune Cookies – Etsy – Mydarlingwedding

ballymaloe relish wedding favours

Ballymaloe Relish Wedding Favours


bombay sapphire wedding favours

Bombay Sapphire Minis – justminitures.co.uk

Baileys wedding favours

Baileys Minis – justminitures.co.uk

Gin wedding favours

Gin Wedding Favours – weddingcommunity.com

Courvoisier Wedding Favours

Courvoisier Mini – Elegantstationary.co.uk

Makers Mark Wedding Favours

Makers Mark Minis – Austinweddingblog.com

Pink Gin Wedding Favours

Pink Gin Minis – Oysterandpearldesign.co.uk

tea wedding favours

Personalised Tea – notonthehighstreet.com

wedding favour shot glasses

Personalised Shot Glasses – Etsy – Factory21


ISPCA Wedding Favours

ISPCA Wedding Favours – ispca.ie

Irish Heart Wedding Favours

Irish Heart Wedding Favours

MS Ireland Wedding favours

MS Ireland Wedding favours

Jack And Jill Wedding Favours

Jack And Jill Wedding Favours

irish cancer wedding favours

Irish Cancer Wedding Favours



children wedding favours

Children Activity Pack – FavourFairy.co.uk

kids wedding favours

Colour in Sheets – Etsy – GWPrints

children wedding favours

Kids Craft Activity Set – Etsy – TheLittleBlueBird

Other Novelties:

wedding favour personalised spoon

Personalised Spoon – Notonthehighstreet.com

wedding favour hangover kits

Hangover Kits! – Etsy – Becollective

wedding favour keychains

Personalised Keychain & Bottle Opener – Etsy – Lazerblessings

name tags weddings

Name Tags – Multi Purpose – Favourlane.ie

bottle stop wedding favour

Diamond Bottle Stop – Favourfairy.co.uk

novelty wedding favourts

Typewriter Boxes with Name Tag – Favourlane.ie

wedding favours silver pails

Mini Pails – Favourlane.ie

Watering can wedding favours

Mini Watering Can – Favourlane.ie

wedding favour personalised match box

Personalised Match Boxes – Favourlane.ie

wedding favour bags

Hessian Bags – Favourlane.ie

wedding favours name pegs

Glass Pegs – Hearts – Favourlane.ie


wedding favours wine glasses

Wedding Glasses as DIY Wedding Favours

For my own wedding, I bought glasses and hand painted the bases and wrote each guests name on their glass which acted as a place setting and take home favour. I needed glasses anyway as we did a DIY wedding so it worked out very economical to do that. The glasses in total were apx €200 from IKEA, the glass paint was €25 and the glass marker was €8. The main requirement was time and effort. A third of people took their glasses and I was left with the rest. The investment wasn’t too large so I don’t feel that I lost money, plus all the glasses were used!


Light Up Letters

If you’ve been doing the rounds at weddings over the last year you may have come across some very cute light up letters. They are very popular at the moment and make fabulous backdrops for wedding pictures and venue decor.

The only company that I know of that supply light up letters is ‘Lovin Letters‘. They have a wide selection of letters and words so you can choose from your initials, words like ‘Love’ / ‘I Do’ or I think I spotted a hashtag symbol # at one wedding!

They are very much on trend at the moment and you will see in the pictures below that they are very cool.

lovin letters dublin

lovin letters dublin

lovin letters dublin

lovin letters dublin

lovin letters dublin

lovin letters dublin

lovin letters dublin