Favours and Confetti

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Spead the Love Jam Jar
Spead the Love Jam Jar

These cute little ‘Spread the Love’ Handmade Jam Favours from Wedding In A Teacup will delight your guests, not just on the wedding day, but every time they use it afterwards.  Traditionally made jam is potted into the 4oz jars which have your personalised brown prairie kraft labels for a gorgeously rustic look and the mop caps will be chosen based on your colour theme, then finished off with twine to secure them.  If jam isn’t your thing, choose a chutney or sweet jar instead, whatever you choose they will be perfect for a rustic barn or country themed wedding.  What’s more, once your guests have devoured the contents, they can still keep the jar and fill it with another conserve or use it as a penny jar!

The ‘Spead the Love’ Handmade Jam Favours cost £3.50 each from Wedding In A Teacup.

Primula Candles From Laura Ashley
Primula Candles From Laura Ashley

How pretty are these little Primula candles in tin holders from Laura Ashley.  They would make excellent favours for an English, country garden themed reception.  Simply attach a little brown paper name tag or write your guests name on a lolly stick so that it looks like a gardener’s plant name dibber for a favour that can be kept as a sweet memento.

The Set of 3 Primula Candles are from Laura Ashley and are currently on sale for £14.40

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Marks & Spencer

For a slightly ecclectic feel for your wedding venue, these 3 Enamel Diamonte Photo Frames from Marks & Spencer costing £12.00 would make unusual placecards that could also double up as favours, bringing them in at £4.00 each.  They have a shiny cream enamel finish with beaded trim and diamonte detail that would fit in with most colour schemes or styles.  Choose a card or paper in your colour scheme to write or print your guests names onto to turn them into placecards or for a small intimate wedding where you know all of your guests well you could put a photo of each guest in them.

 

 

Cox & Cox

These delicate and lifelike little magnetic butterflies from Cox & Cox are a must if you are having a butterfly theme at your wedding reception.  Use them on placecards, favour boxes, or table name cards to create a whimsical and colourful table setting.  A box of 12 costs £7.50 meaning you could adorn your venue with them or use them to decorate plain favour boxes for your guests to take home as a special keepsake. 

 

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Marks & Spencer

I always think that a wedding favour that your guests can take home and keep is a lovely way to keep the memories of your wedding day alive for you and your guests, which is why choosing something like this tealight candle holder from Marks & Spencer is a great idea and an absolute bargain at £3.50 each.  They come in five different colourways to allow you to coordinate with your colour scheme and could always be filled with a bag of five sugared almonds rather than a tealight if you want to keep with tradition.  If you have an artistic flair or an arty friend then adding a personal touch by writing your guests names on the tealight holder using a glass paint pen will make them even more special. 

Flag and Bunting Store

Ok, you’ve been planning your wedding for the last couple of years and had everything booked, sorted and organised, then along come William & Kate announcing their wedding day as Friday 29th April.  Does this mean your day will be overshadowed by their celebrations?  Absolutely not, and if you can’t beat them, join them.  Maybe this is the perfect opportunity to bring out your patriotic side by hanging up the bunting and planning a right royal knees up of your very own, and it doesn’t need to cost a royal mint!

Flag and Bunting Store

 Of course bunting is a must, choose from this red,white and blue bunting, which come in various lengths starting at 8.6m for £10.50 from Flag and Bunting Store, or go all out with this union jack bunting also from the Flag and Bunting Store which also comes in varying lengths starting with 6m for £7.99.  The same company also sell pack of 12 hand held flags which would be perfect to hand out to your guests so that they can wave about to celebrate after the ceremony rather than throwing confetti.

Flag and Bunting Store
For your bridesmaids, rather than asking them to don Gerri Halliwell style union jack dresses, try royal blue and red dresses so that they can wear the colour that suits them, and then accessorise them in the contrasting colour shoes, jewellery and flowers for a bold, striking look against your white dress.  Debenhams have a great range of bridesmaid, prom and evening dresses that are available in red and blue to keep the look coordinated. 
Debenhams
Debenhams
Choose favour boxes like these from Confetti and other reception stationery in bold reds and blues that will compliment white tablewear, using alternating blue and red ribbon on white chair cover  will also give a dramatic effect to your reception.
Confetti

Using red, white and blue floral dispalys for the  reception tables can be difficult as blue flowers tend to be light blue, although deep blue delphiniums are a good choice if they are in season otherwise they could be pricey.   Artificially dying white roses or lilies is also an option but again this can be pricey, s0 unless you have the royal budget then another use striking blue vases with red and white flowers to achieve the royal look.

Lovely Favours

Whether you wedding is planned for the height of summer or abroad, or you just want to bring a vintage feel to the table decorations, a beautiful cotton hand fan from Lovely Favours will make the perfect favour to give to your female guests.  They come in black, magenta, navy, natural and red so will suit most colour themes from monochrome to tropical or oriental and you can choose to add a lace and pearl tie to give a vintage look.  Use them simply as favours or add a name tag as well to double them up as place cards.  Personally I would use them fanned out on the place setting for a vintage look and attach a name tag to it and then use the personalised pebbles also from Lovely Favours for the mens place cards and favours.

Lovely Favours

Chocoholics

These pink daisy favour bags from Chocoholics are brilliant for a pretty, girly pink reception theme and a great price too at £1.50 including two milk chocolate truffles.  Not only do they serve as your favours for the female guests, but they will help to create a funky pink theme for your reception tables at the same time.  The differing shades of pink from pretty pastel pink to hot fushia pink means they will fit with country garden themes to funky retro themes.  The celebrations range on the Chocoholics website has been arranged into a handy colour themed search so that you can choose your colour theme to cut down on your search time, and if you can’t find what you want then there is the option to design your own giftbox with plenty of options for ribbon colurs and decorations.

Printfetti
Printfetti

We’ve featured different sorts of confetti on Weddingo before, but I think this is probably the most unique kind of confetti I’ve seen and takes personalisation to a new level!  At Printfetti you can upload photos of you and your future spouse that will be printed on both sides, perfect for putting into your wedding invitation envelopes or boxes, or you could scatter them over your reception tables for a unique table decoration that will certainly break the ice with your guests and get them talking.  You can use different photos so that they are not all the same and you have a choice of shapes (although the heart shape is the obvious choice for a wedding).  Prices start at £14.99 for 250 pieces through to £41.99 for 1,000 pieces and includes postage.

Online Wedding Shop
Online Wedding Shop

Personalised confetti is a great way to decorate your reception tables or put in to wedding invitation envelopes or favour boxes.  Your initials are laser cut into a fine sequin material and come in various colours including metallic gold, silver, purple or red or matt white, cream, lilac, pink & blue.  The image above shows the heart shape, but you can choose thistle, rose, shamrock, celtic or claddagh designs.  These are available from the Onlineweddingshop for£12.50 for a pack of approximately 250 pieces.