A wedding favour is a great way to thank your guests for sharing in your special day. Whether you’re on a shoe-string budget or planning the wedding of the century, remember that the best favours are thoughtful ones.
It’s a good idea to choose a favour that complements your wedding theme, is unique to your wedding location or is seasonal – but whether you go for an edible, ornamental, novel or useful favour, choose something that represents you as a couple.
Certain types of wedding favours are especially popular in Cape Town, thanks to factors like our warm climate and the South African sweet tooth. Here we review five of the top favourites.
You simply can’t go wrong with chocolate. Chocolate makes an excellent wedding favour because of its universal appeal – it cuts across age and cultural barriers in a way that almost nothing else does, and is firmly associated with celebration.
For excellent wedding chocolates, have Chocolate Time personalise high-quality, miniature slabs to match your wedding theme and include a picture of the happy couple or a special message for your guests.
Succulents have become popular as Cape wedding favours in the past few years because they can double as table decorations or place-cards. Succulents are available in a number of colours and varieties and are practical for a wedding because, unlike flowers, they won’t wilt. Add a special touch by planting succulents in personalised pots, antique teacups, coffee mugs or re-purposed glass jars.
Consider giving your guests a favour that is representative of your wedding location. Local honey, tea, craft beer or preserves all make great mementoes and can be enjoyed long after the wedding is over.
It’s a good idea to choose a favour that is practical for the service or reception – consider sunglasses for an outdoor or beach wedding. These are fun, can match your wedding theme and colours, make for great photos and are likely to be used again. Attach a little message to each pair and consider getting your names and wedding date printed on the frames.
Do-it-yourself kits are thoughtful favours, and a lot of fun. Put a bit of yourself into the kits – create a DIY kit for your favourite biscuits or cocktail, or include a candle-making kit with your favourite fragrance. Package these up in a beautiful jar or a decorative box, complete with instructions and a pretty label, and you’ll delight your wedding guests.
For more information about the personalised chocolates we provide as wedding favours in Cape Town, contact us and we’ll be happy to assist.