Your wedding is one of the most memorable, special days of your life. You will share it with your friends and family, the most important people in the world, so make it extra special for them as well by giving them a personal memento in the shape of a handmade wedding favour.
As we move into a new season, trends in wedding colour, style and theme will change. So too will decorations and favours.
The weather is on the change, too, and the nights are drawing in. Few things will be as comforting as a mug of hot chocolate in front of the fire. Giving guests a pre-made mix to take away with them, complete with marshmallows and tied with coloured ribbon that co-ordinates with your scheme, is a great way to have them remember your wedding fondly when they have a few minutes to stop and think about your Big Day. Personalise further by adding in a miniature spirit, like Bailey’s or whisky, for the grown-ups.
If you feeling particularly creative, get your artistic juices flowing and create each of your guests their own original artwork on a mini canvas. There will be few ideas that will allow you to create a more personal, heartfelt thank-you gift. Spend some time thinking about how you know each guest, and if there are any special memories that are unique and special for you two that could provide inspiration for the painting.
A timeless favour, and something your guests will treasure forever, is a photograph of themselves. In today’s world of selfies and camera phones, people have had their photos taken more than ever before, though fewer are sitting for a professional portrait that will capture them at their best. A Hampshire wedding photographer will know local venues well, to be able to position your guests in the best lights and locations.
Most industry professionals, like Hampshire based Lemon Tree Photography, have a great degree of experience in capturing the sorts of spontaneous expressions that will make for some beautiful images for your guests.
For more ideas for DIY wedding favours, get inspiration online from sites such as the Favour Fairy.
Most importantly, however, don’t lose sight of what your wedding is about and what it means to you and your partner.