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ok someone give me a good idea for wedding favours please :)

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ginnypotter Thu 02-Aug-07 19:45:05

don't fancy sugared almonds and all the traditional stuff, anyone got any novel ideas?
TIA xx

Wheelybug Thu 02-Aug-07 19:47:12

one we went to gave a little packet of wild flowers seeds with something written on it about thinking of them when the flowers bloomed.

lailasmum Thu 02-Aug-07 19:47:42

Small wedding cakes. Old fashioned sweet selection, Small bottle of alcohol.

funnypeevesculiar Thu 02-Aug-07 19:48:20

bugger was going to say flower seeds too - forget me nots or something that blooms round your wedding date.

Although we were classy & had packets of love heart sweets

lailasmum Thu 02-Aug-07 19:49:03

small scented candle

gringottsgoblin Thu 02-Aug-07 19:49:12

recently saw teddy bears with pic of happy couple on t shirt.

ginnypotter Thu 02-Aug-07 19:51:51

ooh yes like the idea of seeds, something for people to keep, that won't end up in the proverbial landfill or stuffed at the back of a drawer for years on end!

do you think i need to do favours for the kids or do you think a big bowl of sweets on the table will suffice?!

Wheelybug Thu 02-Aug-07 19:52:33

bubbles for the children ?

lailasmum Thu 02-Aug-07 19:53:32

Rather than flower seeds how about bulbs. depends a bit when your wedding is.

funnypeevesculiar Thu 02-Aug-07 19:55:34

we were given bulbs at a wedding in Amsterdam, lailiasmum - would have been a lovely idea if we hadn't
a) been given them in the dark
b) been completely rat-arsed (first night away from ds)

We tried to eat them . DH got most of the way through his...

binklehasflipped Thu 02-Aug-07 19:56:45

we had gingerbread hearts with the names of the guests iced on - they doubled as place names - really nice - ordered them online.

lailasmum Thu 02-Aug-07 19:56:55

Maybe not bulbs then.

funnypeevesculiar Thu 02-Aug-07 19:57:47

ooh, like binkles

Sure bulbs is fab if your guests aren't a bit crap

aquababe Thu 02-Aug-07 19:58:16

I wrote people's names on a stone and a personal message underneath (most)
and varnished them so they were nice and shiney

I was married on a budget

moodymoo Thu 02-Aug-07 19:58:17

We gave charity badges to the ladies and charity wrist bands to the men as our wedding favours. We picked 2 charities that are important to us. was nice to think that others were benefitting (be it in a small way) from our wedding and all our guests thouhgt it was great.

Also if u want little boxes to put favours in Tescos do some lovely ones that you make up yourself at a great price.

ricepuddingpaddington Thu 02-Aug-07 19:59:20

lottery ticket/scratchies

lailasmum Thu 02-Aug-07 20:00:21

how about semi precious gem stones in a little bag. They only cost about 50p to a couple of quid each.

notnigella Thu 02-Aug-07 20:01:08

dh went to a wedding at the weekend where the favour and name card were combined in a gorgeous iced gingerbreadman / woman with the name iced on it

binklehasflipped Thu 02-Aug-07 20:01:54

notnigella - same as my wedding but gingerbread hearts - probably from the same place

Doodledootoo Thu 02-Aug-07 20:04:22

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moodymoo Thu 02-Aug-07 20:05:10

For kids - Early Learning do some great couloured paperbags which we filled with mix of sweets and a colouring book and crayons. Gave them out just before the speeches so that the kids were entertained. Also gave them bubbles for just after the ceremony which looked great on the photos.

Also if you are putting cameras on the tables beware of kids getting hold them - I was not prepared for the 20 packets of photos of peoples knees, busts and torsos - kids had got hold of them and whilst they had a great time I didn't get the photos I wanted.

binklehasflipped Thu 02-Aug-07 20:14:58

I got mine from here

Rumpel Thu 02-Aug-07 20:17:18

Tree seeds last longer than flowers. Or I made lots of little velvet silk lined pouches stuffed with a healing crystal and rose petals - time consuming but lovely.

tigerschick Thu 02-Aug-07 20:21:06

Dh's aunt had little people made out of wood with guest's names written on in poker work. Doubled as place names and favours - tho liking the idea of ginger bread for this!

eidsvold Thu 02-Aug-07 20:25:04

we gave our guests something of England ( married in Aus) kids got rock candy and guests got small jar of jam - famous jam makers near where we lived and a packet of twinnings tea.

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