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Unique ideas for inexpensive, customised wedding favours

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Our 6 top tips on how to create original and unusual wedding favours for your guests so they can remember your big day for years to come…

You can have fortune cookies made for very little money, and this gives you the opportunity include a relevant personalised message. Look online or ask in your local takeaway about where to source them, but generally, they work out at about £1.50 each and add a fun (and tasty) touch to your tables.

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A modest and tender gift, seeds of your favourite flowers can be a touching, old-fashioned favour.  The fact that if sown, they flower year after year, is romantic enough – and while they are both poignant and permanent, this is also a very inexpensive offering.  Making your own bags from good quality paper allows you to personlaise the messages displayed by hand, and it’s worth approaching local arts & crafts shops to see if you can have material ones made with ink printing.

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A modest door hanging can really be put anywhere in a home.  If tucked behind a photo frame, displayed proudly upon a doorknob or nestled subtly on a mantlepiece, it’s a stylish reminder of your big day.  Incredibly easy to make, these simple yet elegant favours can be made with good quality card, a hole punch, and some colour-scheme-appropriate ribbon. Again, it’s also a great opportunity to include individual messages for your guests.

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A balloon can be doubled up as both a decoration and a wedding favour.  There’s something charming and nostalgic about holding a balloon – and if bought in good taste and quality, they can instantly brighten and enliven a reception space.  You can create weights out of sand and coloured paper, on which you can write someone’s name.  Then, they also provide a service as place settings!

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Perhaps you could plant a seed yourself in a quaint little flowerpot for a touch of romantic hopefulness and aspiration.  Again, they make original and tender place settings, and with a simple ‘take me home’, you could start a relationship between man and plant that could flourish and be a constant, thriving reminder of your wedding.

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For a winter wedding, experiment with strong jars filled with water and glitter, with inexpensive Christmas decorations as the centerpiece.  It costs barely anything as long as you’re careful to collect plenty of containers, and provides not only entertainment, but a sentimental simplicity that’s sure to get everyone smiling.

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