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The words “wedding favours” have become synonymous with those pretty (boring) tulle pouches of Jordan Almonds tried with a ribbon that sit on reception tables.

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Instead of wasting money on something that will most likely end up in the bin (or forgotten at the venue), upgrade your wedding favours to something your guests will truly appreciate.

From booze to shoes, this creative list has got you covered:

To have and to hold...

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A winter wedding in the mountains sounds like a pretty romantic way to tie the knot. Keep guests warm and toasty when the sun sets by gifting them with blankets or shawls. Have them draped over chairs and personalised with the couple’s initials and the wedding date to add a special touch.

Mini bar

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Wedding receptions are the sweet ending to an already spectacular day. Get the party started by gifting guests with a loaded bar in a jar. Fill it with mini liquor bottles that guests can add to a variety of sodas and tonics - trust us, they’ll appreciate not having to stand at a crowded bar while they miss out on all the dancing and celebrating.


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Once the professional photographs are done, it’s time to kick off the heels and get down on the dance floor. Providing guests with slippers or flip flops ensures that the dance floor will be occupied at all times.

In sickness and in health

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After a big night of partying, guests are likely wake up with a pounding headache. The morning after they will appreciate this hangover survival kit more than a sticky bottle of bubbles. Fill it with hangover essentials ranging from bottled water, snack bars, mouthwash and headache relief medication.

Cake in a jar

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Share miniature versions of your wedding cake with guests by gifting them a layered version in a jar. In the midst of all the speeches, dancing, eating and photo taking, not everyone will have the chance to sit down and indulge in a slice of, let’s be honest, the main wedding attraction (next to the bride, of course). When placed in a mason jar and tied with ribbon or yarn, and a note, the final product makes for the perfect way to say thank you to guests.

Watch love grow

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Swap seating charts for trendy succulents by sticking posts with names and  table numbers into the potted soil. When guests leave they can take home their plants to keep as a reminder of the special day.