Did something magical happen on Valentine’s Day? Were you swept off your feet
in a whirlwind of romance, candlelight and soft music? Were you taken out to
enjoy an amazing meal in a classy restaurant with views out over the city? Did
you sit outdoors looking at the starry sky, arm in arm and just being in the
moment? Finally...did you get engaged? Or maybe you didn’t get engaged on
Valentine’s Day, but you’re planning to use the Leap Year to propose yourself?
If you did get engaged on Valentine’s Day, then no doubt, now that you’ve had time to settle down after the initial excitement, your thoughts are slowly turning to your wedding day, and all the little details that this will involve. And if you are planning to pop the question on February 29th, there’s no harm in getting ahead of the curve by thinking about what kind of wedding you might like, is there? So, whilst we can’t help with wedding dresses, venues or meal plans, in today’s blog post, we take a look at one of the smaller details that can make any wedding super special - wedding favours.
What Exactly Are Wedding Favours?
Wedding favours are small gifts given by the bride and groom to each of their guests to say thank you for coming to the wedding and sharing their special day. Traditionally, these were often sugared almonds in a small organza drawstring bag, but nowadays, wedding favours have become rather more adventurous, with new ideas and trends coming to the fore all the time. So forget those sugary sweets that no-one really likes and let’s see what can be achieved with our gorgeous wedding favour bottles.
What Are Wedding Favour Bottles?
Instead of giving sweets as wedding favours, many couples now choose to give mini bottles of something special. This might be homemade elderflower champagne or sloe gin, for example, or perhaps an infused vodka or other spirit. Using foraged fruits to flavour gin or vodka is very popular, and it chimes well with a country garden wedding theme. Depending on the time of year that you choose to get married, you might infuse your choice of spirit with elderflowers, blackberries, wild strawberries, sloes or damsons.
If you’re keen on gardening, or you’re lucky enough to have fruit trees in your garden, you might go for a strawberry vodka, or a rhubarb and ginger gin. The world is very much your oyster when it comes to making your own infused spirits, and no matter what flavours you settle on, they are guaranteed to look delightful when decanted into mini bottles and set off with a carefully hand-written label and a ribbon that ties in with your overall wedding theme.
Which Mini Bottles To Go For?
If you’ve settled on giving mini bottles as wedding favours, and you’ve chosen
what drink you’ll put in them, it’s time to think about the shape and size of
bottle that you want to use. At Wares, we have a huge range of wedding favour
bottles to choose from, all available to buy online at keen prices and with
bulk buy options to keep your wedding costs as low as possible.
From miniature wine bottles to dinky whisky bottles, there’s a shape and size that will be perfect for your choice of favour. One particularly popular option is our 50ml Gladstone bottle, with its cute little cork stopper. This is our absolute best seller in the mini bottles range, and it’s easy to see why. The cute, traditional styling just oozes class and sophistication, and the cork stopper tops it off perfectly. It even has a hint of Harry Potter apothecary magic about it, so if that’s part of your theme, this is the ideal choice for you.
The 100ml Frantorini bottle is another excellent choice and suits beverages such as homemade limoncello, cherry brandy or rhubarb gin. It’s slightly larger size means that guests get a bigger drink with which to toast you as the happy couple!
Non-Alcoholic Wedding Favours
Of course, there may be guests at your wedding who would not appreciate an alcoholic drink, for any number of reasons. If you need to produce some favours for children or those who don’t drink, why not consider some mini mocktails? Try a rose and lemon spritzer using sparkling water, pomegranate juice, lemon juice and rose water. Alternatively, blueberry-infused lemonade would look sublime and would make a refreshing and zingy non-alcoholic option for the non-drinkers.
Of course, you don’t have to stick with mini bottles on their own for your wedding favours; you can always add a little jar of sweets alongside the wedding favour bottles. That way, guests have something that they can drink at your reception, and something that they can take away with them afterwards.
So, have we inspired you with some mouth-watering options for your own wedding favours? Why not share your plans with us, as we love hearing about your creative ideas. Share with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!