It might be more traditional to tie the knot in spring or summer, and a whole
lot warmer to boot. However, for many couples, the idea of a winter wonderland
wedding is just right, with those crisp, pale skies on cold winter days forming
the perfect backdrop to the wedding photos and a reception in an historic old
country house with a roaring fire and a hearty wedding meal just the thing for
keeping everyone warm and jolly. If there’s a little snow on the hills in the
distance, then that is, quite literally, the icing on the cake.
Whilst a company that is well known for its jam jars and home preserving
equipment might not be the first name that springs to mind in thinking about
wedding supplies, here at Wares, we have been helping couples with the
finishing touches for their weddings for a long, long time. In today’s blog
post, we take a look at what’s new and exciting in the world of wedding favours
and offer up some ideas as to how our miniature bottles are perfect for
creating some truly lovely bespoke wedding favours that will impress all of
Using Miniature Glass Bottles As Wedding Favours
One key trend for wedding favours that shows no signs of losing appeal is serving small alcoholic (and non-alcoholic alternatives) drinks in miniature bottles. Filled with something truly special and decorated with a beautiful label and a ribbon that ties in with the overall wedding theme, a little bottle like this make a fabulous wedding favour that guests can either enjoy during the celebrations or take away to savour at a later date.
When it comes to what to fill those miniature glass bottles with, there are some perennial favourites to choose from as well as some new contenders that are proving popular this season. As Christmas approaches, sloe gin is, of course, just about ready to drink now and this makes a super wedding favour drink, even for people who profess not to like gin!
Whiskies, too, are always a good choice as there’s very little to beat a warming single malt on a crisp winter’s day. Whisky wedding favours are particularly popular at Scottish weddings, for obvious reasons, with many wedding couples choosing a distillery that is a particular favourite of theirs or that is close to the place where they grew up, or where they met.
If you want to continue the Scottish theme with a little something extra, alongside the miniature bottle of whisky, why not add a small shortbread biscuit or a piece of ‘tablet’? And if you have children or non-drinkers at your wedding, the Scottish influence could be maintained by serving a wee dram of Irn-Bru instead of whisky!
If whisky isn’t your thing, take a look at the craft gin scene that is booming in the UK right now. Forget the standard gin that is available in supermarkets and served in mediocre bars; craft gins have built up a huge following for their clean, distinctive taste and the gorgeous flavours available. If you’re getting hitched by the sea, carry over the theme by serving seaweed gin (yes, this is a thing!) or go aromatic and fruity with rose-infused gin, rhubarb gin or raspberry gin.
Making Your Own Infused Drinks For Wedding Favours
Whilst it might be tempting to source some amazing gins or other drinks for your wedding favours, it can be just as satisfying to infuse your own, creating your very own unique flavour. This can be an excellent option if you are on a budget since you can source a whole lot of regular gin, for example, for the price of just one bottle of premium craft gin. The flavours you might use are generally inexpensive, so all in all, this can be a low-cost way to produce wedding favours that look and taste every bit as good as the upmarket versions.
Try infusing your gin with strawberries for a light and fruity taste, with lemon for something altogether different, or even with plum and vanilla for a rich, warming experience that makes your guests exclaim ‘oooooh’. Whatever flavours you choose, it’s important to leave enough time to run some tests well before your wedding day, so you have time to make your final decision and prepare a large batch.
If you’ve decided to serve miniature drinks at your wedding, check out our extensive range of miniature bottles, all available in small and large quantities to suit any wedding. From miniature whisky bottles to gin bottles and even miniature wine bottles and quirky shaped bottles with cork stoppers, we have a bottle to suit your wedding theme and plans.
Are you getting married this winter? What have you chosen for your wedding favours? We’d love to hear from you on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. And if you have any photos to share, so much the better!