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Photography credit Inspired Island Events

Do yourself a wedding favour

A common wedding dilemma some of my friends have had is whether wedding favours are worth blowing your wedding budget on. Some see these as the icing on the cake and a way of demonstrating thought through attention to detail. They are a way of extending their personalities to their nearest and dearest that must delight and charm. A friend of mine spent £5 per head on favours for a 150 head wedding. She had chosen her favourite chocolates and had them presented in individual tins to match her colour scheme. It was totes amazing, but then, favours are always the first thing I look for as a guest (because I love treats and am always too excited to find out if they are edible or not!)

Photography credit Inspired Island Events

I also like a little keepsake from a wedding, so if there is a little something I can find a use for after the big day I love it! A particular favourite has been a mini jar of Dolly Mixture -  sweets in your face then BOOM a cute little place to keep your salt crystals or earrings. On the other hand, I have friends who barely notice if there have been favours or not and always leave their favours right where they found them. 

In the spirit of the upcoming season of good will, I thought about how good it would be if that money went some way to helping those less fortunate, or even our lovely Island.

Instead of buying chocolate that half your guests may not be interested in, how about picking 3 of your favourite Island charities and making donations on behalf of your guests. Or if you want to add the wow factor, have a think about how to spend a small amount on designing a cute way of telling your guests about their donation. You could even get yourself down to a craft store and Do It Together! With the amount we spend on weddings there must be a way of extending the good will in a way that will delight your guests and set your wedding apart form the others, so why not use your special day to share the good times with people beyond your party.

Photography credit Style Me Pretty

Charity begins at home and there are plenty of ways of introducing eco friendly and charitable ideas into your big day. Maybe get in touch with an Island craft company who will help keep your ideas original or one of the venue dressing and favour companies listed in your directory. Whether you want to ‘spread the love’ by making jam favours from local fruit or providing your guests with plantable pods so they can sow seeds of love (or just your favourite flower) round the Island.

If you’ve charmed your wedding party with alternative favours or wedding activities we’d love to hear all about it!

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