Wedding favours in jars and bottles
The tradition of giving wedding favours has a rich history dating back to 16th century France, where the aristocracy would give ‘bonbonnieres’ to their guests as a symbol of care and wishes for good health. Giving small favours to wedding guests is just as popular today as it has ever been, with many people now choosing to make their own wedding favours for a uniquely personal touch.
Wedding favours in jars
When it comes to deciding what favours you would like to create for your wedding and what jars to use, the sky really is the limit. Tiny bite-sized macaroons in bright colours look fantastic in our 125ml deluxe jam jars and are hugely popular right now. If you are a little more adventurous, why not bake your own homemade cookies and decorate them with icing that matches the colours of your wedding theme? Simply pop the little cookies in our globe jam jars or our clip top jars and add a label. Using jars in this way and labelling them with a simple gift tag means the wedding favours can double up as place name settings, which is one less thing to worry about!
If you would like to give a favour that is not food-based, why not consider planting succulents in jam jars? These easy-to-grow plants will give your guests a lasting reminder of your wedding day. Another popular idea is to fill a favour jar with wildflower seeds so that your guests can sow the seeds at home for an environmentally-friendly memory of the day.
Wedding favours in bottles
Wedding favour miniatures are also very much on trend, with brides and grooms choosing to fill miniature bottles with all sorts of tempting delights, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. If you are keen on homemade drinks, elderflower champagne is guaranteed to be a big hit at any wedding, whilst infused gins and vodkas are easy to make and taste sublime. Rhubarb gin looks and tastes superb, with its pinkish tint and hint of sharpness, and homemade limoncello can add a zesty touch.
If you do not want to give a drink as a wedding favour, there are plenty of other creative ideas for wedding favour miniatures. One couple, who got married on a beach, filled tiny bottles with a small amount of sand and a seashell, along with their names and the date of their wedding on a small tag inside the bottle. Our Gladstone bottles would work perfectly for this idea.
With imagination and the right jar or bottle, you can create your own amazing wedding favour miniatures.