Here at Forever Wedding Favours, we think wedding favours are a great way to personalise your big day, but there are plenty of other ways too. Your wedding is your special day, so make sure you put your own stamp on things, and don't be afraid to be different. Here is a selection of quirky wedding ideas to help make your wedding day stand out from the crowd.
If you require your guests to walk from the ceremony to the reception, provide them all with a balloon to carry along the way. Onlookers will just see a stream of balloons making their way down the street; an eye catching sight. You could even take it a step further and include the balloons in your wedding photos – injecting a little fun into those formal photographs. And when you and your new bride or groom enter or leave the reception, have your guests release the balloons into the sky around you – a great photo opportunity. Chinese lanterns can also be used for this.
If you can’t live without your favourite food, why not serve it on your wedding day? Don't be worried about what other people think – this is your big day and you should get to eat what you want, whether it is traditional or not. If the two of you love pizza, how about a tiered pizza stack instead of a traditional wedding cake? Or a selection of mini cakes for those with a notorious sweet tooth? Whatever takes your fancy, from curry to a barbecue, feel free to get creative.
A decoration for your reception that is both engaging and affordable is photographs. Have one wall (or all of them if you like) covered with photos of the two of you together, of your guests and of previous family weddings. Everyone loves nosing at other peoples photographs so this is something that all your guests should enjoy.
Who says your guest book has to be a book? Instead, at the reception you could have a piece of china like a large platter, plate or jug where people can sign their names and messages. This quirky ornament will say something personal about the both of you, and you can have it on display in your marital home after the event.
At the reception, some sort of entertainment is usually required to break the ice, but you don't need to go for the traditional wedding singer or DJ. Try holding a quiz about the two of you, to see how well your guests really know you. Or, if you'd prefer not to put them under pressure, you could invest in a magician to keep people entertained, or set up a photo booth where your guests can have fun taking photos, and get a souvenir from the event (but make sure you get copies for you too!)
Whatever you do, we hope your wedding is everything you wish for. And don't forget to thank your guests with some chocolate wedding favours! For more information on any of our products, please contact the team.