Costs can mount up when you’re planning a wedding so it’s important to get bargains where you can. We’ve rounded up a selection of fun, quirky and seriously pretty wedding favours for £1 or less to help you balance the budget.
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Nature loving couples will love the idea of giving their guests seeds as a wedding favour. We adore these beautiful wildflower seed packets from Paper Bea at Not on the High Street – they have a rustic feel, feature the pun ‘Sow in Love’, and cost just 80p. We’re sold.
Whether you’re getting married at a dream Scottish wedding venue, you want to include your heritage at your wedding or you just love tablet, these little Scottish tablet hearts are 3 for £1 from PhilRao on Etsy.
If you have a lot of wedding guests, make sure you break the ice by handing out name badges. We love these pretty personalised badges from Wedding in a Teacup which come in traditional sugared almond shades and cost just £1.
Give your guests the gift of scent with these wax melts. They come in a variety of scents, but we’ve picked out berry for their deep colour. They cost just 40p each and are available from WeddingChambers on Etsy.
If you decide to treat your guests to the wax melts above, you could present them in these beautiful glitter favour boxes, also available on Etsy. They cost 45p, so combined with the wax melts it’s still less than £1 per head! Otherwise, bulk buy sweets like M&Ms or Ferrero Rocher and pop some in each box.
Those who want a quirky treat for their guests should consider these temporary tattoos from Wedding in a Teacup. They’re available in four different designs and at £6.50 a sheet work out at less than £1 per tattoo. We love their idea of setting up a tattoo station at the reception so everyone can get temporarily inked.
Add to your tattoo station (it’s been decided that you’re having one now, after all) with the selection of super cute tattoos from the dotcomgiftshop. There’s a range of designs (but we have a soft spot for the puppy themed ones) and they cost £1 for two.
These white musk bath cubes cost £1 for three from Dreamybath on Etsy. They’re a great choice if you’re staying at a wedding venue with accommodation as your guests can take them back to their rooms for a relaxing bath.
Another option from Dreamybath are these colourful ylang ylang bath cubes, also 3 for £1!
These pretty clay tags are simple but stylish. Find them on KeepMeLoveMe’s Etsy shop, where they cost 80p each and can be personalised – making them extra affordable as they double up as place cards.
Creative couples and their friends will adore these personalised place mats which are begging to be coloured in, from Chi Chi Moi at Not on the High Street. Put a pot of pencils on each table and watch everyone’s ‘concentration faces’ as they try to stay within the lines after a wine or two. At 90p each, they’re a total bargain.
The gorgeous fudge from Buttermilk Confectionery Co will delight sweet-toothed guests. A sharing pack is £3.99 but the contents can be repackaged and distributed between four guests in cute boxes or cellophane bags, making them just under £1 per head.
If you know your guests like a drink, why not treat them to one of these pretty shot glasses from Tiger – they come in blue, light blue and green and are just £1.
Dress up the wine glasses on your reception tables with some delicate wine glass charms – these cute cupcake charms from HandmadeByEilidh on Etsy are adorable and cost just 40p.
Who wouldn’t love their own miniature chalkboard? These little heart shaped chalkboards from the dotcomgiftshop could also double up as wedding place cards and come in at £1 each.
These bath salts look beautiful and are good for you! They’re £1 each and come beautifully presented in little packets. Choose from a range of scents including comforting vanilla or refreshing mint and eucalyptus, from MichelleGoodSoaps on Etsy.
Let your guests get creative with these DIY bracelets from Tiger. They’re just £1 each and will keep everyone occupied whilst they wait for the speeches to start.
Treat your guests to a delicious chocolate or icing dipped marshmallow. They cost £1 each and would look amazing placed on a stick, wrapped in cellophane or put in cute boxes. Available from LyndaJayneCakes on Etsy.
If you’re looking for vintage wedding ideas, we love these retro tins from VintageFoodCans on Etsy. They cost 50p, so you can use the remaining 50p per head on some sweets or flowers to fill them with and you’ve got an unusual wedding favour for £1.
Make sure your guests are well-manicured by treating them to a book of mini nail files. We love the pretty floral design of these £1 files from the dotcomgiftshop.
How cute are these tiny test tubes from The Wedding of My Dreams on Not on the High Street? They are 90p each and you can fill them with small sweets like Skittles or M&Ms or with instant hot chocolate powder and mini marshmallows.
Give each of your guests a sparkler with the instruction to take them outside at the end of the night – it’ll result in an amazing photo opportunity and your guests will love lighting up the night sky. These sparkler tags from TheRusticWedCo on Etsy are 50p each – one sparkler per guest is easily affordable.
These adorable heart shaped photo frames from Tiger can double as place cards, before being taken by your guests to enhance their homes. They cost £1, and there’s also a four pack of colourful frames for £2 – divide them up between your guests and you’re looking at 50p per guest.
If your wedding package includes drinks or you have a cocktail table set up, give your guests these vintage style drinks tokens from VeryVintageBoutiques on Etsy. They cost just 99p for 25 so they won’t break the bank.
We love these personalised wooden doves from NiviDesign1 on Etsy. They’re just 99p and are a cute keepsake for your guests to take away with them.
These lanterns will make your tables look super pretty and are a favour your guests will love to have in their homes. They’re just £1 from Tiger.
Do you both love tea? If so, share the love with your wedding guests with these cute tea wedding favours, consisting of a tea bag and two adorable tiny heart shaped sugars in an organza bag. You can choose the bag colour to match your colour scheme too. They cost 50p each, but add on 10p if you want a gift tag written in calligraphy.
If you’re looking for Christmas wedding ideas, these candy cane favours from The 3 Bears One Stop Gift Shop on Not on the High Street are perfect. They cost 65p each (to order them with a personalised tag is only 50p more too).
Another Christmas wedding idea – treat each of your guests to a personalised bauble which commemorates your wedding. They are 50p each from SharpWeddings on Etsy.
Who doesn’t love a relaxing bath bomb? Treat your guests to these lovely heart shaped bath bombs which are suitable for vegans. They cost £1 each – but the luxury of a good bath is priceless.
Your guests will love this oversized lolly from Tiger, which costs £1 and will be gladly devoured after the wedding breakfast.
How good are you at DIY? If you fancy making your own jam, these beautiful jam jars complete with cotton lids, elastic to secure them and twine to tie in a pretty bow, cost just 99p from Melysweddings on Etsy.
If you’re looking for floral wedding ideas these rose patterned candles from LindsayLucasCandles are £1 each and would look gorgeous at each place setting. They come in a range of colours so you can match your colour scheme.
Another great choice of candle wedding favour is these beautiful wedding cake candles from LindsayLucasCandles, which are £1 each and come in a range of colours, with complimentary gift wrap.
Those looking for ideas for a beach themed wedding should take a closer look at these mini messages in a bottle from HazelsWeddingShop. They cost £1 each and you can choose the colour of the ribbon. If you want to further personalise them you can take the paper out and write your own message on the back!
Chocolate hearts go down a storm with everyone. These two chocolate hearts come in a plastic favour pocket and cost £1. Available from LulaBellesLoft on Etsy.
Partying the night away at a wedding is hard work – a sugar boost will be appreciated by your guests so treat them to these delicious caramels from Sweetieatie on Etsy. You can choose from a range of flavours or even suggest your own invention and they’re £1 each or 50 for £15.
If there’s money left over in the budget, we’ve rounded up some beautiful wedding favour boxes so you can display your favours in style.