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25 Best Eco-Friendly Wedding Favours for Sustainable Celebrations

Sustainable wedding favours are essential for an eco-friendly wedding. From seed favours for weddings to plant wedding favours, shop our edit of planet positive presents

Rustic wildflower seed eco-friendly wedding favour packet

If you're planning an eco-friendly wedding, you might be torn between wanting to gift your guests a wedding favour as a token of your appreciation while also being conscious of minimising the environmental impact your celebration will have. 

There are lots of ways to give your guests a token of your appreciation that will also have a positive effect on the environment, by choosing eco-friendly wedding favours.

Kate Beavis, who runs the ECO Wedding Shows, suggests considering practical presents your guests will love: "As a starting point, couples should ask themselves what would their guests actually use so they are not simply left on the table afterwards. Remember, just because an item is eco, if it is not used and thrown away, then this has impacted the planet negatively." 

Thankfully, you won't have to worry about waste with our edit of 18 amazing eco-friendly wedding favour ideas! There's something that every guest can use, from succulents to spruce up their home, to vegan soaps and reusable tote bags.
Combine these eco-friendly wedding favours with a sustainable wedding dress and an eco-friendly wedding venue and you'll be well on your way to throwing your dream day - whilst doing your bit for the planet! 

Seed Wedding Favours

Seed wedding favours are a fantastic choice, because not only are they an eco-friendly choice, when your guests see them blooming in their garden, they'll forever be reminded of your special day. Plus. seed wedding favours can also act as place settings, menu cards and more wedding stationery - genius!

1. Plantable Place Cards - Etsy

Seed wedding table place card eco-friendly wedding favor

These beautiful wildflower place cards are made from seed paper which will bloom when planted. They’re a zero-waste product which is both a wedding place card and a favour to blossom after the big day.

Expert Take: These are particularly handy, as they explain to your guests how to plant them - because not everyone has encountered seed paper before! 

£3.75 | Shop Now

2. Eco-friendly Wedding Favour Seed Bags - Etsy

Eco-friendly seed wedding favor seed bags with 'Let love grow'

These bags are made from thick eco-friendly glassine paper, which is 100% recyclable and biodegradable, and made with wood from sustainable forests. They won’t crumple so look great on your tables, and your guests can simply plant the whole pouch in their flower beds.

Expert Take: You can choose from mini or large seed bags, and they can be personalised with your names and wedding date, for a sentimental touch. 

From £5 for 10 | Shop Now

3. Love Birds Personalised Seed Packet Favours - Not On High Street

Rustic eco-friendly wedding favor seed bags

There are two ways to use this: one, as wedding favours on the table for the guests to take home, or two, as an alternative to confetti.

Bird seed is much better for the environment than traditional confetti. Each bag contains sunflower seeds that you can throw (perhaps not directly at the couple!) and will provide lots of delicious food for the birds and squirrels once your day is done.

Expert Take: These seed wedding favours are bird seed, as opposed to seeds to plant, so much sure your guests are aware that there's no point in planting these! 

£14.95 for 10 | Shop Now

4. 20 Personalised Wildflower Wedding Favours - Not On High Street

Personalised wildflower eco-friendly seed wedding favors

Seed bombs are a popular choice with couples as they not only look cool, they're super simple to use. You simply scatt them in a window box or garden and leave for nature to take care of the rest! the boxes housing these are eco-friendly too, with each box made from 100% recycled card and containing six seed balls.

Expert Take: You can edit the illustration on the box for these seed wedding favours, for a personalised eco-friendly favour. 

£40 | Shop Now

5. 10 Wildflower Meadow Seed Packet Favours - Not On High Street

Wildflower meadow seed packets eco-friendly wedding favors

Another wildflower seed wedding favour idea are these rustic packets. They'll look gorgeous as part of your wedding tablescape and will help bees and butterflies flourish - win, win! 

Expert Take: We love the pretty illustrations on this seed wedding favour packet, hinting at the beautiful blooms that will grow once planted.

£14.95 | Shop Now

6. Wildflower Seed Bon Bons Wedding Favour - Sow Many Seeds

Wildflower seed bon bons eco-friendly wedding favour

An alternative and seriously cute way to gift wildflower seeds as wedding favours is in these delightful, plantable 'bon bons'. Each contains a mix of British wildflower seeds, all wrapped up in pretty dried petals. Your bon bon will come in its own individual kraft box, with planting instructions on the bottom. 

Expert Take: Sow Many Seeds are an awesome company for eco-friendly wildflower seed favours - we're in love with their glass bottle seed favours too.

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7. Seed Paper Bee Hexagons Wedding Favours -  Etsy

Hexagon plantable eco-friendly wedding favors with bee design

Charity wedding favours are a brilliant idea if you want to give back on your big day - these seed paper hexagons can be planted to grow poppies and daisies and a percentage of sales will be donated to Rewilding Britain via Work For Good. 

Expert Take: These seed wedding favours double up as coasters - handy for use as wedding place settings! 

£19.99 for 50 | Shop Now

8. Lotus Flower Wedding Favours - Etsy

Colourful eco-friendly paper lotus flower wedding favors

Your guests will be wowed when they see these pretty paper lotus flowers waiting for them at their table place - and that's before they realise they can be taken home and planted to sprout into a range of colourful blooms! Seed wedding favours never looked so good... 

Expert Take: You can buy a set of these seed wedding favours in all the same colour to match your theme, or pick the multipack of colours for a rainbow of eco-friendly wedding favours. 

£14.50 for 10 | Shop Now

9. Seed Paper Hearts - Not on the High Street

plantable seed wedding favors

These plantable seed hearts would look beautiful scattered on your wedding table, acting as both table décor and a seed wedding favour for your guests.

Expert Take: For every box of these eco-friendly wedding favours sold, £1 is donated to the 'Adopt an Acre' appeal, to raise £500 to adopt a protected wildflower meadow, supported by charity Plantlife, so you can rest assured your sustainable wedding favours are helping to look after the planet.

£30 for 12 | Shop Now

10. Lavender Seeds For The Bees Recycled Wedding Favour - Wildflower Favours

lavender seed eco friendly wedding favors

These cute seed wedding favours come in a personalised paper sachet, which can have your name and wedding date etched onto it. Inside are lots of lavender seeds, which will delight the bees in your guests' gardens.

Expert Take: Wildflower Favours have gone the extra mile with their eco-friendly wedding favour, securing the seeds inside a recyclable paper bag *inside* the personalised favour bag. 

£1.25 per bag | Shop Now

Plant Wedding Favours for Eco-Friendly Weddings

"If you want to gift your friends and family and say a big thank you for their attendance then why not try and be green with it, literally?" suggests sustainably-minded wedding venue Elmore Court. "Gift your loved ones with a herb or flower keepsake that they can take home with them and nurture," they continue.

11. Personalised Succulents Wedding Favours - Not On High Street

Mini personalised succulent eco-friendly wedding favours

Even the least green-fingered guest can keep one of these succulents alive! Your guests will love a living wedding favour and none of these will end up in the bin. You could even propagate succulents from plants you own and all you'll need to DIY these is some potting soil and terracotta pots.

Expert Take: These come with a personalised label for a cute, sentimental touch.

£141.95 | Shop Now

12. Personalised Plant Wedding Favours In Tin Pots - The Gluttonous Gardener

plant wedding favors in tin pots

These plant wedding favours stand out from the crowd thanks to their cute tin pots. The come with weather-proof personalised labels, too, for a cute and sentimental touch. Plus, the succulents are all different, creating lovely variety for you wedding place settings.

Expert Take: These plant wedding favours come in sets of 20, 50 or 100, so are suitable for any size of wedding. 

From £141.94 | Shop Now

13. Tree Wedding Favours - Alba Trees

Crab apple tree eco-friendly wedding favours

Guests will love taking home and planting these sapling wedding favours to remind them of your special day. These locally seed sourced, native trees are carefully selected and wrapped in organic jute bags - choose from tons of varieties, including blackthorn, crab apple and silver birch. 

Expert Take: Everyone should plant more trees! Every time your guests see your tree they'll be reminded of your special day.

From £24.95 | Shop Now

14. Colourful Plant Wedding Favours - Etsy

colourful plant wedding favors in glass jars

These colourful plant wedding favours make for a fabulous eco-friendly wedding favour, and you can tie them in with your colour scheme by choosing the sand colour. Opt for one that matches your theme, or go for a rainbow of different shades to add a splash of colour to your wedding table settings.

Expert take: These aren't the cheapest wedding favours, at £2.64 each, so perhaps best for couples opting for an intimate wedding with fewer guests.

£2.64 each | Shop now

15. Personalised Plant Wedding Favours - Etsy

succulents in plant pots

How adorable are these unique plant wedding favours, all in individually decorated pots? You can eve personalised them with the mini wooden sign, making them specific to your wedding day.

Expert Take: While these are undeniably cute, if you're sticking to a strict colour scheme for your wedding, these eclectic pots might not be best suited to your tablescapes.

£67.80 for 25 | Shop Now

16. English Oak Tree Wedding Favours - Alba Trees

small oak tree plant wedding favor

Oak trees are associated with strength, honour, nobility and wisdom - four essentials in a marriage, if you ask us. Not only will these look unique on your wedding tables, they'll also serve as décor, especially lovely at outdoor or woodland wedding venues.

Expert Take: Do consider if your guests have gardens they could plant these little oaks in, otherwise your sustainable wedding favour might end up being not so eco-friendly!

From £24.95 | Buy Now

17. Succulent Wedding Favours - Etsy

succulent plant wedding favors

Hessian is a wedding staple that never goes out of style, and we love that these plant wedding favours are wrapped in it, and you can choose from traditional brown, pink or blue. The custom note is delightful too.

Expert Take: Reviews praise how responsive this seller is, though they do recommend ordering more than you need as some did turn up broken. While replacements are happily sent, if you're on a tight deadline, it makes sense to order a few extra.

From £99.13 | Shop Now

Unique Eco-Friendly Wedding Favours

Looking for something a little different when it comes to your eco wedding favours? These unique eco friendly wedding favours will delight your guests and not add to landfill!

18. Eco-Friendly Glassine Wedding Favour Cookie Bags - Etsy

Eco-friendly cookie bag wedding favors

Bake your own cookies and put them in these biodegradable glassine bags. They’re super cute, and edible favours (especially chocolate wedding favours) rarely ever get wasted – just be aware of any allergies. Baking the favour yourself means you can make sure all the ingredients are up to your standards, for example, free range eggs and fair trade chocolate chips.

Expert Take: Reviewers praise these eco wedding favour bags for the brilliant quality and thick paper, keeping wedding cookies safe and secure for guests to nibble on.

From £5 | Shop Now

19. Personalised Metal Straw Wedding Favours - The Metal Straw Co

Personalised metal straw eco-friendly wedding favor

A fabulous alternative to paper straws are these re-usable metal straws which your guests can keep and take home. The come in rose gold, rainbow, gold and silver and you can have them engraved with your own logo - we love the idea of having your initials and wedding date etched in. 

Expert Take: Put these on the bar or in the centre of your tables at the reception for guests to help themselves to. 

From £70 | Shop Now

20. Mini 15g Cold Pressed Vegan Soap Wedding Favours - MummyMrFox at Etsy

eco friendly soap wedding favor

These handmade natural soaps contain high-quality butters and oils to help leave skin clean and moisturised. And with no animal ingredients used, you can feel good about them too!

Expert Take: These are super cute and useful too, our only gripe is that they can't be personalised - but you can always add your own label.

From £1.20 | Shop Now

21. Natural Reusable Beeswax Wraps - Eco Food Wraps at Etsy

Blue beeswax food wrappers

Beeswax wrap is washable, reusable and biodegradable; it's a fantastic alternative to clingfilm. You can gift each of your guests with one of these and they'll be able to use them again and again. The natural anti-bacterial properties of beeswax help keep foods fresh.

Expert Take: Rather than placing these on the tables for your guests, we suggest wrapping slices of cake in it - because everyone loves cake to take home!

From £2.99 | Shop Now

22. Vanilla Scent Soy Wax Candles - The Happy Place at Not On The High Street

Soy wax eco-friendly wedding favor candles with a brown card label and twine

These eco-friendly vegan vanilla scented soy wax candles are adorable! Set in glass jars with natural cork lids, they'll fit perfectly into a rustic wedding venue - you could even have your guests light them come evening for a warm ambience (just check with your venue first!). 

Expert Take: These are fairly pricey for eco-friendly wedding favours, so maybe a better option if you're having a small wedding!

£12.99 for 2 | Shop Now

23. Wedding Tote Bag - Esty

eco friendly wedding tote bag wedding favor

If you're thinking of treating your guests to a few DIY wedding favours, why not pop them into these tote bags? They won't forget these on their next trip to the supermarket!

Expert Take: Tote bags are only eco-friendly if people actually use them, so maybe only gift this wedding favour to people you know will appreciate it! 

£16.50 | Shop Now

24. Eco Friendly Wedding Favour Crackers - £25 for 6, Etsy

Eco-friendly wedding favors crackers

Christmas wedding favours will spread festive cheer at a winter wedding and we love the idea of these crackers that are filled with lots of eco-friendly treats such as Fairtrade chocolates and wildflower balls.

Expert Take: Who says these only work for Christmas weddings? They're not particularly festive, so we think guests would love the chance to pull a cracker when it's not December!

£30 | Shop Now

25. Engraved Wedding Favour Vase - Not on the High Street

personalised glass vases with names engraved

Glass is among the most sustainable materials, and these make for not only classy wedding table décor and a lovely favour, they also act as a place name, ticking off three wedding to-do list items in one!

Expert Take: Do note that the flowers are not included, so you'll need to make sure you order enough to fill all of the mini vases.

£3.45 | Shop Now

Now you've got your eco-friendly wedding favours sorted, why not consider more ways to make your wedding sustainable?