Wedding restrictions are continuing to ease in the UK. As a bride or groom-to-be you may find yourself organising (or reorganising) your wedding again. One aspect of the day that requires a lot of thought are the wedding favours and place names. Many couples now choose to use place name holders that double up as wedding favours. This has many benefits including keeping the wedding table simple, saving time and helping to keep the wedding within budget.
Take a look at five of the sweetest (literally) wedding favours and place name ideas using a selection of our favourite Swizzels sweets:
They often say that the food can make or break a wedding. During an occasion when guests are often served alcohol, it’s important that there’s plenty of food served throughout the day from the post-wedding service canapes all the way through to the evening buffet. It’s also a nice touch to have refreshments available throughout the day that guests can help themselves to, such as a popcorn stand or sweet cart. Another way to delight your guests is to make sweet foods a part of your wedding favours.
1. Labelled Sweet Jar Place Name Wedding Favours
Labelled sweet jars look so pretty on the wedding table and make really sweet wedding favours. You could also put a larger jar of sweets in the middle of the table, labelled “Eat me” for a fairytale or Alice in Wonderland themed wedding. The jar lids or covers can be customised to match the wedding decor. For a sophisticated style buy matching jars and covers. For a greener and more village hall-style wedding reuse old jars, fill them with a handful of sweets and cover them with coordinating fabric shabby chic style. Buy sweets in bulk to fill up the jars. Swizzels sell a Bumper 3KG mix of Vegan and Vegetarian Sweets, featuring everyone’s favourites, Fruity Pops, Fizzers, Drumsticks, Parma Violets, Love Hearts, Refreshers and Double Lollies, so everyone can enjoy them.
2. Get Fruity: A Simple Apple Place Name and Wedding Favour
A single labelled apple looks great as a simple but striking place name and favour at a wedding. This is a great idea for a nature-themed or eco-friendly wedding. If you’re planning a medieval-themed day, add bowls of fruit and big bunches of grapes as your table decorations. The label on your apple could be leaf-shaped or a simple brown cardboard luggage tag. Whichever you choose, I’m sure you’ll be “Appley married” by the end of the day (sorry I couldn’t resist!).
3. A Lovely Lolly Bouquet Wedding Place Name & Favour
Have you ever noticed that some of the best floral bouquets and decorations at weddings are not actually flowers? I love creative ideas where the bride carries a lovingly made crocheted or pom-pom bouquet, they look great and can be treasured forever.
Lollies make lovely cute and colourful mini bouquets that decorate the wedding table in the colours of your choice. Fruity Pops come in different fruity flavours and colours. Wrap them in labelled tissue paper or tie a label on to make them into a wedding place name and favour.
4. Retro Style Wedding Sweet Bags Place Names & Favours
Labelled bags of sweets always go down well as wedding favours and place names. For a classic wedding, make up traditional organza bags of sweets. For a fun retro or fair-style wedding use candy stripe bags in the colour of your choice or using multicolours for a rainbow effect. Place pretty sweets, such as Love Hearts (always the perfect choice for weddings) loose on the table too for added decoration. You can also order personalised mini Love Hearts.
5. Personalised Giant Love Hearts Wedding Name Place Setting an Favour
Talking about personalised Love Hearts, the perfect wedding place setting for candy lovers is a giant pack of Love Hearts. They now even make a Personalised Giant Love Hearts Place Name Setting so all the work is done for you. Place them directly on the Love Hearts and petal adorned table, or on a side plate or slate.
Candy and sweet foods make thoughtful and cute wedding name place and wedding favours. If it’s important to you that guests also have a sentimental gift that they can treasure forever then that can easily be incorporated. You could tie a mini personalised love spoon to each label or personalise each jar or vase so these can be a reminder of the happy day long after the sweets have been devoured.
I hope these wedding place names and favour ideas are helpful- wishing you the sweetest wedding and a lifetime of love and happiness!