THOUSANDS of extra weddings are taking place this year, as couples who postponed theirs during the pandemic finally get to tie the knot.
And if you are lucky enough to have a wedding to attend, you might be even luckier to receive a fancy favour with your name on.
Wedding favours are usually a small, fun and sweet way of saying thank you to guests for attending a wedding.
Traditionally wedding favours were sugared coated almonds but over the years people have put their own spin on wedding favours and now give out things like sweets, jars of honey or jam and even mini shots.
The wholesale experts at WholesaleSweets.co.uk have looked at the sweet treats a bride and groom choose to give to their guests as wedding favours and what it says about them.
Kathryn Hague from Wholesale Sweets said: “Wedding favours have been around for years and it’s really interesting to see what people choose for them these days.
“For some people wedding favours aren’t a big deal, but there are also brides who really love to put extra thought into them.
“People tend to go for something edible like sweets and chocolate but we’ve also seen things like candles, mini shots and even scratch cards!
“We’ve gone through our favourites and determined what your choice of wedding favour says about you.”
So if you’re getting married this year and want to make sure your wedding favour reflects your personality, listen up.
If you give your guests sweets as a wedding favour, it’s likely that you have a sweet tooth yourself.
Kathryn said: “Sweets are a great wedding favour, who doesn’t love a great selection of pick n mix?
“Couples tend to go for one specific sweet like a selection of Love Hearts or they fill up a small bag with some of the best pick n mix.
“If you’ve chosen sweets for your wedding favours then you probably have a bit of a sweet tooth yourself.
“You’re fun and you’re hoping to have a really good time at your wedding reception!”
But if you’re more of a chocolate fan and want to give your guests some chocolate to nibble on, Kathryn thinks you’re a bit of a sweetheart.
Kathryn continued: “Another popular wedding favour idea is chocolates – couples tend to box up around four or five different flavoured chocolates and pop them into a sweet little box.
“There are of course places that will do this for you but if you’re looking to save a few pennies why not buy them yourself and create your own cardboard boxes?
“If you’ve chosen chocolate then chances are you’re a sweetheart.
“You’ve waited your whole life for this special day and you want it to be magical and filled with love.”
If you opt to give your guests candles as their table favour, this could mean that you are all about the aesthetics.
The sweet expert added: “A non edible wedding favour option are candles.
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“Of course these are on the slightly more expensive side but they’re something your guests will certainly appreciate.
“Those who go for candles as their wedding favours are all about the aesthetics.
“You want your wedding day to stand out and be memorable all the way down to the minute details.
“And chances are you’re probably really house proud yourself and you want to share the love with your guests.”
But if macarons are your thing, you’re probably into the finer things and love the colour pink.
Kathryn explained: “If you wanted to get a little fancy then macarons are a great wedding favour.
“These usually consist of around three or four macarons in an open lid box.
“The beautiful and bright colours definitely add to the table decor and certainly stand out.
“If macarons are your wedding favour of choice then our guess is that you probably love an afternoon tea (and rightfully so!)
“You wanted a fancy and sophisticated wedding and your favourite colour is most likely pink!”
Cookies are a lovely wedding favour, and if you’re giving them to your guests, Kathryn would describe you as a warm person.
Kathryn said: “Cookies are a lovely choice!
“More and more people go for a personalised cookie with the name of the bride and groom and the date of the wedding.
“You’re definitely a warm and loving person if you’ve chosen to have cookies as your wedding favours.
“We’re guessing that your motto is that there’s no problem a cuppa (and a biscuit) can’t fix and you’re not wrong.”
If you’re sticking to traditions and giving your guests sugared almonds, you’re definitely a traditional girl at heart.
Kathryn revealed: “Sugared almonds are the traditional wedding favour and although people try a lot of new things like sweets and chocolate, sugared almonds are still a popular choice for many couples.
“You’re definitely more of a traditional girl if you opt for sugared almonds.
“You want an intimate wedding and your dream is to probably live in a farmhouse and raise a family away from the hustle and bustle of the city.”
But if sugared almonds are boring you to tears and you’d rather give an alcoholic shot, this proves you’re definitely up for having a good time.
Kathryn explained: “A more modern option is to have mini shots at your wedding.
“Popular mini shots include pink gin or if you’re looking for something stronger – sambuca!
“If you have an age appropriate guest list then this can be a really fun idea.
“You’re probably the life of the party if you want mini shots as wedding favours and you’re all about having a good time.”
And finally, if you give scratch cards to your guests as a wedding favour, you’re a typical adventurous person that likes to live life on the edge.
Kathryn concluded: “Your guests definitely won’t be expecting to receive a scratch card at your wedding.
“These can be really fun and it will get people a little excited as they scratch away at the card to see if they’ve won any cash!
“If you chose scratch cards then our guess is you’re an adventurous person, you like to do things differently and you always want to make sure people around you are enjoying themselves.”