A wedding is a day you will remember for the rest of your life. As such, it's also a day when you want to make every detail perfect – from the ceremony to the reception to the little details like wedding favours.
Your wedding favours are a great way to remember your special day. Whether you're planning an intimate affair with close family and friends or a grandiose party of hundreds, wedding favour ideas can help you narrow down your options and get started on creating the perfect keepsake for your guests.
You don't have to break the bank either! There are plenty of affordable options out there, whether you want to create handmade details or purchase some premade items.
And if this is your first time attending or organising an Irish wedding, then there are some unique ideas that can be implemented in order to add some fun and personality into the proceedings!
A Piece of Celtic Jewellery
A piece of Celtic jewellery is a beautiful way to remember your special day. You can get them engraved with your wedding date, or you can give them as a gift to your wedding guests without your wedding date on them - the choice is yours!
An Irish Tea Cake
This easy-to-make treat is simple, but it will impress your guests. You can make your own Irish tea cake recipe or use one of the many available online. If you have guests visiting from other countries, they will love this personal touch!
Candle Tins with Shamrocks
You can also personalise your candles by adding a few small, colourful shamrocks. These make lovely additions to a wedding favour table and are great for re-using later. You can even make your candles at home, which is an easy DIY project that doesn't require special skills or equipment.
Just follow these simple steps:
Pour melted wax into moulds – buy these online or use an old tin or jar lying around the house! You can find instructions online for making different types of candles with different kinds of wax (for example, soy candle wax), but here we're using paraffin wax because it burns longer than most other types.
Once the wax has cooled completely (it takes about one hour), remove it from moulds and wrap it in cellophane before tying it with ribbon or twine in a green colour scheme theme!
Personalised Jam - Tasty and Easy
One way to personalise your wedding favours and make them extra special for the guests. The jam can be personalised with a name or initials, date, message, and even a photo. You can also have them printed in Irish if you want to give it an extra touch of Ireland!
We love these unique wedding favour ideas for the perfect Ireland wedding and hope you did too. If you'd like more great ideas on how to make your wedding more memorable and personalised, check out sites like Pinterest.
Derek Lawless is a professional Wedding Videographer based in the Garden of Ireland, Blessington, Co. Wicklow.