Sweet treats

Make your guests smile with these yummy mouth-watering mementos of your big day

These days, wedding favours are as individual as the couple getting married. From the fun of a fortune cookie containing a romantic message to the frivolity of a miniature with its own personalised label – the sky’s the limit with mementos that mirror your style.
You should think of these small finishing touches as a thank you gift for guests. If you don’t have the time or patience to make your own, then there’s no shame in calling in the professionals who supply both off-the-shelf ranges and made-to-measure designs.
Think about your budget and whether you’d like separate favours for men, women and children. If you’re lacking inspiration then favour companies make it their business to specialise in everything you can dream of.
These companies will often give couples the option of putting your stamp on the gift by personalising its label for example. You can usually try before you buy too and if you like what you see, most big players have a comprehensive online mail order system.
On the other hand, perhaps you have your own bright idea but don’t have the facilities to put it into action? No problem. Many retailers will work with you over phone or email to make your favour fantasies a reality. Expect a few consultations to get the finished product spot-on, making it a more unique (and expensive) option. If you go down this route then use your common sense and insist on receiving a completed favour sample before confirming your order. Don’t forget to leave plenty of time to receive and check the design in case any changes are required.
Confectionery favours always come up trumps at a wedding – from classic homemade tablet to cute chocolate dragees – so we’ve overdosed on sugar in order to bring you just a few of our favourite sweet treats that we’re sure your guests will love too…

Images: (Top) Choose from a number of flavours for these Green and Black’s chocolate bar wedding favours, £1.80 for three bars; (Left) make these cute lemon hearts with a recipe from Dr Oetker

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