Top 15 Natural Wedding Favour Ideas: from eco-chic macarons and wildflower seed balls to DIY potted herbs and jars of honey
Today we’re sharing our favourite 15 natural wedding favours – all perfect for bringing an eco-chic touch to your wedding day thanks you’s for your guests (check out more from our series of favourite 15 for 2015).
We are showcasing a mixture of homemade and bought wedding favours, and where possible have included links and prices of each wedding favour to give you an idea of costs. Hopefully there’s a little something for everyone!
Finally, if you’re looking for even more ideas for wedding favours then check out our Favours section on the directory for a great range from some fab eco-friendly and ethical businesses. We even have suppliers who stock a range of boxes and bags to package up your DIY wedding favours, which you can find here.
Dainty wedding favour jars of homemade jam
Who doesn’t love a pot of homemade jam? Perfect if you have a friend or family maker who makes delicious preserves, just delegate the jam making to them and provide some sweet little jars for them to fill.
Hessian and twine wrapped potted herb wedding favours
Another simple DIY wedding favour option – buy some potted herbs, wrap them in squares of hessian and tie up with twine. Done!
Handstamped vintage ‘love spoon’ tea spoon wedding favours
A real keepsake wedding favour that your guests can treasure, vintage teaspoons stamped with ‘love spoon’ (in this case in Welsh). Read more about these vintage teaspoons here.
Seed ball wedding favours to let your love blossom
We have written about seed balls before but if you don’t fancy making your own then these tins are a great option. If you’re feeling generous give a whole tin, alternatively just package up a few seedballs per guest. Available from Mabel & Rose (£4.50 for a tin of 20 seed balls).
Lavender stuffed floral heart wedding favours
Sewn from pretty floral fabrics these hearts stuffed with fragrant lavender would make nice wedding favours for a vintage country wedding. Available from Pebble in the Pond (£2.30 each).
Tiny tree sapling wedding favour
What could be a lovely eco-chic wedding favour to your guests than a tiny tree sapling for them to plant? Available from Trees of Tomorrow (£5 each).
Tiny heart felt peg from ethical co-operative in South Africa
I love these cute felt heart wooden pegs and their ethical roots – clip one to a brown luggage tag to make a great wedding-favour-cum-place-setting. Available from The Heartfelt Project (about £2 each).
‘Meant to Bee’ personalised seed packet wedding favours
Wildflower seeds are a sweet and simple wedding favour but these ones come beautifully packaged in these personalised brown envelopes. Available from Wedding in a Teacup (£1.40 each).
Hessian and lace pocket wedding favours
If you are doing boys and girls wedding favours, these lavender filled pockets would be great for the girls – available in hessian or linen and embellished with vintage lace and buttons they will make your frilly knicker draw smell divine. Available from The Bride’s Table (£2.95) or follow their guide to making your own.
Individual macaron wedding favours made from natural and organic ingredients
A tasty sweet treat for your guests to nibble on in the form of these dainty macarons. Packaged in their own individual boxes with gold flecked twine, and made from natural and organic ingredients. Available from La Dinette (about £28 for 10).
Mini jars of local beekeepers honey wedding favours
Visit your farmers market and speak to a local beekeeper to source the finest honey to pot into small jars as wedding favours. We love how these ones come with their very own wooden honey dipper.
Wedding favour tiny bottles of homemade sloe gin
Get crafty like our real bride Jessica who gave her guests these cute mini bottles of homemade sloe gin.
Rolled beeswax candle wedding favours
Bee themed wedding favours seem ever popular, and we’re delighted they are – a great way to support local beekeepers and the honey bees that seem continually seem to be under threat. These lovely beeswax candle favours come with a personalised tag, and we love the suggestion of adding a tiny flower. Available from Gold&Black Beeswax Candles (£4.30 for a pair).
Spring bulb wedding favours in a vintage hankerchief
Bundle up a couple of spring bulbs in a vintage hankerchief or thrifted fabric square, tie with stripy string and you have a fairly affordable and eco-chic wedding favour. For more details on how to make these yourself full details here.
Handcrafted paper cherry blossom tag and wedding favour
These paper cherry blossoms are handcrafted from sustainable Saa paper and come with a recycled brown tag (which can be personalised for an additional cost) – a great way to combine wedding favour with place setting. Available from Paper Tree (£3.50 each).
Individual images: (1) Jen Huang via Style Me Pretty; (2) Yasmine Floral Design; (3) Little House in Town; (4) Mabel & Rose; (5) Pebble in the Pond; (6) Trees of Tomorrow; (7) The Heartfelt Project; (8) Wedding in a Teacup; (9) The Bride’s Table; (10) La Dinette; (11) Elizabeth Messina via Brides; (12) Lyndsey Goddard; (13) Gold&Black Beeswax Candles; (14) A Subtly Revelry via Julep; (15) Paper Tree
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