How about wine charms that your guests can put around the stem of their glasses to identify their drink? You can buy wine charms from large retailers such as Debenhams and John Lewis in packs of about six. Or if you are willing to splash out you can buy individual charms for your guests from weddingwinecharmfavours.co.uk. For example, you can buy a charm with a set of golf clubs attached for a guest that likes golfing or a guitar charm for another guest who loves music. These charms are an excellent gift that your guests can use at their next dinner party and are a great memento of your special day.
How about miniature perfume bottles? Or even getting all the females at your wedding a miniature bottle of the perfume you will be wearing on your wedding day. Miniature perfume bottles are a perfect gift for your female guests or how about a miniature nail varnish or lipstick? You can find these at all major retail stores especially around Christmas in gift packs. Try Boots or The Body Shop.
If you have a bit more money to spend why not buy all your female guests a silver bracelet? Most jewellers will offer you a discount if you are buying in bulk for one particular item. Or buy them costume jewellery; perhaps a set of earrings from your favourite department store.
Wish your guests good fortune with this ancient Chinese tradition. Fortune Cookies are not necessarily just for the Chinese restaurants in town. Why not surprise your guests with a cookie that tells their fortune? Try www.clickthecookie.co.uk/fortune_cookies.htm; this website offers a vast selection of gorgeous fortune cookies that you can sample or buy in bulk and even personalise for your special day to wish your guests good fortune.
An unusual and increasingly more popular wedding favour for summer weddings are a packet of the bride and grooms favourite plant seeds. How about poppy or sunflower seeds? Put the seeds in a pretty envelope with your guests name on and tie with a matching ribbon or put them in a small pot which you can buy in bulk at retail outlets such as Ikea. How about a small potted plant? Maybe a cactus or a hyacinth - perfect for your older guests. Just think how pleased grandmothers would be to receive a beautiful plant as a wedding favour that they could cherish as a reminder of your day.