15 Wedding Favours For Winter Weddings

Wedding favours can often be one of the trickier aspects of wedding planning. You want to choose favours that fit in with your wedding theme, reflect you both as a couple and of course, something that your guests will love!

Don’t fret! We’ve done all the hard work for you. Take a look at our 15 wedding favours that are simply perfect for Winter weddings!

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15 Wedding Favours For Winter Weddings

Gingerbread Men make the perfect Winter wedding favours. They’re festive, delicious and your guests will definitely appreciate them.

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Keep your guests snug this Winter with cosy gloves as wedding favours. You could use colours that fit in with your wedding colour scheme, or keep it minimalist with white and grey.

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I love the idea of offering your guests mini Christmas trees to plant. They’ll be a lovely souvenir of your special day and it’ll wonderful watching them grow!

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Our ‘Perfect Match‘ wedding favours are always a popular choice for guests. People love match box favours as they can be used at home to light candles. Every time they are used, your guests will think back to your special day.

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Shawls, scarves and blankets all make fab wedding favours. Provide your guests with blankets in a big wicker basket or wooden crate and offer around as the evening reception gets a little chillier.

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Looking for a way to get the party started? Then you’ll love our shot glass wedding favours! Place a shot glass at each your guests’ place settings and ask them to drink the shot during the wedding speeches. They work as a great ice-breaker between wedding guests and they’re guaranteed to make people smile!

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Planning a Christmas-themed Winter wedding? Then Christmas baubles are a wonderful choice for your wedding favours. You could offer your guests a variety of different baubles, or a personalised one with the name of each guest on. Your guests will love hanging the baubles on their Christmas tree and it’ll be a lovely reminder of your wedding day.

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Speaking of Christmas decorations, have you seen our acorn hanging decorations? The acorns work particularly well if you’re planning a woodland Winter wedding. They can be used to tie around napkins and cutlery, or around favour boxes.

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You really can’t go wrong with candles as wedding favours. Scented candles fit in perfectly with a Winter wedding, especially if they have a festive fragrance! Candles can also be a DIY task for you and your bridesmaids and it’ll make them extra personal if you’ve made them. Read our step by step guide on how to make your own candles here.

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Hot chocolate is a necessity during the cold Winter months, so why not incorporate it into your favours? Fill our test tubes with hot cocoa powder and mini marshmallows – yummy!

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Sparklers are seen throughout Autumn and Winter, so it makes sense to use them as wedding favours too! Provide each guest with a sparkler and light them together at the end of your special day. The perfect send off…

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You’ll seen tons of gorgeous festive wreaths throughout the Winter and your wedding day is no exception! Mini wreaths at each place setting will look seriously cute, and your guests can hang them on their Christmas tree when they get back home.

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Bags of lavender are used throughout Spring and Summer weddings and they always smell beautiful. Opt for Christmas spices as an alternative for your Winter wedding. Simply fill a hessian wedding favour bag with festive potpourri and use at each place setting. It’ll also give your reception room a lovely fragrance.

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Jam wedding favours aren’t just for Spring and Summer weddings! Simply fill little jars with spiced jams, chutney and cranberry sauce. Your guests will love the idea and they can use them with their Christmas lunch!

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Cookies, biscuits and cakes are frequently used as favours, but have you ever considered offering your guests mince pies? They’re a fab choice for a Winter wedding and your guests will enjoy eating them during the reception. Wrap with a festive tartan ribbon and you’ve got yourself a tasty Winter wedding favour.

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When it comes to Winter wedding favours you want to make sure that your guests appreciate them. A lot of wedding favours are often forgotten about or discarded, but you can be sure with our 15 fab ideas this won’t happen!

 

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Top 10 Winter Woodland Wedding Decorations

Are you searching for Winter Woodland Wedding Decorations for your big day? Then we can help! Our Top 10 Winter Woodland Wedding Decorations are perfect if you’re planning a forest themed wedding this season. From wooden crates to hessian table runners, we’ve got it covered.

10 Winter Woodland wedding decorations you will just have to have for your wedding this winter

Top 10 Winter Woodland Wedding Decorations

1 Birch Bark Table Centre £15.00 each

If you’re dreaming of a rustic Winter wedding, our birch bark vases are perfect for your table centrepieces. You can fill the vases with Winter blooms for a floral look. Alternatively place tea lights in each vase for a warm glow – the heart cut out lets the candle light shine through giving a romantic ambience to your tables.

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Box of Dried Carpet Moss £30.00 each

Moss is a wonderful way of incorporating subtle woodland details throughout your wedding decor. Use it as a forest inspired table runner, wrap around wooden tree slices or you can even tie it around the Bride and Groom chairs!

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Hessian Burlap Table Runner £10.50 each

Hessian is a hugely popular material to use at woodland or rustic weddings. Line along long trestle tables for a nod towards your Winter woodland wedding theme. Hessian works wonderfully with other wooden details, such as tree slices or wooden crate centrepieces. Don’t forget to take a look at our 40+ Hessian Wedding Ideas for even more inspiration!

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4 Hessian Burlap Ribbon £1.00 per metre

Speaking of hessian table runners, hessian ribbon is a fab addition to your wedding decor. Wrap around jam jars, wedding favours or even your wedding stationery. Hessian ribbon is a great choice for DIY savvy brides and grooms!

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5 Wooden Tree Slice £6.00 each

Our rustic wooden tree slices are extremely versatile and there are tons of ways you can include them in your Winter woodland wedding. They make a perfect base for your table centrepieces – simply add a cluster of mason jars or vases on top of the tree slices. Surround with small pine cones for an extra festive feel. Tree slices also work brilliantly as rustic wedding cake stands, especially if you have a Winter dessert table. Looking for a romantic touch to your day? We suggest carving your initials and a heart into the bark, it’ll be completely unique!

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6 Reclaimed Wooden Box Centrepiece £12.00

Stuck for ideas for your Winter woodland table centrepiece? Look no further than our rustic crate boxes. The wooden boxes have a beautiful rustic finish. Fill each box with lots of greenery and foliage for a Wintery feel, or you could even store some cosy blankets in them for when it gets chilly.

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7 Rustic Tree Branch Tea Light Holders (Set of 3) £12.00

If you’re planning a cosy Winter wedding, you’ll find that you need an abundance of candles to ensure your venue looks warm and inviting. We adore these woodland style tea light holders, and they’ll look gorgeous on your reception tables or even dotted around your gift table.

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8 Wooden Acorns Hanging Decorations £3.60 each

Our wooden acorns are simply perfect for a Winter woodland wedding, particularly if you’re tying the knot at Christmas. There are oodles of ways to use these adorable acorns: wrap around your napkins and cutlery, gift to your guests as wedding favours or hang on a small Christmas tree at your venue.

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9 Rustic Wooden Bark Card Holders (Set of 4) £8.00

Show your guests to their seats in style with our woodland bark card holders. They can be used as place settings, but can also hold menus or table numbers in the slots. They’re a must-have addition for any Winter woodland wedding!

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10 Wooden Gift Tag £1.00 each

And last but not least, our wooden gift tags are made for a rustic, forest or woodland wedding day. Use as name tags for your wedding favours or wrap around napkins as place settings. I love the idea of creating a unique wedding guest book Christmas tree. Ask each guest to sign their name and a little message on each tag, and hang it on a small Christmas tree. Perfection!

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Browse our full collection of winter woodland decorations if this sounds like your sort of style.

Recipe For Sloe Gin Wedding Favours

Are you thinking of making your own sloe gin for your wedding favours? We think drinkable wedding favours are a lovely touch but even more personal if you have made the sloe gin yourself. Below is a recipe for sloe gin which can then be poured into individual bottles with cork stoppers and given as wedding favours. A quick heads up, the sloe gin needs a minimum of 2 months to mature so Autumn is the time to start making it if you are having a Christmas wedding.

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Recipe For Sloe Gin Wedding Favours – recipe from Jamie Oliver

First up, you need to find your sloes. Around end of October in the UK the wild blackthorn trees are aching with fruit. There’s lots of debate about when to pick them, but the simplest rule is that if you can pop the berries easily between your finger and thumb, they’re ripe.

For wedding favours you will need to work out quantities you will need, this will depend on the size bottle you present the slow gin in and how many guests you are having. The gin will be made in larger airtight bottles so try to determine how many of the larger bottles you will need to make.

Each airtight bottle needs be be half filled with sloes, so pick enough. It’s always better to pick way more than you need and make a bigger batch of them. The longer you leave your gin the better, so anything you don’t drink this year will be fantastic the next year, and even better the year after that. Drinking your sloe gin with friends and family  each year will be a lovely reminder of your wedding.
Start by sticking the sloes in the freezer overnight. This will simulate the first frost and split the skin on your berries, allowing them to release their natural sweetness.
After sterilising your airtight bottles, half fill each one with the frozen fruit and top up with gin.  Add two big spoonfuls of caster sugar and shake for a minute. Lay on its side out of direct sunlight and twist it 180 degrees every other day for two months.

A few days before you decant it into the individual bottles, give it a taste. If you think you need it sweeter then make a simple sugar syrup. Do this by dissolving equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan over a low heat. Let it cool then add to taste.

 

Once your gin is made pour it into individual bottles with cork stoppers for each guest, you can also add a ‘drink me’ tag if you want.

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Winter Wedding Inspiration – Save The Date Magazine

In the latest issue of Save The Date Magazine I wrote and article all about winter wedding inspiration. If you are having a winter wedding browse the magazine here. You may also like our collection of winter wedding decorations for sale in our shop. winter wedding inspiration

Baby It’s Cold Outside

If you’re having a winter wedding why not try out some of these ideas to create a warm and cosy atmosphere at your wedding.

On The Tables

Create a warm glow to your guest tables with the use of candles, lots of candles. Whether you choose tea light holders, candle sticks or hand decorated jam jars the candle light will add warmth to your tables. To keep a rustic winter style include natural elements in your décor, you could use pine cones for your place card holders, or place a sprig of fir on each guests place settings. For a more DIY style you could stamp a sprig of fir on to guests place settings or favour envelopes.

Around The Room

There’s nothing more cosy that a roaring fire in the winter, if your venue has a fireplace make sure you specify you want it lit for your wedding. You can also add to the cosy winter feel by using more candles as well as wooden tree stumps and tree slices around the venue. If your ceremony room is suitable you could line the aisle with these too.

Favours That Keep You Warm

Keep your guests feeling cosy with your choice of favours. You could get crafty and make individual mocha mixes presented in a test tube! Or offer guests pashminas or blankets to help themselves to if they are feeling cold – especially if you are having entertainment outside.

Warm Refreshments

Instead of a candy buffet or dessert table have you thought of a hot chocolate bar, I love this idea.