How To Incorporate Eco Friendly Favours Into Your Big Day
When you’re choosing what gifts you will give to your guests as favours on your wedding day, why not go down the green path and give a gift that keeps on giving? There are loads of nature loving favour ideas to choose from.
Here are some of our favourite eco-friendly favours to include in your big day:
Bee’s Wax Candles
Bee’s wax candles are the perfect gift for your guests, not only do they release they’re subtle fragrance from the honey but they actually purify the air while they burn. They are bio degradable and non-toxic. As if this wasn’t enough they burn brighter than paraffin candles and last longer too.
There are lots of companies selling natural organic soaps these days. You can get anything from charcoal to rosemary and there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan choices as well. Your guests may not have tried it before and it may awaken them to the world of natural cosmetics.
The gift of wild flower seed packs is the gift that keeps giving. Not only will they get to look at the lovely flowers when they grow but they are also growing vital food for our decreasing bee population.
Potted herbs such as basil and rosemary make lovely table decorations as well as great favours for your guests. If you know someone with green fingers and an established rosemary bush you could take cuttings to save some money. Just remove the lower leaves and place the cutting in water for a day or two. When you see the roots start to develop plant in soil and water.
Most dark chocolate is vegan but some aren’t, so make sure you check. If you’re not a fan of dark chocolate or you’re worried some guests may not like it, you can get milk chocolate made with rice or coconut milk, creating that great creaminess. The higher the cocoa content of the chocolate the more antioxidants there are. Oh, and don’t forget to check it’s fair trade!
You can make lovely little bird feeders to give to your guests. One way is to cover a pine cone in peanut butter then roll it in your seed mix. Another way is to make a seed and coconut oil mix and put it in half a coconut shell. Make sure you label it well as a bird feeder so your guests don’t get temtped to have a munch themselves. If you’re not that creative or just don’t have the time, ask in your local garden centre or florist. Failing that there are always online options.
By Jennifer Warnock, Excalibur Press