The best wedding favour trends for 2021 | A guest blog from Pamela Rae-Welsh Marketing Specialist for Wedding Creatives

From sustainable eco-friendly and zero waste mini gifts, through to boozy treats and indulgent delights, Pamela has rounded up the best wedding favour trends for 2021, so that you can choose the perfect wedding favours for your big day!

1. Sustainable wedding favours

Having a sustainable wedding that is conscious of minimising carbon footprint and creating less waste is definitely a strong wedding favour trend for 2020.  From packets of seeds to promote planting more trees, through to jars of local honey, and recycled toys from companies like Love Heathwood, Wedding Stylist Michelle Miles from Fusion Events and Weddings believes that couples are now spoilt for choice when it comes to finding sustainable wedding favours.


2. Boozy wedding favours

From luxury brands creating personalised gin wedding favour gift sets for the ultra luxe wedding, to DIY miniatures created in a couples kitchen in the weeks before the wedding, having a little boozy treat as a wedding favour is a popular trend for 2021.  “We get a lot of enquiries from couples looking to give something truly luxury as a wedding favour” says MD of luxury gin brand Worsley Gin.  “Couples recognise the expense of actually attending a wedding is much higher than it used to be, and they want to say thank you for making that investment.”


For those couples looking for a cheaper option but still want to give the gift of booze, Pinterest has some amazing DIY options, from sloe gin concoctions to fruit infused vodkas – all of which can be made at home well in advance of the big day.

3. Everlasting wedding favours

Gone are the days when a couple of sugared almonds in a sachet would adorn every wedding table for every wedding ever attended, the bigger trends now are for unique alternatives, and creating everlasting favours are a great option.  From succulent cactus plants through to felt flower favours, these give the wedding guest something to treasure forever and remember the big day.

4. Recovery focused wedding favours – and other funnies!

Wedding trends are definitely more relaxed than for previous generations, and in 2021 the trend for more humorous wedding favours is strong.  Hangover recovery kits including the essential bottle of water and aspirin, are going to be really popular in 2021, as are printable favours like wedding lingo bingo – see who calls house first on all the wedding day clichés that will invariably take place!  If you want to give a more relaxed vibe at your wedding, then these funny favour ideas are a good choice.


5. Getting the pets involved will be big in 2021!

No-one likes to leave their precious pets at home, and they are probably not best let loose on the wedding party!  Having wedding favours that you take home for the pooches and kitties will be a fun and unique alternative as a wedding favour for 2021.

6. Re-writing the edible treats is a great wedding favour for 2021…

Think goo-y marshmallows, chocolate Oreos and iced biscuits; the trend for edible wedding favours is indulgent and most definitely instagrammable – and perfect for sending a postal favour as a way of including people in your wedding in a covid environment! Laura from The Cake Spa, wedding cake, dessert table and favour extraordinaire has seen that rather than a large wedding cake, couples are opting for a choice that they can send to guests who have had to be un-invited from the big day due to covid restrictions.


What sort of wedding favours are you planning to have for your big day in 2021?  Let us know in the comments!

Pamela Rae-Welsh is a leading online visibility specialist, website designer and brand stylist.  Pamela is passionate about helping wedding suppliers to get their business seen online, and is also a wedding creative, organising several styled shoots each year to reflect emerging wedding trends. All images supplied by Pamela.