10 Unique Wedding Favour Ideas to wow your guests in 2019!

Weddings. If you’ve planned one, you’ll know there is never a dull moment during that exciting, but often stressful time. Couples want to show their love and appreciation to their guests for sharing their special day with them, but deciding what to give as wedding favours isn’t always as easy as you’d think! To make your life a bit easier if you’re planning a wedding for 2019, we’ve listed 10 unique wedding favour ideas that your guests will actually LOVE!

1. Hangover kits

I know, so clever! You’re throwing the bash of the year, so make sure your guests are well taken care of and ready for breakfast the next morning with these little hangover kits. A few things you can add to the kit:

  • Headache tablets
  • A bottle of water
  • Mouthwash
  • Bioplus fizzies
  • Plastic sunglasses
  • Mints or Tic-Tacs
  • Granola bars
  • Eye drops

10 Unique Wedding Favour Ideas to wow your guests in 2019!

2. Mini Succulents

Super simple, and will definitely add to your table decor! Mini succulent plants are easy to care for and will be a cute addition to your guests desk at work or on their windowsill at home.

10 Unique Wedding Favour Ideas to wow your guests in 2019!

3. Midnight snacks

Most venues close at 12pm, so when your guests need to head back to their rooms after dancing the night away, chances are it’s been quite a few hours since dinner! Send them to bed with a little midnight snack! Ideas to include:

  • Chocolate milk or a small can of coke
  • Popcorn
  • Cookies
  • Muffins

10 Unique Wedding Favour Ideas to wow your guests in 2019!

 

4. Candy Bar take home bags

This is a fabulous budget friendly option, that also looks really beautiful if you set it up to match your decor! Set out a selection of sweet treats, as well as some small gift boxes or packets, so your guests can fill theirs with the sweet treats of their choosing.

10 Unique Wedding Favour Ideas to wow your guests in 2019!

5. Mugs

Everyone uses mugs, so this is one that will definitely be appreciated! Keep the wedding branding small enough that the guest can continue using it for years to come, but prominent enough that they’ll always remember spending your special day with you!

10 Unique Wedding Favour Ideas to wow your guests in 2019!

     

6. Instant hot chocolate

Having a winter wedding? Why not get some delicious instant hot chocolate and send it home with your guests in cute bottles or vials. If you’re feeling crafty, mix up your very own hot chocolate mocha mix and name it after your wedding date or surname? The April 3rd mix or the Smith mix for example)

10 Unique Wedding Favour Ideas to wow your guests in 2019!

 

7. Coffee pods

If you’re a couple that loves your coffee, try sharing your favourite pods with your guests with a selection they can choose from to drink at home.

10 Unique Wedding Favour Ideas to wow your guests in 2019!

8. Summer wedding sunnies

Hosting an outdoor wedding? Get some cheap plastic sunglasses, branded with your initials or wedding date (or even a cheeky phrase) and hand them to your guests on arrival! Everyone needs to see the bride and groom without squinting in the sun!

10 Unique Wedding Favour Ideas to wow your guests in 2019!

 

9. Luggage Tags or toiletry bags

If you’re having a destination wedding, send your guests some branded luggage tags or toiletry bags to start the festivities on the right note.
10 Unique Wedding Favour Ideas to wow your guests in 2019!10 Unique Wedding Favour Ideas to wow your guests in 2019!

10. Seed packets

Simple and lovely, send seed packets home with your guests as reminder of your big day that will last!
10 Unique Wedding Favour Ideas to wow your guests in 2019!

5 Ways to Brand Your Corporate or Incentive Event

Keeping your brand top of mind is an extremely important aspect of any incentive event and ensures that your brand is forever associated with your guest’s memories. Technology now offers an innovative range of branding opportunities outside of the usual branded gifts.

Here are our top 5 recommendations:

Facebook Frame

There is no doubt that your guests will be snapping the best parts of their journey and sharing them on Facebook. So you can easily create a quirky branded Facebook filter that your guests can use to add a little fun to their photos. The set-up process is extremely easy and can offer your brand some great social ROI for a relatively small investment. Find out how to create a Facebook Frame here.

TIP: Run a competition for the best snap to encourage your guests to participate.

5 Ways to Brand Your Incentive Event - XL Events Cape Town

Mobile App

Thanks to the proliferation of technology, creating branded apps need not be a massively expensive exercise. App developers can purchase white label app ‘templates’ that they can customise on a reasonable budget. Also, consider creating a simple app that offers your guests their daily itinerary, a local currency converter, a daily weather report and audio recordings of useful phrases in the local language. Take it a step further and create a Who’s Who listing with pictures of each guest to assist with networking. It is also extremely simple to include functionality that allows your guests to share their experience on social media – giving your brand some extra ROI.

5 Ways to Brand Your Incentive Event

Projection Mapping

Want to truly blow the socks off your guests? Projection mapping allows brands to create spectacular digital experiences against practically any backdrop. Unlike normal projection techniques, projection mapping creates precision 3D experiences.

 

Branded Furniture

Yes it’s possible! Just look at the event design we created for one of our corporate clients for a recent conference.

Food

#Foodiegram is one of the most popular hashtags on Instagram today. People just love posting pictures of beautiful food! Cleverly branded food items or displays are always popular and an easy way to wow your guests. Choose from post-dinner coffee stencils, branded catering trays, stencil cut butter or branded snack packs.

5 Ways to Brand Your Incentive Event - XL Events Cape Town - Branded Food
5 Ways to Brand Your Incentive Event – XL Events Cape Town – Branded Food

 

     

It’s early June and already nights are becoming a little cooler. It’s a time of year when keeping your guests warm becomes a top priority. Nothing spoils a day or night out than cold toes and noses!

Here are some tips to bring warmth to your events this winter:

1. Serve soup as a starter

Warm your guests from the inside out by starting with a nice hot soup. Make sure it is served piping hot and chose something hearty and perhaps even a little exotic like an Asian ramen noodle soup or a French Bouillabaisse.

How to Keep your event guests warm this winter

 

2. Serve brandy or port as a welcome drink

This is a legitimate scientific fact: alcohol causes your blood vessels to dilate, particularly the capillaries just under the surface of your skin. When you have a drink, the volume of blood brought to the skin’s surface increases, making you feel warm. Remember hot chocolate for the non-drinkers.

 

3. Have blankets or pashminas available

Have baskets of blankets dotted around your event venue or place one on each guest’s chair. Have pashminas embroidered with your logo or initials (for your wedding) and give them away to your female guests as mementos.

How to Keep your event guests warm this winter

We tied these blankets with a ribbon to present them beautifully. Browse our selection of blankets available for rental here.

4. Hire infrared heaters

I always recommend infrared (IR) heaters to my clients. IR heaters provide instant heat as soon as you turn them on so you don’t have to warm up the space beforehand. Most importantly, you can direct the heat – infrared heat is invisible light with lots of energy so when the “light” hits an object, heat is created. IR heaters are also far more economical than gas heaters.

How to Keep your event guests warm this winter

Infrared Heaters are the perfect choice for tented events as they pose no fire risk. Rent infrared heaters here.

5. Host your event under a tent

One of the most beautiful events I’ve ever worked on was held under a starry night sky in a clear tent. You get the best of both worlds – a beautiful view and toasty warmth. Even Bedouin tents with open sides can make an enormous difference as they trap heat.

How to keep your event guests warm this winter

There are a multitude of options for tented events including a clear or opaque roof.

6. Have a hot drink station available throughout the event

Having a hot drink station serving tea, coffee, hot chocolate and perhaps even gluhwein is a terrific way to ensure that your guests can warm up as often as they feel they need to. Don’t make them wait until the end of the night!