FAQs and expert advice about favours

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your North East Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yournortheast.wedding


It's in your favour

It's in your favour

Q. We're looking for the perfect wedding favours for our guests, what would you suggest?

A. Cero Aitman says: Trying to find wedding favours can be bewildering with the number of choices available.

Chose something that reflects who you are as a couple. By opting for something original and a bit different means guests will never want to leave the lovely memento on the table.

I specialise in making natural, eco-friendly soaps, bathing products and plant wax candles. I can custom wrap them to fit any wedding theme/colour scheme and add tags or labels to the products with your names, wedding date or a special message to make it even more personal. I can create most of the products in small sizes and various scents, which opens a range of possibilities.

Everything offered is handmade in my rural studio from ethically sourced and sometimes homegrown ingredients. Not only are the items gentle on the skin, but suitable for vegetarians and most are also vegan.

Cero Aitman, Oakwood Soaperie


Sweet creations

Sweet creations

Q. I'm looking for the perfect favours to give our guests, what would you suggest?

A. Helen Edwards says: Giving your guests a small gift or favour has been a tradition at weddings for hundreds of years. Sugared almonds symbolised fertility, health, wealth, happiness and long life and have been a popular option with brides and grooms for many years, but now couples often like to give something a little more exciting.

We do lots of these cute little cookie favours, not only do they look gorgeous and taste great, but they can be personalised to suit any wedding or theme. Our most popular option includes the bride and groom's names, initials or the wedding date on them.

We also offer ones with your guests' names on to double up as place settings, which is two jobs ticked off the list. In the past, we've had the pleasure of working on some fabulous bespoke cookies such as hot air balloons, horses, aeroplanes, and even juicy red apples cookies for teachers tying the knot – the possibilities are endless!

All the cookies come beautifully packaged, ready to pop out onto the tables.

Helen Edwards, Vanilla Teas

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