Favour: a gesture of love or goodwill.
Jams and Chutneys – Go foraging and gather seasonal fruit, add sugar and make jam. Recycle old jars and cover with fabric from old dresses or shirts or match with bridesmaids dresses and colour coordinate ribbons. Label with your names and wedding date and your guests can enjoy the fruits of your labour for weeks to come.
Cookies – a simple butter cookie in the shape of your choice, you and your friends can make these up to a week in advance and (whoever has the best pipe-writing) write your guests name on them. These double up as place cards too.
Pebbles - collect beautiful smooth pebbles over your engagement when enjoying the beach, lakes and mountains and then paint with pictures and guests name. You could even note where you found it showing that whilst you were there you were thinking of your nearest and dearest. Another place card and favour in one.
Make Scents – set up your own lab and make gorgeous, unique fragrences. Collect bottles from vintage and thrift shops and markets or ebay and amazon. Great tips from here: http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemistryhowtoguide/a/makeperfume.htm
Let Love Grow – plant cuttings from your garden (family/friends/great outdoors or garden centre) into little buckets or pots, label with guests name and let the love grow.
Something Old, Something New – Collect vintage cups and saucers and make candles. For equipment: http://www.homecrafts.co.uk/_candle-making?gclid=COH5q—na4CFaEntAod-BliJQ
The Food of Love
For those with a sweet tooth and you don’t want to make your own, bag or box up sweet treats such as truffles, sugared almonds, cookies, mini cupcakes and our favourite: macarons.
When Two become One