11 Great Ideas for Irish-Made Wedding Favours

11 Great Ideas for Irish-Made Wedding Favours

Wedding favours are a sweet way of saying “thank you for coming to our wedding and sharing this special moment with us”. They show your guests that you’ve put thought into giving them a keepsake or treat from your big day.

Whether you are having a destination wedding in Ireland, a St. Patrick’s day wedding celebration or you simply want to inject a little bit of Irishness into your day, Irish-made wedding favours are always a good idea for something different and personalised. From handmade artisan chocolates and lavender-laced honey, luxe candles and even relish (yes really!) here are our top ideas Irish-made wedding favours.

Irish-made wedding favours
The Handmade Soap Co.

1. Handmade Irish Soap

Soap has been slowly making a comeback in recent years, and the wild scents of Ireland lend themselves beautifully to handmade soap. Look out for authentically Irish scents like wild Irish nettle, wild heather and thyme, or Irish seaweed.

Find them: The Handmade Soap Co. | Clarkes of Dublin | Palm Free Irish Soap | Three Hills Soap | Donegal Natural Soap | Burren Perfumery

Photo by Sally O’Donnell Photography

2. Irish Whiskey, Gin or Liqueur

Do we even need to explain how great this wedding favour idea is? Irish distilleries and breweries are iconic the world over, so your guests will always appreciate a snifter to take home. Established brands Baileys, Teelings or Jameson all readily-available in miniature sizes, perfect as favours. For your favourite Irish craft gins or whiskey, go straight to the distillery and they might be able to supply you with mini bottles for your wedding favours.

Find them: Molloys | James J. Fox | Dingle Gin Distillery | Craft Cocktails | Muckross Irish Gin | Fore Distillery

Íon Candle Co

3. Irish Candle Tins and Votives

Mini candles and votives might be a classic favour for weddings but go a step further and choose an artisan Irish artisanal candle to treat your guests with? With scents such as a real Irish turf fire, rain, a wet day, or even midnight mass, you can really personalise your pick. A little more expensive than most wedding favours, this one might work best for a smaller wedding.

Find them: Íon Candle Co | Bearded Candle Makers | Field Day | Soilse | Dalkey Aromatics | The Handmade Soap Co. | Crop Candles | Burren Perfumery | Dingle Candle

Irish Wedding Favours Relish | One Fab Day

4. Irish Relish Wedding Favours

Whether you’re having a lavish affair or an intimate gathering of close friends why not give your guests to a taste of Ireland with some household relish favourites such as red onion marmalade, chutneys or relish. Perfect for displaying on the tables to be served with the meal (or the cheeseboard!) or as take-home treats.

Find them: Sheridans’ Cheesemongers | Foxford | Wexford Home Preserves | Avoca

Mungo Murphy’s Seaweed

5. Irish Seaweed Bags

Known for its restorative properties, seaweed is one of Ireland’s greatest resources, so why not share its goodness with your guests? Seaweed baths, seaweed soaps or seaweed candles all make unique Irish wedding favours.

Find them: Mungo Murphy’s Seaweed |  Voya | Irish Atlantic Seaweed

Grá Chocolates

6. Gourmet Irish Chocolates

Chocolates are a foolproof choice for wedding favours, especially when Ireland is home to so many great, luxury producers! Our favourites are Lily O’Brien’s, who make it blissfully easy to include their gourmet delights in your wedding! Their two-chocolate and four-chocolate collections make the perfect wedding favours and are available in a variety of colours, so they’ll co-ordinate perfectly with your colour palette. You can even personalise your boxes with your names or a special thank you message for your guests.

Find them: Grá Chocolates | Skelligs Chocolate | Lily O’Briens | Butlers Chocolates | Bean & Goose


7. Irish Nougat, Marshmallows or Fudge

Luxurious, decadent, and delicious, nougat, marshmallows and fudge are the perfect grown-up sweet treats! A very chic edible favour, guests will so look forward to taking these petite sweets home.

Find them: MienasMellas Fudge | Pandora Bell

Big Red Kitchen

8. Irish Jam or Marmalades

Show your wedding guests how sweet your love is, with cute personalised jars of jams, marmalades or preserves. Simply choose your favourite from a variety of traditional flavours and add your names, wedding date or a personal message for guests.

Find them: Big Red Kitchen | Mursonfarm or you could always make your own!

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Brookfield Farm

9. Irish Honey

Little jars of Irish honey are a sustainable favour idea for those planning an environmentally-friendly celebration. Treat your guests to its natural flavour or opt for a unique Irish blend such as raspberry and poitín, Irish whiskey or honey and Irish cream liqueur. Yum!

Find them: Mileeven | Brookfield Farm | The Merry Mill | Local Farmers’ Markets

Tea Favour DIY by Something Turquoise | Photo by Studio 11 Weddings 

10. Irish Tea

Barry’s or Lyons? We Irish sure do love a cuppa. So, how about giving your guests a little Irish tea wedding favour to bring home and enjoy after the celebrations are over? This is a handy little favour which you can easily DIY yourself. Opt for tea bags which are in individual sachets or envelopes or provide loose leave packets and add your own personal touch with a cute printable tag. For an extra special favour pick up individual tea caddies like these from Bewley’s or The Connemara Kitchen.

Find them: Nik’s Tea | Bewleys | Wall & Keogh | Solaris Tea


11. Beeswax Candles

When burning, beeswax candles emit the scent of warm honey that freshens the air and they also have fantastic benefits too. For example, Beeswax candles are great for people with allergies, and are known to actually clean the air while burning, making them great little favour idea everyone can use.

Find them: Bearded Candle Makers | Brookfield | Warm Candle


12. Irish Wildflower Seeds

For a favour that lives on long after the wedding, why not consider Irish Wildflower seed packets or seed bombs? After planting, these beautiful wildflower blooms will attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators to your loved ones gardens and will be reminded of your special day.

Find them: Erva | Hanna’s Bees | Connecting to Nature | Seed Bomb

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