Blog posts of '2015' 'July'

Welcome to our wedding blog. Here you'll find inspiration for your own special day, including the latest trends and offers.

We publish new blog posts every few weeks, so be sure to check back often. Feel free to contact us if there's something you'd like us to write about.

Top 5 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained at Weddings

Weddings are great; you've got all your family and friends together in one place, celebrating the union of two people about to embark on the journey of life together. Unfortunately, the smaller members of your wedding party - particularly the ones aged between 2 and 12 - might not be so enraptured by the proceedings.

Yawning children at a wedding

Do anything to prevent that dreaded yawn!

But don't worry. We've compiled the top five ways to keep these more diminutive members of your group entertained throughout the day.

Chocolate footballs for wedding favours1. Engage Their Sweet Tooth

It's a special occasion, so no one will blame you if you put the low-sugar diet on hold for a day. It's an indisputable fact that kids love sweets, so why not use that to your advantage?

Disney chocolate gold coins, chocolate footballs, jelly beans, mini eggs, love hearts; all of these things become tools you can use to keep kids entertained during the wedding reception and beyond.

Official lego favour boxes for kids2. Get Their Favourite Toys on the Case

If the sugar starts to wear off, you might want to try to enlist the help of your kid's favourite toys. We even offer acrylic wedding favours in the shapes of pigs, teddy bears and racing cars, which can be filled with sweets to combine parts one and two into one handy method! We also offer Lego favour boxes for kids who love to build.

Blow bubbles at your wedding!3. Invest in Some Bubbles

Kids of all ages love bubbles. There is just something about the way they float weightlessly on the breeze that has kids enthralled.

With this in mind, invest in some bubbles and keep the kids at your wedding entertained for hours on end! We stock a range of wedding bubbles, so that you are sure to find one that fits the theme of your wedding!

Children's wedding activity book4. Engage Their Creative Side

Sometimes simply trying to entertain kids isn't enough. Instead, you need to give them the tools to entertain themselves. Our activity packs might just do the trick.

These packs come complete with colouring books, coloured crayons and activity sets such as mazes and other games. With their creative side fully engaged, you can expect kids to be enthralled for hours, increasing their - and everyone else's - enjoyment of the wedding.

Flower girl wedding activity book5. Get Them Onboard

But surely the best way to keep your kids engaged, entertained and out of trouble during a wedding is to get them onboard and involved. They might not always act like it, but kids are really just little grownups desperate to be given the responsibility and duties of adults.

If you involve your kids and those of your nearest and dearest in your wedding you may be pleasantly surprised by how reliable they are. We have flower girl and ring bearer packs to help you get your kids involved in your special day.

14 July, 2015

Get inspired with these 4 great wedding themes

The theme is the thread that brings your special day together, creating a unique occasion that will live long in the fond memories of you and your guests.

Think of your wedding venue as a blank canvas, and our decorations and wedding favours as your brush with which to create sophisticated and glamorous wedding themes. You need a theme which is befitting of such an important moment in your life, and so UK Wedding Favours aims to provide you with everything you need to make that happen.

Read on to find out more about some of the most popular themes for UK weddings, and to get the lowdown on how to recreate them for your big day. Creating an idyllic and carefully-crafted wedding theme couldn't be simpler.


Whether it's the high fashion and even higher energy of the Roaring '20s that inspires you, or if you're more interested in the glitz and glamour of the 1940s, a vintage-themed wedding could be for you.

Vintage wedding theme ideas

We all love a bit of nostalgia, and as we move further into the 21st century, vintage wedding themes are growing increasingly popular with brides and grooms-to-be who want to inject some old school glamour into their nuptials.

We provide Victorian-style lamp candle holders, retro furniture decorations and rustic Hessian and burlap table numbers to give the table decorations at your wedding a vintage twist. We can also offer VE Day-style bunting to turn your wedding venue into a retro space par excellence.


What do you think of when you think of glamour? Crystals? Diamonds? Gold? Silver? These four elements are becoming more and more popular at weddings in the UK as planners strive to create glamorous themes for their clients.

Glamour wedding theme

There is a fine line between glamorous and gaudy. Fall on the right side of that line and you've got yourself a stylish wedding bash; come down on the other side and your guests may find it all a bit much. The key is balance and restraint; you need to choose one or two colours as your theme and limit yourself to those colours as your plan your décor.

Choose from white diamonds or striking purple amethyst crystals, then trim with gold or silver. Follow this theme with placecards and holders, as well as venue decorations, to achieve a stylish, impressive and downright glamorous wedding celebration.


Unfortunately, the UK lacks the reliable weather, pristine sands and azure oceans of say Hawaii or Tuvalu, and so our beloved set of islands does not offer the best location for a beach wedding. However, you can still have a beach-themed wedding indoors. In fact, a beach theme is a great way to break from the traditions of a standard white-wedding and celebrate your special day your own way.

Beach wedding theme ideas

We bring together white and blue patterns that evoke the feel of a retro seaside scene, and add shell-textures, washed-out pastel driftwood colours and - of course - deck chair and sailboat themed placecard holders to complete the effect.

If you want to break with tradition without sacrificing the taste and subtlety of an expertly planned and designed wedding, there can be few better ways to achieve this than with a charming, beguiling beach theme.


Last but certainly not least on our list of the most popular UK wedding themes is another slightly left-of-centre classic; the garden-themed wedding. Garden parties are synonymous with the high-life, with an electric atmosphere, and with glamour.

Garden wedding theme ideas

Our table and venue decorations help you to recreate a garden party atmosphere inside, avoiding the often unreliable British weather. Detailed touches like topiary-effect placecard holders and our tasteful paper flower garlands in ivory and white make it easy to add a touch of garden party sophistication to your special day.

We also offer real flower confetti sets which add an extra layer of authenticity, transforming your wedding venue into a high-end garden party.

Whichever theme you choose for your wedding, we've got the decorations and accessories to really make it work. Just let us know what you need!

06 July, 2015