How to become a Wedding Favour Maker
- Price: £5.99
- Published: February 2017
- Type: Business Opportunity Profile
- Format: PDF
- Qualifications and skills
- Key market issues and trends
- Trading, commercial and legal issues
- Further information
Wedding favour makers design and produce table gifts, including chocolates, sugared almonds, coasters, photo frames, soap and small ornaments, which are presented at wedding receptions. They also make and sell presentation cases, tins, boxes and bags. Wedding favours are usually personalised to the wedding couple's requirements, although many wedding favour makers also sell ready-made favours.
Orders are sometimes taken following a face-to-face consultation with the couple, although many makers trade online or by mail order. As well as providing favours directly to couples who are getting married, wedding favour makers also deal with wedding planners and wedding venues that introduce couples and recommend favour makers and other suppliers to them. Wedding favours are also promoted through online marketplaces such as Etsy and Folksy, and at craft fairs or wedding shows.
This profile provides information about starting up as a wedding favour maker. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.