More and more brides are looking to go that one bit further when it comes to their wedding favours. 2007 has seen an even great rise in unusual and funky wedding favours that really get their guests talking.

Bomboniere nets filled with sugared almonds and favour boxes filled with sweets are still common choices frequenting many a reception table. However, as fashionable trends from the high street are featuring in more regularly in our wedding style, brides are keen to keep up with the Jones. And, what better way to be a talked about trendsetter than by giving your guests fabulously funky favours!?

There are many ways in which you can ensure your wedding favours are high fashion and incredibly en vogue. Firstly, you have to ensure that your tables are probably dressed as these will provide the platform for your show stopping favours. Colourful table linen will be making a major comeback for 2008 weddings as to will lace tablecloths. Equally, the clean, crisp lines of white table cloths are an ever popular choice. Depending on what style your wedding has, this will determine what type of table dressing you have. Just be sure that you have got the look right and match favours with other decorative pieces.

Once your tables are all set and clear, they are ready to provide the platform for your favours. Clear plastic favour boxes moulded into heart shapes look very trendy when filled with nostalgic confectionery. These can then be tied with bright organza ribbon to match your brightly coloured table cloths. Favour like this will give your reception a retro feel.

If your table linen is to be white, there is much option regarding favours. An unusual idea would be to fill clear plastic hearts with preserved rose petals or rose bud potpourri. These can then be tied with lengths of ribbon and tied to the back of your guests chairs. You could attach name cards and these fabulous favours can then double as place cards. This idea is best suited to spring and summer weddings. Look at for it at 2008 weddings in the warmer months…

Chocolate is always a big winner and a trendy choice for funky favours, especially if it's personalised. Personalised truffles or slabs of chocolate give weddings a vintage feel and always go down very well with guests. Personalised sweet tins, packets and pillow packs are always available in up-to-the-minute trendy styles and look fabulous at place settings.

The elegant candle wedding favours of 2006 and 2007 are now making way for funky alternatives in the shape of novelty candles. Whether these be in the shape of boats, chocolates, flowers or even palm trees they are guaranteed to get your guests talking. Whatever your wedding theme, there's a novelty shape candle wedding favour for you.

So, if you want to favour your guests with something funky or unusual think clear plastic favour boxes, personalised chocolate and sweets and think novelty candles and you won't go for wrong. Remember to get the table linen right too as this will set your funky favours off perfectly once you get it right.