Give your guests a token that brings only happiness to so many lives: Cancer Research UK’s new ‘Grow a Sunflower’ wedding favours…
We know all too well the big-day splendour and extravagance that inevitably accompanies the wedding day of your dreams. But like you, we also cherish the thought that the love two people commit to and celebrate might have the chance to touch as many lives as possible – well beyond the confines of just the guests inside the four marquee, er, walls. And that’s where your favours come in…
For the most romantic gesture you could possibly make in the name of your unique love, we love Cancer Research UK’s new ‘Grow A Sunflower’ idea. This fun and cheerful sunflower mini terracotta pot is easy to grow and offers green-fingered guests a lasting reminder of the special day. The sunflower will brighten any balcony or window sill, and when large enough, can be easily transplanted into a larger pot or garden.
Couples planning their big day can order the favours for their guests along with personalised cards, elegantly displaying their names and wedding date. And who knew the sunflower was so endlessly romantic? A cursory internet search of ‘sunflowers’ and ‘romance’ reveals a whole host of inspirational quotes and sayings that pop up to greet you. Choose from out favourites below to accompany your favour in a personalised card for an unforgettably romantic touch:
Advice from a sunflower: be bright, sunny and positive. Spread seeds of happiness. Rise, shine, and hold your head high.
Choose to shine.
And here the sunflowers of the spring burns bright in morning beam
I would prefer a sunflower over a dozen roses any day
Like a single sunbeam on a warm summer’s day, there is an exuberance and brilliance in a sunflower.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.
May I grow so tall and bright, so free and wild, so brave and vibrant, that when you see me standing you think I am a sunflower.
I love you more than all the bees in a sunflower field
But of course, it’s so much more than just that. As well as making a great gift, Cancer Research UK’s favours are a touching way to celebrate a friend or family member surviving cancer, or to remember someone close to them. In return, Cancer Research UK asks that couples make a suggested donation of £4 per favour which goes towards the charity’s life-saving work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all cancers. We also love their new forget-me-knot flower seeds to continue the fabulously floral idea!
For more information about Cancer Research’s range of favours visit cruk.org/favours