With its gorgeous white beaches, lush jungles, and world-class resorts, Fiji is the ideal wedding destination – you simply can’t go wrong! Even a wedding in the most beautiful location in the world can be elevated with a few simple touches though. By finding the perfect wedding favour, you can add that extra personal touch to your wedding, and give your guests a special memento to take away with them.
Buying local is an amazing way to find unique and authentic favours, and has the added bonus of supporting the local economy, but it can be tricky to know where to start, especially if you’re planning your dream destination wedding from afar! To help you out, we’ve curated the ultimate list of authentic Fijian favours, so you can find the perfect treat to suit your budget and your style.
Your dream one-stop shop: Handicraft Centres
Fiji’s main islands have incredible markets where you can buy all sorts of handmade goods. Pick up a hand-carved wooden bowl, trinket box or miniature lalli drum and give your guests a special and useful keepsake they’ll be able to treasure forever. Fiji’s also famous for its beautifully carved turtle ornaments, said to bring good luck – definitely a great omen for any new marriage. You can find all of this and more at one of Fiji’s Handicraft Centres – make sure you keep an eye out for the ‘Fiji Made’ stickers so you can be sure you’re buying the real deal.
Pure Fiji Spa Products
For those guests who love to be pampered, you can’t go further than world famous Pure Fiji spa products. The finest natural ingredients in Fiji, including nut oils, passionflower, cane sugar and pineapple, are wild-sourced and crafted into these award-winning products, which are used in boutique spas the world over. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly gift which exemplifies the best that Fiji has to offer, this is an incredible option – Pure Fiji is dedicated to ethical and sustainable practices, and can ship their gorgeous bonbonnieres and accessories directly to your venue.
Weave a little bit of Fijian magic into your day by providing your guests with a sample of Fiji’s beautiful traditional woven goods. Fans can be woven to include the initials of the happy couple or other intricate details, and make a convenient gift for those guests who aren’t used to Fiji’s gorgeous warm climate. But these are so much more than a useful tool – each fan or woven mat is a hand-crafted work of art which your guests will be able to take home and display with pride.
RagBags Fiji is an awesome spot to shop if you’re keen to find something with a bit of extra flair! This company was started as a school project, and has since blossomed into an established business which creates gorgeous upcycled bags from pre-loved clothing. No two bags are the same, so you can customise to make sure each guest gets the ideal bag for them.
Blown Glass Ornaments
Fiji’s Hot Glass studio is another great option if you’re wanting to find something hand-crafted and unique. You can even make your own one-of-a-kind wedding favours here – take a class in blowing glass and create something special, or check out the incredible items for sale in the studio’s store.
Fijian Black Pearls
If you’re wanting to invest a little more in your wedding favours, Fiji’s rare black pearls make a stunning and valuable gift which you can bet no other bride will ever beat! These gorgeous natural saltwater pearls range in colour, shape and price, so you can find an option that works for you, and you can rest assured that you’ve found a unique wedding favour – Fijian black pearls are among the rarest pearls in the world!
Whatever your style, wedding theme or budget, there’s a beautiful Fijian wedding favour for you. Your guests will be blown away by the level of care and detail that you’ve put in, and delighted to have a meaningful and beautiful hand-crafted memento of your special day. Let us know what wedding favours you choose!