Spread The Love With Strawberry Jam Favours

The aim of this blog is hopefully to give you some inspiration for your wedding planning whilst you’re stuck at home! If you are getting to the stage of being at home for three weeks now, here’s something new for you to try that doesn’t involve banana bread or sourdough!

At the bottom of this post is a link to a recipe for you to give it a go yourselves over the weekend.

Jam Jar Wedding Favour | Wasing Weddings

When deciding what you would like for your wedding favours there are a number of factors to consider. Lots of couples want something that represents them, or something that people can take home to remind them of the magical day that they have had at your wedding. A really sweet option that my sister opted for was homemade strawberry jam!

Spread the Love at Wasing Park wedding and event venue Aldermaston an hour outside London

This was something which my whole family could join in with. Each little hexagonal jar had its own personalised label with the couple’s name, and fabric lid covering. If you’re savvy, you can also label the jams with your guest’s names. This can be used as a creative place card alternative!   If you are finding now that you have a lot more time to spend with your partner at home, why not give jam making a go? It sounds a bit clichéd, but I have a lot of lovely memories from making jam with my mum and family leading up to my sister’s big day. On the day itself it was such a lovely gesture as guests could take home the jar and have something made by us to remind them each time, they use it of my sister and brother-in-law’s wedding day.

Unsual Wedding Favours | Wasing Park Wedding

We went for strawberry jam, as we knew it was a popular flavour. It’s quite a good one to start with if this is your first time entering the jam-making world. You could also decide to up the luxury factor by adding champagne, it is for a wedding after all! There were a few trial and error batches, but we ultimately ended up with the perfect sweet, fruity strawberry jam.

Wedding Table Favour | Wedding breakfast and reception barn venue | Wasing Park

There are a few products that you will need to buy that will help with the process, I have included a couple of product links for you to help you get started.

Hexagonal Jam Jars

Jam Making Accessories

Homemade chutney and jam as favours at the wedding and event venue Wasing Park in Aldermaston Reading Berkshire

I’ve also included a blog post from theKitchn which has the top 5 mistakes most people make when making jam. This will help to avoid some of the failed batches that we initially had when making our jam.

5 Mistakes to avoid when making your first batch of jam

What could be a better reminded for your guests than biting into a sweet, homemade, strawberry jam on their toast in the morning?

Wedding Favour Jars | Wedding Ideas | Wasing Park

RECIPE

Here I have included an easy recipe for Strawberry and Prosecco jam to get you started.

https://www.abelandcole.co.uk/recipes/strawberry-prosecco-jam

Happy jam making!

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