Is it crackers to talk about Christmas?

Want to make your wedding go off with a bang?

We recently discovered Simply Crackers and asked them to explain why they think their product works so well for weddings….

It’s no secret that favours at a wedding are a wonderful way to thank guests for sharing your special day. These small tokens of appreciation should spark memories, raise a laugh and above all be memorable. Most of us have been wedding guests on many an occasion and we may remember the bride’s beautiful dress, the gorgeous venue and the tasty food, but how many of us remember the favours?


The key to ensuring these gifts are one of the many experiences guests take away from your special day is to personalise them. They should be as unique and original as you are. After all, many aspects of your wedding day are tailored to you, from the dress, the flowers, the music and the invites, so why not the wedding favours? Here’s where you can really go to town and express your creativity and personality.

There are many different types of favour to consider ranging from food and drink to jewellery and silverware. A gift with a difference, however, is sure to leave a lasting impression which is why wedding crackers are fast becoming the favour of the moment. What better way for friends and family to keep celebrating your special day than by pulling your personalised wedding cracker and enjoying the goodies inside.


“Crackers can be personalised to ensure that they’re truly tailored to your big day – the colour of the cracker and its ribbons can fit in with your chosen theme and they are labelled with your name and wedding date. And … if you’re thinking paper hats and tacky plastic gifts then think again. Even the gifts inside can be chosen by you to ensure they’re ideally suited to each guest – with popular products including high quality chocolates, mini ornaments, cufflinks, keyrings, photo frames, and pens. This means there’s no need to worry about your teetotal aunt receiving a bottle of vodka or your serial dieter friend unwrapping a box of chocolates!” explains Simply Crackers expert Geine Pressendo.

Not only are wedding crackers a great way to get guests interacting as they reach out for a friendly cracker puller, but the jokes inside are also another way to bring a smile to your guests’ faces. Some of the most popular wedding jokes include:

  1. What do you call two spiders that just got married? Newly-webs.
  2. Did you hear about the two bed bugs that were lovers? They got married in the spring.
  3. Did you hear about the two antennae that got married? Apparently the ceremony wasn’t up to much, but the reception was terrific.
  4. Why shouldn’t you marry a tennis player? Because love means nothing to them!
  5. What do cannibals do at a wedding? Toast the bride and groom.

Hmm, many thanks Simply Crackers I want to groan, but they’re actually quite sweet.


We were excited to discover that these bespoke crackers are all manufactured in the UK. We think they work really well for parties and other events too.

And of course, they’re a great excuse to pull a cracker even when it isn’t Christmas.