Cheap wedding favors are a wonderful solution for budget weddings and as last minute gift ideas for your friends and family. And although you can easily purchase ready-made favors, you will find that this isn't always the best method for getting the most "bang" for your dollar or euro. But no one ever said, that with a little patience, time and creativity, that you couldn't have your cake and eat it too, right?
Whether you're talented in arts and crafts or are merrily looking for something easy to make, the truth is, that everyone can make these cheap wedding favors! The beauty of making your own favors, is that you are in control every step of the way. You'll get to customize the look and feel, depending on the materials you use and most importantly, you'll stay within your budget It can be simple or as elaborate as you'd like it to be, and the best part of it all, is that you can use these favor ideas no matter what your wedding theme is.
Making your own cheap wedding favors will save you money and it gives you the opportunity to add a special personalized touch to your wedding day. This task doesn't have to be a solitary endeavor. You can enlist your fiance or a few friends and make a
party out of assembling favors. The time will fly as you create these gifts with your loved ones, while simultaneously giving you memories to last you a lifetime!
Some favor ideas for you to try are: potpourri, scented oils, decorative soaps, bath salts, body scrubs and personalized candles using kits found cheaply at the craft store. You could also look at my other article: 3 Cool Coffee Wedding Favors You Can Make For Your Guests if your looking for something with specific "how to instructions" or simply love the idea of coffee wedding favors!
Probably the easiest favor to make is the candy favor - and just to be clear, you're not going to be making the candy yourself. You can present your guests with a handful of colorful mints, jelly beans or foil wrapped chocolates.
A classic candy favor is the perennial wedding favorite, Jordan almonds.
They come in a wide variety of colors including white, pastels, black and even silver and gold foiled-wrapped white almonds. Traditionally, almonds are a symbol of life and fertility. The sugar coating represents the wish for the bride and groom to have more sweetness than bitterness in their lives together.
An easy to make cheap wedding favor would be to wrap five almonds in a tulle circle (available at craft stores), twist, and tie a ribbon around the bundle. The number is symbolic, it represents health, wealth, happiness, fertility, and longevity.
For chocolates, look no further than Hershey's Kisses and Hugs, as these are always quit popular. And did I mention economical? All you need to do, is to wrap a few chocolates in a tulle circle and tie the bundle; place them in a favor box or favor bag. Your choice. Favor boxes have the advantage of being decorative and it will automatically have what I call a "finished look", they are available in many shapes, sizes, and prices than you can imagine. You can purchase the tulle circles, favor boxes and bags inexpensively at the craft store.
When you're finished making your cheap wedding favors, don't forget to make your own personalized labels on your computer and printer. This will give it the "finishing touch" and make your gifts look spectacular. Remember, inexpensive favors don't have too look cheap, it all depends on two things: #1 what you use and #2 how you assemble and decorate it! So be creative, make it look nice and your guests will enjoy the wedding favors you give them!