Homemade Wedding Favors
homemade wedding favors
Wedding favors have been used traditionally as a a bride's way of sharing her good fortune
and saying "thank you" to her wedding guests on her wedding day. It is usually a small
symbolic gift such as almonds wrapped in elegant fabric. The custom in the Middle East is
for the bride to give each guest five almonds which represent fertility, longevity, wealth, health and happiness.
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Sometimes the theme of your wedding or the season in which you get married can suggest
a suitable favor.
When planning weddings on a budget, it is wise to consider using simple, handmade favors. When she makes her own homemade wedding favors, a frugal bride has the opportunity to be creative and make affordable favors that reflect something unique about herself, her relationship with her groom, or simply the theme of the wedding itself.
Here are some Simple homemade wedding favors:
A plant in a tiny pot makes a cute favor for a spring or summer
wedding. Each guest can take the plant home for their own home or garden.
Caramel Apples: For a unique favor at an autumn wedding, wrap caramel apples
in clear and gold bags and tie the top with a ribbon. Attaching a few artificial
berries is a nice touch!
Christmas Ornaments: Ornaments make good favors for a holiday or Christmas-
themed wedding. Use a plain ball and decorate it with a picture of the
wedding couple (printed on the computer) or simply write their names and the date on
the ornament with craft paint or an all-purpose marker. If you want to take it a step
further, you can use ribbon to attach other decorative touches like a sprig of
artificial holly or greenery or a couple of cheap wedding ring ornaments (available at
party stores). Each year when they decorate their tree they will think of you!
Miniature Stockings: Another holiday idea is to use tiny stockings
and put small candy canes and other candy inside along with a note of appreciation.
Mix and Match Ideas:
Pick and choose to tailor your homemade wedding favors to suit your style and your budget!
Choose a container
- tiny baskets
- coffee mugs
- small wooden boxes
- little paper gift bags
- votive candle holders
- shells (for a summer or beach wedding)
- wine glasses
- tea cups (odd or mismatched is fine!)
- tiny flower pots
- small jars or bowls
Choose your filling
- heart-shaped chocolates or other candy
- packets of specialty tea
- small candles
- flavored coffee
- bath salts
- hot chocolate mix
- flower seeds or bulbs with planting instructions
- Hershey's kisses and hugs
- pretty miniature soaps
Attach a small note or card to each gift with a message. Choose one of the ones below, or write your own. You can hand-write the cards or print them out on a computer. Be sure to include your names and the wedding date, too.
- Hugs and Kisses from the new Mr. And Mrs! (for Hershey's kisses and/or hugs)
- All things grow with love (for bulbs, seeds)
- Our flame of love will always be bright (for candles)
- Heart-felt wishes from the new Mr. and Mrs.
- Thanks for sharing this special day with us
- Thanks for joining us on our wedding day
- Thanks for sharing in our special day
- Thank you for sharing in the celebration of our love
Do you have an idea for great homemade or budget wedding favors?
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Readers Creative Ideas for Budget Wedding Favors
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A Spoonful of Kisses Not rated yet
Purchase a bag of Hershey kisses, ribbons, disposable spoons and mesh or tulle to cover (in your wedding colors, of course!)
Fill the spoon with kisses …
Candy Filled Paper Cone Not rated yet
For my cousin's wedding I made paper cones; I got the idea and pattern online.
Using heavy card stock I cut out the cone and decorated it with a paper …
Birch Tree Favors Not rated yet
For a winter wedding/Christmas wedding/nature-themed wedding you could decorate disks of tree trunk with pine needle clusters and red berries (holly berries …
Inexpensive Favor Ideas Not rated yet
I got married last year in May. We were on a very tight budget so I did a lot of research online for making my own favors. What I finally decided on …
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