Looking for very cheap wedding favors that will still impress your guests can be a tremendous challenge. However, gifts for your guests do not have to cost a fortune in order to be elegant and beautiful. There is a wide variety of beautiful pre-made inexpensive wedding favors to choose from. To save more money, you can even make them yourself. Budget minded brides know that weddings are expensive, so they search for creative ways to save. DIY favors are the perfect choice for using creativity to save money.
These four inexpensive wedding favors are great ways to show guests your gratitude and love, while staying within the budget.
- Homemade coasters are excellent for wedding favors on a budget, and your guests are sure to use them for years to come. Beautiful handmade coasters can be created with ceramic tiles found at the local hardware store, a flat paintbrush, a picture of the bride and groom or one that fits with the wedding them, ribbon, and decoupage medium. To make the coaster, apply a thin layer of decoupage medium to the tile, place the picture you have chosen on the tile, and gently smooth to remove any bubbles. If you need a large quantity of coasters, it is easier to apply the pictures to each tile before continuing to the next step. Once the decoupage medium has dried, apply another two coats of the decoupage medium to each tile, allowing the glue to dry between coats. Finish the look of elegance by tying a coordinating ribbon around each coaster.
- Edible favors such as candy or cookies always make lovely and inexpensive gifts that every guests will adore. Choose the packaging that fits in your budget, such as small take out boxes, decorative gift bags, or tulle purchased from a fabric store for a few dollars per yard. Candy choices could be Hershey’s kisses, jellybeans, M&Ms, or any colorful candy. Put a handful of candy in each package, seal the package, and tie a ribbon around the container to add a personal touch. Cookies are also perfect for a tight budget. The cookies can be either homemade or purchased from a local bakery. Put one or two cookies in the desired packaging and tie with ribbon or twine.
- Candles are a great favor for any wedding theme because they are available in different colors, shapes, and sizes. When purchasing candle favors, choosing inexpensive votive candles will save you a great deal of money. They are typically available individually, or they can be purchased in bulk. To add color to the guests’ seating, if the budget allows, put candles in candle holders, tie with a colorful ribbon, and put one at each place setting. Votive candles holders can be easily personalized with the couple’s name and wedding date by printing the information from the computer onto address labels and adhering to the glass candle holder.
- Plantable favors, for the eco-friendly bride and groom or for weddings that take place during the spring and fall seasons, are easy to make into fun, cheap wedding favors. To make plantable flower seed favors, you will need a wildflower seed mix, small boxes or envelopes, and twine. In each package, put approximately ¼ cup of wildflower seeds and either tie a piece of twine around the box, or make a small twine bow for envelopes. If desired, personalize by attaching a small poem or the wedding date. The favors can either be placed at each place setting or placed in a decorative bowl for the guests to take as they leave the reception.