DIY Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Use
Choosing what to spend your wedding budget on can be hard. Maybe you go all out on the venue or the dress, but where are places you can save? Being frugal is important, especially for many newlyweds today. Why not make your own favors so you have a little more to spend on a great venue like the local community gardens or? Check out the list below for some DIY favors your guests will actually use and love.
Give your guests a fun snack for later with s’mores kits. Wrap up the ingredients for two s’mores per guest (marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers) in cellophane and tie with a pretty ribbon in your wedding colors. This is especially fun for outdoor receptions with campfires.
Help your guests attract cute visitors to their yards with adorable birdseed ornaments. Mix flour, water, birdseed, gelatin, and corn syrup and mold it into shapes like hearts or your new last initial. Don’t forget to leave a hole for the ribbon or string! These make for the perfect earthy or winter wedding favor.
Make your own candles to remind guests of your wedding long after the big day. Choose a signature scent or one that fits the season of your wedding like pumpkin for fall or roses for summer. Pour the candles into mini flower pots for a garden wedding, or an eclectic array of recycled glassware for a quirky rustic wedding.
Let your guests relive the fun of your wedding reception with a customized mixtape. Burn CDs with a playlist containing songs that are important to your relationship. This can be your favorite love songs, songs from your wedding ceremony and reception, and songs that played during important moments in your life as a couple. There is no better way to give guests a piece of yourselves than this easy DIY favor.
Guests with gardens will appreciate this nature oriented favor. Buy seeds in bulk and repackage them in pretty packets. They can be for your favorite flowers, herbs, or vegetables; whatever fits your wedding and personality! Write or print the envelopes with a thank you message and the details of your wedding day to add a touch of sophistication.
If you are a whiz in the kitchen, treat guests to mini jars of homemade jam or jelly! Choose a fruit that is in season during your wedding and whip up a tasty spread.
Wedding favors don’t have to cost a fortune! Get crafty with one of these DIY ideas and you will save money while giving your guests a favor they will really enjoy.