It's no secret that many brides are on the hunt for cheap yet classy wedding favors. Ready-made and packaged wedding favors such as candles, coasters, wine bottle stoppers and much more can get expensive, especially if you're trying to make them look one of a kind. That's the beauty of DIY wedding favors
: you're creating a favor that your guests have never seen before without breaking the bank.
If you're ready to close out of this article because you're thinking that you absolutely are not going to consider do it yourself wedding favors
, hold that thought for a moment. You may be thinking that for a variety of reasons: "I don't have the time;" "I'm not very crafty;" or "I've seen too many flimsy favor boxes filled with candy" are just some of the reasons brides immediately veto DIY favors. Yet like any other minor wedding issue, these 'problems' can certainly be fixed. Although being on a time crunch is a HUGE problem we see too often, consider your options. If you have a helpful bridal party and family, perhaps you're one of the lucky ones who will have help creating your favors. And if you really are pressed for time, you don't have to go too above and beyond - a personalized sticker or tag and some ribbon can go a long way.DIY wedding favors
have come a long way from the favor box or bag filled with Jordan almonds. Today, there are many more unique ideas for creating your own favor...and some are as cheap as that favor box you're so used to getting at showers and weddings. Want to give your favorite candy to your guests but think the favor box is cheap? Consider a glass candy jar with a personalized label, or perhaps even more high quality favor boxes. If you're shopping on our website, Little Things Favors, take a moment to browse through our section of wedding favor boxes
until you find a few you like. Then, give us a call to ask us about the quality of all of the items. Since we have a showroom location, there's a good chance we have the product in our showroom and are more than happy to give you an honest opinion of the quality of the product. You can always fill up a goodie bag with candy - or have a candy bar, which is a ton of fun for your guests of all ages - or even a trinket box that can be used after your event.
If you lack that "craft factor" and are worried that your favors won't look top of the line, you are not alone. If you have a vision of what you want in your head, image search the idea on the internet - you'll be surprised at what you'll find! Or, you can always check out the images of the DIY party favors
on our website for inspiration. Although many of these items are sold individually with no fancy attributes, many of them have other pictures boasting about exactly what they can become. Our favor pails, for example, are simple and small. But with a little TLC (as you can see in the photo above), they can become something unforgettable.
Still stumped? Here are some other DIY wedding favor ideas
that may give you a little inspiration:
- Homemade cookies stacked in a clear cellophane bag, tied with a ribbon and personalized tag.
- A candy bar loaded with clear containers of your favorite candy, and personalized goodie bags for your guests to fill and seal with a sticker.
- A collection of you and your beau's favorite songs on a burned CD, wrapped in a case and ribbon; sealed with a personalized sticker.
- Personalized cupcake boxes with your homemade confection inside in a trendy cupcake wrap, or just cupcakes from your favorite bakery instead.
- Personalized glass candy jars filled with something other than candy: loose tea, spices, nuts, your favorite coffee blend, etc. Or use our more bottle-like jars to fill with your favorite olive oil.
- A larger favor box filled with numerous treats you both love: chocolates and truffles, your favorite flavor of lollipops, even a gift card to your favorite ice cream parlor.
The great thing about DIY wedding favors
is that they truly become your own. Consider the interests the two of you share and turn that into a favor - a little imagination goes a long way!
© November 8, 2011, Kelsey Bowen, Little Things Favors
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