Do it yourself wedding favors are a great option when thinking of what to give to your guests. Why? DIY wedding favors can be much cheaper than any favor you buy on the market, and are much more original and heartfelt than something that guests may have seen before. DIY favors can range from anything completely homemade to a traditional favor with a little TLC added: i.e., something you packaged yourself, added a personalized touch to, etc. Still stumped? Here are some great ideas and tips when opting for DIY wedding favors.
Favor boxes are among the top do it yourself items on the market. However, most boxes are sized to only hold candy and other confections, as they are typically very small. So if you’re looking for something to hold your treats, such as a bottle stopper, you might need to shop a little harder to find something suitable. Besides shopping online, be sure to check out local craft stores for more ideas and inspiration. Then, you can always do a little research to see where you can get something similar but at a lower price, and maybe even in bulk. Favor bags are also another option for holding your items, as they are offered in more sizes.
If you’re really creative, consider making your favors all on your own. DIY favors are great because you’re not only saving money, but really making it your own. Rather than just attaching a personalized tag to something you bought online, try to think of ideas that you can accommodate and symbolize you and your partner’s love and relationship. For example, if the two of you met at a movie theater, a great idea for a favor would be a cardboard tray with a traditional red and white striped popcorn bag holding kernels and two “movie tickets” thanking your guests and showing off your names and event date. Have a knack for baking? Make a few batches of your favorite cookie recipe or brownies cut out into little hearts. Stack the cookies in a clear cellophane bag, tie with a ribbon and let your guests know they were baked with love with a personalized tag; or box up the brownies, wrap a satin ribbon around the box and hold it down with a personalized label. Not only will guests get to enjoy a tasty treat when they get home, but will know you worked hard to thank them for attending.
Candy and glass jars are another cheap DIY idea and they certainly don’t have to hold candy. Fill up the jars with your favorite spices, loose tea flavor, homemade jam, or whatever else means something to you. Tie a ribbon onto the jar or attach a personalized sticker (you’ll find many candy jars online are offered with free personalization). You can also do the same with a favor pail or even a wedding favor bag. Other great DIY favor ideas include unique containers (for example, a miniature mailbox tin), mint tins and kits, like chocolates in a box.
DIY wedding favors are a fun and unique way to express you and your partner’s love for each other, and thank your guests in the most personal way possible. Whether you make them yourself or just add a sweet touch to something you purchased, guests are sure to know you put your hearts into choosing the right favor and appreciated their attendance.