It is becoming more and more common for couples to use homemade wedding ideas to decorate and use as wedding favors. Homemade wedding ideas can add charm and personality to your wedding, as well as save you money. Your own ideas will reflect who you and the person you are marrying really are, and what getting married means to the both of you.
Weddings are notorious for having flower bouquets and arrangements as part of centerpieces on reception and guest tables. By creating your own flower arrangements, you get to decide exactly what blooms you would like to see displayed and what they should be displayed with. Fruit is a beautiful and organic design element to incorporate into a homemade wedding centerpiece. Oranges, lemons, limes, bananas and grapes are great summer decorations, while elegant candlesticks can warm up any winter wedding.
Garland can make table edges come to life. A craft store is the source of various odds and ends that could be used to make your own special garland. Fall wedding garland can be taken straight from nature using acorns, leaves, straw, berries, dried fruit, and cinnamon sticks. Add fake birds to the mix, and you have a charming theme for your fall wedding.
Considering an ocean-themed wedding? String seashells onto fishing wire or hemp to place on your reception tables. If you do not have access to that many seashells, you can use beads that resemble coral or pearls. Goldfish can be purchased inexpensively and could serve as wedding favors when placed in small jars or containers. Tie a piece of netting around the top of the container for extra decoration.
A unique wedding favor idea that is easily made from home is sand art. Sand art kits can be purchased from the craft store, but may not go far enough to make many wedding favors. Small bottles with corks can generally be found cheap and look great when filled with different colored sand. Each guests’ wedding favor will be different from the others.
Gourmet snack mixes can be made using three or four different snacks. Nuts, pretzels, cheese crackers, and raisins are all tangible treats that can be blended to make a new snack. Different combinations of other snacks can be used as well. Serve them up in little bowls or boxes with a label similar to “Mark and Judy’s Wedding Snack Mix” for homemade wedding favors. Feel free to toss in wrapped candies for a sweet treat.
Ribbon wedding favors are easy, fun, and cheap wedding favors. The ribbon is easily personalized with the bride and groom’s name and the wedding date. They make wonderful keepsakes for those who attended your wedding. Besides ordering ribbon wedding favors and having them personalized by someone else, you could indeed make them yourself. Fabric stores carry a variety of ribbons, edges, and borders for beautifully tied homemade wedding favors.
Creating your own wedding favors can be a fun and rewarding experience. There is special meaning in producing goods by hand. Your guests will more than appreciate the efforts you put toward thanking them for everything.