Everyone’s looking for a bargain these days, and wedding favors are no exception. Weddings are expensive events, and involve many important decisions. With caterers, bridal magazines, bridal shops, wedding showers, entertainment, food, and guest lists, wedding favors often fall to the bottom in order of importance. Remember, the purpose of wedding favors is to thank your guests and here are ten cheap ways to do just that.
Bookmarks- Bookmarks are a great option for wedding favors because they are classy and inspire reading. A great bookmark can last a person a lifetime if well-taken care of. The best part about them for your purposes- they are cheap! Many cost a dollar or less per bookmark.
Wedding Box Favors- Early wedding favors were boxes of sugary treats or almonds. Carry on this century-old tradition by choosing from a variety of wedding box favors on the market. Chinese take-out wedding box favors are a hit for their novelty appeal. Most, however, are simple boxes wrapped in ribbon.
Cookies – Bake your guests a satisfying sweet treat and hand them out as wedding favors. These homemade wedding favors are popular in all forms including peanut butter, wedding, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, sugar, and wedding cake cookies. Delicious!
Written Poems – Weddings can bring out love and affection in people, so why not treat your guests to a little original poetry? Hand-write a poem of yours or of your favorite poet (remember to give credit) on pieces of card stock and slip them in cheap photo frames. A beautiful piece of work at an inexpensive price that your guests will appreciate.
Sand Art – For a cheap and unique wedding favor, purchase a sand art kit and fill tiny bottles and jars with lines of colorful sand. You can also use these at classic black and white weddings. Just use shades of gray, black, and white to fill them with instead.
Hand-Painted Gourds For fall weddings, the hard rind of a gourd makes a great natural canvas to paint a design on. Harvest your wedding favors from acorns, vegetables, and pine cones to complete your fall decorations.
Jordan Almonds Available almost anywhere wedding-related, Jordan almonds mean good luck and are very popular as wedding favors. Their colored candy-coating makes them attractive when placed in jars or small ceramic bowls.
Shot Glasses Make your reception an interesting one with individual shot glasses for each of your guests. Another round for everyone!
Music Quickly becoming a popular wedding favor is making your own mix CDs to give as wedding favors. Most often, couples will use the tracks that were played at the reception as the CD’s compilation.
Chocolate Covered Pretzels Salty and sweet, just like marriage can be. These delicious snacks are sure to impress everyone at your wedding.