Wanting to give your guests wedding favors with a personal touch? By making wedding favors for your wedding you can offer originality as well as stretch your budget. With homemade wedding favors there are different degrees of “do-it-yourself.” Of course, you can create entire wedding favors from nothing, such as baking cookies. Or you can put a statement on wedding favors that are already designed to be used in weddings, like filling up wedding box favors with candy.
Making something out of nothing:
Homemade photo frames are easy and fun to do on your own. Simply cut the desired size of frame out of card stock or cardboard. Using acrylic paint (smooth or metallic), make your own unique designs and embellishment. Make the picture frames pop by hot gluing beads, glitter, ribbon, bows, or feathers to border the outside. Use fabric paints and glue on felt to write your anniversary date or the names of you and your fiance’.
Encourage growth at your wedding with gifts of potted plants. Using clay pots found at any garden center, fill them with soil and flower of your choice. On the outside of the pot, use your own ideas to make the favors stand out. This is a great spring wedding favor and is also friendly for the environment. Popular ideas for potted plant favors are lucky bamboo, daisies, and orchids.
Easy ideas to improve wedding favors:
Personalize! Nothing completes a gift of coffee or coaster set like an inscription. Your guests will surely treasure the extra efforts put on their thank-you presents. There are many messages to consider using like “Mark and Trish’s Wedding Day” or “May 6, 2009 – The Smiths’.” Personalization can be added to tags or printed on actual favors like pens. It is the best way to improve the uniqueness for the gift recipients.
Candy is a readily available and cheap way to embellish many wedding favor ideas. Chocolates are often used for their rich quality and romantic characteristics. Any individually wrapped candies can be displayed on tables as part of the decorations. Fill glass jars or wedding favor bags with loose candies like M&M’s, Jordan almonds, or even Hershey’s Kisses. These are sure to be a hit with everyone!
Hearts of love:
Using a heart-shaped pan or cookie cutter, serve up plenty of love with cakes and cookies shaped like hearts. Complete them with red or pink designs or using black and white frosting for classically-themed weddings. Sprinkle with granulated sugar on top and wrap them in cellophane tied with ribbon. Set next to each guest’s plate at the reception tables. If your wedding is near Valentine’s Day, you are likely to find nearly every sweet treat for sale in the shape of a heart.