affordable wedding favors

affordable wedding favors

A wedding presupposes a huge investment that is why you should make savings whenever you can. Of course, all the decisions regarding this day have to be made with a clear head because the first thing you need to keep in mind is that presentation is everything. Even if you want to cut down on your expenses, you definitely want to avoid having a tasteless wedding where everything screams out ‘cheap’. Keeping within the budget allocated for the big event is manageable as long as you measure your options and choose wisely.

Cheap Heart Wedding Favors (Source: weddingfavorscheaphq.com)

Cheap Heart Wedding Favors (Source: weddingfavorscheaphq.com)

The wedding favors are an expense you have to make, but it doesn’t mean that you have to invest an extensive amount of money in these gifts. If you want to impress your guests, choose a different approach that through the wedding favors. These only have to be nice gifts that show your appreciation for the guests’ attendance to the wedding, you don’t have to go overboard and pick ostentations favors just to prove people that you do not lack the financial means.

Cheap Heart Wedding Favors (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

Cheap Heart Wedding Favors (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

Just because you want to keep it within an affordable range, it doesn’t mean that the favor has to be tacky. Just focus your attention on the message you are trying to convey. The wedding is ultimately about the love that binds the bride and the groom so buying heart wedding favors is a suitable decision. While there are a multitude of glamorous decorations shaped as a heart, remember that you had your mind set on a cheaper gift.

Cheap Heart Wedding Favors (Source: divinechocolate.net)

Cheap Heart Wedding Favors (Source: divinechocolate.net)

And there are plenty to choose from. If you are interested in edible wedding favors, here is a variety of candy treats shaped as hearts which you can purchase. These also come in bulk so you will make even more savings in this manner. If you’d rather have a more romantic wedding favor, heart shaped votive candles would be perfect. But a decorative heart in which you engrave your names and the date of the wedding is also appropriate.

Cheap Heart Wedding Favors (Source: feeds2.yourstorewizards.com)

Cheap Heart Wedding Favors (Source: feeds2.yourstorewizards.com)

You can have it adorned with silver or golden detailing or you can maintain it simple and just add a satin bow to complete the gift. Neither of these ideas of wedding favors necessitates a high amount of money so you can pick whichever you want based on your preference and on the message you want to put forth: either a decoration that symbolizes the love that unites the two of you or a more practical and fun favor such as treats or heart shaped key chains.        

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A wedding is a beautiful event that marks the beginning of a new life alongside the person you love so dearly. While the meaning of the occasion should come first to mind, it is important to be realistic and admit that a wedding can be quite a costly affair so it is important to analyze what the market has to offer in terms of the location for the reception, the décor, the flowers, down to the wedding favors.

Even though, for many, the wedding favors are somewhere down the list, these should not be overlooked. The process of finding the adequate favors for your wedding might take some time, especially if you have a limited budget. It is necessary to analyze what the market has to offer in order to decide which ones are perfect for your wedding and which are also within your price range.

Affordable Wedding Favor (Source: weddingfavors.org)

Affordable Wedding Favor (Source: weddingfavors.org)

Candle wedding favors could be an option as they are affordable and they come in different shapes and sizes. You can even find candles that reflect the theme of the wedding and even match the décor. The bride and groom wedding bubble favor is cheap, it clearly recalls the event and has a humorous touch to it. There are also a multitude of heart shaped key chains from which to choose. It all depends on the way in which you want your guests to remember your wedding. The wedding favors can consist even of personalized chocolate bars or lollipops with funny inscriptions on them.    

Affordable Wedding Favor (Source: myweddingfavors.com)

Affordable Wedding Favor (Source: myweddingfavors.com)

If you really want to save some money you can even buy individual items and put them together yourself and handwrite the date on the card. With a little imagination, you can create original favors which long exceed the ones you can buy off the market. Although this takes some time, the advantage is that your wedding favors will be both unique and affordable.    

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Rather than offering your invitees objects that they will never use, delight them with edible treats. Edible wedding favors have always been appreciated by invitees and are many couple’s favorites as well, mainly due to the fact that they are practical and still can be made extremely beautiful by wrapping them appropriately. From Jordan almonds to personalized chocolates, edible wedding favors are always a hit with guests.

Known also as “confetti”, Jordan almonds are the most common and loved type of edible favors. Being available in a large variety of colors, they can match any wedding color scheme and their major advantage is that they are fit for any level of formality. You can package them in small boxes, shaped and colored after your wedding’s specifics or you can simply choose small pieces of tulle or cellophane and place the treats inside of them.

Jordan Almonds (Source: favorstudio.com)

Jordan Almonds (Source: favorstudio.com)

Candies will bring a smile on your young and old guests’ faces. They will make the children feel happy to taste something sweet once again and the elderly guests will remember their childhood. Place the combination you like best in small boxes or pieces of tulle and arrange them in the middle of the tables or opt for a candy buffet, which will become a decorative piece as well. Choose candies in your wedding’s colors and fill jars and bowls with them. Make sure that the guests have also a bowl filled with wrappings in which they can put their favorite assortment of candies.

If you have time and sufficient people willing to help you, think of homemade cookies. Pick your favorite recipe or one that has been passed from generation to generation in your family and bake delicious cookies that will enchant every guest. Ice them or leave them to look like traditional homemade cookies, depending on your wedding’s style. If you don’t have time to make them, it doesn’t imply that you must renounce your idea of offering cookies. There are many stores that sell these sweets and you can even find them online, if this is more convenient for you.

Wine Wedding Favors (Source: weddingdisk.com)

Wine Wedding Favors (Source: weddingdisk.com)

Wine is another option that should be considered, as this is the favorite alcoholic drink of most people. Offer mini bottles one per guest or full-sized bottles one per couple. Personalize the bottles with your names, wedding date or a picture with you and your spouse. Small jars of jam or honey are unusual and delicious edible wedding favors. Whether you made them yourself or they are purchased, these will delight your guests. Make labels that match your wedding’s theme through their designs and write on them your wedding’s date and the name of the bride and groom. You can offer something as inexpensive as condiments. Choose those that your wedding’s place is famous for and wrap them in packages that contain labels with details of your wedding.

Tea is suitable for any season and you can make these favors extremely elegant. Opt for tea bags and present them in sachets or tea cups. If you prefer to give loose tea, think of offering a tea infuser as well.

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Have you been reading about and searching for wedding favors for a while now and you are still undecided? Why don’t you choose edible wedding favors for your wedding reception and delight the guests not only with the appearance, but also with the taste?

There is one golden rule that you should keep in mind if you want the guests to be satisfied: no matter how pretty wedding favors are they should be functional as well. What would a person do with a seashell, beautiful enough and personalized also? It would end up in a box or it would be placed to collect dust in an unreachable place. You have to admit that most couples put little thought into the favors. Unfortunately, wedding favors are the last ones in the bride and groom’s list of preparations, even though they are supposed to be mementos of the special day.

Candy Buffet (Source: basheventstudio.com)

Candy Buffet (Source: basheventstudio.com)

Consider offering edible wedding favors, thus making the favors serve a purpose. Choose candies, chocolates or cookies, homemade or bought in bulk. It will be very inexpensive and all the guests will be satisfied. Even if you choose edible favors, they sill come packaged to perfection. If you want the wedding favors to last forever, choose wrapping that the guests can keep as tokens of you wedding forever. Opt for wooden cases that are painted in the wedding’s colors or paint them yourself or choose a box made of a precious material such as silver. For other cases, the regular box will do just fine. Find a beautiful box design online or in stores or purchase simple wrappings and embellish them with ribbons, rhinestones or nice colors.

You can have problems with chocolates, as they melt easily, especially in spring and summer, but mints and hard candies are excellent indifferently on the weather conditions. Also, you should find favors for the guests who have diabetes or are allergic to the ingredients contained in the favors. Some of the most popular allergies are those to peanuts and chocolate, so have this in mind when choosing the favors. Flavored jelly beans look fantastic and are children and adults’ favorites in equal extents.

Edible Wedding Favors (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

Edible Wedding Favors (Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)

No matter what you choose, deal with the wrapping with extra attention. Your guests’ first impression relies on the aspect, so don’t disappoint them. Also, if you place them on tables they will be part of the décor and their color must coordinate with the wedding’s color palette and with the centerpieces’ appearance.

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Edible treats are among the couple’s favorites as they are delicious and look very beautiful too. It is very easy to choose from the large variety of types, shapes and colors and you will never be out of ideas.

Candies are a fanciful and youthful twist that all the invitees will appreciate. You can choose them to have a multitude of colors or you can be more organized and thoughtful and choose those that match your wedding’s color scheme. Also, there are stores that allow you to personalize the candies with special messages.

Candy Favors (Source: 1.bp.blogspot.com)

Candy Favors (Source: 1.bp.blogspot.com)

All types of candies are inexpensive and due to their colors they are not only favors, but also decorations for the tables. You can wrap candies in individual packages and place them on tables or you can set up a candy shop and let the guests choose the candies they like best. In this way, you will also create a fun visual display that will impress the invitees. Fill vases, jars, baskets and drink glasses with candies and place next to them gift bags and boxes to allow the guests to pick those that they want to take home.

Choose Jordan almonds, gummies, chocolate covered pretzels or jelly beans for your candy wedding favors and wrap them in something special. Small bags of tulle, organza or simple transparent cellophane are just perfect for small candies, but if their sizes are considerable you should opt for boxes. If you purchase them online it will be extremely easy to choose from among a large variety of shapes and colors, all extremely beautiful and impressive. It isn’t difficult to decorate the boxes at home, as you will need only different types of ribbons and some acrylic paints. Make interesting designs using the acrylic paints and then finish the look with a textured ribbon or a simple colored one. Don’t forget the thank you note in which you will express your gratitude for the guests’ presence at the most important event of your life.

Candy Buffet (Source: 3.bp.blogspot.com)

Candy Buffet (Source: 3.bp.blogspot.com)

When you choose to display candy favors on tables you should use your imagination a little more, as these will become part of the decorations and can change the overall aspect of tables either in a positive or in a negative way. One way to start would be to make chocolate covered pretzels yourself and to decorate them with small candies, nuts and coconut powder.

Another idea would be to buy small flower pots and dye them in your wedding’s colors or make interesting designs on them then to place inside some floral foam and to stick one huge lollipop in the middle. Use colored candies to cover the floral foam.

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The bride or the bride’s closest friend organizes a party to mark the ending of a stage in the bride’s life. This is the perfect occasion for showering her with gifts and the party usually takes place with two weeks or two months before the wedding day. This is an intimate party, at which close family members and friends are invited. The bride tries to find entertaining games and activities and offers favors at the end of the party and small gifts whenever guests win the games.

Same as weddings have themes, bridal showers can also have themes and special colors to which all the arrangements, favors and gifts could be correlated. If you opt for an all white theme,    place white candies and chocolates on large platters and put white tulle and ribbons next to them. In this way, the guests can fill small bags with sweets when the party is over. Have a tea bridal shower and serve the guests with teas and sandwiches. Make small packages that contain a white teacup filled with tea blends and are wrapped in tulle or placed in small boxes. Another option would be to replace the tea with tea cookies made by you especially for the invitees.

Teacup (Source: 1.bp.blogspot.com)

Teacup (Source: 1.bp.blogspot.com)

Bridal shower parties are small and intimate, with only a few persons invited. This allows you to offer personalized favors or homemade treats. Buy rubber stamps and offer each guest a rubber stamp with his/her initials on them. Add originality to homemade cookies by choosing recipes that belong to your family and then icing the sweets with the guest’s initials.

Offer flower seeds, as these are cheap wedding shower favors that can match any season and can be wrapped beautifully. Place them in satin bags or use small boxes to package them. Each season has specific flowers that can be included in the arrangements and then seeds of flowers that have the same type as those from the decorations can be chosen as favors.

Flower Seeds Favors (Source: alittlefavor.com)

Flower Seeds Favors (Source: alittlefavor.com)

For a fun and casual bridal shower party, choose to offer t-shirts that have the names of the bride and groom on them, together with designs that show small figurines in funny positions. Have several baskets filled with soaps and lotions and invite the guests to choose their favorite aromas.

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While the wedding day is special and every bride wants to make it unique, many times the budget doesn’t allow her to choose items without troubling about their price. There are ways to reduce the expenses without reducing the quality and beauty of wedding favors and one option that should be considered is that of offering homemade wedding favors. 

Edible wedding favors are the couples’ preferences when it comes to offering something that is homemade. Candies, chocolates and cookies can be wrapped in beautiful packages, thus making their commonness fade away. For chocolates and cookie, use a family recipe that is significant to you and state its symbolism on the favors’ packaging.

Edible Wedding Favors (Source: images.dexknows.com)

Edible Wedding Favors (Source: images.dexknows.com)

Popcorn balls are inexpensive and allow you to be creative and to incorporate your wedding’s colors in the cheap homemade wedding favors. Use food coloring to dye the popcorn in your desired hues and press it while it is hot into mini molds, allowing it to receive different shapes, such as butterflies, flowers and hearts. As it has now interesting shapes and also bright colors, it surely has a strong and pleasant visual effect that should be emphasized by wrapping the favors in transparent cellophane.

Packaging can make the difference between simple and plain favors and creative and beautiful little presents. Packaging can be affordable if you assume the responsibility of embellishing simple white boxes with elements that add style. Tulle, tissue paper, cut-outs, ribbons and beads can be purchased at affordable prices and have the ability of changing the appearance of wedding favors.

Wedding Favors (Source: plantamemory.com)

Wedding Favors (Source: plantamemory.com)

Make wedding favors that can embellish tables during the reception and that are useful for guests after the reception is over. Design place cards that have hues which can be encountered in the other table decorations and adorn them by gluing cut-outs onto the cards. Rice paper is perfect for creating the cut-outs, as it matches beautifully the card’s usual paper and it has a texture that adds a touch of richness and style to the place cards. Purchase flower seeds that have a special symbolism to you, as they will grow into your preferred flowers or they will give birth to flowers that were used in the reception’s floral decorations, then sprinkle on the cut-outs a few flower seeds. You will need a washable glue with which your will cover the cut-outs’ surface.  

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Wedding favors can be useful and nice without being expensive or extravagant. The best wedding favors remind of the wedding and of the happy moments shared in a warm and intimate atmosphere and combine the personalities of the bride and groom in something that reflects them as a couple. Choose something small and make it define your wedding’s theme and your style.

Flower seeds are wedding favors that don’t cost a lot and can represent great gifts that can be offered to your guests. Purchase small packages with seeds inside or use colored paper to create your own wrapping. Choose seeds of the flowers that were included in your wedding’s decorations and attach to your affordable wedding favors cards with some instructions concerning the plants.

Make stickers with the bride and groom's names and use them to cover the logo on a packet of coffee or cappuccino. If you want something more special, offer them with chocolate bars that have a personalized wrapping or with coffee mugs.

Wedding favors can be those that actually compose a table centerpiece. Fill large containers with candies having personalized wrappings and invite the guests to fill little bags with these sweets.

Bookmarks (Source: farm6.static.flickr.com)

Bookmarks (Source: farm6.static.flickr.com)

Bookmarks and luggage tags are popular wedding favors that can be purchased from specialized stores or can be made by you especially for this occasion. You don’t need any special skills to make your wedding favors more beautiful, as a mixture of the wedding’s main color and some ribbons in a complementary hue is more that enough. Cording and tassels are decorations that can be added to this type of wedding favors without increasing their price.

You have created amazing decorations for your wedding reception and you can also create some to adorn your guests’ houses. Place small plants in terra-cotta pots and cover them with a bit of moss. Make some stickers to adorn the terra-cotta pots or dye them in your favorite color.

Miniature Pails (Source: favorstudio.com)

Miniature Pails (Source: favorstudio.com)

Purchase miniature pails and fill them with candies or jelly beans colored in vivid hues then attach a card and tie a matching ribbon to the handle. If you shop online you can find all that you need for creating your favors at reasonable prices and you can choose from a wider selection of products.

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Wedding favors are little presents that help you show your appreciation and love to your invitees. They don’t need to be expensive, their symbolism and suitability with the theme being the characteristics which are appreciated by guests. Sometimes the bride and her bridesmaids take the responsibility of creating homemade wedding favors and other times the bride and groom search for items that can be incorporated in their little gifts.

If you shop online for wedding favors, you will be astonished to discover that there are many affordable wedding favors and that they can be personalized without having to pay an extra sum of money. For example, if the wedding takes place in winter, offer your guests packaged packets of hot chocolate and personalize them with your names and the date of your matrimony. Blue textured boxes with brown ribbons are excellent choices for a summer wedding and you can fill them with candies.

Wedding Favors (Source: sophiesfavors.com)

Wedding Favors (Source: sophiesfavors.com)

Purchase terra-cotta pots, place tiny herb plants in the containers and then add a bit of moss too. Help your guests to take care of them properly by writing a few simple instructions on a colored card. If you don’t want to plant them yourself, place inside the pots packets of flower seeds and make sure to choose some that have a meaning related to your wedding idea. For example, if your wedding bouquet is composed of roses, choose rose seeds and if the main color of your decorations is blue offer hydrangea seeds. Remember that wedding favors aren’t gifts that should have a material value, they should rather carry a symbol and impress through its meaning.

Cookies (Source: 4.bp.blogspot.com)

Cookies (Source: 4.bp.blogspot.com)

Homemade cookies are not at all usual wedding favors, as only a few brides accept the challenge of backing hundreds of cookies some days before the wedding. So, if you don’t get scared that easily, ask your bridesmaids and your mother to reserve an afternoon especially for this activity. Use food coloring to make them look delicious and paint also the bride and groom’s initials on top of the cakes. The fact that you are so attentive, willing to do something especially for your invitees, cannot be left unappreciated. Planning a wedding reception can be stressful and time consuming, but with the priceless help of your friends it can become a funny and interesting adventure. 

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