Do-It-Yourself Wedding Favors
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by: Lisa Parker
Due to their importance in the wedding ceremony and reception, plenty of stress goes into the selection of the bridal gown, bridesmaid dresses, and the wedding cake. Wedding favors, on the other hand, can be a fun and stress-free part of the planning process for the bride who is willing to do a little bit of the work herself. Members of the wedding party may also help the bride with this task. The cost of some wedding favors can take the fun out of their selection. To help keep costs down and activity levels high, consider these great options for do-it-yourself wedding favors. They offer a fun and creative way to make favors for your special day. Depending on the recipients of these gifts, many types can be created.
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If you enjoy baking, you can make candy for your guests. You can send them home with a little something sweet to extend their happy memories. Your guests should enjoy this thoughtful wedding favor. The best part of using candy as a wedding favor is that it is as easy to put together and it is also inexpensive.
For example, go to your favorite store and stock up bulk chocolate that can be used for making candy. After your candy is finished, you can wrap the candy with personalized candy wrappers. This is a great way to thank them for attending your celebration especially after adding a personal touch. This is a great way to make sure all of your guests receive the same type of chocolate or candy.
If you do not like baking, there are several other options available. You can purchase the candy, but make a storage container yourself. If you are purchasing the candy, some great treats to consider are pillow (aka butter) mints, M & M’s and Jordan Almonds. They can be found online in virtually any color you desire so coordinating these little bits of love with your wedding’s color scheme should not cause any issues. Fill up a clear cone or packet favor holder with these for a burst of color for your tables that the guests can take home for later enjoyment.
Thirst Annihilating Wedding Favors
An often overlooked wedding favor is as simple to find as turning on your faucet. Almost everyone enjoys water and you can incorporate this drink into your wedding favors. This is a nice healthy alternative to providing candy. Bottled water is more than just a trendy drink people carry around with them. It is also a practical gift that can be given to your wedding guests. Nothing is worse than being thirsty on a long road trip home. With minimal effort, those bottles of water you picked up from the store can be personalized by adding customer labels decreeing your names and wedding date in lieu of the source of the water. If your wedding is taking place outside, your guests may be extra appreciative of your thoughtfulness as their thirst is quenched.
Whimsically Wrapped Wedding Favors
If you have a themed wedding, you can find a gift that fits your motif. Look for a way to wrap your favors beyond the usual boxes and bags. One-way to let your guests share a piece of the fun from the exotic locale of your honeymoon is by placing candy within a small suitcase favor. This candy is airport ready for all your guests’ travels. You may also decide to include the treats or votive candles in a Cinderella style carriage.
For an Asian feel, think about ordering personalized wedding day fortune cookies for each of your guests. An extra special touch is enclosing them in miniature Chinese take-out containers with some other small edible treats. If tropical is more your style, put all your wedding favor goodies in miniature palm tree boxes. Your guests may not know whether to rip these open to get to the yummy treats or if they should leave them sealed on their shelf.
The most important thing to remember when selecting wedding favors is that it does not matter whether you tie personalized ribbons around heart-shaped bottles of bubbles or fill small organza bags with environmentally friendly rice. Do-it-yourself wedding favors are a great way to show your appreciation and you can buy many great items to use during the creation. Your gifts can match a theme, or share in the beauty of your honeymoon destination. In the end, your guests are there to be part of your special day and they should appreciate the thought you put into the do-it-yourself wedding favors you gave them. It mostly comes down to the thought of the gift and the time it takes to create it. With some thought and creativity, you should find something that reminds your guests of this special day for many years.
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