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3 Ideas For Cost Effective Wedding Favors

Oct 7, 2007
Before deciding on doing homemade wedding favors, you need to consider the amount of time it will take to make these homemade wedding favors and what to offer your guests.

Below are some homemade favors you may want to consider:-

i) Using five Jordan almonds wrapped in a circle of colored tulle and tied with a matching bow is one cost effective way to tie in the wedding color scheme with a traditional wedding favor. The five Jordan almonds represent wealth, health, happiness, fertility and longevity of the marriage.

ii) Same pre-cut circles of tulle, tiny bottles in a wedding designed shape tied in the tulle with a matching ribbon are another option to a homemade wedding favors. This tiny little homemade wedding favor serves two functions; it is a cute thematic wedding favor for your guests and bubbles can be blown as the bride and groom leave the wedding reception to begin the new stage is their lives as a married couple.

iii) An extension ii) can be in the form of hugs and kisses to each of your guests within the tiny package of a wedding favor. This homemade wedding favor uses the pre-cut tulle circles, on each circle place two of the Hershey's Hugs and two of the Hershey's Kisses chocolate candies; bring the circle of tulle around the candies and tie with a color matching bow. Whilst simple, the message is clear to each guest thus sending them off with a gift that says "Thank you" with hugs and kisses.

Doing It Yourself wedding favors

DIY wedding favors can be considered one of the most personal and appreciated favor to give in the wedding. It is easily achievable without much effort is a DIY wedding favors. A DIY wedding favor can be easily be put together as it consists of the merger of idea and is widely suited for family and friends.

Below are some DIY favors you may want to consider:-

i) DIY with candles

Tea light candles can be brought from craft supply and department stores available in many colors and scents. A color can be easily picked to blend with the colors and decor of the wedding. The candle can be placed in a small clear glass holder that can be decorated by the wedding couple. If one of the couple is creative, a nice design or the couple's name and wedding date can be painted on the glass. Alternatively, the glass can be decorated with ribbon, stickers or beads. These items can easily be stick or glued to the glass to make a beautiful design.

ii) DIY with potpourri

Another easy DIY Wedding Favor is to make a scented potpourri and use it for sachets. There are many scented oils available from crafts stores that will be suitable for anyone. There are fruit scents, spice scents, floral scents and nature theme scents that make nice sachets for the homes of the guests. The wedding couple can talk to local florists and arrangements can be made to buy or even get for free the old flowers that the florists would normally dispose of. These old flowers are suitable to make into potpourri. The scented potpourri can be put into fine netting or fabric pouches and tied with fabric ribbon which matches the colors of the wedding. These sachets can be used to scent a dresser drawer or used in any part of the home to freshen the air.

There are plenty of ideas for DIY wedding favors. As long as the thought and effort that was put behind the DIY wedding favors, it will be appreciated for years to come.

Wholesale wedding favors

You can get great discounts with purchasing wholesale wedding favors. You will find a lot of places online that are dealing wholesale wedding favors. These web sites will usually offer you free shipping if you placed a bulk order. You can also find wholesale wedding favors in a brick and mortar store. Some things that you might want to look for include candy, mints, cookies, coffee, tea, bubbles, favor makers and samples. You might be able to get a discount on the personalization charges if you placed a large amount of these wholesale wedding favors whenever this is done in bulk.
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Cindy Heller is a professional writer. Visit floral wedding favor to learn more about wedding anniversary favors and other perfect pair wedding favors.
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