How do you spend less money on your wedding and more on your honeymoon? (and still make it the day from your dreams) Right now with a struggling economy, more couples are choosing to do as much of their wedding planning and preparations themselves. Do-it-yourself wedding invitations, decorations, and favors are very popular, and can be fun to design and make!
DIY wedding favors also give you the opportunity to make the favors more personal and unique (like the personalized matchbooks above Source: Style me Pretty). They’re also more likely to be used instead of hidden away on a shelf or in a drawer.
If you’re getting married outdoors, with a rustic theme and cherries are in season, you can place them in cute trays or wooden baskets and attach a ribbon with guests names. (Source: Intimate Weddings)
I’m in love with the idea of using vintage tins to hold homemade cinnamon rolls, cakes, or even fudge! (Source: Piewacket)
I think its such a nice touch when having a destination wedding to give guests something that has meaning to the location. I’m super impressed with the way this couple did flavored sugar packets, using local Barbados sugar. (Source: Style Me Pretty)
Getting married in Mexico? How about hot sauce or tequila as favors? (Source:Ruffled Blog)
Source: One to Wed
Spices are nice favors, you can buy them locally and then package them or make your own spice rubs to share. (Source: Girly Wedding)
Infused olive oil (Source: The Twips)
This couple gave their guests CDs with their favorite love songs and had a “Thank You” printed on the disc. (Source: Green Wedding Shoes)
Want your guests to feel pampered? Soy candles are eco friendly and you can customize your scents and packaging. (Source: Ruffled)
I think the idea of up-cycling shirts to make gift bags for wine as wedding favors, is so cool! (Source: Wave Song on Etsy)
These beautiful DIY terrarium gardens can function as both placeholders and wedding favors. (Source: Wednesday Custom Design)