(Closed) Cheap (I mean inexpensive) favour ideas

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 17
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

You can always place the favors at their seats instead of by the door. Or, Like other bees have said, do a donation and just have a pretty frame explaining that on the table you were going to put favors on.

Post # 18
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I want to do seed favours – they’re really cute and I love the idea of people growing the seeds after the wedding. Go for it! 🙂

Post # 19
30 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

Are a lot of the people you’re inviting to your wedding gardeners or into plants/planting?  If they are yeah that’s cute, if not, they might be left behind or thrown out, and that’s $100 gone to waste in their trash bins or lost in drawers, which could have gone to some other part of your wedding.

Post # 20
5983 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

we did jordan almonds in those little bag things and also candles. I got the candles online for 40 cents a candle (they are actually nice..) and the mesh bags at dollar tree for 6 for a dollar and the jordan almonds I bought over like 5 months at Michaels using the 50% coupons I got monthly. It ended up being less than $1.50 a person

Post # 21
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We had coffee favors made on etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PikeCreekCoffee

Fiance designed our label and the seller roasted the coffee, printed the labels, and assembled the pouches for us. Overall, including shipping, I think it came to $1.29/favor. I’m so happy with the result! They look like they cost way more than the price we paid and they represent us really well!

Post # 22
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I spent the weekend making strawberry jam. I put it in mason jars, covered the top of the jar with a vintage looking embrodered hankercheif and attached a souvenier spoon on a ribbon. Every jar came in under a dollar a piece and who doesnt love jam?

Post # 23
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@jbaby731: LOVE the coffee idea! I’m definitely bookmarking the Etsy seller…

How about a popcorn machine station? You can get one of the retro-looking ones for $50-75. Or how about a kettle corn buffet? You can buy in bulk at a local farmer’s market and just have them in big tins or something with a little scoop.

Post # 24
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We did seed packets, and they were a big hit!  We had them set on everyone’s bread plate, and I think most people took them. 

(sorry for the watermark, it’s the best photo I can find of them right now)

They came out to be very affordable for us.  I bought cardstock from Paper-Source (but you could get cheaper somewhere else) for $39/100 sheets (2 seed packets per sheet). I designed the front and back of the seed packet myself using my free 30 day trial of Adobe Photoshop Elements. 

We purchased our seeds from americanmeadows.com.  We did a mix of Texas Bluebonnet and New England Wilflowers, to represent where we each grew up.  The bluebonnets were $13.95 for 1/4 pound, but the wildflowers were only $9.95 for 1/4 pound (we had 1/2 pound total seeds, and it was more than enough for 80 favors). I got free shipping because I ordered during their Christmas sale. 

Things not included on my expense list: ink (printed them myself), hot glue (I had a lot of it on hand, so I didn’t make a special shopping trip for it), cutting board and scoring blade (the scoring blade is ESSENTIAL for these, but I already had one).  Not including these things, I spent $39.50 total for 80 favors, or 49 cents apiece!  They were a lot of work (especially all of the folding and gluing), but totally worth it. 

Post # 25
53 posts
Worker bee

If you’re trying to save money, why not just not have favors? We didn’t have them. I don’t think anyone missed them. I’ve received seeds at several different events, and I’ve either forgotten them or left them in a drawer. But that’s just me! I really don’t think favors are necessary at all.

Post # 26
16 posts

candy favors! buy them in bulk, put them in jars with scoops, and set out envelopes or little boxes. Voila!


Always been my favorites!!

Post # 27
8 posts

Hi! were doing the same thing for my daughters wedding! I just saw seed envelopes you can print or have printed for about $7 pk of 50 on Amazon! We are thinking of getting those and a bulk bag of wild flower seeds (we live in Texas). Good Luck! Susan

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