(Closed) Cheap neat favors

posted 10 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I’m planning on buying some of the inexpensive muslin pouches at papermart (check online, they’re like 30cents each).  I am going to hand embroider mine with our monogram (but you could do something like a rubber stamp, which might be less time consuming).  I’ll then fill them with candies in our colors, which I will buy in bulk.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

One of my best friends did lottery tickets on each seat! And it was a pretty fancy OC wedding.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Don’t know where you are located, but I purchased $0.45 sandalwood fans in LA for my ceremony.  Not exactly unique but definitely cheap if someone wanted to use them as favors.  I think it would look great w/the fans opened and placed on the plate. 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I used glass coaster frames purchased from weddingchannel.com as favors/placecards.  I printed out little slips of paper to put in the picture part thanking the guests for sharing in our special day.  I then printed out little cards with each guests name, punched a hole in the card, tied ribbon around the frame, and fastened the card to the frame. Then, I attached beads to the ribbon and tied a bow.  The frames were 2 for $0.99 plus shipping (actually, this is the price they are at right now, on sale:

http://www.weddingchannelstore.com/weddingchannel/ProductPage.aspx?scId=Unique%20Favors(KnotShop)&pId=P1105(KnotShop)&cId=Favors(KnotShop)&cTypF=&sscId=CoasterFavors(KnotShop)

The ribbon was $0.44 per roll (4 rolls for 35 favors), the beads were $6.00, and the wire used to string the beads was $0.97.

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hello!  I am getting married on a lake.  For our favors I "made" sailboat and anchor christmas ornaments in our colors.  I ordered pre-painted wooden sailboats from http://www.createforless.com for $25 (quantity 50) and purchased wooden anchors from JoAnn’s for $.25 a piece.  I then painted and added detail, lastly attaching a ribbon. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

We ordering Lindt chocolate truffles (they come in our wedding colors!)  online and will wrap them in tulle bundles that my Future Mother-In-Law got for us at Big Lots.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

We’re doing sudoku books (along with a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association). We found the books online at dollardays.com for .87 each! We’re wrapping them in paper I got from papermart ($18) and tying them with ribbon from save on crafts ($3.99). You definitely wouldn’t have to do a donation, we’re doing it because we both have lots of family affected by the disease, and we wanted to do something fun, so we threw in the sudoku books as well!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@ Tallbride:  Where are you getting the Lindt truffles?  My Fiance and I love these and this would be really neat.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We got little jar candles (similiar to yankee candles) at walmart for a dollar each.We peeled off the label and attached our favour tag with a ribbon. We also had jelly beans! I guess our guests really liked them because we had tons and they were all gone. I later found out my Maid/Matron of Honor took like 12 of them!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We bought some bulk wiildflower seeds and put them in small circle tins (about 1.5 in in diameter) we bought off ebay.  We then print out smaller versions of our enagament pics and punched them out with a 1in Fiskars circle paper puncher to put on top. They were very cute and less than a dollar a piece.

Post # 13
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Worker bee

We’re big followers of "If I can’t eat it, I don’t want it." We bought candy legos in bulk and plan on putting them in pillow boxes.

Good luck! 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Some cheap and cute favors I have seen (or am doing):

1) Seeds for flowers for your guests to plant in their garden

2) Small potted flowers/trees

3) Small bottles of Homemade Jam

4) Homemade cookies wrapped up

5) Candy Buffett, or Cookie Buffett and little bags your guests can fill with the goodies.

6) Charitable donations

I think homemade favors are always nice, and the cheaper the better. Chances are your guests will throw out anything that it not able to be eaten so keep this in mind….

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