(Closed) What are some inexpensive or DIY wedding favor ideas?F

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Tswife4ever: Do you support any charities? You could simply put a card out that says “in lieu of favors, a donation has been made to xxxxx.” That seems to be gaining popularity these days.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

we are having a rustic themed wedding; outdoor on our property. Theme is lovebirds and trees. Made my own birdseed favors and LOVE them! Cost less than 28 cents per favor to make them. Ordered small muslin bags online ($28 for 160 bags) to put them in..I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE them! And so do the birdies 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We’re making our own soap!  Lol – unique but I really loved the idea.  We’re getting palm tree molds from ebay and melt and pour soap.  Then, we will add our own ocean scent oil (wedding is on the beach).  $15 for 170 favors and guests are loving the idea.  Something sweet and simple that can be used for a little while and not be thrown away!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Candy. Everyone loves it and will use it. You can buy Easter Hershey’s Kisses on sale for half price after Easter. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

One of the best favors I ever received at a wedding was home made fudge, made by the bride. She put 4 little pieces in a little box. They were delicious! If you don’t make fudge, something like cookies or another little home made treat would be nice.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We did homemade caramel. I bought little jars here, and made a few batches of my favourite caramel to fill them. I made little jam jar skirts from fabric, and then DIYed some favour tags with our names and wedding date on it. It was probably less than $120 for 150 guests. Everyone LOVED it.

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

How much do you want to spend on favors? I’m doing two favors. DIY round paddle fans and then pillow boxes filled with jordan almonds

 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Tswife4ever: Thanks! Our guests loved them. I think a lot of the jars didn’t even make it home, apparently people were dipping their bread at the tables in it, LOL! We also put the leftover caramel out at our dessert buffet. Mmmmm!!! It took me a pretty full afternoon to do it all. I worked in double batches. It’s a bit finicky, it goes from caramel to burnt pretty quickly, so you DO have to keep a close eye on it, but it’s pretty easy. You can do it about a week out. I kept a jar of it in the fridge for a month and it was still perfectly fine, but I don’t think I would push it beyond that since I was feeding it to other people and you don’t know how long they are going to keep it in the fridge!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We tapped our maple trees and are making maple syrup for our favors. Found small bottles from a local glass distributor, they were something like $3.50 a dozen. Got tags to put on them and they will double as escort cards!  

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It reaaly depends on how much you want to spend.  You can get bulk wild flower seeds and wrap them in lillt pieces of tulle to keep it cheap.  Add a little note that says thank you.

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