Homemade Wedding Favours: Budget-Friendly Ideas for Second Time Brides
by Emily Bradbury
We all know how expensive weddings can be. What with a venue, caterer, flowers, and DJ to pay for – not to mention a dress! – there seems like there is barely anything left over. Homemade wedding favours can help second time brides to stay within budget, and by getting a little creative, you can actually save a small fortune.
Giving wedding favours is a great way to thank your guests for sharing your big day. But, if you’ve got a half decent sized guest list, this can cost a small fortune. Getting creative and making homemade wedding favours can go down a treat and save the pennies.
Depending on the size of your guest list, you could wow your guests with your culinary expertise.
Why not make some chocolate truffles, muffins, cupcakes or homemade jam to give your guests? Not got a sweet tooth? Spicy Southwestern popcorn will also be a great treat. When buying the products in bulk they will be inexpensive, and you can certainly save a great deal. Money you can then reinvest into another part of your wedding.
Martha Stewart Weddings has some great wedding favour recipes for weird and wonderful, and wonderfully traditional edible wedding favours. Some of her unique flavours include Earl Grey Tea cookies, romantic chocolate fortune cookies, mini coconut-macadamia cakes, Milanese panettone (a fancy fruitcake), and sugar cookies stacked to look like miniature wedding cakes.
DIY Wedding Favours on a Budget
If your guest list is a little longer, you can get crafty in other ways:
- Soaps – make soaps using scents from your wedding flowers and using your colour scheme. This is a cute gesture that will impress everyone at your wedding.
- Decorated candles – candles make great favours, decorate them with paint and your initials as a sweet scented memento.
- Personalised place cards – if you take the time to make beautiful name tags for your guests, these can double as favours to take home at the end. Think outside the box for ways you can incorporate your personality and wedding day theme.
There are a whole host of ways you can create budget-friendly favours at home. What’s more, if you work together with your fiancé, friends, and family; making them can be a really big part of the wedding. It is a great way to bond and would be the perfect hen night (bachelorette party) for mature brides.
Getting Creative With Favour Boxes
If you’re making your own favours, you’ll want to present them in an equally as eye-catching way.
The best way to do this is to purchase plain favour boxes. You can then fill these with your handmade treats and decorate in your wedding theme. This will tie the whole favour together and add a real sense of personality to your wedding day.
You can then decorate your boxes with tissue paper and confetti inside – no wedding is complete without a little glitter after all! As for the outside, adorn with ribbons and bows that match your wedding colour scheme. You can also create handmade gift tags that could double as place cards for your reception.
DIY Favours Make Your Wedding Unique
Adding a DIY element to your wedding day doesn’t have to be difficult. It can be a really great way to spend an afternoon, without spending a small fortune. Why not try out some of these tips if your big day is coming up?
Wedding Favours Delight sells a comprehensive range of both plain and coloured wedding favour boxes in a whole host of shapes and sizes. Visit their website to find the perfect favours and containers for your big day.
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