You don’t really have to give wedding favors on your wedding day. It is however a great way to show your gratitude for the presence and support of friends and family. For couples on a strict budget, a cheap wedding favor that will not go over $2 per piece is ideal. Here are some suggestions for your cheap wedding favor.
1. Homemade Bookmarks
Buy a ream of stiff, high quality special paper for your cheap wedding favor. Use a simple lay-out software to create a couple of bookmark sized squares for each piece of paper . Put your wedding picture on each square and a poem or message and print on your laser printer. Cut out the bookmark squares, punch a hole on each and attach silk ribbons.
2. Message in a Bottle
Order small, empty party favor bottles in bulk for your cheap wedding favor. Print and slip in a special wedding message for each bottle. Wrap each bottle in tulle or put a ribbon around each.
3. Charity Cards
Donate a dollar to your favorite charity for each guest or for each couple at your reception instead of handing out wedding favors. Give each guest a thank you card that also says that you have given an amount in favor of your charity. Some of your own guests might even want to make a donation too.
4. Sea Shells
Plan a trip with your friends to the beach and collect some smooth, great looking shells for your cheap wedding favor. Brush and carefully disinfect each shell and then wrap in tulle and silk ribbons. You may also instead have your cheap wedding favor engraved with your names.
5. Flower Seeds
Buy some flower seeds in bulk or per sack. Stitch some mesh or tulle cloth into little packs and slip in a handful of flower seeds. Write a message on a tag and attach to your cheap wedding favor.
6. Wedding Cookies
Go for a variation on fortune cookies for a cheap wedding favor. Bake a batch of mini cookies and slip different messages on each cookie. Pack a couple of cookies in small paper boxes and wrap each box in tulle and ribbons.
7. Glycerin Soap
Get some materials from a local melt and pour glycerin soap supplier for a cheap wedding favor. Most purchases include beginner’s instructions. Customize each cheap wedding favor with dye scents, and molds of your choice.
8. Poem or Message Box
Type a couple of messages on small square slots on a piece of special hard paper . You can quote Biblical passages, famous lines or you can come up with your own personal messages and short poems. Cut out the pieces and place the pieces in small boxes tied with ribbons.
9. Silk Fan
Purchase silk fans in bulk and have your names engraved at the side or attach a card at the bottom with some silk rope.
10. Wedding Jam
Buy small jam bottles in bulk. Fill each bottle with your homemade jam and attach a card with your name and wedding message on each cheap wedding favor.