When it comes to planning a budget for your wedding, it’s things like wedding favours that will completely mess up your plans. Thinking of inviting about 100 people to your wedding? If you’re thinking of buying in favours – which realistically play little part in the overall day – you’ll most probably be looking at £300 plus for the whole affair.
It’s a bit much, really, isn’t it?
The best wedding favours I’ve seen have been hand made. If you’re prepared to spare a little time, you can save money and you’ll keep your guests happy with a personalised gift at the same time.
So what could you possibly make for your wedding day?
One of my favourite ideas is to handprint brown kraft pouches with a personalised message (stamps: similar from Etsy) and fill with seeds from your local garden centre. A message I’ve recently on some seen said ‘Let our love grow’, which I thought was a beautiful thought (if a bit cheesy) and a lovely way for friends and family to have something to remember your wedding day in future. Image via Indulgy
If you’re having a Summer wedding, let your guests party in the sunshine with personalised Wayfarer sunglasses (similar available from Primark for £1 per pair) – via FabMood.com
Left: If you’re friends and family are party animals, pack a little cotton pouch with paracetamol, tissues and sweets for a personalised Hangover Kit – via The Knot Right: Sweet tooth? Share the love and make heart shaped lollipops for your guests – via Brides Magazine
Are you an animal lover? These quirky animal creations are quickly made by spraying some plastic animal toys with white or gold spray paint. And they’ll no doubt be popular in the not-so-sober wedding photos! – via Bridal Musings
If you’re a beauty product hoarder, then these DIYsalt scrub wedding favours let you share the love with your wedding guests. Made using only 3 ingredients they’re also easy as pie to out together. – via InspiredByThis
Left: If you’re a keen cook, these cookie cutters allow you to print a message into your cookies and leave a cute personalised message – via ColinCowieWeddings Right: Give your guests sparklers for a cheap wedding favour that will add a bit of life to wedding photos. – via It’s A Bride’s Life