So we decided not to do favours ... half the people don't take them or never use whatever it is lol.... my father passed of cancer 2 years ago so instead we are going to do chocolates with tag on it...saying we made a donation to cancer society rather then spending money on gifts. 🤷♀️ Thought would be a little better then buying something people don't.need
We're planning to go to our farmers market during the summer and get foods to can - beets, pickles, jam and gift out little gift baskets. We're only have 30 people and will give one basket per couple / family.
We are buying ready made soap that we just have to melt down and then pour into our shapes. We are buying some add ins to make the bars orange & lavender. It will cost about $75 for favours for 120 (I’m making extras for family who live in New Zealand and Australia who can’t fly down).
We’re not doing favours. Although they come from a good place, I feel most people forget about them and leave them there. Or if they do take them they don’t get used. I don’t even remember what the favours were at any wedding I’ve been to in the last 5 years. If your on a budget I would say skip for sure.
For guest favors, we're planning on getting key bottle openers from Amazon with a note saying "Thank you for being a Key part of our day" or "love is the key to happiness...and the ability to open a bottle". They're inexpensive (some coming in at 60cents/key), a crowd pleaser, and they're practical.
Popcorn is cheap, and you could put some in an organza
bag tied with a ribbon and a tag that says "Thanks for popping by" sort of cute.
We have been planning a candy bar but with them not allowing buffets at weddings I'm not sure that would even be allowed. If that is the case we will probably bag up some chocolate in a nice bag or box. We have a few chocolate outlet stores in our area.
Edible favors seem to be the cheapest and the most crowd pleasing.
You can get custom cookie stamps on Etsy for sugar cookies, or ask a few relatives to bake you a dozen and have bags for people to pack their own. Candy bars are popular too, I've seen people have a pre packed goodie bag with the bride and grooms favorite treats instead of the self serve option or the classic "mint to be" pun with peppermint patties. Wedding Star has a ton of favors of you don't want snacks, generally the more you buy the lower the cost is.
A wedding I attended a couple of years ago had $1 scratch off tickets in an envelope that said “wishing you love and riches from the new Mr. and Mrs.” I thought it was a fun idea! Still not sure what we’re doing yet.
We will be doing a cookie bar and having our families make a variety of cookies, then we will have plain paper bags (get 100 of amazon for like $20) and we will be stamping them with a custom stamp with our names and wedding date we are getting from esty (around $25). It’s something I know people will use and its cheap too!
I was looking at making coaster with our engagement photos on them done with mod podge. Or table placings (name tags or our name and date) on a hexagon piece from Lowe’s backsplash turned into a fridge magnet. Good luck and have fun DIY is meaningful 😊
We're doing chocolate covered almonds, buying in bulk. And we'll put around 7 pieces into little pouches/boxes and give them to each guest. To be honest, I'd rather skip favours all together, but giving away almonds is my FH' family's wedding tradition. So at least it's a very inexpensive option
You could go to the dollar store and get small candles. Then put a thank you ribbon on it.