Wedding favors are a special custom that goes beyond tradition -- they're a way to thank your guests for being part of your wedding day, and to enhance your wedding theme. While many luxe wedding favors are available for big bucks, you don't have to break the bank to give your guests a memento of your special day.
Inexpensive wedding favors are available in many categories. Here are some of the most popular cheap wedding favors your guests will enjoy.
Edible favors. Who doesn't love a sweet treat? If your budget is extremely tight, consider MyWeddingFavors' dress-and-tux butter mints ($0.10/each) or ForeverandAlways' personalized Hershey's kisses ($0.30/each with a minimum order of 250). Another good option is Wedding Favors Unlimited's personalized chocolate bars ($0.60/each for chocolate bars, or $0.38/each for personalized wrappers only).
Photo favors. Usable long after the wedding, photo frames are a great way to keep your wedding on your guests' mind long after your wedding has passed. WeddingFavorDiscount.com offers silver-tone photo keychains and photo frames (both $0.79/each) in four motifs: two hearts, seashell, castle and butterfly.
Favors for use at the ceremony. Wedding bubbles are a classic favor and a fun way to celebrate the couple's first kiss as husband and wife. Guests at an outdoor ceremony will surely appreciate WeddingFavors.org's white folding fans ($0.60/each with a minimum of 120).
Of course, for couples who have time to spare, making your own wedding favors can be a fun activity that also results in big savings. Here are some do-it-yourself, inexpensive wedding favor ideas:
- Affordable candy, such as M&Ms, jellybeans, pillow mints, or Jordan almonds, wrapped in expensive tulle circles from your local craft store and tied with a pretty ribbon.
- Homemade cookies, candy, or whatever edible is traditional in your family, presented in an inexpensive craft store box or bag.
- Inexpensive votive candles or tea lights, packaged in a small organza bag (available cheap online or in many craft stores).
Finally, remember that another, less-expensive way to thank your guests is by making a donation to a worthy cause, and then letting guests know (with inexpensive table cards or an announcement during the reception) that you have done so in lieu of the typical wedding favor. What a thoughtful way to celebrate your new life together!