Wedding favors are a great way to show your guests that you appreciate them being there for you on your special day! You can always find cheap wedding favors on the internet which will take practically no time to put together, but homemade wedding favors are much more charming and more likely not to be thrown away immeadiately after the wedding. Most people complain that they just don’t have enough time or don’t like crafts but whatever the argument, there are wedding favors which can be made in just a few minutes which can really show your guests that you care.
1. Candle Wedding Favors
Candles are not that hard to make, you can find directions in any craft store. Melt the beeswax (it takes like a minute in the microwave), add a wick and pour into the container or mold of your choice. You can even add coloring and scents to make it a more personalized wedding favor. If your theme is a beach wedding, pour the beeswax into empty shells, its a great effect. If thats a little too crafty for you, buy some candles already made in a color that matches your wedding and a scent that you like, wrap them up with some tulle tied with a ribbon.
2. Chocolate Wedding Favors
Who doesn’t like chocolate? Find yourself a recipe for chocolate or melt chocolate if you’re not a cook, then pour into a cute mold (also available at craft stores), freeze for a few minutes and you have your own homemade chocolate wedding favors to fit your wedding theme. You can also buy lollipop sticks and make chocolate lollipops which look great wrapped in cellaphane and ribbon. If you’re really crafty, use different colors in the mold to make your treat stand out! If you’re not so crafty or are running short on time, buy giant candy bars, take off the outside wrapper, and print up your own on the computer as a place card or write a romantic quote, your names and wedding date, whatever you want.
3. Flower Seed Wedding Favors
Seed packets are starting to be a very popular wedding favor. Visit your local gardening store and see what you can find. Most seeds can be bought in bulk relatively cheaply. Choose something that is native to the area where you are getting married so that people can actually plant them. Wildflowers or forget-me-nots are popular, but you can also go with others like hot pepper seeds, carrot, watermelon, strawberry, lavender, mint, basil or sage. It all depends on your theme! They can be wrapped up anyway you choose, though they look great through small glass jars. Be sure to make a tag with these favors telling the guest what kinds of seeds they are and care tips.
4. Potpourri Satchets
Believe it or not, potpourri can be bought in bulk on the internet, scented or unscented, and it makes a great wedding favor. Choose a scent and color that you like, and it looks (and smells) great in a drawstring bag or small lace satchet. If you’re crafty sew up some little bags by sewing three sides, adding the potpourri, then sewing the fourth side. Attach a silk or plastic flower and you’ve got something someone will want to hang on to for a while. If you’re not very crafty then just wrap them in cellaphane, which is still pretty, or in a drawstring bag, add a flower or tag and you’re done!
There are plenty of ideas for wedding favors out there. If you’re looking for a unique wedding favor, think about the theme and colors of your wedding and use your imagination. The sky is the limit!