Handmade Favors

With more couples seeking different ways to trim their budgets, DIY wedding favors have become the “in” thing.

Potted Plants: Gifting potted plants is a top eco-friendly choice this year. Start by buying potted flowering plants from your local nursery and consider decorating the pots with your wedding colors, stencil a design of your married name and wedding date, or provide a special and meaningful quote. The beauty of this favor is that if properly cared for, the plants will be a daily reminder of your special day for years to come.


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Handmade Treats: Who doesn’t love a good cookie, brownie or cupcake? Is there a special family recipe that has been passed down for generations that you could share? Package the treats in colored cellophane and tiny bows that match your wedding colors for a perfect presentation.


{Cupcakes, wedding cake cookies, heart brownies, heart cookies}

Candles: Candles are always a classy wedding favor. Though simple to make yourself, save time by buying them wholesale for close to the same price as you would pay for materials. Wrap the candles in pretty tulle and ribbons and consider doubling their use as table centerpieces at your reception.


{Main photo, top left, yarn candles, fall candles, teacup, daisy candles, LOVE candles, bottom right}

Personalized chocolates or candies: Instead of forking out a chunk of your budget on custom printed candy wrappers, buy sweet treats in bulk like Hershey Kisses, M&Ms or one of your favorites. Package the treats in organza bags and attach a sweet message for a personalized touch.


{Top left, center left, center right, M&Ms, top right, center left, center right, bottom right}

Remember to keep your story and interests as a couple in mind, too. Did you initially meet at the local coffee shop? Consider decorating and customizing mugs with your monogram. The options are endless.

  1. Jo Green says:

    Those cookies are so well decorated! My friend baked cookies for her wedding the night before the service! I can’t believe she did all that work! It was worth it though – they were really good!

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