With the current state of the economy a couple’s wedding budget is being slimmed. Couples are looking for ways to save and still have a fabulous wedding. Getting creative with favors is a great way to slim down the budget. This is not an area that has to be crossed off the list just because a budget is small. A favor can be as little as $1. A couple can also decided to gift one gift for couple. However, make sure your single guests get their own. Elegala.com has awesome ideas for wedding favors that are more economical. These are a few examples:
~Candy is Always Good. Edible favors can be a big hit and can be the cheapest favor. Getting candies that match your wedding colors and that are packaged attractively can make them look fancier then they really are. Foods that are famous in the state you are getting married are a cute idea especially for those out of town guests. Peanut and Peach themed favors would work if your wedding is here in Georgia. Another idea is buying chocolate bars in bulk and making a personalized wrapper.
~All Aprons Welcome. Making something homemade can add a very personal touch to your wedding. You could make some sort of food items like cookies and mini pastries or even homemade jam. A bride could even get her bridesmaids together to have a bonding day of making baked goods. The bridesmaids could bring one favorite recipe each. Wrap it in cellophane and include the recipe. How cute is that?
~Blast from the Past. A great way to save money and have a little fun with your hubby to be would be to create a “mixed tape” for you guests. You would be taking care of two things on the wedding to do list a one time: putting together a playlist for your DJ and making your favors at the same time. Guests will be able to think back on the amazing time they had at your wedding every thing the play the CD. You can even create a personalized CD cover with a fun picture of the two of you, your names and the wedding date. Adding a short message inside the case would be the perfect final touch.
~Give Back. Another idea that some couples are choosing with today’s economy is making a donation to a charity in lieu of a favor. This way you can donate what your budget allows for favors. This can help if you don’t have enough budgeted for your growing guest list. You can print cards for each place setting describing the charity and letting the guests know that this is in lieu of a favor. Just make sure you choose a reputable charity and you ask for a tax form. One that we highly recommend is The Junior League of Atlanta. http://www.jlatlanta.org/
~ Go Green. Give your guests a packet of seeds for different types of plants and flowers. Get these at your local WalMart or even Costco. Guests can plant the seeds and remember you and your wedding every time they water or admire the plant. Just like some of the other ideas you can personal the wrapping the seeds come in. If you don’t like the idea if giving your guests seeds but still want to “go green” you can always make sure you use recycled paper for your invitations and for the packing of your favors!