I need help with my wedding favors!!?

by DIY wedding planner on May 21, 2012

I have been looking all over the internet for ideas or favors to buy, but have not found anything that sticks out. Ideas please! I need it to be relatively cheap and I don’t mind buying them or the diy ones. Thanks!

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Meredith May 21, 2012 at 5:12 am

Candy. Cheap and everyone likes candy, and if not someone else can take theirs.

If you get little knickknacks and stuff that ALL ends up in the garbage (sorry, no matter what anyone says, people aren’t interested in little things with your name on them).


snake_girl85 May 21, 2012 at 6:10 am

I got handmade plantable paper heart favors from swallowtailfarms.com. They were really pretty cheap (25 for 19.95, free shipping if you order 3 or more sets). They have a wide range of colors, contain live wildflower seeds, and came with little glassine envelopes and instructions for each one. You can also buy personalized ones, but it’s more expensive. I’m printing off my own personalized labels for them. But it’s unique, cheap, and environmentally friendly. I love them!!!


GagesMomColie May 21, 2012 at 6:23 am

Orientaltrading.com has a lot of fairly cute ideas. I’ll probably just do bubbles. Are you going for some type of theme?


Augustbride2009 May 21, 2012 at 6:39 am

Depending on what your theme is, there are a lot of things that you can get for under $1 each.
My cousin made cookies as favors for her wedding and put them in cute little bags then tied them with ribon. She was on a tight budget so it worked out well for her because they were cheap to make, and they were a huge it! A lot of favors end up being just a waste of money, but the cookies definetly were not:)


Kristen May 21, 2012 at 6:45 am

my mother in law bought our favors.. but she just went to like hobby lobby or soemthing and got the diy ones and shes gonna put hurshey kisses in them!!


Mom3Girls May 21, 2012 at 7:21 am

I got married in April, but 5 years ago. I had flower seed packets for everyone. I ordered them from the internet and they were really cheap. (Forgot the website – so long ago!) But they were packaged for weddings, so they weren’t regular flower packets. They also included the verse from our wedding invitations on each packet. We still have the flowers blooming each year on our anniversary – it is VERY special!


JoC May 21, 2012 at 8:12 am


I am also getting Married but not until next year 7/2/2010 =)

I would have to agree with going to OrientalTrading.com

They are not expensive and great ideas. I am ordering all my favors and accessories from them.

Good Luck! and Congrats!


alliecat138 May 21, 2012 at 8:14 am

It would depend on how big your wedding will be and what season.

Last October I went to a wedding and the couple had printed pictures of themselves and put them in frames…it sounds more expensive than it is. They got the small and cute frames relatively cheap and printed the pics themselves.

Bubbles is the going them right now. Plus they sell them at walmart.

Someone I know bought Christmas ornaments at the dollar tree. Which our Dollar Tree actually has a lot of wedding stuff…so look there and like they said before Oriental Trading is a great place to look.

Good luck.


Connie T May 21, 2012 at 9:11 am

I liked the seed idea, but put a different spin on them.

I bought little white plastic flower pots ($.25 each) and put a little baggie of dirt in each one and a little baggie of seeds. I wrapped them with clear wrap and a ribbon and added a cute poem tag that I wrote myself.

Guests were stealing extras off the tables. The little baggies you can get at any craft store in the bead aisle – like 100 for $2. Dirt is cheap, and find some bulk seeds…use your wedding flower seeds to tie it all together!

I have people tell me all the time about how theirs are growing!

Think outside the box and try to tie it in with your theme. Don’t go for the same old junk that you see everywhere.

If you’re going to do candy….then do the buffett.

Good Luck!


Anabanana May 21, 2012 at 9:54 am

Well it all depends but candy is my best advise, my wedding was in december and the favors were candy canes i figured or they will eat them or they will take it home and hang it on their tree


JedaSoul<3 May 21, 2012 at 10:12 am
Briana May 21, 2012 at 10:19 am

These are some favor ideas (starting at page 5 are some really great boxes, candy wraps, etc.): http://bjoyfulinvitations.cceasy.com/ProductSelect.cfm?group=PG0257&iSubgroup=803&menu=None


Emily S. May 21, 2012 at 11:03 am
Sarah P May 21, 2012 at 11:42 am
Deluxe Wedding Favors May 21, 2012 at 12:19 pm

we have a huge selection that you can look at that may give you some ideas.


djvee May 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I have to agree with the seed idea also. It seems really popular right now. Very eco-cool.
One of my girlfriends just sent me this link to give her my opinion and it is actually a really cool idea.
It is a place card and favor all in one. It’s called the “Please be Seeded” Plantable place card holder or something like that.
Check it out.


Andrea M May 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm

http://www.e-weddingfavors.com/ My advice is to play to the ladies. Regardless of the favor you choose, they are typically more tuned in and appreciative than their male counterparts. Below are some of the ideas I’d suggest …


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