All of us want to buy the best for our special wedding day and reception ranging from the best gown to the best food to the best possible wedding party favors. However, most of us are not lucky enough to have an unlimited amount of money to spend on our weddings and a budget has to be considered when planning a wedding.
Executing a good wedding with a limited budget always requires a lot of enterprise and planning, be it asking for a discount from your designer or getting a special deal from your caterer in order to get more for less. Wedding party favors are no exception to the rule, and you will only be able to provide favors that are cheap without looking it only after you spend some time and effort in planning your favors.
A smart bride can get away with giving away wedding party favors that look classy and cute for the same budget that a dumber bride will spend on getting tacky and cheap favors; the key here is to plan well in advance and determine your budget. When planning your wedding, list out all your expenses ranging from the wedding dress to the caterers and decoratorâ??s fee in order to get the amount that is left for wedding favors. If you do not have an idea about how much everything will cost, then setting a budget of one to two dollars per guest for wedding party favors should be able to provide for gifts that look good without being expensive.
You can be the smart bride who manages to give classy wedding party favors without over exceeding your budget by considering the options given below:
Personalized Chocolates And Candies:Â Â Giving out chocolate with custom printed wrappers is not just costly, it is also passÃ©. Instead of getting your names printed on chocolate wrappers, buy small sized candy and chocolate like Kisses or MnMs in bulk and wrap them up nicely in cute looking gift packs. Use either gold or silver tulle, ribbons and wrapping paper for a classic wedding or use colors from the wedding theme to wrap up your chocolates in style. Creating these self wrapped chocolate wedding party favors will cost you somewhere around $1 including the packing, but your guests will still love them as much as professionally packed costly chocolate selections.
Plants and Flowers:Â A potted plant or herb has no monetary value attached to it because it can last for years and years if it is taken care of. You can buy potted flowering plants or herbs like lavender, rosemary and sage etcetera for less than two dollars each from your local nursery or plant wholesaler. If the pots are not good looking enough, wrap them up in foil or tulle or hand paint them in colors from the wedding theme. You can also stencil in a design or a quote with your names and the date of your wedding on the pots to give them a personal touch.
Candles:Â Good quality candles, big or small always come across as being classy wedding party favors. The best part about these candles is that you can also use them as table centerpieces at your wedding reception. In order to get good candles for less, buy them wholesale. If they do not come with nice wrappers, then wrap them up yourself neatly in tulle and ribbon to make them look costlier than they actually are.
Keychains:Â Personalized keychains with the names of the bride and groom and the date of the wedding embossed or printed on them not only make for useful wedding party favors, they are also economical to boot. You can buy keychains that suit the theme of your wedding, for example, buy autumn leaf designs if you have an autumn wedding and get them engraved with the details. If you buy and get these key chains printed in bulk, you will not only have a good looking wedding party favor for less; you will also be giving your guests something that is practical and useful.
DIY Wedding Party Favors:Â These could include making anything that you are good at, ranging from handmade candles to home made cookies. Making things yourself with favor supplies not only ensures that your wedding party favors cost less, they also make them unique from everything else. If you are good in the kitchen then you can consider making home made jams and preserves and presenting them in nicely wrapped jars. Cookies and cakes wrapped in silver foil and tulle also make for tasty and classy wedding party favors.Â Â
Theme Based Wedding Favors:Â Wedding party favors that go well with your theme never look tacky. Instead they always seem well thought of and classy. You can buy nice theme based wedding party favors by jogging your mind a little. For e.g. if you are having a beach themed party, giving away small bags of sea shells or shell shaped chocolates always looks good. A fairy tale themed wedding can have small poly-stone prince and princess figurines as wedding party favors while potted plants and flowers are perfect for garden weddings.
Other ways in which you can save money on party favors is by giving away one wedding party favor per couple instead of giving favors per person. This would help you give out costlier items without looking cheap. Some gifts that you can give out to couples are potted plants like orchids and small board game sets etcetera. Just make sure that you also buy something equally good for your single guests.
Another thing that you should definitely do in order to get your wedding party favors cheap is to buy them only from wholesalers and at sales. If you already have your wedding planned six months ahead, then you might be able to find good sales at craft and gift stores. Otherwise, it is also a good idea to collect gift store coupons and then buy your wedding party favors in bulk at discounted rates.