As you probably already know, a wedding is the single most important and exciting event for a new bride. As the bride and groom both prepare to enter their new lives together, the entire family is usually very much involved as well.
A wedding is an exciting time for family life as well. When a member of a large family gets married, the celebrations can be many. Family gatherings, bridal showers and wedding halls all cost money. One caveat that many people forget is that major costs can come from the smallest of items and these small items add up fast.
One of these small items are Wedding Favors. However, wedding favors can be one area where you can actually save more money than you think. You want to choose categories that have many varieties available, candles for instance.
Candles can be an expensive wedding favor idea, so if you need many candles for your wedding celebrations, a $2 per candle price difference for two different types can save you a few hundred dollars. With those kind of savings you can splurge on other “things” for your wedding.
Here’s a few other great wedding favor ideas to help your juices going.
Sweets for your sweet: Everybody loves candy. I know I do. Using candy as a wedding favor is very popular, because it is sweet, comes in many colors, and best of all, looks wonderful as a decoration. Everyone will enjoy getting candy at your wedding.
The really unique thing about using candy as a wedding favor is in the creative way you choose to present it to your guests. There must be as many cheap, imaginative ways to give candy as there are stars in the sky. The chocolate people caught on to this so now you can even custom order M&Ms in wedding colors.
Those with a sweet tooth and those without are into edible wedding favors. If you’re fussy or have an aunt with a flair for healthy desert cooking, you may want to try and persuade her to develop some tasty treats that you can give away for your wedding.
If your aunt is anything like mine is, your treats will be a hit. They may take a bit of time to prepare, but homemade is always better anyways – right? My aunt was great at making little decorated cheesecake squares in different colors and flavors. A friend got her cousin to make chocolate covered caramel apples with sprinkles on top. It was a bit sticky, but it came wrapped in colored plastic and secured with a ribbon.
Trinkets are also very popular and you can save some good money here if you are buying in bulk. You can get Bubbles, bottle stoppers, tiny picture frames, magnets, or other small items online. Many times you can buy them in bulk and even have them personalized with engraving or by using stickers and ribbon.
As mentioned above, candles will be a gift that your guest may enjoy even more than trinkets or candy. Fragrance candles will give something to look forward to later in the evening when they’re ready to relax. Speaking of which, the bride could probably use some of these candles to help her relax after a long night of wedding celebrations.
You need to decide if you want a free standing candle design or one with a small glass holder of some sort. You can get other types of candle holders, but glass holders seems to be a cost efficient price that most wedding planners agree with.
There are other wedding favors ideas that you can include here. With the growing circle of eco-friendly products you can now buy wedding favors that take environmental matters seriously. You may choose to get back to nature by providing herb seeds or flower seeds with colors that match the theme of the wedding.
There are a ton of other wedding favor ideas I could get into, but I thought maybe you could leave a comment below and give me some of your ideas instead.
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