When it comes to a wedding, adding a personal touch to your special day is always a good idea. It not only makes your wedding day different than everyone else’s but also has a thoughtful, personal touch as well. So when it comes to incorporating a personal touch, the best way to do it is through your wedding favors. After all, your guests probably put a bit of effort into attending your wedding and you should want to show your thanks in the most genuine way possible.
We recommend DIY (do it yourself) wedding favors. It’s a fun way to prepare for a wedding and could be something fun to do with your fiance, mom, or bridesmaids! However, DIY doesn’t have to mean you’re making the entire favor from scratch. So today, we’re sharing some of our favorite DIY wedding favors to inspire your own.
These are popular wedding favors and for many reasons. Succulents can be bought in bulk and then replanted in bowls or pots that match your theme. Also, who doesn’t love a cute little plant to take home and watch grow? Attach DIY personalized tags that thank your guests or have a meaningful quote on them. Something personal almost always goes a long way.
Whether it is cookies, mini pies in jars, or jams, any homemade favor is a good idea. You can also have desserts or foods like these match the season your wedding falls in. For example, if you’re having a fall wedding, make the mini pies apple pie! If it’s winter, consider a dry mix of hot chocolate or soup in a jar, with a personalized recipe tag.
Whether it’s olive oil, lemon liqueur from Italy, champagne, or mini liquor bottles, you can get really creative with this. Create labels to stick onto each already packaged bottle that say “Thanks for coming!” or another customized message. The bride and groom names with the date of the wedding, perhaps?
Handmade coasters are functional for both the wedding reception and at home. Buy empty tiles from the hardware store and decorate them to match the theme of your wedding.
DIY Boxes With Candy
A wedding favor can be anything that your guests take home as a thank you. Printing DIY box templates onto cardstock is a great low-cost wedding favor option. Fill the assembled boxes with small candy and add a tag to complete the favor. Mint books are also popular. Much like a matchbook, you print your design out on cardstock, cut, fold, and staple a mint inside. Templates can be found free online.
Adding a Personal Note
You can add a personal note with a cute saying to anything. Whether it’s a bottle opener or a wine cork, a sweet note to your guests or a thank you for coming shows a lot of thought to add to your wedding favors.
We hope this list helps when it comes to creating your DIY wedding favors. Just remember, any personal gift that is coming from you is something they would love!