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Wedding Favors That Won’t Scare Your Budget


With lots of expenses you are having in your wedding, definitely, your budget is becoming more stretched and thinner. And as much as you would want to have wedding favors at your wedding reception, you might probably don’t want to spend a lot of money for them.

For couples who are on a tight budget but still want to give out favors to their guests, there are actually many affordable choices of wedding favors to choose from. If you opt for affordable wedding souvenirs that won’t scare your budget, just continue to read on to find great ways that you can make them yourself and save some of your wedding budget.

Your first choice among affordable wedding keepsakes are bubbles. Bubble favors are not only economical, a great choice especially for those who have tight budget, but they can be easily decorated as well. You can find small containers of bubbles at many craft stores or party stores, with a great deal. They often come in plain white containers which can be easily decorated yourself. Enhance them using stickers, calligraphy on the sides, or ribbon tied around them. Or, you can wrap them up with white tulle and then tie them with ribbons that matches your wedding colors. Another great thing here is it will only take you a minute or two for each one you make.

Your second affordable wedding souvenir option would be edible favors. Edible options can be chocolates, candies, mints, cookies, pies, cupcakes, jams and the likes. You have two options to come up with edible favors, first is you can buy them in stores or bakeries, and second you can make them with yourself. If you decide on tiny chocolates, candies, mints, and cookies, you may want use favor boxes to use as your containers. Also, you may buy or create your own boxes, just make sure of making them beautiful and appealing to your guests.

Another economical choice are place card holders. One great thing about place card holders is that they can have dual purposes. First, they serve as the guests’ guide as to where each of them should be seated, and another one is they can be doubled as wedding souvenirs. You can find fancy place card holders in markets, and you may consider those that can be made personalize where you’ll be able to add you and your partner’s name, wedding date, and even your ”thank you” message to all your guests.

You may include in your list other affordable wedding souvenirs such as tea and coffee favors, candle favors, soap favors, seed, plant and flower favors and other economical items that you think can make great wedding keepsakes for your guest. You can also buy a do-it-yourself kit for candles and soap favors. With enough time and manpower, you can definitely finish enough souvenirs that can help your guests commemorate your special day. However, if you are running out of time, you can always buy at your local wedding gift stores as well as online stores.

jnet is a writer and interested more about weddings. often focusing on a specific aspect of the event such as affordable wedding favors and homemade wedding favors.

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