Wedding Favors On A Budget
by: Michael Kabel
It’s an all-too-common scenario for the modern bride and wedding planner. With resources and funds stretched to their breaking point, and with the big date drawing ever closer, the time comes when something’s got to give. As the old saying goes, you can only cut a dollar so many different ways. There has to be compromises. This is sound advice– if only it were true.
Working from a budget doesn’t have to mean cutting out the fineries of an elegant wedding celebration. When shopping for the perfect wedding favors, there are many ways to cut costs without compromising quality. Some might require a little more DIY or extra preparation time, but there’s a definite trade-off in the money you’ll save– money that can be spent on other wedding items. You may not be able to spend the same dollar everywhere, but you can spend it as savvy as possible!
Whenever possible, buy large quantities and do the work of assembling and gift-wrapping the favors yourself. This will present huge savings if you’re planning to give packaged wedding favors such as flowers, candies or other edibles. For example, ordering favor boxes from retailers online will usually entitle you to a larger discount than you might get if simply purchasing favor packaging in-store. Florists often offer discounts when buying loose lots of flowers, and you can save money on candy or potpourri by purchasing by the pound.
Of course you may also want to make the wedding favors truly unique by preparing them yourself out of raw ingredients. Few wedding guests are able to resist the charm of homemade brownies or jam favors, especially when packaged in a hand wrapped bag with a cute thank you tag. The homemade touch of these favors will carry an intimacy and sincerity all its own. The key to hit wedding favors is in the presentation and amount of sincerity your guests perceive.
Other budget favors include simple favors your guests will enjoy not just at the wedding reception but also when they go home. If you’re considering a simple keepsake, remember that candles and votives can last for hours and are always of use in the home. These are some of our best-selling candle favors, all for under $2.00 each:
The wedding favor is a great way to show your appreciation for your guests’ time and selflessness in joining you on your special day! While they don’t have to cost a fortune, a thoughtful favor is something of a necessity and will act as a souvenir and memory touchstone for how guests remember your wedding décor and theme.
My Wedding Favors offers dozens of delightful and unique wedding favors for the wedding planner on a budget. We also offer favors and gifts for a variety of occasions, such as groomsmen gifts, shower favors, and even personalized wedding favors. For a complete look at our catalog, visit are homepage at http://www.myweddingfavors.com/.