The latest statistics show that many couples in the U. S. spend on average around $20,000 for their wedding , including the dress, the tuxedos, the catering, transportation, and so many other things. For many, $20,000 is about half a year's salary, and all of that for just one day! Yes, it may be the most special day of your life, but still, many couples wonder just how they can perhaps trim a few things in order to bring down that bill - without compromising the beauty of their special day.
Finding some cheap wedding favors that don't seem all that cheap can be one such way. Wedding favors are meant to be a great way for your guests - and for you - to have a keepsake of your special day, and while you want them to be beautiful and expressive, they don't need to be expensive either.
The first step in picking out some cheap wedding favors is to think about the theme or design of your wedding. If it's something more traditional, you want favors that reflect this; if your wedding is more casual, then you may have more options.
Cheap wedding favors for a traditional wedding may include small candy dishes, picture frames, or candlesticks. For more casual wedding, you could tie the favors in with the theme - a beach wedding may be a bag of seashells, an outdoor wedding may be seed packets.
The next step is to consider what types of cheap wedding favors you can make or at least assemble yourself. Tulle bags full of Hershey's Kisses or Jordan Almonds are always a favorite. Do you bake? Homemade sugar cookies in the shape of hearts wrapped in pink wax paper is a special treat.
There are also many items you can purchase if you don't want edible favors, for example, small soaps, key chains in the shape of a heart, and coasters are good ideas.
Another suggestion for cheap wedding favors is personalized candy bar wrappers . Many companies that offer these products will allow you to just purchase the wrappers and foil by themselves, and you can buy your own candy bars and wrap them yourself, saving you quite a bit of money.
Most companies that offer candy bar wrappers have a variety of designs available that will match your wedding's theme. As an example, www.FavorsAndWraps.com , one of the web's leading customized candy bar wrapper sites, have over 150 designs that include traditional and elegant themes, nature scenes, at the beach, fun and whimsical, and designs for the modern bride. They will even allow you to email them with information about your own event and will work to create a wrap just for you!
So if you're looking to trim a few dollars from your wedding bill but don't want to look as if you've compromised anything, cheap wedding favors may be an option, if you're willing to take some time to shop and compare.
Linda Ellison is a freelance writer who specializes in trends and lifestyles. Her previously published fiction works, including the Dana Ford Mystery Series, have been on bookshelves nationwide. Visit http://www.favorsandwraps.com to read more about the latest trends in wedding favors.