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DIY Wedding Favors For the Do It Yourself Bride

Ashley Rader

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One of the best ways to save money on your wedding is to make your own favors. There are hundreds of options for wedding favors that you can make yourself. Get a team of bridesmaids or other helpers together and have a favor-making party.

Here is a guide to some classy, inexpensive DIY wedding favors.

Wedding Favor Boxes

You have to have packaging for your wedding favors. Why not purchase the wedding favor boxes and fill them with an inexpensive favor like potpourri or mints? Here are some wedding favor boxes and some suggestions for filling them with DIY treats.

Something Blue Boxes - Use these blue boxes as the packaging for a yummy treat like mints or Jordan almonds. Spice them up with a white ribbon or hot glue a silk flower bud to the top of the box.

Chair Place Card Box - Take a load off with this double-duty DIY favor. These place card holders with a box for a seat can provide a stylish favor holder. Fill this box with jelly beans, mints or rice. Decorate the seat with a ribbon in the color of your bridesmaids’ dresses.

Chinese Takeout - Send your guests off in style with this trendy box. Fill it with a sweet treat such as Jordan almonds or a truffle. Great for Asian themed DIY weddings.

Wedding Favor Bags

Looking for something DIY that doesn't require as much assembly as a box. . Favor bags have an elegant, soft touch. Here's are some bag and favor suggestions for DIY wedding favor bags.

Organza Bags - Use this organza bag (which comes in a wide variety of colors) to hold soaps, birdseed, potpourri, rose petals or a decorated votive candle.  

Out of Town Knothole Bag - This simple bag becomes a luxurious spa favor for bridesmaids when you fill it with herbal soaps, a soothing candle and homemade body scrub placed in a pretty jar. This option is great for a beach themed wedding.

Handmade Paper Favor Bags - These elegant bags are perfect for a dainty favor such as Jordan almonds or rose petals.

Other DIY Wedding Favor Ideas

Elegant CD Envelopes - A CD of music from your wedding or photos of you and your friends and family is a very meaningful wedding favor. Package them in style with these personalized sleeves with ribbon and label in colors and style of your choice.

Ashley Rader is the owner of Moments of Elegance, an online wedding boutique specializing in wedding favor packaging and a huge collection of unique wedding favors that will say thank you with style and will truly make your event unforgettable. Event planners can receive 10% off their order with coupon code: saveonfavors10.


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