I’ve been doing a running poll on everyone’s favorite ideas for wedding favors. Certain things move up and down in the list every now and again, but there are a few that always seem to top the list – bbq sauce, candles, chocolate, homemade treats…. Looks like you guys have a sweet tooth and a passion for romance
Candles, whether you DIY or buy something ready made is simple and affordable. You can give this to people on its own, or you can combine it with another one of the ideas on this page.
Like chocolate, candy is a universal love! It’s also great “eye candy”. It’s well suited to really fun, relaxed big days. Note: the type and quantity of candy determines the price.
Chocolate could very well be THE most universal and versatile favor for wedding style and budget. To personalize, pick your own boxes and ribbons.
Flowers or Flower Seeds
Flowers, seeds, or bulbs offer an option for every season. Not only you can you be really specific about the type of flower but there’s a lot of versatility in terms of price.
Favors are a great DIY project for budget-weddings…and most of the ideas for favors on this page can easily be DIY’ed. Some however are better and easier than others though.
One of my favorite things about honey favors is the metaphor “Sweet As Honey”. If you want to impart sweet joy, honey is the perfect favor for you and your guests.
I consider these to be one of the cheaper favors on this page, often selling for less than $2 a set with wedding suppliers. I suggest buying one set for each person so a family has 4 of them.
Of all the “at home” favors on this page, these are probably the most practical for both men and women. The cost of these at wedding favor stores is usally $2-4. It’s great combined with other favors.
Favor stores sell these for about $5-$8 depending on the size of the bottle. You can get an 8oz bottle in Canadian store for around $10-$25.
You can get tea sachets, loose leaf tea in personalized tins (love!) as well as cold or hot tea styles – making them great for all the seasons.
The price point on this is mid-high. If you love the idea, but can’t afford it for all your guests 1) give one per couple or 2) give them to you wedding party as part of their favor bags.
Like BBQ and hot sauce favors these are a little bit more costly. To make them affordable give one per couple and combine them with another, cheaper favor item.