Today we have a guest post from our friends at SimplyBridal.com. Simply Bridal is a fabulous site that offers fashion-forward wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses, and bridal accessories at affordable prices, so you can get the designer look for less! Today they share their ideas for do-it-yourself wedding favors.
Wedding favors are a traditional way of letting your guests know that you appreciate their contribution to their big day, and it means that much more if you add a personal touch. There are many fantastic favor options to give to your guests that you can make yourself, without too much effort on your part. Those options will truly let your guests know that you are incredibly grateful that they came to share your special day with you. Here are some our favorite ideas…
Why not take advantage of the place you’re tying the knot and give them wedding favors that are locally produced? You and your fiancé can take an afternoon to check farmer’s markets, local shops and restaurants to find things that your guests would love, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, local crafts and maybe some coupons for some local restaurants. This is also a great chance for the two of you to spend a fun day together in the lead up to your big day. There’s nothing better than killing two birds with one stone!
Are you an avid baker? Is your fiancé known for having the ultimate sweet tooth? Consider gifting your guests with your favorite sweet treat, such as cookies, brownies or anything else that tickles your fancy. There’s nothing people like more than home-baked goodness that are chalk full of love, patience and talent. Plus, people will be all the more appreciative to eat something that you made specifically for them.
Another amazingly sweet favor is to fill mason jars with homemade jam, so guests can take them home and use them as they please. Another bonus of this is that you can flavor it so that it reflects your wedding theme, and people will be reminded of the look and feel of your wedding every time they put jam on their bread. Think this is too time-consuming? Get your bridal party together for a jam-making session and enjoy some pre-wedding bonding.
If you and your hubby enjoy drinking wine, then maybe you should consider making your own wine, bottling it with a special monogrammed wine stopper and topping it with a personal label that reflects your chosen wedding theme. That way, guests can bring that home and have a relaxing glass of wine while reflecting on how much fun your wedding is.
Donation to Charity
While fairly easy to do on the DIY scale (all you have to do is reach out to your favorite charity and do some research), it is also an incredibly meaningful gift to your guests. Make sure you do your homework on the charity to ensure that they are reputable and that they are doing the things that you think they’re doing, before you settle on one. Download a printable for the Red Cross for free.
Favors are an incredibly meaningful way of showing your appreciation to your guests, and you have to ensure that you do it the right way. However, you can be certain that if you do it yourself and you put a lot of time, effort and love into the product that your guests will love it and appreciate it that much more.
Thank you to SimplyBridal for sharing these ideas for DIY wedding favors! Which was your favorite? Leave us a comment below!