Cheap Wedding Favor Ideas

If you are looking for cheap wedding favor ideas, look no further.

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When your friends or loved ones join together in holy matrimony, it's a huge bonus just to be able to participate in the celebration. But another fun aspect of going to weddings is the swag!

Each wedding is different. And the favors should showcase that by offering unique wedding favors that reflect the theme of the wedding, and ultimately the personas of the bride and groom.

Here are some fun cheap wedding favor ideas:

Idea! 1:

Seed packets are a great wedding favor idea, especially if you are having a garden themed wedding.

seeds wedding favor
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Idea! 2:

Bubbles magnets are a creative, homemade way to save money while still getting big impact. Plus guests will love having such a personal momento of your wonderful day.

bubble magnet wedding favors
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Idea! 3:

Small plants are a beautiful way to add ambience and serve as gifts for guests to take home. When choosing this route, you can save a lot of money on flowers because the favors can double as centerpieces.

small succulant plant favor

Idea! 4:

Handmade Soap is a lovely idea that not only can be a cheap wedding favor, but will add a beautiful smell to the occasion. When your guests smell the soap after taking it home, it will remind them of the wonderful time they had! Scent is the number 1 memory trigger, you know :)

handmade soap wedding favor
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Idea! 5:

Votive candles can be customized with colored ribbons, printing text and designs on the lid or side and can also add some nice smells to the whole event. Plus, who doesn't love candles?

candle votives in tea tin cans wedding favor
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Idea! 6:

The modern day mixed tape: a CD mix of the couples favorite songs or songs featured at the wedding. After our wedding, we sent out CD's of our "Wedding Day Soundtrack." It really brought back some great vibes for our guests!

Template for CD cover pictured below is available on our Freebies page.

mixed tape mixed cd wedding favor
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Benign Objects

Idea! 7:

Tea! What a simple idea! Since it smells so lovely and can be packaged so beautifully and inexpensively, which we love, this is a great option for unique wedding favors.

tea wedding favor

Depending on where you look, almost anything can be used as ideas for wedding favors. Get inspired and creative with it. You can custom order or make your own (which is always more fun in my opinion)! Here's some more cheap wedding favor ideas:

  • The tried and true: jordan almonds in organza bags. Simple. Elegant. Inexpensive. Delicious.
  • If the bride or groom is a chef or a baker, make something tasty and wrap it beautifully, like coffee cake in a coffee mug or bits of fudge wrapped in wax paper and ribbon.
  • For a more homey feel, try making some jam with custom lids as favors. This is a great accent when throwing a fall wedding.
  • Lollipops are a fun and sugary way to thank your guests. I've seen some pretty awesome lollipops that have been custom made to reflect the wedding theme (for example, Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker pops). Or you can opt for a classic design like a heart or a circle with your wedding date printed in sugar.
  • Write a poem to the guests thanking them and telling them how much it means to you that they joined you on your big day. You can even wrap it up like a scroll with some delicate ribbon and place it on each place setting.

bubbles wedding favors favor

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