In the ever-evolving effort to personalize your wedding, sometimes do-it-yourself (DIY) wedding favors and other wedding accessories are the best option for a truly unique wedding. They are also a great option for cutting costs while still creating a memorable event. With a little creativity, DIY favors can add the bride and groom’s personal style to the wedding day and give guests a little piece of that special day to take home.
While wedding favors are often added as a complement to an already developed wedding theme, they can also be a great starting point for designing a wedding theme that’s truly all your own. Maybe the bride and groom really want a wedding theme that most would consider daring, like a “Pirate/Love on the High Seas” theme. A great DIY wedding favor idea is to get mini treasure chests and fill them with treats that look like treasure.
If you do not yet have a theme, but know that you love the idea of having favors with your favorite inspirational quote on it, consider something that your guests will use and read often. Remember that almost anything can be personalized, so whether it’s a deck of cards, a magnet, or a set of coasters, a little time and effort can transform anything.
Another DIY wedding favor idea that is both fun and cost effective is to bake your own goodies. Throw a little cooking get-together the week before the wedding and invite a group of friends and family-members who love baking. Typically you will be surrounded with people willing to help, so don’t be afraid to accept it. The only other thing you will need, other than the baking goods, is several packs of wedding favor containers. End the baking party with an assembly line for packing and sealing the favors, followed by decorating the favor containers to match the rest of your wedding accessories.
You may even want to personalize your wedding accessories and favors with the couple’s monogram and wedding date. This is a very easy DIY project that can be conquered in little time. Simply choose the personalized stickers, tags, or satin ribbon that matches your wedding theme, and add them to your wedding favors for a special and stylish touch!
Always remember that there is no right or wrong way to personalize your wedding. There are literally thousands of DIY wedding accessories and favors to choose from, and with the many ways to personalize them the possibilities for a unique wedding are truly endless.