Ideas for Homemade Wedding Favors

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Wedding favors are little tokens of appreciation that are offered to everyone who shares the happy couple’s big day. Wedding favors are generally given to your guests as a small keepsake or a reminder of your wedding day. They are also a great way to thank your guests for taking part in your special day. Typically wedding favors are put on the reception tables next to each place setting. They can range from very exquisite to very simple. One of the best parts of planning a wedding favor is coming up with homemade wedding favor ideas.

Homemade wedding favors are among the most thoughtful guest gifts possible. The effort becomes part of the gifts. You may very well save hundreds of dollars by giving your guests your homemade favors. Plus, they’ll be more memorable to your guests. For you who are interested in making homemade wedding favors but may not know where to start. Here are some ideas for homemade wedding favors that you can give a try.

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If you like cooking, you can cook for your wedding favors. Foods make some of the best homemade wedding favors. Think sweet. Cookies, pies, pastries, candies, and particularly any gourmet chocolate, are all tasty and sweet gifts. A mint candy wedding favor in a tin is also nice. And jars full of dry layered ingredients for baked goods make beautiful, thoughtful homemade wedding favors. Alternating light-colored layers such as coconut, white flour, or white sugar with dark-colored layers such as brown sugar and chocolate chips gives the best visual effect. You can surround the lid with a bow to match your wedding shower or wedding décor, and attach a nicely-printed recipe.

Homemade soaps and candles are also well-liked crafts that more and more people are selecting to distribute as favors. Even if the idea of making your own soap or candles initially sounds difficult, it’s not as bad as you may think. There are some step-by-step instructional videos which are readily available online, and several crafts stores even offer beginner courses in soap and candle making. Scent and color are the two main aspects of these potential homemade wedding favors, and both can easily tie into your wedding. You can make purple bars of soap or purple candles if your major wedding color is purple, or perhaps you’d like to present your guests lavender-scented goodies to remind them of your choice of wedding flower.

And if you really cannot spare any extra time, you can try this for a very quick homemade wedding favor that your guests will really get pleasure from. Just get some different types of candy in bulk. Then at a dollar store buy some big baskets or bowls, one for each type of candy. And after that, you can buy plastic scoops or big spoons. Find some decorative bags or cellophane bags at a craft store. You can set up a table with each bowl filled with a different kind of candy and let the guests each scoop candy into their own treat bags.

homemade candle wedding favors

Of course there are still many other ideas that you can try. You can be as creative as you want to. Especially if you have a theme wedding, you can come up with lots of inspiration to match a homemade wedding favor with your theme. And if you are on a strict budget or simply want your guests to feel special, homemade wedding favor is certain to do the job.