When you’re hosting a wedding, you want everything to look perfect. That includes your wedding favors. You can spend a lot on favors or a little. They can be custom or store bought. Either way, your tags can be handmade and lovely. Personalize them for an extra special touch.
What you make your tags out of is entirely up to you. Consider printing them from your computer or hand write them. You have many options.
First, choose a paper that will coordinate with your wedding colors and theme. You can choose an oak tag or a sheer vellum. Anything that you can write on will work. Look through the specialty papers at an art or crafting store. Scrapbooking sections often have marvelous paper choices. Get some inspiration. You can even use wrapping paper glued to tags you purchase at an office supply store!
If you can write on it, you can use it. Look for metal tags or unusual surfaces like thin bark or natural elements. The more creative you are, the better.
You’ll also need a sturdy way to secure your tag to your favor. Raffia, yarn, threads, twist ties in bright colors, fun and bendable craft items like pipe cleaners or wikki sticks will work too. Look through your crafting drawer or visit your craft store to get some more ideas. You can also adhere your tag to your favor with a removable glue dot or rubber cement.
Make personalized favor tags. It can be incorporated into the design of a box or you can print on fabric and make bags out of what you print. Craft stores sell sheets of fabric that will run through a printer. You can do just about anything with it.
Think about what you’d actually like your tag to say. It can say simply your names and wedding date. Or you can write a thank you message to your guests. You might write something that relates to the favor inside. For instance, if your favor is a candle, you could write “Let the warm glow of love always shine.” You can find something to say about any favor.
When it comes time to actually sit down and make your tags, ask for help from your bridesmaids or mom and friends. People will be glad to help. Ask your friend with the loveliest hand writing to do the lettering, or print just the words from your computer and adhere them to the tag. Form an assembly line so you can get them all done quickly. Have one person glue on the sentiment, one cut the paper, one tie the tags on, etc.
Tags can be any shape, size and color that you like. In fact, tying on a small branch or other unexpected element such as a mini candy cane for a winter wedding can really add a note of surprise and delight. Think outside the traditional. If you want to make your tags, you’re probably the type of person who has a splash of creativity in them anyway. So think beyond what other brides might order from a catalog. Go with textural and whimsical elements. Adhere a silken bird or a glass bead.