Being part of a wedding is an exciting and joyous time -- I’m sure your guests will agree. One of the best ways to thank your guests for being part of your special life event is by presenting them with wedding favors. It’s a thoughtful touch to add for your wedding and a great way for your guests to remember the event by.
The good thing about wedding favors is that you can be really flexible and creative, and if you’re working with a budget, then this is for you. Check out the list of cheap and affordable wedding favors you can use for your wedding.
1. Wooden Fans
Wooden fans are beautiful additions to your wedding, especially if it’s going to be held during the summer. Give your guests a way to comfort themselves during the hot weather, and a way to remember your event. These wedding favors add a touch of elegance to your wedding and they are cheap wedding favors at the same time. They cost about $0.89 each, and you can get a discount if you buy them in bulk.
2. Personalized Tic-Tacs or Mints
Mints and Tic-Tacs -- the perfect choice for your Mint-to-Be themed wedding, or if you simply want to give your guests something to freshen their breaths with, or tide them over as they wait for the main course or even something to chew on after the festivities. Order personalized mints or candies with you and your partner’s monograms, add your hashtags, and these will make the event all the more memorable.
Nobody likes getting hungry at a party! Here’s another sweet, one-of-a-kind way to thank your guests for being part of the festivities. Donuts! These are usually less than a dollar each, and they make an excellent wedding favor as well as a late snack. Have them decorated according to your motif, or your theme.
You won’t even have to spend a lot because you can purchase personalized bags to put these donuts into, and print your monograms, hashtags, or even a short thank you note on the front. Stack your donuts on a pole, or put it up on a donut wall. This doubles as a cool, Instagram-worthy backdrop at your wedding, which your guests will definitely not miss as they snap photos to commemorate the celebration.
4. Seed Packets & Plantable Wedding Favors
Nothing says long-term commitment like these seed packet wedding favors. This is a great giveaway if you are having a rustic-themed affair, and This is a perfect giveaway for your guests. Plus points for being very eco-friendly and organic, these unique wedding favors can be planted indoors or outdoors.
If you have guests who have never planted, now is the time to get their hands dirty and ‘get in touch with their roots’, so to speak! Inspire the work of the hands with love, and very soon they’ll have something else to remind them of how they were part of your wedding!
5. Personalized Wooden Magnets
These very affordable wedding favors are sure to stick around even after the party is over. You can get personalized magnets in different styles: wooden magnets that actually look like wood for a rustic feel, wooden heart magnets, circular monogrammed magnets, and magnets of all shapes. This should be a delight for the usual magnet collector and a useful reminder of the event for anyone who keeps it on their fridge. For at least $0.60 cents each, you can get personalized magnets for your guests.
6. Personalized Bottle Openers
These have got to be one of the most practical and affordable wedding favors. While the notion is that bottle openers are great wedding favors for people who drink, these cute favors are very useful at home, especially when they’re entertaining their own guests.
Choose from several designs that would go along with your theme like decorative antique keys for fairytale-themed weddings, card bottle openers to make it something that your guests can take it anywhere with them, word-shaped bottle openers that spell out your love for each other, or an actual wooden-handled bottle opener to keep in your kitchen drawer so that you’re sure you won’t ever lose it.
7. Personalized Matchbox
This is a great way to light up the party and still stay within your budget. These are super cheap, especially if you buy them by bulk, and you can even order personalized matchboxes in elegant and beautiful designs. Don’t underestimate matches.
You might think you hardly need them until you actually go looking for a matchbox. This is a big hit, especially for your male guests who will need a stick or two to light up their celebratory cigar, or to keep within reach at home in case they need to light a candle -- be it for a birthday or a blackout!
8. Compact Mirror
Compact mirrors are very popular items amongst the ladies and one that they are bound to keep handy at all times. Once that party starts, your guests will be looking for a mirror to make sure their makeup is still in place, and there isn’t a hint of green between their teeth. This is one of the most affordable wedding favors that also doubles as an elegant wedding giveaway depending on the style you choose.
For less than a dollar, you can get plain compact mirrors and design them as you choose. You can print your monograms on stickers or special thank you messages if you intend to make it more personalized, or paint on it with acrylic paint according to the motif of your wedding, and you’ll have a one of a kind wedding favor to give your guests without spending a lot of money!
9. Personalized Hankies
Let’s face it -- there will always be tears during a wedding -- tears of joy, that is! This joyous occasion that is truly filled with love will set the fireworks off, and no one can ever prepare for that. You’ll be surprised that not everyone will be carrying a hanky to wipe their tears away, so what better way to take care of that than with personalized hankies!
Simply fold the hanky in a special fold, and slip in a card with a message that may read, “For Your Tears of Joy!”, or simply fold a piece of kraft paper into a sleeve for your hanky. Write your special message of thanks for your guests, and funny pun to remind them that if they shed tears, they’ve got their handy little wedding favor to wipe their eyes dry.
10. Shot Glasses
Don’t let your wedding guests go without a toast! And if they’re missing their glasses, well, you’ll have these super affordable shot glasses to help them join in the celebration. Let your guests take the party home, and later add to their shot glass collection a customized glass from your wedding celebration. These cost at least $0.40-1.00 each depending on the design and style, and you can promise each of your guests a fun-filled after-party.
Kara has been with Wedding Favors Unlimited for 2 years. She’s been giving wedding and style advice for the past 5 years from bridal magazines to bridal boutiques. Feel free to ask Kara a question below!