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DIY Low-Cost Favors Your Guests Will Actually Love

DIY Low-Cost Favors Your Guests Will Actually Love

Looking for a way to thank your guests for attending your wedding? Wedding favors are a great way to show some love and appreciation to your guests! It's also something unique that will help them remember the day. And the good news is that you can give your guests memorable gifts without breaking the bank. Whether you're planning on a budget or simply looking to save money, going the DIY route is a surefire way to add a personal touch to your big day while minimizing costs. From mini succulent pots to mason jar treats, there are plenty of low-cost DIY wedding favors you can make at home that your guests will be sure to love.

If you're intimidated by making things from scratch, let us reassure you: DIY can be as easy as repackaging candy or relabeling wine bottles. All you need is a bit of imagination and creativity! To get you started, here are 12 affordable but tasteful wedding favor ideas to make your guests feel special without breaking the bank.

12 DIY low-cost wedding favors

These low-cost DIY wedding favors are a great way to add creativity and personalization to your wedding day while staying on budget. Have fun getting creative with these ideas. Your guests will surely remember these unique favors for years to come. 

Bride and groom holding DIY favors


1. DIY soy candles


Choose from a variety of fragrances and colors that complement your wedding's theme, and you've got yourself memorable low-cost wedding favors. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic supplies, you can make beautiful soy candles that your guests will love. 

 

2. Personalized succulent pots

Succulent pots are a low-cost but on-trend DIY wedding favor that can be easily personalized for your guests. Create mini pots with succulents or other small plants of your choice, add personalized tags for each guest, and package them together. Your guests will appreciate the unique and thoughtful touch.

 

DIY succulent favors on welcome table

 

3. Custom candy boxes/jars

Fill boxes or mason jars with candy or other treats for an easy and delicious low-cost DIY wedding favor. You can also customize the look by adding ribbons, paint, or lace to create the ideal finishing touch. We recommend grabbing on-trend favor boxes from our invitations website when you design your invites and accessories.

 
4. DIY hot chocolate kits

Everyone loves hot chocolate! If you're tying the knot during winter, you can create low-cost DIY hot chocolate kits for your guests as wedding favors. Include miniature marshmallows, sprinkles, and other goodies to make it special.

 

5. Personalized seed packets

Create your own plantable seed packets for an eco-friendly, low-cost DIY wedding favor. Include a variety of flower or herb seeds in each packet and add personalized labels for a special touch. Your guests can take the seed packets home and watch them grow, making this a unique wedding favor. 

 

Wedding Favor Planting Seeds

 

6. Custom coffee jars

For couples who love coffee, what better way to send off wedding guests than with personalized coffee jars? You'll need mason jars or other glass containers with sealable lids, coffee beans or grounds, customized tags or labels, and twine or ribbon. If you'd like to add a special touch, you could also mix different types of beans or grounds for a personalized blend. They're sure to be a hit with your coffeeholic guests!

 

7. DIY bath salts

What better way to wrap up a wedding day than with a long, luxurious bath? Set your guests up for serious relaxation by giving them personalized bath salts. The beauty of custom bath salts is that they can be tailored to any theme or color palette, meaning they'll fit right in with any wedding style. Furthermore, with their long shelf life, guests can take the bath salts home and enjoy them months after the wedding! 


8. Homemade preserves

Homemade preserves are always a crowd-pleaser. You can make your own jam or jelly favors even more special with seasonal, local fruits to help your guests remember your special day. And, of course, you can add personalized labels to give a unique touch to the favor. 

Love Is Sweet Wedding Favor Idea

 

9. Custom mini bouquets

If you're looking for low-cost DIY wedding favors that are creative, consider making mini bouquets. Use small flowers and herbs to create an array of fragrant bouquets for each guest. To make them extra personal, you can wrap them in something meaningful – like copies of a newspaper front page from the day you met, a page from a favorite book, or even the sheet music of your first dance song. We also love using dried or paper flowers for an alternative long-lasting DIY favor idea.

 

10. Personalized tea bags

Unusual? Yes. Wonderful? Yes! Personalized tea bags make excellent wedding favors as they are a fun and meaningful way to thank your guests for being part of your big day. You can include blends of herbs and spices in the tea bags to add a unique taste and aroma that your guests will love. Choose from various flavors and package them in personalized bags for a beautiful finishing touch.


11. DIY bookmarks

Bookmarks can easily be customized with your names, wedding date, and even an image or message of your choice. They can also be made in bulk quickly and easily. DIY bookmarks also provide a practical use for guests一every time they open a book, they will surely remember your special day.


12. Custom mini wine bottles

A mini bottle of wine is small enough to fit into any size bag or pocket, making it easy for guests to take when they leave. Customizing the labels of your mini wine bottles can add an extra element of personalization that will make your wedding favors stand out. You can even personalize them with pictures or quotes that reflect your relationship and marriage.

Considering this idea? Check in with your venue or beverage team to ensure you comply with local liquor laws.


Should you DIY your entire wedding?

Though saving money by doing some things yourself is possible, DIYing everything may cost you more money and time in the long run. That's why choosing a venue and package from Wedgewood Weddings is a great option – we're committed to making your vision a reality while respecting your budget. 

With tens of thousands of weddings under our belt, our expert team knows how to stay on budget while coordinating a beautiful day. Our roster of experienced vendors and carefully curated venues (from Colorado ranches to gardens in Arizona) ensures that you get your money's worth. And because our professionally designed packages are customizable, you'll be sure to find one that's tailor-made for you and your needs. 

So let us take care of the details while you focus on having a great time – get in touch with one of our experts today!

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