Hi, lovelies! Emma here. Today we’re talking about making your wedding favors. If you’d like to add a DIY touch to your wedding, favors are an easy way to do it. With just a few simple tips, you’ll be inspired to get crafting and make your DIY wedding favors. Guests will love the extra-special touch of your DIY magic. :)
Let’s discuss it!
DIY Wedding Favor Supplies
Here’s what to know when sourcing your favor supplies for your DIY wedding project.
1. Decide: Save Money or Fun Project?
What is your goal?
Saving money? Adding a personalized or handcrafted touch? Both?
Decide what your goal is so you can create wedding favors that will be cost-effective and easy to do. The last thing you need is to go over budget or be stressed out leading up to your wedding day.
2. Choose wedding favors that go along with your theme.
You may not have a particular theme but perhaps you have an awesome color palette. Make wedding favors that coordinate with your wedding, whether it be a small ribbon here or a custom label there. The key here: the favors should go with the tone and theme of your wedding.
Hint: a bit of ribbon or color you select for your favor labels will make them coordinate!
3. Add a personalized touch.
They’re simple and straightforward to make with the easy upload process at StickerYou. Upload your own design or choose a template they’ve already created and customize to suit your event.
The best place to source the water bottles: your local grocery store! Wait until they go on sale and get a small size, shown here. They’re perfect for grab-and-go water drinks for guests, especially outdoors in hot or humid weather. Add these cool bottle labels from StickerYou and you’ll have a beautiful finished product.
4. Allow yourself enough time.
There’s nothing quite like tying together 200 wedding favors the week of your wedding. ;) No need to stress: plan and give yourself more than a month to buy, assemble, and organize favors in a sturdy box or plastic container until the big day.
Of course, if you’re making edible favors you’ll need to do it closer to the big day, but anything else can be done well-ahead-of-time (and while watching Netflix!)
5. Buy supplies in bulk.
Save that money! If you buy favor supplies in bulk, you may save more vs. going in-store and hoping they have the quantity you need. If a store offers a coupon or promo code (always search Google before you buy), you’ll save even more money.
Now that you know tips on favors, let’s look at a few very easy wedding favors to make.
DIY Wedding Favor Supplies
• DIY Cookie Favors: Fill up these treat bags with your favorite gourmet or homemade cookies.
You can add a really fun personalized sticker (serve up your Grandma’s recipe or your favorite signature snickerdoodles!) and add a ribbon. These look cute (stickers via here):
• DIY Candy Bag Favors: Fill up candy bags with individually wrapped candies.
• Candy Kiss Favors: Add a sticker to these candies and place at each guest’s seat. It’s cost-effective, personalized, and easy. (Tip: Choose a candy foil wrapping to coordinate with your wedding!)
• DIY Cupcake Favor Boxes: Get them here. Add a sticker, colorful baker’s twine tied in a bow, and you’re done! Who doesn’t love cupcakes?
You can buy DIY wedding favor supplies at the following places:
• Custom labels / stickers / water bottle wraps: buy at Sticker You
• Favor boxes: get them inexpensively here and add your own labels and ribbon to dress ’em up.
More of a rustic theme? These brown/kraft favor boxes are a great choice. I like the jute twine added to them, too. Again, you’ll want to add a label or sticker as mentioned above.
• Fillers: Hershey kisses (in bulk here), chocolates, custom M&Ms (these are way too cool!), Starburst, etc. A wedding we attended had a fill-your-own candy bag station with a bunch of different flavored truffles. It was amazing.
Buy Personalized Stickers and Labels
Remember, to add that personalized touch to your DIY wedding favors you’ll need stickers or labels. Start designing yours here!
Do you have questions about making your favors? Which kind are you planning to DIY? Tell us about it in the comment box below!
This is a sponsored post with our partners at Sticker You.