Wedding favors are a necessity, but do they really have to cost an arm and a leg? Nope! And we’ll prove it. Today we’re talking about how to make cheap DIY wedding favors that not only look amazing but will be well-received by guests. Instead of blowing your budget on something your guests will never use, put your money to good use with easy-to-make diy favor bags filled with yummy treats your guests can take home.
Today we’re showing you how to make affordable favors for your wedding with just a few easy-to-find supplies, including a wedding stamp from Letter2Love that you’re going to really enjoy. Take a look + prepare to be inspired!
Cheap DIY Wedding Favors
It’s easy to make cheap wedding favors that look beautiful. Here’s what you need to get started.
S U P P L I E S
- kraft favor bags
- personalized wedding stamp
- ink pad
- filler: candy, candy, cookies, etc. (see list below)
H O W T O
These cheap diy wedding favors are a breeze to make and, as a bonus, they don’t look inexpensive at all! First, you’re going to need to get a pack of kraft favor bags. Now, these are really inexpensive at Amazon: UNDER $10 for a pack of 200! It’s not only a good deal; it has great reviews, too. I would never steer you wrong. :)
Kraft Favor Bags
This is a great standard size, but feel free to buy smaller or larger-sized bags, depending on what you’ll be placing inside.
Personalized Wedding Stamp
You’ll also need a personalized wedding stamp for your favor bags. A personalized stamp — one that looks refined and beautifully-made — is what will make your cheap diy wedding favors look beautiful and cohesive with your wedding decor.
These handcrafted and professionally designed stamps by Letter2Love are perfect for this project. They’re also on sale right now — 10% off! — ends today. Here are a few of the best-selling stamps and our hand-picked favorites. You need just one! Order it here, indicate your personalized details, and it will arrive right on your doorstep.
Love Is Sweet
- You can see more stamps + buy yours here.
Next, you’ll need an ink pad to use for stamping. This ink pad is a really rich color, works well on many materials, and will look perfect on your favor bags. Note: you can add a pop of color, if you’d like, by choosing a stamp pad in a bright color to coordinate with your wedding.
(Money-saving tip: You can skip the ink pad purchase by ordering the self-inking stamp as your option above.)
Ah, filler: the fun — and sometimes tricky — part of the cheap diy wedding favors tutorial. This is only because the filler part is totally up to you. You can use anything you want in your bags, as we’ve seen cookies, donuts, candies, wrapped mints, coffee, bags of tea, etc.
You can choose anything you’d like. If you’re really focused on the cheap part of this favor, we recommend using candies and buying in bulk. Be sure to buy pre-wrapped candy.
Here are some of our cost-effective favorites, all suitable for wedding favors.
- Hershey kisses in bulk
*MANY color wrappings available
NOTE: And if you’re planning a summer wedding outdoors, SKIP anything chocolate or it will be a big, melty mess.
- Rock candy sticks, like these
- Milk chocolate stars
- Assorted fruit Tootsie Rolls here
- Truffles from here
- HUGE assortment of “Chocolates Around the World“
- Cookies or brownies, pre-made in large tin
If you’d like to keep this affordable, we recommend you make your own cookies or source locally from a favorite bakery. You’ll not only support local, but you’ll have the freshest cookies and baked goods possible. However, if you’d rather a large tin, try these from David’s.
- Whole bean coffee in bulk here (+ use these bags or something similar inside the outer kraft bags to keep your beans fresh)
This coffee option is cheap + has great reviews!
- Assorted tea bags in bulk
You can shop MANY different bulk candies for cheap here.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you’re giving cookies / brownies / etc. as favors, make sure you put these inside the kraft bags to keep ’em fresh.
And there you have it: beautiful and cheap diy wedding favors! What do you think of these? What is your favorite favor filler? What will you be giving to guests? Tell us all about it in the comment box below.