Don’t let the idea of handmade wedding favors scare you away. While they may require some elbow grease, they don’t necessarily need to be made from scratch.
Many brides are intimidated by the idea of handmade wedding favors. When it comes to choosing wedding favors for your big day, the idea of making your own handmade wedding favors may not appeal to you due to the time required to make them. Whether your wedding is large or small, time is important to a bride, and the pressure to make your own favors can be a big deal breaker.
Still, many brides want to be more involved with their favors. Favors not only enhance your reception décor and theme, but they are also directly responsible for thanking your guests for their attendance. You may not have the luxury of making your rounds and personally thanking each and every guest who attends your big day, so the wedding favors your guests go home with do the thanking for you.
If you want to add a very personal touch to your favors but don’t have the time to literally design and craft each and every favor by hand, there is still hope! You can choose to make only portions of your wedding favors, or choose handmade wedding favors that don’t require much assembly or maintenance.
One of the best ideas is to bake. If you have a special recipe for chocolates, granola mix, or any treat that you know your guests would enjoy, you can make your own edible treats and place them in personalized jars, bags, or tins. You can customize these containers with your guests’ names, your wedding date, or any personal message you have in mind.
You can also place potpourri mixes or plantable seed mixes in these types of containers as well. Another popular option is to provide mixes for doggie treats or special dessert recipes. Seashells or types of jewelry made with certain shells and stones are also handmade items you can place in gift bags, boxes, and tins.
If prepackaged goods aren’t your idea of personal wedding favors for your guests, consider any of these ideas to send everyone home with handmade wedding favors that you don’t have to make from scratch.