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Tips for Keeping Your Wedding Favors Within Your Budget

Offering wedding favors to guests is a long-standing custom that communicates the couple’s appreciation. Unfortunately, the cost can quickly get out of control, especially if you have a lot of guests. If you need help keeping your wedding favors within your budget, try a few of these tips.

Keeping your wedding favors within your budget can prove to be a daunting task, especially if you have a large number of guests or want to give everyone something that they will use or enjoy. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are many ways to keep your wedding favor costs manageable.

Do-it-Yourself

Whether you’re naturally crafty or just want to cut your budget a little, it’s easy keeping your wedding favors within your budget if you choose do-it-yourself options. Favor vendors charge extra for assembling the bows and boxes. They even charge you for printing the gift cards. These are all things that you can do on your own in just a short amount of time. Keep in mind, however, that it does take time to put all of these things together and it is better to have your wedding favors assembled early rather than to add extra stress to the last-minute details.

Pairing Couples

Another way to keep your wedding favors within your budget is to pair couples. This is especially helpful wedding favor idea if you want to give your guests extravagant gifts but have a rather large guest list. Some ideas for pairing couples would be to offer a planted orchid and a watering can, salt and pepper shakers, or a set of dominoes. Place the paired gift in between the couple’s dinner plate and address the gift card to both guests. For singles, give each guest one gift.

Double-Duty

Keeping your wedding favors within your budget can also be done by making your wedding favor work double-duty. Instead of paying for place cards and a wedding favor, consider using your wedding favor as a place card. Give picture frames that have inserts with your guest’s name, or offer topiary plants with smaller place cards. These methods of keeping your wedding favors within your budget still give your dinner table a touch of elegance and your guests won’t even notice the budget cut.

place card holders

Topiary Photo Holder/Place Card Holder "As Seen in Modern Bride Aug/Sept 2008"

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