Choosing affordable wedding favors is a great way to keep your budget in check but there is no need for them to look cheap.
You want a favor that your guests will enjoy and the best way to do that is have a look at favors that are either edible or something that you can use. Keepsakes will also be treasured, especially if it is very personal to you both.
However, one word of advice is to keep an eye on the overall cost of all your favors because $4 sounds cheap until you times it by the number of guests you want to buy a favor for. 50 guests and you are then looking at $200.
25 Affordable Wedding Favors
To help you choose favors that will fit your budget here is the list of those that won't break the bank.
Jordan Almonds - very traditional wedding favor and if you buy them at a regular candy store they will cost a lot less than at a wedding store. Full history of this
great cheap wedding favor here!
Candy - again if you buy your candy at a regular store it will cost a
lot less, you could have your favorite in a mini favor box, or have
bowls on each table. Candy buffets are popular for a favor, all you will
need are little paper bags for each guest and then choose the candy for
the buffet. You could have candy in your wedding colors or all of your
favorites. Display them in jars and provide little scoops.
Decorated cookies - these are affordable wedding favors
if you make them yourself, otherwise they will cost a few dollars each!
You can buy cookie cutters in all sorts of different shapes; wedding
cakes, leaves, boats, flowers, bride and groom - whatever your theme
there will be a cookie cutter for you.
Check out the video below if you want to have a go at decorating your own wedding cookies.
Seed packets - for this to be an affordable favor make them up
yourself, buy your seed in bulk and fill little decorated paper
envelopes for your guests to take away and plant. You could have seeds
that would grow your wedding bouquet, or flowers from the wedding, or
even seeds to grow your wedding buffet!
Dried lavender sachets smell gorgeous and they don't cost that much. You can
buy lavender in big bags for you to fill your own sachets, the little
favor bags would work really well and then your guests will have a
lasting reminder of your wedding when they take them home.Your
own art - if you love to paint or draw then create a mini work of art
for your guests to take home to remind them of your day. This will take
time to put together but is such a personal gift that it will be
Mini plants - these could be your table
decorations as well as your favors. Have mini plants at the tables, one
for each family rather than one for each guest as it could get
expensive! Be creative with the pots, you could decorate them or even
use teacups, find something that fits with your theme that you can buy
cheaply or already have. If you are green fingered then you can grow the
plants from seed.
Recipes - this could be a family secret recipe written on a mini recipe card or a mason jar filled with all of the ingredients ready for your guests to make themselves.
A photo of the two of you with your guest and a little thank you note.