TrudiAnn
Savvy June 2023

Smart Save - DIY Wedding Favors

TrudiAnn, on March 31, 2021 at 3:13 AM Posted in Do It Yourself 1 26
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Any other brides decide on making their own favors for their wedding? I’m having a small intimate ceremony about 25 people and I’m picky so I decided to pick the items my fiancée and I agreed on and make souvenirs myself. My weddings two years out so I’m trying to cut on cost where I can.

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Latest activity by Chelsea, on April 23, 2021 at 10:39 PM
  • Elizabeth
    Super June 2021
    Elizabeth ·
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    We are making boxes of our favorite candy to use as placecards. Not expensive at all
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  • Victoria
    Devoted June 2020
    Victoria ·
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    We’re making our own! We love Christmas, so they’re little wood disk ornaments Smiley smile it’s from a tree we cut down ourselves and we’re sanding them down, staining them, and stamping them with our wedding ‘logo’ that we’ve used everywhere.
    Original plan was filling glass ornaments with charms and sparkles but the tree happened to be perfect.
    My co-worker did little s’mores packs. My aunt had a painting party for her bridesmaids and they painted little pots- those were given out with a seed packet as favors.
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  • Biaani
    Expert May 2021
    Biaani ·
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    We really saved on favors since we're not having any lol! it's great that you have 2 years. we also had plenty time (a year 5 months) so what I did is save things I liked on etsy and amazon and other sites and waited for them to go on sale.

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  • MK
    Expert September 2021
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    I'm with Biaani - we aren't doing them, so we saved tons!

    My sister in law did succulents as her favors. I think she went to a local greenery and bought them for fairly inexpensive!

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  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
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    I'm with Biaani. We saved on favors by just skipping them. Unless they're edible, most get left behind anyway.
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  • Jacqueline
    Dedicated June 2021
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    We are getting married outdoors, so I ordered a 1/2lb bag of pollinator mix wild flower seeds, coin envelops and a custom rubber stamp with our names and wedding date. Took me about an hour to stamp, fill & seal 100 pouches. I think the total cost of the seeds, envelops and custom stamp was about $40.

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
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    Skip the favors. I've been to weddings where no one even touches the candy favors.

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  • TrudiAnn
    Savvy June 2023
    TrudiAnn ·
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    I think that’s a great idea! All the best to you both.
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  • TrudiAnn
    Savvy June 2023
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    Your idea for your favors are well thought out. At first I just started looking through the gift store and then the more I searched the more it came to me. Our wedding is on a yacht so we decided on a mini chest with these lollipopsSmart Save - DIY Wedding Favors 1

    , a ship wheel magnet with our names, customized shot glass, and a anchor inspired bottle opener.🤗
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  • TrudiAnn
    Savvy June 2023
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    Bianni that’s a good ☝🏾 one.😄I ordered a one or two things yesterday.
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  • TrudiAnn
    Savvy June 2023
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    I love that us soon to be brides are focused on what makes our heart happy and not what everyone else wants. That can really add stress to planning. 😫
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  • TrudiAnn
    Savvy June 2023
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    So true Hannah!
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  • TrudiAnn
    Savvy June 2023
    TrudiAnn ·
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    I like your idea of giving back something that grows!🌸
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  • TrudiAnn
    Savvy June 2023
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    I decided to go with simple things that can be used every day. I’m not one for edible favors. I prefer a keepsake!
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  • Victoria
    Devoted June 2020
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    Omg, that’s too cute to be real 🥰🤩
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  • TrudiAnn
    Savvy June 2023
    TrudiAnn ·
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    Thank you Victoria!🙋🏾‍♀️😌
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  • T
    Devoted August 2020
    Tina ·
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    My mom stitched cute little boxes and it has some candy and photobooth strips holder. It didn’t cost very much. Candy in bulk on oriental trading
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  • TrudiAnn
    Savvy June 2023
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    Very innovative!
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  • TrudiAnn
    Savvy June 2023
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    Oh that’s a cute idea!
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  • TrudiAnn
    Savvy June 2023
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    I’m big on keepsakes so we did inexpensive ones.
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