Budget Saver! Do-it-Yourself Wedding Favors

Budget Saver! Do-it-Yourself Wedding Favors

Here’s a great piece on simple yet elegant ways to stretch your dollar by creating wedding favors yourself.

So you’re into baking and love DIY weddings? Well, creating do it yourself wedding favors just got a little bit easier. With a wide variety of favor boxes, favor bags and jars available; preparing your own edible favors is simple! There are many different ways to personalize your favors to avoid the hum-drum Jordan Almonds that have been traditional favors.0

Cupcake Dome With No HoleDid you and your fiance share a first date at a cupcake shop? Try displaying a fun festive cupcake bar where guests can pick and choose their toppings! Then send them home with their delicious treats in a cupcake box. Don’t forget to wrap your cupcake in a cupcake wrapper for a unique way to coordinate color schemes with your wedding or event colors.

How about if your man is into spicy flavors? Create a fun mixed nuts bar with different types of spicy flavors: Chili, Wasabi and Chipotle are great options! Let your guests mix their own combinations to fill their take home favor bags. You can do this with healthy trail mix as well. My mister really likes dried fruit and yogurt dipped pretzels so surprising him with a trail mix bar is  just part of the fun of do-it-yourself wedding ideas!

Macaroons For Edible FavorsPhoto Courtesy of www.betsywhite.com/

I really love the idea of taking small cookies or macaroons and filling mini favor boxes with them. Then you complete the look with small cartons of milk. Fill a jar full of paper drinking straws and voila you have a fun playful dessert bar that doesn’t include little signs or lots of sugar loaded treats.

Cookies & Milk Dessert BarPhoto Courtesy Of thecakeblog.com

A lot of our brides are using dessert bars and creating “Love Is Sweet” signs to invite guests to join in the love. Plus, today’s economy bodes well to DIY wedding projects and these are a great party idea to bring all your bridesmaids together. Hungarian tradition is that the brides family brings desserts and cookies to the wedding reception as a sign of support and love. This is a great tradition to bring back! Include your friends and family when planning your dessert stand- invite them to give you the recipe and share their favorites with you in preparation for having your own kitchen and family “soon”!

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