Every couple wants their wedding to be special and personal. One great way of giving your wedding that unique personal touch is by making your own wedding giveaways. DIY wedding favors can not only give your wedding that added touch you are looking for, but they can also save you money and make for a fun evening as well.
Let’s face it, those last few weeks leading up to the wedding can be a stressful time. So what could be better than getting together with a few friends and family members for an evening of relaxation while you assemble favors for your guests? You’ll be pleasantly surprised just how many of your friends and close relatives will be thrilled to spend some quality time with you before the big day. They will be eager and happy to help you do something that will make your wedding more special. So don’t be afraid to ask them. Making a fun party of putting together those personalized wedding souvenirs is a great way to relax a bit from all the hustle and bustle of preparing for the big day. And while you’re enjoying yourself, you’ll also be getting something accomplished for your wedding!
he nice thing about this kind of DIY project is that you can create gifts that will be as simple or as ornate as you wish. A few candies wrapped in tulle and tied with a colorful ribbon that matches your wedding colors makes for a simple and easy to assemble favor. Candles, soap, seed packets and candy bars are examples of items that can easily be personalized to make unique giveaways for your guests. You can even make your own baked goods or other favors from scratch. If you have an artistic flair – getting inexpensive wine glasses and hand painting them makes for a beautiful wedding keepsake – or you could simply decorate the stems with ribbon and perhaps a silk flower that matches your wedding flowers.
When it comes to DIY wedding favors, the sky is really the limit. If you want to make or personalize your own favors but simply can’t think of a great idea, or you know what you’d like to do, but fear that you lack the skill to do a good job, you can easily search the Internet and find all kinds of ideas for free.
There are also sites online where you can purchase boxes, small wedding bags and other things that you may need for presenting what you made. You can also ask your friends and family for ideas as most are sure to have received a wedding favor or two that was special in some way. Brainstorming can give you more than enough ideas to start with, and may result in helping you find the perfect option for your own wedding. Just remember that you don’t have to go it alone – there is plenty of help out there if you really want to make or personalize these gifts on your own.
Cute sayings are always an easy way to personalize wedding keepsakes and if you have a computer, or a friend who is creative, it is easy to make delightful stickers or cards that say exactly what you want them to. For example, if you are giving tea candles to your guests, you can place them in tulle, tie them with a colorful ribbon and attach a small card that reads a nice message with your names as a couple and your wedding date on the card.
Simple touches are usually the best – remember that your favors do not have to be elaborate to be unique and personal. Keeping things simple will make assembling your favors more fun and less stressful for you. They will add just the right touch to your reception tables and your guests will appreciate anything that comes from your heart. They will be especially pleased that in the midst of all your wedding preparations you took the time to give these small tokens of thanks a personal touch.