DIY Wedding FavorsJune 19, 2017 by The Marquardt Ranch
Selecting wedding favors can be a unique challenge. On one hand, you want to show appreciation to those who supported you on your big day. On the other, you don’t want to add another hefty price tag to an already expensive event. Thankfully, we live in a DIY age, and in this post we’ve collected a few DIY wedding favors that are sure to impress your guests (and save you money, too!)
Something to Sip:
Custom Coffee or Tea
If you and your hubby love tea or coffee, consider creating a custom blend for your wedding! By bulk quantities and divvy them up into custom stamped sacks, or seal mini bags full of the blend with dated stickers.
Make-at-home mini cocktail kits are another great gift for guests, especially if the bride and groom are alcohol aficionados. Perhaps a mint mojito—gather a small mint plant, a muddle, a cocktail or shot glass, a mini bottle of liquor, a few sugar cubes, and the drink recipe, and put them into take-home containers or bags.
Infused Spirits or Oil
You can easily customize your own unique flavors of olive oil, honey, or vodka simply by adding the herbs or berries of your choice to the base liquid. Fill miniature bottles with a desired mixture, cap with a cork or a lid, and make some cute tags explaining what’s in it, and you’re good to go!
Create a custom barbecue rub or a flavored salt or sugar for your guests to take home with them. This idea works even better if you incorporate the flavors into the wedding feast itself!
Take-home Treat Bags
Set up a table of goodies for your guests to munch on during their trips home. Candy works great for this, but other options include granola, nuts, dried fruits, popcorn, or cookies.
Simple and sweet, DIY seed packets will bring a burst of color to the home or garden of your guests. All you need is a handful of flower seeds, paper to make pulp, and a few other tools. Instructions can be found here.
If you don’t mind a bit of sewing, sachets make a great wedding favor. Use vintage or thrifted fabric for the outside cases and herbs for filler. Lavender is a great option, or you could also try cedar for a more masculine scent. These are great for keeping clothes smelling fresh in a suitcase or drawer!
Are you a DIY bride? Which idea is your favorite?