A Couple of Details to Keep in Mind when Planning Edible Wedding Favors

 

Planning your wedding takes a lot of attention to detail and coordination of lots of people. It can be a little overwhelming to plan by yourself and a lot of things can fall through the cracks. One of the small details that people often look over is your party favors. Party favors are a really nice way to tell your guests how much you appreciate their attendance and support and they are important to have at your reception. Here are a few tips and favor ideas to help you plan the perfect favors for your special day.

 

First of all decide on your budget. If your wedding is going to be small it might be nice to purchase something a little nicer that your loved ones can keep as a memento. For example, if you are having a beach wedding you could get your guests some flip flops with your wedding date printed on them. For a casino themed wedding, give out personalized poker chips that your guests can use at home.

 

If you are a budget minded bride spend some time perusing some of the creative DIY and crafting blogs on the internet. You will find so many ideas and some of them are sure to suit your taste. A lot of them will have free tutorials that you and your bridal party can easily follow. Invite them over for a crafting party and you will knock out your decorations in a few hours while having fun.

 

Another great favor idea is to provide edible favors. Make large cookies in the shape of wedding dresses and tuxedos and decorate them with a frosting that dries hard. You can wrap them in individual cellophane baggies tied up with a pretty ribbon. You will probably want to go with a basic vanilla flavor as it doesn’t contain any common allergens such as peanuts and the texture will be smooth and flat so they will be easy to decorate.

 

An edible favor idea that doesn’t take quite as much work is to buy some of you and your fiancé’s favorite candies and put them in cute boxes or baggies. Mix them together and include a note printed on attractive paper that tells your guests whose favorites they are. You may just want to buy some candy that is on sale when you get married and not worry about it having any significance.

 

Craft ideas for weddings: the DIY revolution

DIY is so popular these days. You can hardly go to a wedding without finding some type of DIY element. If you’re a bride-to-be looking for ways to maximize your budget, DIY might be for you. Here are some DIY ideas to craft your way to the perfect dream wedding.

Decide early on where you can give in your budget. If flowers aren’t as important to you as food, consider scaling back. Coffee filter flowers may sound like an art class project you were assigned in third grade, but lately there have been stunning projects showing up online. Look to Pinterest for tutorials that turn coffee filters into gorgeous ethereal paper flowers.

Sometimes it’s just easier to buy the bones of a project and then embellish your way to the perfect final product. This is true for favors most of the time. Buy wedding favor boxes in bulk in a color that works with your palette. Use craft paper to cover the lids of the boxes and create a fun and eclectic look. This way you can control the color and the patterns on the wedding favor boxes without doing too much of the work (i.e. creating mini boxes from scratch). This is a DIY shortcut without biting off more than you can chew.

If you’re doing your flowers yourself, you might consider making the centerpieces. This is easily done with mason jars or empty wine bottles that can be covered in yarn, paper or paint. Again, look to the wedding blogs online to see all the things you can do with an empty wine bottle. The best part? You’re responsible for drinking all that wine before your wedding day!

Finally, consider adding some of your own art to the space for a personal touch. Whether that’s a painted canvas in your wedding colors or you use some of your personal photography to decorate, it will really personalize the space. Artwork also has a tendency of warming up the place, so that’s another bonus!

DIY doesn’t mean you have to do everything and it certainly doesn’t mean you have to do any of the main items. No one expects you to make your own wedding cake! But it does mean being resourceful and paying attention to the details. This is easy enough with all the ideas out there on the Internet—just be sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew!