Cheap Wedding Party Favor Ideas

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Cheap Wedding Party Favor Ideas
Wedding favours can be an inexpensive and memorable way to share your day with family and friends. (wedding image by Mat Hayward from Fotolia.com)

Wedding favours are a popular part of the ceremony and reception, and the ideal favour is an inexpensive sentimental item that continues the theme of the wedding. Budget-friendly favours are gaining popularity as brides try to cut costs without cutting corners, and do-it-yourself creative favours are winning out over the typical almond-filled bag of tulle. With craft stores, online merchants and wedding websites offering supplies and tutorials, cheap wedding favours are more attainable--and attractive--than ever.

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Inexpensive Pre-made Favors

Buying favours in bulk will often allow you to save on the overall cost, as well as the shipping, for the favours. Purchasing items on sale or clearance, as well as looking for items that are not directly labelled "wedding favours," can save money without losing quality.

Candy kisses, miniature candy bars, and other personalised candy options are a traditional and classic wedding favour. Use promotional codes with websites that sell these favours, and join the site's mailing list for advance notice of clearance sales to save even more.

Small vials or bottles of bubbles are also traditional favours, and are generally available in colours to match the wedding's theme. They can be personalised with labels, ribbon in the colours of the wedding theme, or different shapes for the handle of the bubble wand. Online merchants and discount merchants, as well as party stores and discount stores, often carry these items in high quantities.

Inexpensive Homemade Favors

Do-it-yourself favours are gaining popularity, and often present the opportunity for more customisable and offbeat favours than pre-made items. Creative license also gives the bride-to-be a chance to involve crafty friends and the bridal party, saving time and money alike.

For a nature- or garden-themed wedding, print the couple's name and wedding date, as well as a cute phrase or scripture verse, on an oak tag label and affix it to a seed packet with raffia.

Customised candy can also be inexpensive and fun, especially with the variety of candy moulds available in stores and online. Using candy melts in the wedding's colours, or tinting melted chocolate, the candies can be grouped in coloured cellophane or paper bags or bundled in small favour boxes.

Inexpensive Distinctive Favors

Distinctive wedding favours will prevent your time and efforts from landing in the trash as soon as your guests return from your reception. From customised temporary tattoos to themed cookie cutters, unique favours may well endure to your first anniversary.

Building a candy buffet gives guests the chance to personalise their favours, and allows the bride-to-be to control the costs involved by purchasing candy and goody bags in bulk. Print customised labels at an online printing outlet and often the cost is little more than shipping.

Customised buttons with clip art, the couple's wedding date or names, or simple patterns are fun and funky favours that are especially popular among couples in their 20s. Renting or purchasing a button machine and the button pieces can vary the cost of the favours, though the cost is still often less than the cost of a more traditional favour.

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