Well you can, and they can be beautiful and unique
with your own personal touch. I notice that a lot
of brides are trying to find ideas to make their
own original wedding favors. I know that you want
something that your guests will love that gets
them into the joy of the day!
Lets start with some important tips for getting
started with your search for the perfect favor to
make. First you have to start early. I know that
wedding planning usually begins about 18 months before
the wedding. Do not leave your wedding favor as a
last minute detail. Think about what you want to
make and then shop around for the best prices. You
can find the best prices at craft stores after holidays
like Valentine's Day, Christmas, and Thanksgiving.
Also, you can go to your local party stores, and
find materials that you can use for your favors.
They usually have very good sales after the holidays.
Always be on the lookout for the materials you need
because you might just find them for next to nothing
at any store.
Next you need to find something that you can make
yourself. There are a lot of good ideas, but some
of them are not for everyone. For instance, I can't
sew so I stay away from projects that require me
to sew more than a simple stitch. Try to pick something
that will be easy for almost anyone to put together
because you will probably have an assembly line of
helpers, especially since most weddings have more
than 100 guests.
Well here are some of the steps to creating that
wedding favor you and your guests will love! First,
you will need to answer a few questions:
- What is something unique about you, the Bride?
is your favorite hobby?
- What is something that
you and your fiancé love
- What message do you want to convey
to your guest?
- What is the mood of your wedding,
like formal, party time, or family get together?
- Is there a theme to your reception?
- Is your
wedding during a holiday like Christmas or Thanksgiving?
you want the guest to keep the favor or just
When you answer these questions, you'll be able
to come up with a lot of ideas for favors that you
might want to have. While answering the questions,
don't restrict yourself to the traditional. I've
recently seen request on many message boards for
very unique favors like military favors, bowling
favors, and especially destination wedding favors.
For example, if you are an avid stamp collector,
then develop your favor around this interest.
The next step is to develop a miniature representation
of your theme or hobby. For example for the Christmas
wedding, you could find tiny pine trees and decorate
them with candies and ribbon as ornaments. Make sure
you make the favor as simple as possible, so it is
easy to assemble. This is especially important for
The final step is to go to the craft store and look
around for materials to make your idea. For example,
with the stamp collector, that person could get some
card stack or post cards and print out a Stamp with
the happy couple, a message for guests and the price
in the corner like an actual stamp. They could attach
these cards to envelope or tulle with candy. There
are so many things in the craft store that will inspire
ideas in the creative bride. You can even start with
this step and just look around and see what you can
find. There are so many miniature materials that
you can develop into beautiful craft ideas. Also,
don't just go to the wedding aisle of the craft store,
look around the whole store. Wedding favors can be
made with just about anything. Popsicle sticks, Forsterä,
WoodsiesÒ, and plastic spoons are just a few
materials that you can use. If you plan on making
your own favors and you want something unique then
take time to develop your idea and make it personal
to you! You will save money and you will definitely
love the outcome!
By Kristie McDaniel
Author of the E-Book: Do Yourself A Favor:
Easy and Affordable Wedding Favors You Can Make Yourself! On
sale at www.doyourselfafavor.net
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