$1 Wedding Favors

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When I got married I quickly learned how weddings become so expensive. When I started planning my wedding I realized how costs quickly add up and it was overwhelming. Cake, Flowers, Rentals, Attire, the list goes on and on! One thing I knew is that we did not have a small fortune to afford everything that we dreamed of having at our wedding. We tried to cut costs where ever we could and it was a bit of a challenge but in the end it saved us a bundle.

One of the challenges I faced was Wedding Favors. I spent countless hours online trying to find favors that reflected us as a couple, was affordable and was something unique. After searching and searching, I decided that maybe I could make my own homemade favors. Finding lots of ideas for homemade favors, I quickly realized that I didn’t have the time, talent, or budget to make my own. I then started researching what other brides were doing and it was obvious that many of them were having the same dilemma as myself. After reading many comments I was beginning to see that brides everywhere were choosing to skip wedding favors altogether.

Since then, I have made it my goal to come up with favor ideas that are simple, attractive, personalized, and only cost $1 or less per favor!

My first idea is Heart Shaped Rice Krispie Treats with personalized labels on the bag. All you have to do is make a batch of Rice Krispie Treats and cut out heart shapes with a cookie cutter. Then put them in clear cellophane bags and tie the top with a ribbon and cut the excess off the bag. Then go to evermine.com and order labels with the names of the bride and groom and the wedding date on them and choose the color scheme of the wedding. They are so cute and they actually end up costing 74 cents each total cost including ingredients, cellophane bags and tags! Here is how I did it…

First, I measured the marshmallows into the pan.

Then I added the Rice Krispies and butter and stirred everything together.

Next, I pressed the mixture into a large pan and cut out shapes.  I choose a heart but you could choose whatever you wanted.


Then, I put the cut-out shapes into clear cellophane bags.

Last of all, I put personalized labels on them and tied the top with a cute ribbon.  Aren’t they adorable?  And all for 74 cents a piece!


Lacy (6 Posts)

Lacy worked for My Own Labels for five years; in production to make customers' labels look fabulous, and on the energy team to maximize our energy use. She recently retired to become a full-time mother of a handsome little boy.


Comments

  1. Janine says

    I think that wedding favors are a very important part of a wedding. The small and simple token shows your guests that you appreciate that they came. Now of course the cheaper the better because we all know how much weddings can cost. I found that wedding coaster favors work great. They are small and cheap and your guests can use them in their everyday lives.

  2. Tara Taylor (soon-to-be-Maxwell!) says

    For heaven’s sake! I have also spent HOURS online trying to find something creative (and far from bubbles, matchbooks, or bells….) I am thrilled to find something that will allow me to actually make something my guests will love and remember!

    Who knew I would find my favor idea while looking for LABELS?! :) Just one more reason I love this site…

    Tara

  3. nvig says

    Hi, I was just wondering how far ahead of time you could make these. They are so cute but I wouldn’t want to be rushing to make them the day of the wedding!

    • Jeanne says

      Hi nvig,

      Lacy is at home now with a baby boy, but I asked this question to our staff who love to cook. Here are their responses -including mine. Hope this helps.

      Best answer- Julie: Martha Stewart says, “in air tight container for up to 3 days” Rice Krispies website says, “Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.”

      Stacy – I like to make them the day before if I can, but as long as you can keep them in an air tight container they should be okay for a few days. Saran wrap doesn’t work as well, put them in tupperware, trust me.

      Jeanne – you can make them at least a week ahead. Longer than that, they begin to get chewy.

      Julie – if made with the marshmallow recipe, I think they will last till the end of time! But actually, I went to answers.yahoo.com and one person said, in an air tight container, 3 months. Another said a couple of months.

  4. Debbi says

    I love this idea. I thought about adding red food coloring, which will turn pink, when melted with the marshmallows. Then give as Valentine treats! Kids will love this!

  5. Jennifer Browder says

    Hi, I was going to order labels/bags from y’all to make these and was wondering if the small or medium bags worked best and what size label did you use? Thanks!

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