For A Budget-Friendly Wedding
Planning a wedding on a budget, as many of us do, calls for some creativity and a little D.I.Y. Adding extra details to your special day doesn’t have to be costly. Simple favors, when packaged creatively, can still ‘wow’ your guests. To prove it, here are three darling wedding favor ideas that only cost $1 per favor!
1. Salt Water Taffy
$0.28 for 7 pieces of taffy
$0.64 for 1 ballotin favor box with personalized label
$0.09 for 10″ of ribbon
Total per favor: $1.01
Salt Water Taffy is a great gift to give, especially at a destination or beach themed wedding. I bought a 14 oz bag of taffy at my local grocery store for $2.49. I did the math to calculate that one serving of taffy (7 pieces) equaled $0.28. Next I ordered Ballotin Favor Box Packs, which include personalized labels (18 sets for $11.60), and found a roll of ribbon at my local craft store for $1.99. It all added up to $1.01 per favor (forgive the extra penny!). The taffy fit perfectly into each ballotin box and with the personalized label and matching ribbon, they turned out beautiful.
2. Powdered Donuts
Powdered donuts are sure to be a crowd pleaser. One 8 oz box of mini donuts cost $1.67 at my local grocery store. Again, I looked on the box to see how many donuts equaled 1 serving (3 donuts), and packaged them up in small window tin-tie bags (12 bags for $4.00). I decorated each bag with a personalized scallop label (20 labels for $7.00). The total cost per favor was $1.01.
3. Photo Chocolate Bars
Ghirardelli chocolate squares are the perfect way to treat your guests. I purchased a package of Sea Salt Dark Chocolate squares for $3.99 at my local grocery store (with 12 squares per package). You can also check out the Ghirardelli website, for bulk chocolate options. A square label (20 labels for $7.00) fits perfectly onto one square of chocolate. Choose the Custom style and upload your own photos of you and your soon-to-be partner. Choose a few of your favorite photos and mix them around each table at your reception. The total cost per chocolate favor was only $0.68.
(Used in this project: Square Photo Labels in Custom style.)
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