DIY Wedding Favors

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One way we saved money for our wedding was by making our own wedding favors. We got married in December. At first I didn’t want a ‘Christmas’ wedding, but after we picked red and silver as our colors I decided to embrace it!  The theme of the day was rustic charm with accents of Christmas.

One day while shopping at Hobby Lobby and seeing Christmas ornaments 50% off I decided an ornament would be the perfect favor!

I picked out an assortment of Christmas ornaments ranging from 50 cents to $1.50 per ornament. Next we found cute boxes to put the ornaments in. Have you heard of Uline? They have a ton of affordable options for gift boxes! Check it out. We picked out a small silver box and purchased sparkly tissue paper to line the box.

Next, the design. I searched the internet and found one of the best resources for DIY wedding ideas! Wedding chicks has gorgeous free printables for personal use. I found the perfect design and then took it into photoshop. I adjusted the colors and I added my own text (our names and wedding date).

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Then I printed out 6 designs on a page and left a small white border when I was cutting them out. I did this with time to spare so each night I would cut out a few designs as I watched TV.

I used Saunders UHU glue sticks to bond the design to the box.  Seriously these glue sticks are amazing and not one of the designs peeled or moved!  I love tulle so we decided this would be the perfect way to wrap up the box.

$$ Saving Tips

  • Save money by using your favors to add to the decor.  I loved how our silver boxes looked on the tables.
  • Try to buy things in bulk.
  • Ask friends for help!  My mom, grandmother, and aunts helped with putting together favors and tying the bows.  
  • Use natural resources! We used greens as part of our table decorations and the best part is you can cut them for free.

A few more pictures from our christmas wedding:

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winter wedding flowers
I loved the festive berries and pine cones in our bouquets
Wedding Cake Design
We saved money by using a 3-tier cake and having sheet cakes in the back to serve.
We made our own wedding programs using Photoshop
Christmas Wedding Decorations
I loved the tea candles with the silver boxes and evergreens on the tables. 

Photo credits = Josh Finsel and Amber Breiner Photography

What DIY tips do you have for weddings?

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  1. What a great idea for making a special gift for your guests without breaking the bank. Your photos are lovely too! Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!


  2. So pretty! My sister had a Christmas wedding and I thought it was so gorgeous. I love your favors idea, it’s useful and sentimental. Love it!

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