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).
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:
Photo credits = Josh Finsel and Amber Breiner Photography