Doing some sweet wedding favors yourself is a great way to have some alone time with your husband to be, or get in some girl time with your bridal party before the big day. From photo booths to swag bags, there’s something for every kind of couple to send their guests home with something awesome. No matter what style your wedding, these wedding favors are sure to be budget friendly and fun!
DIY Photo Booth
Make a photo booth backdrop for your wedding for endless favor fun! Your backdrop can include a sparkling curtain, beach scenery, or a chalkboard with your wedding details. Set your guests up with the app of your choice on their smartphones (there are many apps that work great), that has a personalized photo booth app–and let the DIY fun begin!
Instead of spending money on junky bubble bottles or cheesy embossed napkins, make a donation to your favorite charity. Most charities will send you pins to go on your guests’ place seating or you can print some off yourself with a personal note of love. Best of all, there are all sorts of great charities who could really use your help, so finding one that you like should simple and speedy.
DIY Personalized Treats
From personalized candy bar bags to beer bottles with personalized labels you can send guests home with a little treat to remember you by! Think craft beer, wine, liquor, candy bars, popcorn bars, late night snacks, jams, jellies, and pastries. Simply print your own labels at home and stick them on your treat!
DIY Swag Bags
If you’re the type to throw one killer reception hook your guests up with swag bags. You can get cotton shopping bags printed quite cheap. Stuff them with bottled water, aspirin or Alka-Seltzer, Gatorade, beer (for hair of the dog), chips or popcorn, anything you think your guests might need for the dreaded day after. Putting together swag bags for your guests is very simple, and I guarantee that they’ll appreciate it big time.
DIY Sparkler Centerpieces
Giving your guests something fun to do at their tables is always a great time! Consider making sparkler centerpieces so the guests can easily have access to the sparklers to use at your wedding reception at their discretion. Many people use large vases for their centerpieces and use 36 inch sparklers for weddings since they stand out the best and will work for a wide variety of activities involving sparklers. If you can’t have sparklers at your reception, they even make LED alternatives if you can’t use wedding sparklers at your venue, but most will allow it if you buy from a reputable company.
No matter how you decide to DIY your wedding favors, people almost always enjoy something that was put together by hand from the couple themselves. Just figure out what you’d like to create, out together a plan and gather all the materials and you’ll be ready to get started on your first wedding DIY project.