Every budget bride-to-be knows that wedding favors can be a huge chunk of your wedding cost, especially if you are having a rather large wedding. DIY party favor ideas can be absolutely adorable, but they can be costly, too. It can be a struggle to find cheap wedding favors that are memorable and classy. I, personally, am a huge fan of DIY party favors. A memorable keepsake is much more valuable than a piece of chocolate I will devour on the drive home and never think about again. Kill two birds with one stone with The Budget Bride-to-Be: Give Away Your DIY Centerpieces tip. Use this budget wedding tip to save yourself some cash and some time by creating DIY centerpieces and then giving those away as your wedding favors.
No wedding table is complete without a centerpiece, but most brides are at a loss as to what to do with all that stuff after the wedding is over. Many DIY wedding favors make great centerpieces. From candles to adorable vintage photo centerpieces, these cheap wedding favors are sure to be a hit. Just be sure to announce this is your plan before people start trickling out of your wedding.
I just love when a wedding is lit primarily by candles. There is something so intimate and romantic about a low light setting. DIY candles make great centerpieces, especially because there are so many great DIY projects out there to match any theme you can dream up. Craft these fantastic DIY candle projects and then send them home with your guests at the end of the night.
Bonus tip: At outdoor weddings, the wind can sometimes blow out a candle centerpiece. Place a lighter at each table; this way your guests can light the candles if this happens. Just make sure not to place a lighter at the kids’ table!
Whether you’re placing fresh flowers or DIY paper flowers at the center of your table, there’s no way you could find anything to do with all those plants after your wedding. This makes them the perfect centerpieces to give away.
Bonus Tip: If you decide to use real flowers in your centerpieces, consider potting them or displaying them in the pot they came in. This way your guests can bring them home and plant them in their gardens. This is perfect for a spring or summer wedding.
These adorable wedding favors and décor make great DIY wedding centerpieces, too. Consider making one or a combination of them for your guests. You don’t even have to make one for every single guest. Consider limiting the party favors to one per couple. Let’s face it, ladies: most guys aren’t too excited about bringing home a decorative piece anyways.
Bonus Idea! This Rustic Winter Wonderland Wedding Centerpiece is perfect for a Christmas wedding. Hang an ornament for each person at the table on this fabulous little tree and they can take their extra special ornament home at the end of the night.