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Do It Yourself Wedding Favors

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More and more couples are getting into adding personal touches to their wedding. Wedding favors are definitely an integral part of the wedding. A thoughtful "thank you" gift not only shows your gratitude to your guests, but also serves as a reminder of your event. If you are under a tight budget, then consider making your own favors. Do it yourself wedding favors are not only economical but also provide you with an opportunity to showcase your creativity.

Before you start working on your DIY favors, be sure to consider asking yourself the following questions: Where will the reception be? At which time of the year will the wedding be held? Is there a theme or motif planned out for the wedding or the reception in particular? Is there a hobby or a favorite activity that the engaged couple would like to share or, better yet, known to the guests? All of these could be highlighted in DIY wedding favors.

Seasons can play an important role in selecting a wedding favor. For instance, a choice of a wedding favor can be based on the time of the year the couples met or the season in which the wedding will be held. One can get favor ideas from places too like selecting a delicacy of the city where the couples met and turn those into impressive diy wedding favors by packaging them nicely.

The trick is to wrap favor ideas into creative and distinct packages. For summer weddings, a cardstock hand fan can be made by hand where a recipe to a favorite cocktail or summer drink may be printed on one side and a monogram and wedding date on the other. Add a personalized gift tag that says “Thank you” for a classy, finishing touch.

Sweet treats like candies, cookies, chocolates and nuts can be packed creatively for a perfect DIY wedding favor. Candies wrapped in mini acrylic favor boxes, scalloped-top favor boxes or organza bags with personalized wedding labels or tags on them, finished with a satin ribbon, would surely be a crowd pleaser. Mini glass jars filled with your choice of cookies and nuts, labeled with personalized tags or stickers can make for a sweet experience for the guests. You can even substitute mini glass jars with Chinese take-out boxes for an Asian themed wedding.

Cookies, brownies and chocolate drink mixes may also serve as wonderful DIY wedding favors. Just make a powdered mix of a favorite treat or drink and place them in elegant or quirky favor pouches. Liquid mixes are possible too; just trade the pouches in for a mini cocktail shaker.

For the scent enthusiasts, there are plenty of how-to's in the internet for soap bars, potpourri and candles. These can make for fabulous do it yourself wedding favors with the right packaging. Tin cans may be used for candles, organza bags for potpourri and pillow favor boxes for soap bars. Be sure to finish off with a personalized label.

These do it yourself wedding favors and packaging ideas can be mixed and matched accordingly, so be sure to leave plenty of room for your imagination, creativity and personality to show through.

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