This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB where we share wedding budget tips to help you save money on your wedding! You can access all the wedding budget tips on a single page for your convenience and future reference. The post below is all about choosing affordable edible wedding favors!
Wedding Budget Tip #22:
Make simple, edible wedding favors.
Something that constantly comes up in conversations on items to cut from your wedding budget is wedding favors.
To some, they might seem unnecessary — an extra added expense. There are so many wedding favors that are silly little trinkets with couples’ names and wedding dates…. let’s be honest, most of those little tchotchkes end up in the trash, and are therefore a waste of money.
That’s why we *love* edible wedding favors as an option for affordable favors for your wedding.
Anything from candy to homemade baked goods to freezer jam can make delightful wedding favors that don’t have to cost a ton of money, and give your guests an extra something special as thanks for celebrating your big day with you!
Edible Wedding Favor Ideas
Here are some of our favorite ideas for edible wedding favors:
- Candy Buffet
Set up a candy buffet at your wedding with cute bags or boxes for your guests to take home! Check out this post with our tips for planning your wedding candy buffet!
- Pie Pops
These adorable pie pops from The Bride Link are a super sweet way to thank your guests! Or make them EXTRA cute by making these Heart Shaped Pie Pops from The Sweetest Occasion!
- Homemade Peanut Butter Favors
We love this simple and tasty recipe and idea from Tidewater & Tulle!
- Popcorn Bar
A twist on the Candy Buffet – try setting up a popcorn bar like this one over on Weddings by Lilly!
- Sea Glass Candy
Make your own sea glass candy with this handy tutorial from Intimate Weddings!
- Freezer Jam
Make these adorable freezer jam wedding favors for your wedding or shower. Adorn with a “spread the love” tag for an extra cute detail!
- Stacked Wedding Cookie Cakes
We love this adorable DIY wedding favor idea from Something Turquoise!
- Trail Mix Bar
Another cute twist on the candy buffet — a trail mix bar! Check out this one on Fab You Bliss.
- Pie in a Jar
These adorable pie in a jar favors from Rustic Wedding Chic are just TOO adorable!
- DIY S’Mores Kits
If you love nostalgia or camping, these s’mores kits are such a cute wedding favor idea! See more on Elizabeth Anne Designs.
- Butter Mints
A simple and inexpensive DIY treat for your guests from The Bride Link.
- Sandcastle Sugar cubes
Another tasty and simple DIY favor idea from Tidewater & Tulle — use a candy mold to make custom sugar cubes for your guests!
- Spiced Pecans
I love spiced nuts and this recipe from Classic Bride is so easy and delicious!
- Conversation Heart Cookies
These adorable cookies are a sweet spin on a Valentine’s classic – so cute for a wedding! From Polka Dot Bride.
- Tea Wedding Favors
Share a spot of tea with your guests with these adorable tea wedding favors from MyWeddingFavors.
- Cake Pops
We love these darling and delicious cake pops from United with Love as another idea for a wedding favor!
- Hot Chocolate Favors
Get your guests warm and cozy with this Hot Chocolate favor idea from Polka Dot Bride. Because who doesn’t love hot cocoa on a cool winter’s night?
What do you think of these ideas? Any of them strike your fancy?
If you’re thinking about making your own edible wedding favors for your guests to enjoy, just be sure to take the time required and cost into consideration into your planning and give yourself enough leeway to handle any mess-ups and redo’s. Don’t forget, you’ll also need packaging supplies! Be sure to factor packaging costs into your budget if you’re DIYing your favors.
So tell us: would you consider making your own wedding favors?
Leave a comment below and let us know!
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Editor’s note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more pandemic wedding resources here.