Just think of the pride and satisfaction you would get with making your very own unique or unusual wedding favour, especially when your family and friends comment on how beautiful your gifts and table decorations are.
If your budget is tight but you have plenty of time on your hands before the big day, why not create your own wedding favours? You can easily collect something that nature has provided and do it yourself. An exciting idea for a summer wedding, especially one with a seaside theme, would be to polish and clean beautiful pebbles from the beach. You can glaze the pebbles of your choice and then add your guests’ names to them as a table name setting. Or how about finding some beautiful shells and filling them with brightly coloured sweets in tissue paper?
A great DIY wedding favour would be to fill a beautiful organza bag with sweets or chocolates. This takes two minutes to put together yet has a stunning effect. Or instead, you could make your very own favour boxes. You can buy small boxes from retail outlets such Paperchase, WHSmith or Hobbeycraft or buy online at www.confetti.co.uk. These retail stores have a great collection of plain boxes that you can decorate to your heart’s content! If glitter is your thing, then get the sparkles out and cover your individual boxes. Decorating these boxes has never been easier with the vast array of accessories that you can now pick up in the craft stores, for instance a pretty paper rose, some feathers, beads, sequins, pearls, a fairy or a butterfly?
Don’t worry if you haven’t got a lot of time to spare because more often then not, the more simple a design is, the more exquisite and professional it looks. A single red paper rose on top of a painted gold favour box can look absolutely beautiful and is so easy to put together with a bit of spray paint and glue.
Butterflies are a great way to jazz up a favour box; you can purchase these in bulk at your local craft store and the varying colours on these paper butterflies can be stunning. Pick up some miniature wooden ladybirds in packs at your local craft store and stick them onto your favour boxes at various places and angles with craft glue for a simple yet stunning design that your guests will marvel at.