You certainly don't have to spend a lot of money to give your guests nice keepsakes in memory of your wedding day.
Cheap personalized wedding favors can also be beautiful and meaningful without breaking your wedding budget. And if you are planning on having a lot of guests, you need to find cost-cutting savings wherever possible.
Not only are personalized wedding favors more meaningful, they can be used by close family members and friends to help them remember when your anniversary is!
Here are eleven cheap wedding favors that can be personalized with your names and wedding date.
1. Customized T-shirts
Buy some plain white T-shirts and, using a fabric pen, draw a small design to reflect your theme or use iron-on transfers. You can create a design on your computer then print it out on transfer sheets.
2. Personalized Bath Confetti Packets
Make up some small clear plastic bag packets filled with colorful, scented bath confetti (or bath salts). Print out small labels with your names and wedding date and attach to the outside of the packet.
3. License Plate Frames
You can purchase license plate frames, which you can personalize perhaps with your city name or a funny saying.
4. "Blooming Love" Wild Flower Seed Packs
Wildflower seeds make great cheap personalized wedding favors. Put together your own flower seed packets by buying a large bag of wildflower seeds and repackaging them into small, clear ziplock favor bags (available at craft stores). Attach a small single-sheet card to the front which shows a picture of the wildflowers and instructions on planting. On the back of the card, add a flower poem and your wedding information. Click here for some inexpensive seed wedding favors.
5. Burn a CD Of Your Wedding Songs
Make a listing of all the important wedding songs and music played and/or sung at your wedding ceremony and reception (first dance, father/daughter dance, etc.) and burn them onto CDs. Create your own CD label using background photo of the two of you and print your names and wedding date across the label. It would also be a good idea to make a list of the songs in the order that they have been burned and enclose that with the CD case. Wrap these in wrapping paper with musical notes on it. At less than a $1 per CD, these are high value, but very cheap favors to make. Click here to buy blank CDs.
6. Small, Inexpensive Theme Related Books
If you both love reading, search for inexpensive books to give to your guests that relate to your theme. Be sure to "autograph" the inside cover. For example, if you are having a butterfly wedding theme, find cheap books that are about butterflies (children's books work very well for this).
7. Personalized Flavored Coffee Favors
You can buy small flavored coffee packs in many grocery stores. Using a small hole punch, carefully punch a whole at the very top and using a ribbon, sting a small tag through the whole. Decorate the tag, add your wedding information to it and voila, you have a cheap coffee wedding favor. Click here to see a lovely assortment of coffee themed favors.
Create a 2-page newsletter (front and back). Fill with a copy of your birth announcements, your engagement announcement, perhaps a copy of your invitation, short biographies, information of where you'll be honeymooning, etc. Make it colorful with bold "headlines" and add a couple of photos.
Buy postcards of your city and write a personal note on the back of each one. These are especially lovely personalized favors to give to out-of-town guests.
10. Word Search or Crossword Puzzle
Create your own puzzles using words from your wedding, such as theme words, attendant's names, your names, wedding date, etc.
11. Personalized Calendars
Purchase an inexpensive Calendar program for your computer. Scan photos of the two of you or go online and find photos of where you will be going on your honeymoon. Create your own personalized calendars for the coming year.