Monday, July 5, 2010

Weddings on a Budget Part Two: Wedding Favors, Tables Settings and more!

Now at the risk of writing a whole piece on promoting my business for your wedding favors (shameless plug in five, four, three two…Solid Perfumes, candles, Lip Balms, and custom soaps), there are tons of ideas out there to choose from!

In the vast age of the internet, you are not limited to the wedding cake shaped bubbles or those awful chalk flavored hard candies. Be bold with your wedding favors and think outside the wedding box. If you have the time, be creative. If you like an idea that doesn’t fit into your budget, do some research and come up with your own.

Here are some great DIY sites to help get your creative juices flowing!

If you don’t have the time to make your own or you don’t want to, then check out the list below for some of my favorite sites for Favors, Bridal Party Gifts, Table Settings, and more.

All of these can be done on a budget and still be unique. They should reflect your individual style and the Bridal party gifts (in my opinion) don’t have to be cookie cutter, carbon copies for each person! Give them each something with a little flare and that reflects them as a person!

I am huge fan of supporting small businesses and I love all of the one of kind creations on Esty, so the next few sites are from there:

Wedding Favors

Wedding Favor Boxes- fill with your favorite candies, nuts, or a secret surprise! My favorite is the wedding cake favor boxes! So cute!

Custom Wedding Favor Soaps- great for Favors, to hand out to guests staying with you and so much more!

Tired of Keeping up with the Jones ? You will have them beat with this fresh idea of Upcycled Match Boxes.

Crafty enough to try your own- you can even customize them theses simple products (check out those DIY sites above for details):

Match Boxes


Scrap Book paper

Sharpie of your choice or sparkly marker

No one can resist cookies as favors. Try these rose creations and attach your own label with the date!

Table Decorations & More

The perfect table decorations from Paper Platypus- simple and elegant:

Vintage Wedding Table Numbers can dress up a plane table in a snap.

The Wooden Owl has great wedding cake toppers, table center pieces and so much more

that are sure to make your wedding special!

I am in love with these Mr. & Mrs. Fork set! Super cute for any wedding or perhaps for the grooms dinner. They can also be used as place settings!

Bridal Party Gifts

Bridal Gifts, no sweat! Check out these Custom Flasks for all your girls!

Another great place to try for some beautiful Bridal Jewelry for you and your Bridesmaids is Wedding Jewels-

White Wash Sundries has a great Groomsmen mug for $10! You can’t beat that!

You can’t go wrong with something like custom cuff links for your groomsmen! Check out this shop for some really unique ones!

Of course, there are tons of places to choose from in your local community as well as all over the internet, so don’t be afraid to hunt around and find something that you love and that fits into your budget! Always keep what you want in mind, but be flexible and open to new ideas!

Happy Shopping!

Vintage Earring Magnet

Vintage Earring Magnet