Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Love is an eternal flame...

I am going to be completely honest here... favors are typically SUCH a waste. Of course I want to thank my guests for coming and sharing our special day, but are guests really touched by getting a 50 cent key chain? I doubt it.

Since myMr and I are on such a tight budget, I wanted our favors to be inexpensive, yet something somewhat useful. This is what we came up with:

White Votive candle (Michael's 24 for $4.99 [plus I used a coupon so it was even cheaper])

Votive candle holder (Michael's 2 for 99 cents)
Ribbon (Wholesale supplier in San Diego [I bought it forever ago so I forget the price, but it was very reasonable])

Voila! :)

Total price including the ribbon was less than .70 cents a person. It is simple, cute, and hopefully won't be thrown away on the way out! :)

I am going to place them on the plate of each guest as well as lining our head table (I will not put ribbon on the ones lining our head table).

What favors have you decided on?

Take care until next time,

2 Wedding Bells:

Future Mrs. H said...

I think this is a great idea! I agree that favors are a waste - which is why I want to give everyone a little bag of jelly beans that match our color scheme. Who doesn't love free jelly beans?!?

samiam4eva06 said...

I have no idea what I'm doing for favors.. I was thinking the candy buffet but havent priced anything.. so i dunno if its even reasonable?! lol. but i LOVE your idea. Cute, simple, and they'll actually use it!