When most people think about wedding favors, they don’t consider that they will be a substantial part of their wedding budget and expenses. Typically, when most people think about the cost of wedding favors, they are imagining items that are only a dollar or two per item. However, it is very important to remember that you will need wedding favors for all the guests that will be attending; so a few dollars per wedding favor can quickly turn into several hundred dollars if you plan on having an even modestly large wedding ceremony and reception.
For example, if you spend $5 on each wedding favor and you have 100 guests attending, that quickly adds up to $500! For this reason, it is important to balance cost and quantity to stay within your wedding budget, yet provide a fun and memorable wedding favor for each of your guests. Fortunately, there are wedding favor options that are inexpensive, some being than a dollar each, that stay under$3 yet won’t sacrifice fun and charm to save a couple of bucks. Below, we have outlined a few of these items.
Place Card Holders
Place card holders are one of the cheapest and most common ways to provide wedding favors on a budget. While costing far less than $1 per place card holder, they make excellent wedding favors and the small frame that they come in can serve as a picture frame for your guests to take home and enjoy.
Wedding sparklers are an excellent choice to offer all of your guests a way to participate in the wedding. While each of the wedding sparklers can cost as low as $0.18 apiece, it is hard to find a less expensive and more loved wedding favor. With such a low price tag, you can easily provide wedding sparklers for 100 guests at less than $20 total without sacrificing quality.
Candy or Mints
Candies, mints, or other small treats are great low-cost wedding favors. Whether you provide a small tin of candy or mints to each guest or just spread loose candy across your reception tables, everyone will love snacking on these delicious treats and you can free up some extra cash for other wedding expenses that are probably a little more important to you. As the other options discussed above, candy, mints, or other small treats can easily be purchased for well under $1 per guest.