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’s very important to remember that you’ll need wedding favors for every guest that attends. So, a few dollars per wedding favor can quickly turn into several hundred dollars; especially 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. Plus, the small frame that they come in can serve as a picture frame for your guests to take home and enjoy!

Candy or Mints – The Lowest Budget Wedding Favors

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.

Image of a Group Using Wedding Sparklers in the NightWedding Sparklers

Wedding sparklers are an excellent choice to offer all of your guests a way to participate in the celebration. Since each sparkler 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 them for 100 guests at less than $20 total without sacrificing quality.

However, there are multiple different versions available. Choosing the right type can be a very confusing process. Here is a rundown so you can get the most for your money.

Classic Gold Sparklers

Classic gold sparklers are by far the most common type. You can get them in a variety of sizes ranging from 10 inches all the way up to 52 inches! They are essentially the same style that you use at summer parties and barbecues. However, they are packaged in elegant boxes and don’t create smoke as they perform.

Shaped Sparklers

Optionally, there are shaped sparklers available instead of the traditional style. Sparklers that are shaped like numbers or stars are very common and easy to find. However, you can get heart shaped sparklers for weddings that are perfectly suited for the occasion! No matter which shape you choose, they will add a whole new dynamic to your event.

Which Budget Wedding Favors Should You Choose?

In my opinion, choosing between these budget wedding favors is a tough choice. Each idea has its own benefits, so you’d have decide what works best for your scenario. However, these are so inexpensive that you could do more than one! Consider having wedding sparklers and candy on your tables. Or perhaps use the candy to weigh down your place card holders. By combining more than one of these budget wedding favors, you can elevate the party to the max!