Weddings are expensive but there are a few things you can do to offset your costs - making your own favors is one of the best options. Not only can making your own wedding favors save you a lot of money, but it also puts a personal touch on things that your guests will love. When making your own wedding favors, it is important to stick with your theme - here are some simple DIY favor ideas you can try for an outdoor wedding:
- Potted Succulents - Give your guests the gift of life with a miniature potted succulent. Succulents require very little water and they grow in most conditions so you can be sure that they won't wither and die during the time between potting them and the wedding.
- Personalized Mugs - If you want to give your guests a gift that they can start using right away, think about making some personalized mugs or other glassware. Simply take a glass and paint it with a patch of chalkboard paint - your guests can then write their names on the glass and use it throughout the night!
- S'mores Kit - If your outdoor wedding includes a bonfire, a DIY s'mores kit makes for a perfect favor. Just box up a few graham crackers with marshmallows and chocolate then watch your guests enjoy their cute and edible DIY favor.
- Seed Starter Kit - For a gift that keeps on giving, think about making some seed starter kits as favors for your outdoor wedding. Fill a small jar halfway with potting soil then add a packet of seeds and decorate the jar with your wedding date and a cute phrase. All your guests have to do is add water and their seeds will start to grow!
- Wooden Tealights - For a simple outdoorsy favor, make some wooden tealights. All you need to do is cut sections from a branch then cut a depression in the middle of each and place a tealight inside. Your guests can take their tealights home and light them in honor of your wedding.
- Homemade Jam - Many outdoor weddings are designed to be simple and rustic, so handing out mini jars of homemade jam is the perfect wedding favor! Don't be afraid to get creative with different flavors and be sure to decorate the jars with your wedding date and ribbons matching your wedding colors.
- Packets of Birdseed - For a dual-purpose favor, give your guests mini packets of birdseed as favors. They can toss the birdseed instead of rice to celebrate your departure from the ceremony or take them home to use in their own birdfeeders.
- Herb Sachets - Nothing beats the smell of dried herbs like rosemary and thyme. To give your guests a simple but thoughtful gift, dry sprigs of fresh herbs and package them into sachets that can be used to keep clothes smelling fresh.