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Wedding favors are a tangible thank you to your guests for being part of your celebration. A lot of friends and family may travel hundreds of miles to attend your ceremony and reception and often may spend hundreds of dollars in travel expenses, time off works, hotels, and tuxes / dresses. Giving these guests a wedding favor can be a tanglible and memorable way to express your gratitude for your guests. Although there are many kind of expensive Wedding favors that you can buy, there is another alternative. Classy Wedding favors don't need to end up costing an arm and a leg. With a little time, you can create elegant Wedding favors using a few simple ingredients.

This page is designed to give you a couple of crafts to do to create elegant, yet affordable Wedding favors. Each of the craft ideas listed below includes the items that you will need along with the estimated time it will take per piece. If you are pressed for time, it might be a good idea to get friends or family help you with the Wedding favors.

Candle with Box

Items Needed: 2.5 inch white votive wedding candles, small wood shavings, white box, colored ribbon.
Time required: 2.5 minutes per candle box wedding favor

Candles make great Wedding favors and can be used by almost anyone. This wedding favor is easy to make and requires only a few items and some minor assembly. First take take a small box, maybe 3"x3"x3", then fill the box with small wood shavings or packing material. Next take the small votive candle and ite a ribbon on it and carefully place it in the box filled with the wood shavings. Once this is done, close the box and tastefully tie a ribbon around the box or attach a bow to the top. To personalize the box, you can add a tag or note that has your names and the date of your wedding.

Candle in Bag

Items needed: 2.5 inch white votive wedding candles, tulle bags, ribbon
Time required: 2 minutes per candle in bag wedding favor

This is a variation of the wedding favor craft listed above. However, instead of a box, this wedding favor ideas uses a bag. There are several types of bags that can be used for this craft. The first type of bag that can be used is the a standard white gift bag. You may also want to use a tulle bag or a see through plastic bag. These bags can provide a decorative outer appearence to the favor giving it a nice wedding touch. Moreover, these types of bags still provide a taste of what is actually inside. To finish off the candle bag, add a ribbon to the outside of the bag or add a message tag to the favor. You can write on the tag using a caligraphy pen.

Chocolate, Candy Bag

Items needed: Assorted candy, tulle bags, ribbon
Time required: 2 minutes per candy wedding favor

Another way to save money on Wedding favors is to use candy, mints, or chocolate. An element is the type of candy or chocolate that you decide to use. You will probably want to use a well reputed brand name like sees, godiva, etc. Candy or chocolates can also be placed into a tulle bag and tied tastefully with ribbon. A tag or card is optional.

Wedding Bells

Items needed: wedding bells, ribbon, stand (optional)
Time required: 1.5 minutes per wedding bell favor

You can also supplement the candy with a gold or silver wedding bell for your guests. Wedding bells are great for guests and are not very expensive. To enhance the presentation of wedding bells, ties a white or gold ribbon on the top of the bell. This ribbon should be tied in a bow. You can also hang the wedding bells from a small stand and allow them to dangle from the ribbon on each table. The wedding bells help your guests to get your attention during the reception in a tasteful and elegant manner.

Candle Centerpieces

Items needed: large votive candle, glass candle holder, seasonal greens, flowers, cardboard (or bowl of plate).
Time required: 25 minutes per centerpiece

You can make elegant candle wedding centerpieces (which can be used as Wedding favors for certain guests) with just a couple of key pieces. First, take a large white votive candle and place this white candle in a candle holder. You may want to use a clear holder or a frosted candle holder. Either one will work. Next, collect some seasonal greens. Often pine or cedar will work well in winter and lilies or other type of flowers will work well in spring and summer months. The type of seasonal greens that you select should depend on the decor. You can put the seaonal greens on a circular pice of card board and paint the cardboard to match the color of the greens. No one will see the cardboard because of the greens and you should use enough green and flowers to cover the cardboard. Next, put the candle and holder in the center of the greens. The greens serve to accentuate the candle and enhance the table. There are a number of variations of this centerpiece.

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