How to make wedding favours, and keep the costs down

Wedding favours, once a staple of the American wedding, are becoming increasingly popular this side of the pond as more couples want to give a gift to those involved in their wedding.

According to Offbeat Bride, many bridal magazines feature ways to get beautiful, personalised wedding favours but they’re often really expensive.

In a bid to include couples with more modest budgets, Offbeat Brides has published some advice for couples that will save them a fortune when it comes to making and assembling their own favours, which can be handed out at the wedding reception venue.

One tip is to buy the items in bulk from a wholesaler. Traditionally, wholesalers have lower prices and when items are bought in bulk, the price is driven down further. Some wholesalers will let you place a one off order, but some won’t and you may have to ask a friend who runs a business to place the order for you.

Another thing to consider is buying from a shop that is closing down. They are likely to negotiate down the price and, if you pay in cash and take a significant amount of stock off their hands, your bargaining power will be even stronger.

They key is preparation – keep an eye out for sales over the year and snap up bargains as you come across them. Just like every other process of planning a wedding, buying items for wedding favours will be a breeze if you have sufficient time to shop around and put in a lot of work yourself.