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Low cost wedding favour ideas

Your wedding day is costly enough without having to worry about factoring wedding favours into your already stretched budget.

Thankfully, this is an area where a little bit of imagination can go a long way. You could splash out, but how many people remember the favours anyway?

Ideas for low-cost wedding favours won’t be a problem to come up with – you just have to be willing to push the limits of your imagination. Here are some ideas to get the creative juices flowing.

Badge of honour

Badge cases are inexpensive and can be ordered in bulk online. Give your guests personalised badges, inserting funny photos or quotes into each one, depending on the person and how close to them you and your partner are. In terms of cheap wedding favours, does it get any better?

Music to your guests’ ears

Blank CDs can be bought on the cheap, so how about creating a CD of 10 songs for each table? Every guest at each table has a song devoted to them. If nothing else, this will be a great conversation starter.

Say something nice

Your wedding day is hectic: if you’re not careful it will pass you by. Take it all in and talk to as many guests as you can.

It won’t be possible to chat with everyone, so how about leaving an individual message at each person’s seat? Say something nice, like your fondest memory of them, or how they inspire you.

It’s a lovely gesture and, better still, it costs practically nothing so you can definitely afford it.

Retro sweets

If you know that a number of your guests will enjoy being whisked back in time by the sight of old-school sweets, go for it. Love Hearts, fizzy cola bottles and double dips will go down a treat.


Finally, take a look at all the wonderful wedding favours for sale on Etsy; they range from quirky and unique to downright bizarre, and mostly importantly, can be relatively cheap.