I'm on a tight budget: $10,750 for the wedding. My budget for all gifts and favors is $340 this includes my attendant gifts, welcome bags, and favors.
I've ditched alot of things in my wedding that arnt important to me- a limo for example... I couldn't care less about having a limo- So I'm spending that money on this important to me- and favors are important to me.
So I really don't like the idea of nick-nacks that end up collecting dust so I'm thinking foods. I am going to do a cookie bar. I am also doing little cotton bags with pistachio nuts (good for your heart and delicious!) My FI and I eat them all the time.
Those two things I'm definitely doing. Here are some things I've thought about:
- S'mores: I saw someone who made these any I LOVE the idea- it's cheap and cute and our reception in at a summer camp on a lake in the Adirondacks so it fits!
- Wine: I make my own wine, it will cost me about $.50/bottle for home made 750lm bottles with custom labels. I'm sure my dad would donate some of his wine to the cause for free also- (I make good wine too)
- Skeletal Leaf Ornaments: For those of you who don't know what this is, check out the picture below. You can buy them for $20-$60 at gift stores. My mom and I both LOVE them. This would be my one non-edible favor. It would be free to make because my mom has the materials. My reservations about this are that we are having a fall wedding- not a winter wedding so it will be a few months before christmas... but they would be leaves which fits with the fall-
So what do you guys think- is this over kill? I really like making things and It will be tight to do it all within my budget but it's possible.
Even if I don't end up doing everyhting as favors, I am going to make the wine anyway, I always to. And I'm going to make the orniments anyway because my mom has always bought them and we just found online directions to make them.
Like I said I'm def doing to cookie bar and pistachio nuts. What do you think about the rest?