Do It Yourself (DIY) weddings are a great way to save costs and create a authentic “you” wedding. There are tons of great DIY wedding ideas to choose from. Here are a few of our favorite DIY wedding favor ideas:
Candy Tables are a great way to incorporate the bride and groom’s sweet tooth and playful nature. Rent an arrangement of different sized glass cylinders, small serving spoons and purchase a variety of candies to match your wedding colors. Fill each glass container with a separate candy and provide plastic cellophane baggies with twine or personal monogrammed stickers to seal the goods. If you are choosing the organic and reusable theme, providing jamming jars to hold the candy gives a nice homemade touch.
Jamming is a great homemade idea for a nature wedding. Start by purchasing flats of your favorite locally grown organic berries or fruit from your farmers market and then jam away. You can even choose a variety of berries within your wedding color scheme. Alternative yet tasty options for fall are pepper jelly and apple-butter. This can be a fun project for your bridal party, just make sure not to burn yourself in the process.
Frosted Fortune Cookies are a colorful and creative favor individually wrapped in cellophane or take-out boxes. Your guests will love unwrapping the surprise fortune, and snacking on the yummy frosted shell. Get crazy with colored frosting, coconut shavings, sprinkles, chopped nuts, red hots – pretty much any candy you can crush will work. Even consider customizing the fortune with a personalized message from the bride and groom. Don’t forget to include your wedding date and monogrammed initials.
Salted Caramels are a decedent and popular treat for all occasions, especially if you like to bake. Personalize the caramels by adding in different spices or your favorite liquor and even dye sea salts to compliment your color scheme. This is also a lovely alternative treat for your gluten free guests who cannot eat cake.
Wedding Cake Pops are a fun filled and delicious dessert option on a stick. Inspired as an alternative to the every popular cupcakes, wedding cake pops are bite sized versions of your wedding cake with out the messy clean up of china and flatware. Just make sure you don’t forget to rent enough bowls or serving platters.
DIY wedding ideas are endless. The beauty with DIY themes is that they are completely unique to you. Try to keep your crafts local, organic and reusable when possible; have fun and don’t take it too seriously. Part of the appeal is that each favor has its own handmade touch and didn’t come purchased, ready made from a store. They should reflect