Favors are traditionally given to wedding guests as a sign of appreciation for their coming to the wedding. Many times they have driven or flown from other parts of the country to see the couple, so sending them home with a little something is a good idea.
Do it yourself When you’re on a budget, or just have a crafty side, then you may want to create your own wedding favors. Even if you’re not domestically inspired, these are really very easy. You will first need an idea. For this example, we will be describing how to make little sachets. The great part about these instructions is that you can adapt them to include any sort of filling (chocolates, candles, etc.) into the bag.
You can find great prices on craft items at your local craft store, but online is always a good resource too. Many times, you can buy in bulk when you’re online, so that saves you money in the end. Determine how many small bags that you need and what color you would like them to be.
Something to realize: if you’re getting bags of a finer material, the picture on the Internet will look darker than it is in real life. Also online or at your local health food store, you can go and buy herbs and flowers by the ounce. Realize too that one ounce is A LOT when the item is dried. This is why it’s best to go to a store in person for your ingredients—lavender, dried roses, and other flowers are best. This way you can see and smell off of the things that you have chosen. Find something fragrant.
If you have smaller bags, you won’t need as much, but the larger the bag, the more filling you need. Easy as can be All you really have to do is mix up your ingredients and put some into each bag.
Many bags will even have drawstring closures so that you can tie them up to look very pretty. If you’re inspired, you can include a small card about the significance of the herbs that you included—perhaps there’s an old wives’ tale about weddings that is related. And like it was said before, you can always change the ingredients to be something that suits you. Enlist the help of the bridal party if you have a lot to make!