How to Buy Great Wedding Favors Without Breaking Your Budget

It’s practically impossible to plan a wedding by yourself. You need the help of your partner, your friends, family and, if you have the funds, a wedding planner.


For couples lucky enough to have had the support and help of their friends and family, it only makes sense to give them something tangible in return. However, buying thank-you gifts for your wedding party can cost a lot of money. In fact, couples spend an average of $209 on groomsmen gifts alone.

If you want to give out great wedding favors without breaking the bank, here are some tips you can follow:

  1. Shop online

With thousands of online gift shops to choose from, it’s easy to find a great gift at a bargain price. There are also price comparison sites that can help you find the best price for an item you are eyeing. All of these without having to leave your home or visit multiple shops within a day.

  1. Buy in bulk but personalize

Aside from checking out price comparison sites, you can save a lot of money by buying in bulk. Practical gifts like cufflinks for your groomsmen and bracelets for your bridesmaids can be bought at low prices in large quantities. To add a personal touch, monogram them with your guests’ initials or your wedding date.

  1. Don’t be afraid to DIY

Are you great at crafts? Making your own wedding favors is a simple and cost-effective solution to giving out great favors without spending a lot. While it takes more time to create something from scratch, the amount of time and work you put into it will definitely be worth it.

  1. Opt for favors that can do double-duty

Re purposing items you already plan on having for your wedding into favors is a great way to cut down on costs and lessen the amount of waste you produce. Serving slices of your wedding cake in pretty to-go boxes to serve as favors is a great example of this.

  1. Consider couple favors

Instead of buying small, cheap trinkets for each person on your wedding party, consider giving a more substantial gift to couples or families. Gift baskets, for instance, are great for families and is customizable enough to add your personal touch.