It’s no secret that weddings are expensive. You want your wedding to be a beautiful affair, but you don’t want to take out a loan to do it.
By having a couple of elements of your wedding reception play dual roles, you’ll be able to save a few pennies but still manage to pull off the wedding of your dreams. But that doesn’t mean your wedding has to be a complicated mess, with both people and things constantly changing places and duties.
Instead, try something simple like turning your wedding favors into centerpieces, place card holders or decorations. Here are four types of wedding favors that play double duty perfectly:
If you’re going for a romantic theme, a candlelit reception provides the perfect ambiance. Cover your tables in candles to give that all over glow. Choose different sizes and shapes – from small votives to tall pillars – to create an interesting design.
Continue your candle theme by placing a candle wedding favor on each guest’s plate. These dove candles make a beautiful addition to your tables. Or choose these cupcake candles to brighten up the room and get your guests in the mood for dessert!
2. Placecard holders
There are so many little details to keep track of when planning your wedding. Your placecards are items that are easy to forget. But you don’t need to put a ton of effort or money into making them look interesting and unique.
Instead of purchasing placecard holders and wedding favors separately, find a product that can do both! This snowflake ornament is perfect for a winter wedding and has a spot for your placecards. Then, at the end of the night, guests can take them home and use them during the holiday season.
Looking for something quirky and romantic? Instead of waiting for one of your guests to clink a glass so hard they break it, let them ring one of these dainty kissing bells.
Everyone loves a sweet treat! Adorn your tables with personalized candies and they’re sure to be a hit with your guests. You can customize them with your name and your wedding date, giving your tables and your day a special touch.
Toss these Hershey’s Kisses all over your tables or place them in a cute candy dish. You can even coordinate your candy dish with your centerpieces or your wedding theme. At the end of the night, hand out little baggies full of the candies for wedding favors.
4. Fresh flowers
When choosing centerpieces, many brides resign themselves to being stuck with 10-15 vases of fresh flowers after their wedding is over. But that doesn’t have to be the case!
Instead of one large vase full of flowers, break it down into small mini centerpieces. Place small bunches of fresh flowers into mini vases like these and group them together in the middle of your tables. Or, use cake stands to make your display even more interesting.
Then at the end of the night, guests can each take home one of the mini vases, and you won’t be left with a ton of centerpieces and nothing to do with them.