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Five Cheap Wedding Favour Ideas to fit into your Wedding Budget

I know, I know, we all hate the term ‘cheap’ when it comes to planning our wedding days, but sometimes, with certain elements of your wedding the bottom line is that you just need something cheap but lovely. Cheap wedding favour ideas are top of the list when it comes to saving money on those ‘smaller’ things on your wedding planning list that actually all really add up.

I have touched on this before in my Top Ten Budget Wedding Favours post that you can catch up on here and I thought it would be a nice time for an update.

I have selected these lovely cheap wedding favour ideas from our Budget Bride Boutique Online Store, so head over and have a browse if the options below are close, but not close enough to what you’re after - we have hundreds of ideas for you to choose from 🙂

 

Cheap Wedding Favour Ideas Number 1 – Wedding Favours under£0.50p each

Mini Orchid Candles

These little white candles are really delicate and pretty and will make a lovely cheap wedding favour idea. They come in packages of 28 and start from £0.30p each.

 

Cheap Wedding Favours under 50p

Cheap Wedding Favour Orchid Candles - Wedding Favour Ideas under £0.50p

Cheap wedding favour idea - orchid candles under £0.50p each

 

 

Cheap Wedding Favour Ideas Number 2 – Favours under £0.60p each

Cream coloured miniature flower bouquets

These tiny tied bouquets will look gorgeous displayed for your guests at the dinner table. Simple and rustic, they would work well as a Barn Cheap Wedding Favour idea to tie in with your outdoorsy theme. They come in packs of 12 and are £58p per miniature tied bouquet.

Cheap wedding favours under £0.60p each

 

Cheap wedding favours ideas - mini rustic bouquet under £0.60p each

 

 

Cheap Wedding Favour Ideas Number 3 – Favours under £1

Horse Shoe Charm

These lovely little good luck charm cheap wedding favour ideas come with a little loop so that you can thread them onto ribbon or string to give to your guests as a cute thank you. These come in packs of 12 and start from £0.50p per lucky horse shoe.

Cheap wedding favours ideas - lucky horse shoe under £1

Cheap wedding favour ideas under£1 - Lucky horse shoe

 

Cheap Wedding Favour Idea Number 4 – Favours under £1.50 each

Seed Paper Love Birds Personalised Favour Cards

I really love these environmentally friendly seed favour cards. They are cute enough to double up as place settings if you wish and you can personalise the text and colour to make sure it fits your wedding perfectly. These start from £1.12 each.

Seed paper personalised wedding favour cards under £1.50

 

Personalised seed favour cards - cheap wedding favour ideas under £1.50

 

Cheap wedding favour ideas - personalised seed wedding favour cards

 

Cheap Wedding Favour Ideas Number 5 – Wedding Fvaours under £2

Campfire Mini Candle

I just couldn’t resist sharing this little campfire candle favour with you! This would be completely perfect if you are having a barn wedding or if you are an outdoorsy kind of couple. These come in packages of 6 with each campfire candle starting from £1.92.

Cheap wedding favour ideas under £2 - Rust campfire candle favour

 

Cheap wedding favour ideas under £2 - Rustic campfire candle favour

 

I think its great that there is so much choice available at the moment for cheap wedding favours that you can still have fun with and feel proud to give to your guests but whilst keeping your budget on track. We have hundreds more creative cheap favour ideas over on the Boutique pages here so have a browse and get inspired!

How many guests will you be buying favours for? Join the conversation over on the Facebook page!

 

Laura xx

Special Wedding Photo Book Offer for Budget Bride Co Readers

Wedding Photo Book Offer

I am pleased to share a nice Budget Bride Co offer with you today! You lovely readers can qualify for a 50% discount (usual price £20) on these full colour wedding photo books from Photo2People. Just type in the code BUDGETBRIDE at the checkout to get your wedding photo book half price at £10 (plus shipping at £4.50). I think these would make a lovely wedding gift or a keepsake for your hen do!
Wedding Phot Book Special Offer

The Wedding Photo book Template, that you can find on the site, contains 28 pages and in unchanged form has room for 74 photos – you then have the option to add more pages and photos (the cost of a 2 page insert is £1.)

Wedding Photo Book Special Offer
You are also able to change background colours and patterns on each photo book page. The wedding photo book is printed with a hard cover with a personalised front with your own photos and text.
Happy photo booking!
Laura xx

It’s all about the money…

Our facebook poll last Friday threw up some really interesting thoughts on what people would like these days as a wedding gift from their guests. When I first posed the question ‘would you prefer your wedding guests to give you money as a gift, or a specific item from a gift list’, I had no idea that the overwhelming majority of you would choose to have money as a wedding gift.

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Times have changed hugely since our parent’s and Grandparent’s eras when it was the norm to have a ‘bottom drawer’ of useful items for the newlyweds to have in their new home together as man and wife. This tradition meant that bundles of towels, cutlery sets and crockery would be common items to request as wedding gifts, as it would help so much in setting up the new home together for the newly weds. But now, as around 80% of us decide to co-habit before marriage, the likelihood is that you will have everything that you need already. Picture frames and wine glasses are likely to be a lot less useful to you than perhaps some cash or a contribution towards your honeymoon. With this in mind, we have had a look at some of the options available if you have decided to go down the route of asking your guests for money as a wedding gift…

 

www.buy-our-honeymoon.com asks you as a couple to make a one off payment and then you are able to list all of the lovely things that you would like to do on your honeymoon, along with a price, for your guests to choose from. Once they have selected the honeymoon activity or gift of their choice, they can select and pay for it and the money goes straight into your account. You get the cash, and your guest gets to see what their money will go towards. Perfect!

 

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www.honeyfund.co.uk is another easy to use honeymoon registry website allowing your guests to donate to your honeymoon fund and enabling them to print off gift certificates.

www.thebottomdrawer.co.uk allows you to write up a list of all kinds of items that you would like as a gift and also gives you the option to break larger items down into smaller payments so that more of your guests can pay a smaller amount each in order for you to get one large gift.

www.starweds.co.uk is an easy to use site enabling you to ask for money as a gift from your guests in a straightforward way. There is a one off fee for you to pay and then Star Weds provide you with invitation inserts that you can give to your guests. It is then easy to pay direct into your account to spend the money as you wish!

If you would prefer for your guests to be able to bring you money on the wedding day, you could make a ‘money box’ where your guests can post through the envelopes along with their cards for you. These are straight forward to make and you can style to match your wedding theme…

 

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Or perhaps you would like to donate your gift money to charity? Marie Curie and other charities can supply donation envelopes for you to place on your wedding breakfast table. Alternatively, you can direct your guests to the charities website to donate directly there instead. Have a look at alzheimers.org.uk and www.macmillan.org.uk

 

What will you be opting for on your wedding day?

 

Laura xx