Friday, December 19, 2008

Noone Has to Know....

Noone has to know that you planned a wedding on a tight budget! With the worrisome state of the economy being felt all over the world, there is no better time to rethink your priorities going into 2009, especially if you're planning your wedding!

There are ways to incorporate budget-friendly elements into your wedding that will make a big impact, and contribute to the overall theme and color palette. Custom or personalized wedding items have a fresh look that can be either modern or more "wedding traditional" depending on your color choices and font choices. We recently posted that we had lowered prices on many of our personalized wedding and event items, so now is a great time to buy custom wedding favors and personalized decorative accessories from Ideal Favors!

Muslin Bag
Outdoor Garden Inspired Wedding
We love the idea of these little muslin bags used as wedding favors filled with something organic and natural such as freshly baked cookies, simple homemade individually wrapped caramels (this recipe for caramels is so delicious and quick and easy!), or a lightly scented bar of French milled soap. (this set of 9 soaps comes in a pretty array of subtle colors. They work out to only $1.78 per bar). At only $0.65 for a small personalized bag, or $1.00 for a large personalized bag, you can easily give a wedding favor that is under $3.00 per person.

Satin Bag
Elegant Formal Wedding
Another favor bag option is the personalized satin favor bag, that works so well with a formal theme because of its silky texture and shine. These bags come in a wide range of colors and our personal fave is a black satin bag with crisp white personalized text. Edible favors are a favorite these days, so why not fill these little bags with two or three chocolate truffles, or cute designer chocolates? These designer truffles are not only adorable, they are so so delicious! At about $1.50 per piecefor the chocolate, and at $0.75 per personalized bag, here is a simple yet stunning wedding favor that is under $4.00 per person.

Colored Two Piece Favor Box
Contemporary Wedding with Traditional Elements
The beauty of the linen texture 2 piece favor box is that it works for both a contemporary wedding as well as a traditional wedding. These little favor boxes look pretty at each place setting to add a bit of color to tabletops. For a more modern look, stack the favor boxes on cupcake or cake stands and turn them into centerpieces, eliminating the need for expensive floral arrangements. Guests can help themselves, and will love the personalized text on the top of the box. Fill with traditional jordan almonds (5 almonds are symbolic at wedding), or fill with brightly colored Jelly Belly Beans or other favorites.

Paper Napkins
You really can't beat $28.00 for 100 personalized beverage or cocktail napkins! These are high quality 3-ply napkins with any text you like! These are perfect for cocktail hour if you plan to have passed or displayed hors d'oeuvres. Count on 2 napkins per person for a short cocktail reception. Napkins can also be stacked at the bar, and are a great option at dinner and dessert buffets. We can print your names and wedding date, or something fun that will delight guests.

Planning a wedding takes a lot of time and energy, but it doesn't have to take a LOT of money. Personalized wedding favors and accessories are just one way that you can decorate your accessorize your wedding for very little cost.

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