Flower Bulbs
Diane, Gainesville, FL

I went to an early spring wedding where the flower theme was spring bulbs. The bride and groom gave away individual bulbs wrapped in cellophane and tied with ribbons that matched their wedding colors. The guests could take their bulbs home and plant them, enjoying the flowers at home.

Terra Cotta Pot
Lorelei, Minneapolis MN

I am going to plant an inexpensive flower that matches my colors in a terra cotta pot found at most craft  stores.  I am painting the pot white or silver and wrapping tulle around the pot and tying a bow at the stem.  This is so the flowers can still be seen.  I have two ideas the wording of an attached note.

  1. All things grow with Love- Lori and Justin
  2. Just as a flower blooms and grows, so does the love between family and friends.  Thank you for sharing this special day with us. Lori and Justin

It will add color to the tables and guests will take home a practical favor.

Long Stem Silk Rose
Lisa Anne, Livonia, MI

Each place setting will have a long-stem rose (silk) with ribbon streamers and a tag with our sentiment, names, and wedding date.  We are hopeful that our guests will find use for the roses in their own homes.  The children’s table will be similarly adorned, only with chocolate roses instead of silk ones.

Michelle, Buffalo, NY

We will be using daises for our wedding flowers. I will make small organza pouches, fill them with daisy seeds, and attach the pouch to a small card with colored ribbon. You could use just about any kind of flower seed you like!

Wildflower Seeds
Gayla, Bridgewater, NJ

Since my wedding is in May, we decided to give out beautifully packaged wildflower seeds. The seeds contain black-eyed susans, daisies, and other assorted flowers.  One side of the seed packet has the actual seeds, while the other side has a beautiful poem written about how “…every year when the flowers bloom, think about your favorite bride and groom”. It is simple, economical, and I am hoping useful.

Sapling Trees
Krista, Salt Lake City, UT

I’m giving little sapling trees for people to take home and plant. They come in tubes, and I will decorate them with raffia ribbon tied around the tubes in my wedding colors. I got them from the department of conservation – they are the ones they use to replant the forests with.

Watering Cans
Linda, Bass Lake, CA

We are having a garden reception. To keep with the theme I am (with help) making favors using flower seed packets. We are placing the seed packets into metal tin watering cans that are approximately 2″ tall.  I found theses at various craft stores. With ribbons that we can tie on that have our names and wedding date, we will personalize each one.

Miniature Plant Pots
Becky, Portland, Maine

I had miniature plant pots which had been ‘antiqued’ with gold and silver finishes. They contained miniature plants which I grew in my apartment on a window sill. They were tied with satin ribbon embossed with our names and wedding date. The plants were cheap, the seed packets cost 25 cents each and contained about 20 seeds. The pots were “antiqued” using easy antiquing kits found at an art store, for about $4.00 each. The miniature pots were $5.00 a case (24).

Clear & Green Bottles with Flowers
Katie, NYC

We are getting married on the beach.  In keeping with a beach-y theme, I am collecting bottles of all shapes and sizes in shades of clear and green.  Our florist will be putting wildflowers in the bottles (3-5 bottles per table) and those will be the favors the guests take home.

Seed Packets & Tiny Pots
Corri, McKeesport, PA

We used flower/herb seed packets wrapped in ribbon and tiny flower pots with flowers or ivy already planted.

Tulip Bulbs

Try using tulip bulbs in a box tied with ribbons in the same color as your wedding.

Flower Seeds
Jennifer, Cheney, WA

We designed an envelope the size of a seed packet with a design made from Microsoft Word and filled the envelopes with wildflower seeds.  We included an instruction paper and put it inside the envelope reading, “Spread the seeds of our love with us.” Perfect for a garden theme wedding.  Inexpensive too when you make the envelopes yourself.

Diana, Reading, PA

We are having our ceremony in a rose garden and wanted to go natural. We are going to use teacups that have a small houseplant in them as our favors… something to remind them of how our love has grown.

Decoupaged Glass Plates
Stacey, Streetsboro, OH

I was able to find glass plates from a Dollar Store for 3/$1.00. I decoupaged a torn piece of paper with “Love” written on it to the back, then sponged gold paint over the whole plate. They looked fabulous, were very cheap and had all the guests thinking they were taking $30.00 plates home!

Victorian Fans
Pat, Portland, Me

For my daughter’s August Victorian wedding, we are making fans out of old wallpaper sample books. We fold the sheet in half, then fan-fold them, put a thin strip of tape around the bottom and tie a matching thin ribbon into a bow. On some designs that are rather plain, we’ve glued halves of paper doilies onto the folded wallpaper sheet. You’d be surprised how beautiful some rather old fashioned gaudy print looks when made into a fan! We will give them out at the church, since it is not air conditioned.

Bud Vases
Leila, Yona, Guam

I have a bud vase with a special poem imprinted on it along with our names and date of marriage on the bottom. It is kind of expensive, but gets our point across.

Spring Flowers
Tina, Mansfield

Buy flats of spring flowers… pansies, Johnny jump ups, marigolds etc. Separate each section, wrap with tulle, tie with ribbon (with or without printing) and place around candles in the center of each table. Each couple or person then takes a flower home with them to enjoy all summer long! Very inexpensive for a spring wedding and can be used as a centerpiece too!!

Seed Packets & Tiny Pots
Corri, McKeesport, PA

We used flower/herb seed packets wrapped in ribbon and tiny flower pots with flowers or ivy already planted.

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