WEDDING GUEST FAVORS THAT KEEP ON GIVING
If you’re planning a summer wedding (or are just a fan of florals), send friends and family home with favors featuring beautiful blooms and greenery. Whether in fresh, faux, or seedling form, garden-worthy guest gifts are guaranteed to please. It’s the wedding guest gift that keeps on giving. . . and growing. Today I am sharing some ideas for wedding favors that won’t bust your bank account and are super easy to DIY by either decorating the existing peat pots or plastic starter pots they come in or repotting your plants in inexpensive planters.
Plantable seeds in fancy tiny envelopes are the most affordable guest gift you can give. We offer these lovely custom made SEED ENVELOPES in our wedding shop, I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs. They can be purchased without the seeds and you can actually pick up large bags of mixed wildflower seeds at your local home hardware store or nursery to fill them up yourself. Super easy and budget-friendly!
Succulents are ideal for a summer wedding. They have been becoming increasingly more popular as the bride’s bouquet and as table centerpieces at the reception because they cost much less than fresh floral arrangements. I love the creative stacked display in this photo above, but I recommend purchasing a straight paper cutter to cut your Kraft paper into more perfect squares for a more finished appearance. Or cone shapes wrapped around your plastic starter pots are pretty too. Why not take it up a decorative notch and use pattern scrapbooking paper or simply stamp a decorative design on the front!
I love the added sheer organza ribbon bows and printed plant labels on these, used as table markers or escort cards with each individual guest’s name printed on the plant labels. The ribbon adds a decorative finish to the kraft wrapped basic starter plastic pots and the printed tags make if feel more personal for each wedding guest. Handwriting your own TAGS is an added personal touch too. We offer rustic style KRAFT TAGS in our READY SET CRAFT KITS shop so you can pretty up your own DIY wedding guest favors! Or trendy CHALKBOARD HEART STICKERS would be creative and stunning added to the front of each of your planters.
Another easy way to decorate your starter pots is to wrap them in inexpensive cheesecloth fabric that you can buy in bulk and then tie them up with beautiful baker’s twine.
NATURAL JUTE TWINE is great for a rustic style wedding but there are so many colorful BAKER’S TWINE options now- you can even coordinate it to your wedding color scheme.
Custom PRINTED FLAGS are a great added touch to any plant guest gifts.
House your starter plants or replant them in fun decorative PAPER CUPS!
Finally, small glass candle votives as fresh and clean planters are very inexpensive if you have a large guest list attending your wedding and reception and need to spiff up your starter plants for your wedding gifts. No matter how you decorate your plant wedding favors, your guests will love the idea of taking something home that they can continue to watch grow, long after the wedding, much like your love for one another.
Consider some of these creative DIY wedding favors for your upcoming ceremony. If you need some help with any other wedding favors or wedding decorations, feel free to stop by any of our shops by clicking the links below. I would love to custom design something for your special day!
THE PARTY FETTI SHOP
READY SET CRAFT KITS
ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS
I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS