When I got married I quickly learned how weddings become so expensive. When I started planning my wedding I realized how costs quickly add up and it was overwhelming. Cake, Flowers, Rentals, Attire, the list goes on and on! One thing I knew is that we did not have a small fortune to afford everything that we dreamed of having at our wedding. We tried to cut costs where ever we could and it was a bit of a challenge but in the end it saved us a bundle.
One of the challenges I faced was Wedding Favors. I spent countless hours online trying to find favors that reflected us as a couple, was affordable and was something unique. After searching and searching, I decided that maybe I could make my own homemade favors. Finding lots of ideas for homemade favors, I quickly realized that I didn’t have the time, talent, or budget to make my own. I then started researching what other brides were doing and it was obvious that many of them were having the same dilemma as myself. After reading many comments I was beginning to see that brides everywhere were choosing to skip wedding favors altogether.
Since then, I have made it my goal to come up with favor ideas that are simple, attractive, personalized, and only cost $1 or less per favor!
My first idea is Heart Shaped Rice Krispie Treats with personalized labels on the bag. All you have to do is make a batch of Rice Krispie Treats and cut out heart shapes with a cookie cutter. Then put them in clear cellophane bags and tie the top with a ribbon and cut the excess off the bag. Then go to myownlabels.com and order labels with the names of the bride and groom and the wedding date on them and choose the color scheme of the wedding. They are so cute and they actually end up costing 74 cents each total cost including ingredients, cellophane bags and tags! Here is how I did it…
First, I measured the marshmallows into the pan.
Then I added the Rice Krispies and butter and stirred everything together.
Next, I pressed the mixture into a large pan and cut out shapes. I choose a heart but you could choose whatever you wanted.
Then, I put the cut-out shapes into clear cellophane bags.
Last of all, I put personalized labels on them and tied the top with a cute ribbon. Aren’t they adorable? And all for 74 cents a piece!