Wedding favors and other small details

December 23, 2013 at 8:08 pm 2 comments

So you may have noticed a few more items on our wedding tables that I failed to go into more detail about in the last wedding post, mainly the wedding favors, the table numbers, and the confetti:

Table numbers, favors, etc.

Well. I got quite the deal on the table number frames. My mom was perusing her local Craigslist looking for nice, reusable items from other weddings when she came across the ad for these Ikea Tolsby frames.  The recently married woman had used them for her wedding and I knew that they’d be perfect for our table numbers. They are sold at Ikea for $0.99 each, but I got 15 frames for $10 – obviously the deal of the century 🙂  Actually, the real savings was in: 1) ending my indecisiveness about table numbers and 2) saving me the 2-hour drive to the closest Ikea.  Ben designed some simple table numbers using the Lavanderia font and printed them on white cardstock – done.  Simple and easy!

The confetti you see on the table was simple, easy and almost FREE!  I picked up a few large paint chips at a hardware store in our wedding colors, I only needed maybe 5-6 of each color because they were the larger approx. 3×6 paint chips.  Then I spray-painted the back of the paint chips white (they were covered in typed information about the paint), waited for the white spray paint to dry, then used a great craft punch to cut out hydrangea petal-shaped “confetti” in our wedding colors! I used this punch, and it was a pretty mindless task that I completed when I watched TV. The whole confetti project only cost about $5 for the cost of the paper punch because the paint chips were free and I already had white spray paint.

To go with our Lego theme, we decided to fill some simple jars with “Lego” candy. We bought the candy in bulk at a local farmer’s market, but you can also purchase it online from a million types of vendors if you do a search for “Lego candy”. The jars I purchased for a pretty good price from  I wasn’t crazy about the free personalized stickers that came along with the jars, so I asked a friend to design a pretty image/logo for us (she chose cascading mountains because of our wedding venue).  I printed about 25 circles to a page on 8 1/2 x 11 sticker paper then punched them out using this 1-inch round punch. Then we just peeled off the paper backing and centered the stickers on the lid of the mason jar.

Wedding favors

Cost Breakdown:

  1. 15 Ikea Tolsby frames from Craigslist: $15
  2. Table numbers printed on white cardstock: $2-3
  3. Paint chip confetti – $5 for the paper punch
  4. Wedding favor mini mason jars: $75
  5. Mountain logo stickers: $5 for punch, $5 for labels
  6. Bulk “Lego” candy: $25

Total: $133

For those of you keeping count, $100 of the $133 was for the wedding favors. We had 59 guests, so that comes out to spending a grand total of $1.70 for each wedding guests’ favor. Not too shabby!

Do any of you have any unique ideas for wedding favors?  I’d love to read all about them!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. RodimusBen  |  January 15, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    We so win at inexpensive yet elegant wedding planning.


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