You're spending a lot on your wedding , so try to save on your favors  by checking out these cute ideas.
Etched Mason Jars
Mason jars cost around $0.70 to $0.80 if you buy in bulk. You can get them from specialtybottle.com  for less on than $1. Get an etching kit and your trusty group of bridesmaids to help with this personalized favor.
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DIY Candy Buffet
Lay out a buffet of candy, and guests can take home in cute packaging what they want. This saves a lot of money, and you know that people aren't obligated to take home favors they will trash.
Be careful, though — candy buffets can cost a pretty penny. Save on candy by buying in bulk online or mixing up the colors. Use jars you already have for the display, get them from bargain stores like the dollar store, or buy gently used pieces from other weddings. You can buy cellophane bags from craft stores for about $3 for 50 pieces.
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In lieu of favors, place a card at every table explaining that you chose to donate money to a charity that has a lot of significance for the both of you. This is such a heartwarming and thoughtful gift, but be really careful when selecting the nonprofit lest you offend someone.
The donation route can be the more budget-friendly option, as you're controlling the amount you're planning on donating. The cards won't cost much, as you can just design and print them out at home. And if you don't want to do the artwork, you can always download a wedding  donation favor template from Etsy , which will cost you around $8.
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Macarons are such pretty desserts that all you need to do is put them in a clear box, attach a cute tag or ribbon, and they're good to go!
Making them yourself is the frugal way to go. Here is a great recipe . Package them in clear boxes you can get from craft stores for cheap. You can also get them online at Papermart  for prices as low as $6 for 50 boxes or Oriental Trading  for prices that start at $5 for 24 boxes. I found cheap options on eBay as well.
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This might be a good treat for receptions held at night. Guests will get to bring home a quintessential late-night snack that they can enjoy with milk. Baking them yourself adds a personal touch and will save your wallet at the same time.
You can find treat bags at craft stores and bargain stores like Walmart. If you want to buy them online, I found some selling on Amazon for $10 for a 100 pieces  and on Papermart for around $14 for a 1000 pieces . Customize them yourself with some pretty calligraphy.
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People can always do with more candles, and making your own is a nice touch. Try to choose a scent that has significance to you, perhaps the smell of both your favorite desserts or fruits.
You can use baby-food jars to hold the candles and make your own candles using soy wax flakes that you can buy in bulk from a candle store or online . Here are instructions on how to make cute candle favors . Cookie-cutter candles  will make cute favors for Winter weddings.
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This is a great, light snack that guests can pop into their mouths when they feel like it. And it's easy on the wallet if you make and package the popcorn yourself.
To package the popcorn, you can buy cellophane bags from craft stores or popcorn bags from Oriental Trading  for $6 per 24 pieces.
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Many people give out seeds as wedding  favors because not only are they affordable, but they're also an eco-friendly gesture. However, keep in mind that not everyone has the space in their home or a yard to grow plants.
You can make the seed packets yourself or buy customized ones online. We found these cute kraft-seed envelopes on Etsy  that are selling for $80 per 100 pieces — that's $0.80 per envelope.
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Coasters are such a functional household item, and they're easy and affordable to make. Find out how to make these photo coasters here . You can get the tiles from Home Depot, and they will cost around $0.80 per tile. You can probably get a better price if you get the tiles in bulk.
Watercolor coasters  are also a pretty option as well as this chic cork coaster .
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Keep your guests happy and healthy with fruity flavors. Think apples, berries, pears, and more! Get cheaper fruits from picking them at a farm, farmers market, and ethnic markets. Or better yet, find a friend who has a fruit tree. Be sure to pick in-season fruits  for a better deal.
Put a cute tag on it, and the fruit favors will make a great frugal choice.
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Since everyone drinks water, you know the liquid is most definitely going to be consumed when you give these bottles away. Water is also the perfect favor for hot outdoor weddings.
You can get bottled water from Costco for $36 per 144 bottles. Slap on a customized sticker, and you're all set! You can get the water-bottle stickers from Oriental Trading for $13 for 50 pieces .
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Keep it simple and sweet with a sugar favor. Buy cheap jars in bulk for about $0.60 from specialtybottle.com , and print out customized labels from your computer with a cute pun like "love is sweet."
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Spices are definitely a favor that will have a spot in every guest's pantry. Buy them in bulk for cheap at ethnic stores, bargain stores like Walmart, or the dollar store. Store them in jars you get for under $1 from specialtybottle.com .
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Recipes and Ingredients
This pretty sachet contains the bride's grandma's paella recipe, a pouch of saffron, and a drawing by her grandpa. Share your favorite secret or not-so-secret recipe that everyone always asks you about and perhaps even one of its ingredients to go along with it.
Get cheap cloth sachets craft stores or online from Papermart for $0.25 .
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Fluffy marshmallows are always a sweet surprise. Make them for cheap with this easy recipe . As usual, you can get cheap packaging from Oriental Trading , Papermart , craft stores, or bargain shops like the dollar store.
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Soaps are very practical favors to give out, and you can always make them look good by choosing different colors or packaging. These soaps can cost you less than $1 if you make your own .
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Customize M&M's with words and images to turn them into favors that are uniquely yours. You can just serve them plain as well in your wedding  colors to spend less. Be sure to package them yourself for a better price.
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Lip balm is one of those items you can never get enough of. After all, they are so compact that you can slip one in your pocket, your bag, and your bedside table, so you'll be able to stay moisturized everywhere you go.
You can get customized lip balm here  from prices starting as low as $0.46.
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Perhaps one of the best things about nuts as favors is the endless amount of love puns you'll be able to dream up. Buy them in bulk to save.
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After a lovely meal, guests will appreciate the help with freshening their breath. You can find plenty of options for customized mint tins or just cute mint tins from Oriental Trading for $1 or less.
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Olive oil is a kitchen essential, and your guests will appreciate the practicality of this favor. Fill your own bottles to save money.
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Matches are always handy in a home. Guests can use them to light a candle, fireplace, and more. You can easily get customized matches for under $1. ForYourParty.com has plenty of great options  well under $1.
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Get creative by picking interesting shapes and designs for chocolate favors. You can make them yourself with unique molds.
Packaging can be bought online for cheap or from the dollar store. You can get glassine packets from Amazon for $10 for a 100 pieces  and on Papermart for less than $14 for a 1000 pieces .
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There's no other favor that will give your guests a thrill like a lottery ticket. Package the lotto tickets up nicely, perhaps in a pretty envelope or paired with a small snack. Giving them on their own may come off as tacky because the tickets aren't very visually appealing.
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There's nothing more comforting than a cup of hot cocoa. You can make the favor more visually appealing if you mix it with marshmallows and place the mixture in a clear jar you can get for cheap in bulk from specialtybottle.com .
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Honey or Jam
Jars of honey or jam are the perfect thank-you presents for wedding  guests. They both have long shelf lives and are such a sweet treat! You can buy jars in bulk from specialtybottle.com  and honey from GloryBee Honey .
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Shower your guests with packets of tea and pick your favorite blends, or even create your own specifically for this special occasion. These cute heart tea bags  would make perfect wedding  favors.
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Perfect for Summer weddings, sunglasses are a cheap and fun favor. Check out these options from SunglassVille  for under $1.
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Vending Machine Capsule Favors
Stuff candy into vending machine capsules for a cute favor. You can get them for the price of $8 for 50 pieces  on some bulk sites.
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Get little cloth bags from Papermart for $0.25  in bulk and buy dried lavender buds. You can buy the dried lavender online in bulk from places like Amazon, eBay, and Curious Country Creations . Craft stores like Michaels and Jo-Ann Fabric also sell it in their dried-flowers section.
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