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At the end of your perfect night, you will want your guests to feel just as loved and honored as they have made you feel, but that doesn’t mean you need to break the bank on wedding favors. While the personalized mini liquor shot or flowers from your reception pressed into elegant frames make for impressive memoirs, your wedding budget might favor a less expensive, equally personal alternative. Here are ten simple and affordable ways to show your appreciation for each and every one of your guests that will keep them remembering your night long after the evening ends. 

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Seed Packets

This practically effortless wedding favor is simple and affordable but sends such an endearing message to your guests as they get to watch the plant grow as a symbol of your growing love for your spouse long after the big day. You can customize them with your own message like these from Wedding Packets or simply buy seed packets in bulk from a plant shop like Cofers Home & Garden Showplace in Athens, GA. 

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While summer weddings in Athens under Georgia’s gorgeous magnolia trees can feel like a fairytale, the 95 degree weather definitely does not. Turn your wedding programs into a cute, crafty fan with a  simple DIY project. Your guests will definitely appreciate the fan during your ceremony, and a simple thank you note on the programs is a nice reminder of how grateful you are for them sharing your special day with you. 

Photo from  Beau-Coup 

Tea Bags

Customized with a creative message like “Love is Brewing” or just your names and the date of your big day, these tea bags are another sweet and simple way to say thank you to your guests with something they can use and will enjoy after your wedding. 

Photo from  The Knot Shop 

Personalized Coasters 

At only 22 cents a piece, these personalized coasters look amazing for such an affordable price. Send your guests off with their coasters in a drawstring bag with a nice note, and you have a tasteful, yet budget-friendly favor! 

Photo from  Kate Aspen 

Frosted Cup 

Everyone has a collection of miscellaneous cups like these in their cupboards (come on, admit it), and they always end up being used at some point or another. Let’s be honest, we use these reliable cups the most! These cups, at less than a dollar a piece, are a great reminder of your special day and something your guests can enjoy all the time! 

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Charity Donation 

In lieu of a wedding favor, consider picking a charity that is meaningful to you and your spouse-to-be and donate to that charity in your guests’ names. Tell your guests that is what you are doing, and print out certificates or send them confirmation of your donation as their favor. 

Photo from Magnolia Weddings 

Dual Place Card and Favor 

Combine the expenses of a favor and place card by turning your place cards for the reception into a take-home gift for your guests. This could be done in a variety of ways, like goody bags with each guest’s name, take-home card signs or hand-drawn calligraphy place cards. This is a great DIY project and a way to check off two to-do boxes at once!

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Playing Cards 

If you and your spouse enjoy playing card games, this is a sweet and personal favor that relates to your relationship and comes at a relatively low price. This unique favor is more practical than many favors that will be thrown away when your guests arrive home, and they can use it any time they play cards on their own. 

Photo from Wedding Favors Unlimited 


Don’t let the fear of the sun blinding your guests stop you from having your dream sunset ceremony. This thoughtful favor shows you care about the guests’ comfort and enjoyment during your ceremony, and they can keep them as mementos of your night!

Photo from  Wedding Favors Unlimited 

Personalized Luggage Tags 

If Athens, GA is a plane ride away from you or if you’re having a destination wedding, this simple wedding favor is both practical and sentimental. Give your guests something to remember your unforgettable evening as they’re navigating the crazy terminals of Hartsfield-Jackson. 


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