In the lieu of the times we are facing more and more brides are choosing to be more hands on in their wedding planning and embracing the so called DIY projects.
If you are one of the many just make sure that the projects you choose are simple and don’t require all your time and essence otherwise you’ll end up with more headaches that is worth.
For instance if you never baked before don’t decide to make your own wedding cake instead go for a simpler approach like baking mini cookies to send the guest with as a favor. You don’t need to be a chef in order to make them, none will know that your recipe came from your beloved aunt ” Nestle Toll House” (remember the Friend’s episode where Phoebe would swear by her family’s recipe?).
What makes the big impact is how you present them.
Here are some budget friendly ideas:
You can find the jars in most Craft stores. Ikea also has them. I actually found something similar and with a very good price on this website
Here is how they look like
They also have other items for weddings like Cake Stands and glass topped apothecary ( a candy buffet table in mind?)
Or you can make a cookie station and have guests pick up their favorite.
This idea is less expensive because you can use glass-lined bags and they normally sell for $0.10 each. You can check the website:
At my wedding we sent guests home with chocolate truffles wrapped in handmade crochet handkerchief (made by my mom’s friends in Brazil = $0 expense) inside a wooden box. The only problem I had was not having one left for me. :-(
So whatever it is that you are planning just make sure you also get to enjoy it.