Cheap wedding favors are often cutesy little plastic trinket that end up cluttering up a landfill. So, what can an Earth-friendly bride-to-be do? If you want to have an environmentally-friendly eco-wedding, try these inexpensive wedding favors that combine flower seeds, recycled paper and other eco-friendly items.
Cheap Wedding Favors for an Eco-wedding
Looking for cheap wedding favors for your eco-wedding? How about some seeds or seedlings to symbolize the beginning of your new life with your groom? There are many ways to package flower seeds or even baby plants as wedding favors, and these small gifts are very inexpensive. If you choose seeds from the flowers from your wedding bouquet, your guests will have a visible reminder of your lovely wedding for years to come.
- Recycled paper with embedded flower seeds – Make a batch of recycled paper and sprinkle some of your favorite flower seeds on the pulp before it dries. Your guests can plant this wedding favor, and grow a pretty little flower garden. For great plantable wedding favor ideas, read Seed Wedding Favors: Gifts for an Eco-Wedding.
- Wedding favor bags – Buy small silky wedding favor bags in your wedding colors, and fill them with a mix of seeds. If you purchase the favor bags wholesale, or in bulk, you will get an even better deal. Attach a hand-written card to the bag, giving directions for planting the seeds. Include a verse or saying, such as, “Love is the seed of all hope. It is the enticement to trust, to risk, to try, to go on.” – Gloria Gaither.
- Seedlings – Plant a seedling of your favorite wedding flower in a small pot made from recycled paper wrapped in tulle. Tie a pretty ribbon in your wedding colors around the pot to complete this inexpensive wedding favor. Your guests can plant the seedling in its pot, since the recycled paper will break down quickly in the soil.
Wedding Flowers Make Inexpensive Wedding Favors
Give seeds or seedlings of the flowers you are using for your wedding bouquet as wedding favors, and your wedding will not only be more memorable, it will be more Earth-friendly. Whether you embed the seeds in recycled paper, collect seeds in a favor bag or plant a seedling in a recycled pot, your wedding favors will help your guests remember your wedding without a lot of expensive gifts or plastic trinkets.