Broke-Ass Tag: wedding favors


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When it comes to weddings, it’s easy to feel like you have to wow people with grand gestures. But some of the most effective and memorable things I’ve seen at weddings (and on Pinterest!) have been simple and small — but well thought out.

Here’s a few I’d like to share with you:

1) Insta-face seating plan

I recently attended a beautiful wedding with loads of brilliant details, including an absolutely genius seating plan. The bride and groom had found lovely photos of all their guests and pinned them to boards under their table numbers. Not only did it make everyone smile to see which photos they had picked, but it also made introductions at the table much easier.


While this isn’t the actual one from the wedding, this one from MadeSquare is pretty close!

2) Sowing the seeds of love

Favours can hard to get right, and as a BAB I would fight to the death for your right not to bother with the darn things. That being said, I went to a wedding a few years ago where all the guests were given flower bulbs to plant. I loved this idea — simple, inexpensive, but something that can provide joy long after the wedding day. Nice.

Beau-Coup Seed Bombs

Personalized wildflower seed bombs from Beau-Coup

3) The kids are alright

Kids at weddings: Another potential minefield. But if you do decide to go for it, you’ll make everyone’s life easier if you can find a way to provide games/distractions for them. I have seen people give kids little gift bags full of sweets and toys, which has always been welcomed by the parents (and the other adults sharing the table!). Pinterest has some really cute ideas for cheap and cheerful ways to keep little-uns quiet, including loads of free printable colouring pages for the little darlings.

Saying i Do Kids Wedding Activity Book

Amazon has a plethora of wedding-themed coloring and activity books, too.

So there we go, a couple of sweet ideas that don’t have to break the bank.

For now, Am Dram Bride – out.

Emma Watkins
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  • 2/10

    BABs, I have a confession: I have taken a serious break from wedding planning over the last two months. I know, I know; how could I with only 4.5 months(!) to go? To be completely honest with you, real life has been getting in the way. We spent a lot of time and funds over the holidays, and we even settled on a house last…

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    We know that invitations are one of the first elements of your wedding that convey the look and feel guests can expect on the big day. We also know that wedding invitations can be super pricey. And holy bananas, are there options! Foil, letterpress, embossed, pocket, flat, square, shapes, laser cut ... where do you even begin to begin? Made with PicMonkey Well, you can…

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  • 12/2

    CONGRATS! You survived Thanksgiving Day sales and Black Friday sales (or maybe you opted out of them entirely!), but now it's CYBER MONDAY. Time to totally pretend you're working while secretly buying shizz online! We've rounded up a few of the BEST CM deals for brides from our friends, partners, and affiliates in the wedding biz. ModCloth is of course killin' it with Cyber Monday…

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    How cute are these before and after personalized rhinestone tanks? SUPER CUTE is the correct answer! Not only does The House of Bachelorette offer these sweet tanks, they have everything you could possibly need for a proper hen party from pretty to provocative, from tiaras to titillating games! Skip  the skeezy shops where the clerks eyeball you up and down when you plop an armload…

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    Today we've got an especially tasty treat for our BABs today - our guest blogger Lauryn Cohen from Bella Baker has provided us with her signature pie pop recipe! What could possibly bowl over your wedding guests better than pie pops?! Lauryn vends made-to-order sweets, wedding cakes, and wedding treats to the good people of NYC and beyond! (We STRONGLY encourage our NYC  BABs to…

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  • 8/28

    We all know how rad and funtastic photo booths are for weddings. Snag some good pals, don wacky props and get yer pose on. But what to do with all those wild, wonderful and hilarious photos after the wedding? Sure, the bride and groom might get a disk or coffee table book of all of them, but what about the guests? If they're anything like…

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