Far too often when planning a wedding, the bride and groom look at the larger picture to the detriment of the smaller things like wedding accessories and wedding favors. While things like the invitation list and reception are extremely important, it’s the smaller things, like flower arrangements, accessories and favors, that may stick out in the minds of your guests. Luckily, it’s not that hard to find cheap and inexpensive accessories and favors for your wedding.
There’s really no shame at all in going to a dollar store or discount outlet to look for a few inexpensive and fun wedding favors or accessories. My fiance is a very frugal shopper, and I’ve seen her take just a couple of bucks and find some really amazing favors and decorations for classy events. If you have good taste, you can pretty much turn anything you find at a discount store into fun, cheap wedding accessories and wedding favors. Just go to the store with optimism and an open mind!
Also, many weddings nowadays have “themes” that you can exploit to make some really great, fun, cheap accessories and favors. If your wedding has a Hawaiian theme, it’s easy to go to the dollar store and find lots of fun items for the reception tables and favor baskets. The same goes for any wedding theme, whether fun and goofy or serious and traditional.
The main thing to remember is that your wedding’s success really doesn’t hinge on just one aspect, such as the accessories and favors, but instead the “entire package” of the wedding. If there are a few kinks or problems here and there—or if a few guests have some small problems with your wedding favors and accessories—who cares? If you are satisfied with the way your wedding was put together, it is the opinion of the bride and groom that matter most.
So when looking for perfect cheap wedding accessories, don’t be afraid to shun the higher-priced items and instead look at discount favors and items. I guarantee that your guests probably won’t notice the difference, and you’ll still have a terrific wedding with lots of great memories!