Monday, March 21, 2011

Potted wedding favor inspiration- Feeling frugal?

Potted wedding favours are wonderful as a gift for guests and can also double as a beautiful table centrepiece.

For our wedding favours I wanted to give a thoughtful keepsake to our guests so I asked my Nan if she would cultivate some succulents from her garden so we could pot them and give one to each guest (easier if you only have 55 guess like we did).

Potting plants is a relatively cost effective option, I purchased the glass fish bowls $2.50 each from a dollar store, add soil and pebbles (Nan cultivated and potted the plants as a wedding gift). The whole cost of the favour was under $150.

Feeling frugal: If you have a talented friend or family member ask them to make something in lieu of giving you a gift.


Potted herbs with guests name

Nan is the lady to the right.

And if you were wondering this is my mum
(we are lucky Nan has passed onto both of us the creative gene).



  1. What an awesome idea!! I would be ecstatic if I was a guest and received one of these! Nan did a good job with the plants! They look beautiful!

  2. great idea - i have a freind doing the same thing! ill forward this onto her! And succulents are so easy to grow & look after too!
    p.s v/cool to catch up on the weekend! And big congrats to True - great race!

  3. First, I LOVE succulents and second...we did little succulents at each place setting...more for looks than anything else...but surprisingly, a lot of guests took them home because they thought they were our favors. I wish I would have thought of your sweet! :)

  4. What a great idea! Too late now though...
    Lov the herbs, I think thats what I would do if I could turn back time.
    BTW - I just adore your wedding dress! I really wanted a one shoulder dress but couldn't find one I liked anywhere.

  5. Love the photo of you and your Mum - and the group shot, gorgeous. Beautiful idea, even for a dinner party as a place setting decoration.
    Love it. thanks Sam
    Rebecca x

  6. Cute idea! Sent it to my sister. The photo of you and your mom is gorgeous.

  7. Your mother is your 100th follower! (with some help from Christine lol)


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