Remember when Martha did a little feature on regional favors? Hers were of course insanely cute and intricate and probably too complicated for the average DIYer, but the idea is perfect. Kristina did a similar project for her wedding in Palm Springs a few months ago.
Print the document using the giant letter-sized label paper, and then punch out! If you flip the punch over you can see your guidelines through the little transparent window. The rest should be pretty self explanatory. Fill bags with (in this case) dates, tie the top with your ribbon, and slap a label on the front. We recommend recruiting your friends for the last part. Filling bags and affixing labels is the perfect project for creatively-challenged fiances, family members, and friends.
Here’s what you end up with:
Kristina used 4 or 5 different black & white ribbons to tie off her favors, which was kind of a cute addition. Variation within a theme is always fun. Choosing a favor like dates, or something that doesn’t spoil and can be purchased ahead of time, can seriously reduce last minute stress leading up to the wedding. Especially if you’re doing everything yourself. Standing in the kitchen baking 400 cookies the day before your wedding might seem like a good idea in your early days of planning, but trust us, when it comes down to it you’ll be so stoked to be getting your nails done and/or laying by the pool instead!
You could also use this same idea for a little box full of chocolates or even a hang tag if you just print on plain cover stock.
And for those who aren’t as handy with Illustrator, you can download a variation of these labels to use yourself right here: 100LC Favor Labels