DIY Wedding Favours – the Vintage Edition

Are you looking to create lush vintage wedding favours that all your guests will enjoy? Here’s a few ideas that you’re sure to love!

A quick Google search will turn up hundreds of ideas for DIY wedding favours, but if you’re aiming to have a vintage wedding then finding something to match your theme can be difficult. If you want something that doesn’t break the budget while looking great for your big day then here are some vintage DIY wedding favours to blow your mind:

Mason Jars

Mason Jar

Not only are mason jars bang on trend, but they can be used for a wide variety of purposes. You can put in personal messages, fill them with sweets, coffee beans, candles or anything else you can imagine. If you want to give it a really vintage feel then use some brown twine to tie off the rim as seen in the picture above.

Antique Paper

Antique Paper

Simple, easy, cost effective and incredibly personal. There are plenty of ways to give a normal sheet of A4 a vintage look; combine this with some awesome calligraphy skills and you have one of the best looking wedding favours on offer.

Vintage Photos

Vintage Photos

What’s better than a hand-written letter? How about a vintage style photograph of the happy couple? Getting these custom printed could be a bit tricky, but it will be well worth it on the day and it gives all your guests a present that they’ll truly cherish.

Brown Paper Bags

 Paper Bags

They may not be the most interesting things in the world, but you can use brown paper bags to capitalise on the vintage theme. Kraft paper gives a very organic and natural feel, allowing you to pack them full of anything you want – giving your guests a lovely gift bag to remember your special day.

Printed Film Sheets

 Printed Film Sheets

While it may not be the most vintage looking wedding favour you can offer, there is the ability to print it with whatever you want. This means that you can choose colours, patterns and designs, maximising the wow factor and then filling the bag with whatever you wish and trying it off with a ribbon.

Paper Bookmark

Printed BookmarkSarah Parrot under CC 2.0

Another very simple wedding favour that can be done by hand or simply printed out at home. A bookmark is something that many of your guests will use and it therefore has a real purpose. If you as a couple are particularly big readers then this really is a no-brainer!

Rustic Flower Box

UntitledWedding of my dreams under cc 2.0

Turn that table centrepiece into something with a bit more longevity by giving it as a wedding favour. While not everyone will be able to take the centre piece home, it works great as a present for parents and grandparents.

Vintage Keys

Vintage Keys

If you’re a dab hand at engraving, then scribing the happy couple’s names and wedding date on old keys is a great way to give people a memento of this fantastic day. Want to package this even better? Use small block bottom paper bags to make these keys a really rustic and appealing gift.

About the Author – Charlotte Packaging is a family run business with over 40 years’ experience in delivering high quality food packaging supplies and materials. If you’re planning a vintage wedding and want the best quality brown paper bags or custom printed film sheets then get in touch with experienced food packaging suppliers today! 

*This post was kindly sponsored by Charlotte Packaging.

2 Comments

  1. Lauren August 8, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    These are really nice ideas! I like the idea of giving out a vintage photo – you can pick up job lots of old photographs at markets/auctions/online so easily. Also I think vintage postcards would be so nice to give out and also cheap to buy original ones. 🙂
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  2. Jessica Cangiano August 11, 2015 / 7:03 am

    Deeply lovely ideas – the keys in particular really speak to me in the context of a wedding.

    ♥ Jessica

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