If you’re planning a large wedding or buying a large number of personalized wedding favors, it’s often a good idea to buy them in bulk. Bulk wedding favors are more cost-effective, and it’s easier to place a large order than sourcing several small ones. Depending on your budget for the big day, you may only want to spend one or two dollars per person—which doesn’t sound like a lot, but can add up quickly.
TL;DR: There are plenty of places to buy bulk wedding favors, including online retailers, Etsy, and big-box chains that are both cost-effective and thoughtful. You can also go the handmade route and make your bulk favors—and you don’t need to be super crafty to do so.
Here are some ideas on where to buy bulk wedding favors for your big day.
If you’re buying bulk wedding favors, you’ll want to shop at retailers that have plenty of inventory in stock or that replenish inventory frequently. Online retailers such as Amazon allow for ordering from all over the world, meaning that if something isn’t available in your hometown, you can still get your hands on it in time for your special day.
Mini bottles of Champagne—either for the table or on a table for guests to take as they leave—makes for great wedding favors. You can order small bottles from makers, such as Korbel, directly. You can also check with your local winemaker or distillery to see if they sell bulk quantities of their products.
Some online retailers are in the event-only business, such as In Casa Gifts, Weddingstar, The Wedding Outlet, For Your Party, and Beau Coup. They offer bulk wedding favors in everything from candle holders and coasters, to lip balm and mint tins. The options are endless, and you can find an affordable wedding favor that best matches your wedding theme and budget.
Here at Zola, we have lots of budget-friendly wedding favors, including adorable “Just Married” matchboxes and “All You Need Is Love” matchbooks. Personalized chocolate bars adorned with wedding-themed wrapping also make tasty favors, especially after a night of dancing.
Big box retailers often have locations all across the US, making them ideal spots to get bulk supplies for a reasonable price.
Gifting wedding guests plants, such as succulents, is a popular idea—especially for warm-weather weddings. You can often order flats of small potted succulents from big-box chains such as Home Depot or Lowe’s. If you want to give guests “Just Married” gear such as party poppers, you can find large quantities of gifts from chains such as Walmart. Craft supply stores, such as Michaels, also sell inexpensive wedding favors, including bubbles, favor jars, and bags, which are handy if you’re making your gift.
The best wedding favors are the practical ones. Etsy is full of affordable gifts that are often made by independent artisans or small businesses, which is important if you’re trying to shop local.
From custom popcorn bags to miniature soaps, search Etsy for bulk wedding favors at any price point. You can customize your search by cost, location, and wedding theme. Popular, affordable options are seed envelopes or seed papers, which allow guests to plant the seeds at home and watch them grow.
If you’re on a tight budget and are happy with getting crafty, it’s often very cost-effective to make your DIY wedding favors. Using supplies from craft stores or dollar stores, you can create your gifts for wedding guests.
The options are endless with DIY wedding favors. Some couples opt for homemade soy candles, while others craft “cocktail kits” consisting of a mixer, mason jar, small bottle of alcohol, straw, and nametag. If you’re a whiz in the kitchen, you might want to make some homemade jams or granola mix for guests.
From bath salts to lavender sachets, there’s also plenty of wellness wedding favors that you can easily make at home. If you want to go a party bag route, consider buying an assortment of candy and treats and packaging them to create little goodie bags. Everyone loves a tasty treat to take home.
There are lots of options for bulk wedding favors. Depending on your wedding aesthetic and budget, you can give guests something small and sweet to say “thanks” for coming to your wedding. It’s important not to stress too much over wedding favors; however, because, at the end of the day, guests will take home memories of your nuptials, and those will last forever.