3 DIY Wedding Favors

Stay within your wedding budget with these adorable and easy-to-make DIY favors!

Are you looking to cut wedding costs without cutting corners? Try making your own wedding favors! Not only will you be saving money, but you’ll be creating a personalized touch that shows your guests just how thankful you are that they could share in the joy of your big day. Not sure where to start? We’ve made it easy with these three adorable, yet easy-to-make, DIY favors!


1. S’mores in a Jar

These delicious favors will make a great late-night snack for your wedding guests! Just try not to eat too many as you’re making them 😉


Materials: Golden Grahams cereal, miniature marshmallows, chocolate chips, mason jars, thicker ribbon (matching your color scheme)


Instructions: Fill up your mason jar a third of the way with Golden Grahams cereal, another third of the way with miniature marshmallows, then top it off with chocolate chips. Close the jar and tie a nice big bow around it using the ribbon. Your guests will definitely be wanting s’more of these s’mores!



2. Miniature Succulent Favors

Eco-friendly and easy to make, these miniature succulent favors can double as place cards saving you time AND money (love that)!


Materials: miniature succulents, potting soil, small mason jars, ribbon, place cards


Instructions: Place a miniature succulent into a mason jar and add potting soil until the jar is full. Thread ribbon through a place card (you can easily print names and table numbers on cardstock, cut them out with enough room on top for ribbon holes, and punch a hole in each top corner of the card) and tie it around the jar.  Now you’ve got yourself some fabulous green wedding favors and reception décor!



3. “The Perfect Blend” Coffee Bags

Are you a total java addict? Then you’re going to absolutely love these coffee bean favor bags (which, by the way, are super cheap)!


Materials: mini burlap bags (sold on Etsy), coffee (try a wholesales store like Costco), free printable labels from Intimate Weddings, double-sided tape


Instructions: Place coffee beans in a burlap bag until full. Draw the burlap bag closed and wrap your label (try printing on caramel cardstock for a nice look) around the bag and secure with the double-sided tape. Your guests will definitely appreciate this adorable and practical favor!


— Marianne O. McGoldrick




Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Are Married!

By Jennifer Garcia

Saturday August 20, 2011 10:10 PM EDT

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Are Married! | Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries

Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian

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It was the happily-ever-after she always dreamed of.

Kim Kardashian tied the knot with New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries on Saturday evening, her rep confirms to PEOPLE and E! exclusively.

The couple, who became engaged in May after dating for six months, wed at a private estate in Montecito, Calif., in front of 440 guests.

Among them: Demi Lovato, Babyface, Vera Wang, Mario Lopez, Mark Ballas, Ciara, Carmelo Anthony, Eva Longoria and Eduardo Cruz, Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough, Alan Thicke, Cheryl Burke, Melanie Brown, Maria Menounos, Sugar Ray Leonard, Serena Williams, Kathie Lee Gifford, Brittny Gastineau, Greta Van Susteren, Jillian Barberie, Brody Jenner and Avril Lavigne, Scottie and Larsa Pippen, and Dina, Ali and Lindsay Lohan


As stepfather Bruce Jenner walked her down the aisle, Kardashian, 30, donned an ivory custom-designed Vera Wang gown with full tulle skirt, basque waist and hand-pieced Chantilly lace appliqué on the bodice and train. She wore Guiseppe Zanotti shoes.

The groom, 26, sported a made-to-measure white peak lapel tuxedo jacket, black tuxedo pants with white tuxedo shirt and white bow tie – all by Ermenegildo Zegna – and the couple exchanged rings by Lorraine Schwartz, who also designed the engagement ring.

The bride was joined by sisters Kourtney, 32, and Khloe, 27, who served as her co-maids of honor. Younger sisters Kendall, 15, and Kylie Jenner, 14, and Humphries’s sister, Kaela, were bridesmaids. The ring bearer was Kourtney’s 21-month-old son, Mason Disick.

All the groomsmen, including the bride’s brother Robert Kardashian, wore matching black peak lapel tuxedos, white tuxedo shirts and black silk bow ties, again all by Zegna – who also dressed fathers of the bride and groom, Bruce Jenner and William Humphries, in matching black peak lapel tuxedos, white tuxedo shirts and silk bow ties.

For later in the evening, Kim planned two more changes, both Vera Wang ivory dresses, with a Judith Leiber clutch.

The first was a Georgette mermaid gown with hand-pieced Chantilly lace appliqué on the bodice and a skirt with hand-cut organza petals intermixed with Chantilly lace motifs and organza sprig embroidery.

The other Vera Wang dress was a bias-cut crepe back satin gown with V-neck and circle skirt.

At the reception, the groom changed into a black peak lapel Zegna tuxedo, white tuxedo shirt and black silk bow tie, to match his groomsmen.

E! News will air footage from the wedding Sunday at 6 p.m. ET/PT, and a two-part special, Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event, will air Oct. 9 and 10, only on E!

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When Good Guests Go Bad

What do you do when your guests turn your dream day into a total nightmare? Find out how to avoid these typical wedding day dramas.

When Good Guests Go BadThey’re your friends, family, coworkers…and your worst enemy. A wedding can begin with the best of intentions and then quickly turn into a disaster when guests turn to the dark side.

Are you already having nightmares about what could possibly go wrong? Be proactive and make sure to follow these simple suggestions BEFORE you say “I do.”

1. Guests Arriving Late/Baby Crying and Interrupting the Ceremony

A common problem for a lot of brides and grooms, it’s hard to get caught up in the emotional aspect of your vows when Cousin Jimmy comes barging in right in the middle of a tender moment or little Lucy has a total meltdown. If you’re not the type to shrug it off, think about asking your venue if they have a quiet room with a monitor both moms and latecomers can congregate in as not to disturb ceremony itself.

2. Guests Chatting or Texting on Their Cell Phones During the Ceremony

Can anyone go ANYWHERE anymore without constantly texting or checking up on their Facebook feed?!? Like many social events these days it might be helpful to post a sign outside your venue asking your guests to turn off their cell phones before the ceremony. This message should again be reiterated by your ushers prior to your walk down the aisle.

3. Guests Bringing an Unexpected Plus One

Yes it’s rude, yes it’s stressful, but no, it’s not a reason to totally blow your top. Have your caterer prepare one or two extra plates in advance just to play it safe. In the event that they go untouched, simply have them wrapped up and take them back to your room with you. (Seriously, we’ve yet to meet a bride and groom that actually get to eat during their reception anyway!)

4. Guest Getting Intoxicated and Out of Control

The key here is not to overreact — simply pull a bait and switch. You want your guest removed from the reception, but in a way that’s not obvious and doesn’t cause a scene. Prep a few close friends and family members beforehand and put them in charge of reception “security.” With their help, you can gently suggest a private toast outside and then have a car waiting (with a designated driver) who can then deliver your tipsy friend back to his/her hotel room or place of residence.

5. Guest Failing to Bring a Gift or a Card

What do you say after you’ve plopped down $150.00 a plate and discover that someone you consider to be a close pal couldn’t be bothered to even pick up a $2.00 card? Absolutely NOTHING. No guest is ever obligated to give you a gift (thought good manners say otherwise). As hurtful or irritating this may be, a proper host (bride or otherwise) still takes the time to send a card, thanking them for sharing in your special day. At no time should their oversight be mentioned aloud — just let it go and focus on all the other wonderful people in your life that gave of themselves in effort to make your wedding day special.

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