If you're a book nerd in the process of planning your wedding, I'm here to make your life a little easier with these 15 inexpensive wedding favors with a bookish flair. They're all under $5 each. Pick out one or two for your guests, and you can add a little bit of book-loving flair to your matrimonial shindig.
Wedding planning is tough, but a whopping 73 percent of couples choose to ditch the wedding planner in favor of a DIY approach. Not hiring a planner can be a great way to save money, but it can also cost you more in the long run, if you don't know how to negotiate for the best deals. With the average wedding ceremony and reception costing more than $29,000 today — down from more than $33,000 in 2017 — you need to save all the money you can.
The wedding favors on this list are super cute, and won't break your budget. At most, you'll spend $5 per gift, which may be within your means if you're having a small get-together with only your closest family and friends. You shouldn't feel pressured into handing out small gifts to your guests, since nearly one-third of all couples choose not to, but take a look at the wedding favors I've picked out for you below before you decide to nix them altogether.
Cute Soy Candles
Available in six blends based on your favorite classic novels, these cute, single-serve tea shooters come customizable with ribbons in 12 different colors. Choose from 'Anna Karenina,' 'Jane Eyre,' 'Pride and Prejudice,' 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'The Great Gatsby,' and 'Wuthering Heights.'
Tassel Paperclips Bookmarks
'Game of Thrones' Lip Balm
'The Great Gatsby'-Inspired Can Sleeves
These can sleeves are fully customizable, but might I recommend going with the 'Gatsby'-inspired quote, "A little party never killed nobody"? Yeah, yeah, I know it's from the Fergie song, but it still fits your Roaring '20s-themed bash, amirite? Pick up 35 for $130.
Harry Potter Sunglasses
Although these pens may not look bookish at first glance, throwing them up with a sign that says "Do you suppose she's a wildflower?" or "A flower blossoms for its own joy," and BOOM — you've got a literary wedding favor your friends and family will love. The seller offers discounts on bulk orders of these pens.