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Do it yourself wedding ideas

Weddings are expensive and it helps to save money where ever possible. Here are a few Do it yourself (DIY) ideas that might make things cheap without compromising on your dream wedding.

If you are a foodie and just can't resist a delicious creamy cheese with a fig preserve after dinner, a cheese stacked wedding cake may just be the perfect cake for you.  These cakes are also very easy to make and will cost a fraction of the cost of a designer wedding cake.  Refer to our step by step guide on making your own cheese stacked wedding cake.

Then there is your bouquet.  Why not ask your mother or a creative friend if they would make your bouquet for you.  It would a beautiful reminder later and you will sentimentally think of your beautiful and unique flower bouquet.  There are so many options and it truly is not difficult.  A bunch of arum lilies surrounded with red roses can quickly be tied together with a rubber band.  Then simply wrap  a green silk ribbon around the stem to finish off the bouquet.

The options you have to do your wedding favours yourself are endless.  You can buy a small cactus plant and plant it in a pail or glass votive.  The "pot" you choose simply depends on your wedding theme, whether you are going for a clean and crisp feel or perhaps rustic, these wedding favours will fit in with your wedding seamlessly.

 Let us know if these steps helped you or if you did something yourself at your wedding that really made it more special or saved you money.

Until next time :-)

The Simply Favours team


March 16, 2015 by Ria Fraser

2014 New Range of Wedding Favours

The 2014 wedding season is about to begin. With a new year comes a new range of wedding favours were sourced. We looked at the latest wedding trends and found fresh ideas for your wedding guests’ gifts.

In South Africa we love our wine, so naturally we started with the wine favours. We found the cutest little bottle opener in a handbag shape and to add to the cuteness, the wedding favour is hot pink.

If you are one of the people who believe that love is the ‘salt’ of life and the only thing to add real flavour, then you will love our new salt and pepper range. We added a ’Hugs and Kisses’ favour, a ’Fleur-de-lis’ favour, a ‘Damask’ salt and pepper shaker as well as the most adorable flower set. All three these wedding favours will add a little extra glamour to your wedding guests’ day and they will love their gifts.


The Lace coaster set is one of our personal favourites at the moment and we are using it in our office while we work. This wedding favour is great for French or Vintage themed weddings and will look beautiful on any reception table.

For the DIY wedding favours we added three beautiful boxes. The first is the ’Love bird favour box’, and then there is the ’Rustic favour box’ and the ’Pretty in Pink – Pom pom favour box’. All three these gift boxes are great for your budget as they are fairly cheap favours and yet they will make your guests smile fondly at them when they see them. We noticed a trend rising for love birds and decided to add an inexpensive bird cage wire favour box to our range as well.  These little wire boxes has already received quite a lot of attention and you can be sure that it will look beautiful on your wedding reception tables.


Keep an eye out for our next blog, we are on a mission and hope to help you as much as possible with your wedding planning.

Remember, wether you stay in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town or Pofadder, we deliver to your door across South Africa :-)

Chat again soon,
The Simply Favours Team
Cell: 0828630233/0795220330

December 23, 2013 by Ria Fraser