There are many different materials that can be used to create beautiful mini boxes. Among the most popular and are often inexpensive are light cardboard and heavy card stocks. You can also find boxes made of acrylic and vinyl, which are usually secured with lightweight plastic, metal, natural paper wood, bamboo, porcelain, and chrome frames.
Favor boxes can be easily personalized these days. A lot of print firms offer this service at very reasonable prices. This may be something that your favor box supplier can organize. You can't fit many words on a favor box so, perhaps, just your names and wedding date will suffice. There is often the option to add a symbol to the box, a butterfly, love heart, wedding bell to name a few. For a little extra cost this can really make the difference between plain boxes and boxes with real flair!
We totally love embroidered wedding invitation boxes. Each box would then be embroidered with your initials or custom design. And for everyone that loves crystals the new trend are embellished designs featuring rhinestone crystal buckle, crystal brooches or fine satin silk bows. Make sure the buckle is not too big, it might look nice but you have to consider that each single box needs to be posted to the guest and you don't want to end up paying a fortune on delivery cost of bulky invites.
If you don't like the offered embellishments try to order the box just plain and make some DIY embellishment. Is the wedding on the beach why not embellish each design individually with sea shells or sea horses? If the designer working on your invitations does not have the embellishment you desire, try eBay, you can often buy them there in small qualities but at very low price. But don't forget, real Czech rhinestone brooches have their price so be prepared to spend more for long lasting quality.
Don't forget to be creative with your filling as well. Chocolates are always appreciated but if you chose sugar coated chocolates with a color to match the box they will be extra special. Place them in coordinated tissue paper to really bring everything together. If you are on a budget you could get together with friends for a truffle making afternoon. These are fun to make and will save you lots of money on your favor fillings. Make sure to let your guests know with a little note that they are handmade especially for them.