Yesterday, I blogged about Lauren and Andrews wonderful DIY wedding with a forest theme. Today, I’m sharing their DIY wedding favors: recipe books.

For wedding favors the couple put together a family recipe binder (that’s Lauren’s sister in the photo).

Lauren had 4×6 cards printed with recipes that the guests had submitted with their reply cards. She placed the cards inside a mini binder and voila – a recipe book!

“Our reply cards were folded cards that contained an optional section in which guests could share a favorite family recipe.  I also received several recipes from women at my shower.  We typed them all up and printed them onto 4 x 6 cards at a local copy shop. Then they got punched and put into small, blank binders I ordered in bulk from Maya Road.  I printed the labels on my inkjet.  We gave them to guests in attendance and mailed them to guests who couldn’t make it along with our thank you notes.  We chose to use 4 x 6″ cards so that guests could add other recipe cards to the binder later on if they wanted to.  Each binder cost $3 to make,” says Lauren.

Simple and sweet!