(Closed) Average favor cost

posted 6 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I paid $25 for some boxes, thank you tags, and twine for 100 people, and $20 for the candy and mints to go inside. I think most favors are $1-$2 each.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Originally I thought I wanted to keep them under 1 dollar each, but after hearing people talk about most are left behind, it’d rather spend that 100-200 dollars on something that’s more important (to me, I mean!).

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I just finished mine today. $.45 per person. I bought navy organza bags & made white chocolate in the shape of different shells. 5 shells per bag & a tag tied to the outside.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

After shipping and taxes ours came out to $5.25 each. Ouch!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think ours will end up coming to around $1.50. I was going to do super cheap stuff, but I just fell in love with these favors I had to make, and I’m finding it next to impossible to make them much cheaper than that. Grrr

For reference, I’m making limoncello

And panettone (my grandmother’s recipe who just passed this past fall)

Packaging is what really drives up the price, even if you are a good bargain shopper!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

$5 each… for 180 people.  Yeah, I know its over the top, but I’m wicked excited!  FI and I are addicted to the Spice House in Chicago, and are getting married in Boston, so got jars of our 4 favorite spices to bring a taste of Chicago to Boston!  We are putting bows on the jars and people can trade at their table for their favorite 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Mine will probably be from $2-$3 pp.  If I decide to do favors at all.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ours will be approx $4 each… on the higher end but I think people will take them

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Ours are around $2 each – The truffles are $18.99 a pound for about 9 or 10 per pound.  i am using the cheapest white boxes I could find – at Michaels, I think I paid $12 for 100.  Ribbon and tulle flowers from Efavormart.com.  And favor tags are actually placecards that I’m making myself. (to avoid sticky fingers taking more than one per person).  

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i am doing gourmet mint chocolates (milk and dark) wrapped in colour co-ordinating foil and put into 2″ square white boxes tied with fuschia ribbon and monogramed thankyou stickers on front.  i made the stickers with large labels i already had, i also had the boxes from a previous function i did a few years ago.  so the ribbon and the chocolates will be around $3/pp.

 

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wanted to do somethign different, and because people od leave them on tables or only the girl wants it i decided to do wishing lanterns at the end of the night very romantic idea, something people will never forget and wicked for pictures !!! i love it reminds me of tangled the disney movie !!! I got a great deal 100 for approx 180$ they are made of ride paper and will biodegrade so no clean up they float in the sky for 12 mins !!! only thing is ill have to buy some lighters but not a big deal 2 for a 1$

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ours are about $2 each for 100 people. It’s a little glass jar filled with candies

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m thinking of forgoing traditional table favors because as a guest I always feel “meh” about them…either it’s food when I’m not hungry, or it’s something in the theme of this person’s wedding that doesn’t necessarily fit into my life (ie. the autumn-themed wine stoppers at a friends autumn vineyard wedding…they were nice quality, but not something I’m going to use year-round, nor am I such a collector that I keep interchangable seasonal wine stoppers…)

So I’m thinking instead of pooling that money towards other niceties for the guests, like a basket of flat slippers for dancing at the reception, and some wraps for the evening if it gets chilly, and maybe photobooth so people can have pics to take home with them or a late night snack. 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I just finished a mockup of my DIY wildflower seed favors, which came out to under $1 a person.

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