Post # 1
So originally I was going to do personalized m&ms. And just so you know theyre pretty pricey. So now i’m sort of thinking of doing something else. I’m having about 250 max wedding and now I want to do something cheaper. Any suggestions? What are your favors?
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
You could do the m&m’s in your colors (not personalized), and then just personalize the bag/box/whatever you put them in?
Post # 4
We’re doing a couple chocolate hugs and kisses in a piece of pink tuile with brown ribbon with a note that says “Hugs and Kisses from the new Mr. and Mrs.” then we’ll put our names and wedding date on it.
Post # 5
What is your theme? Do you have anything that is important to you & your FI or something you both enjoy/ love?
Post # 6
I’m making scarves, but we’re also thinking of getting personalized matches…we’re only having about 100 guests.
Post # 7
Not so sure what your budget is but we’re doing 2 oz. hex jars of tupelo honey w/ custom labels! I’m so excited!
Post # 8
@Annie- theme colors are dark pink light pink and white… i was thinking of doing candles and personalized matches but i think those will be pretty pricey too
I want something thats about $1…
Post # 9
Hmm.. not sure what you could do for a $1 , maybe candles? Our favors are mints in tulle with white and blue ribbons that say mint to be on the tags.
Post # 10
I loved my favors because my guests still have them. I purchased 3×4 inch frames or smaller from this one website that specialies in party favors. I had 18 tables and 10 people per table so i thought it would be cute if every seat per table had a different style favor so i bought 18 of 10 different style frames. Some were $0.99 and the most expensive frame was $1.29. Then i printed this one picture from Cancun, that’s where he proposed. Guest loved the favors and most have the favor in their house somewhere.
Post # 11
we’re doing small cellophane bags filled with two cookies made by my fiance’s step mom: snickerdoodles (which are my favorite) and these raspberry cookies (which are my fiance’s favorite). we’re also doing take home jam jars that my fiance’s step mom also makes.
Post # 12
Edibles are best since everything else gets tossed out. At the same time, they are not required and many people skip them if they can’t afford them and/or don’t want them and no one notices that they aren’t there. There are tons of options that are cheaper than the personlized M&Ms. Cookies, other types of candy, homemade jam, etc.
Post # 13
I agree with *iggies* and *ember78* on this one. Edible favors are really great for a number of reasons. I’ve been to SOOO many weddings where people leave behind their non-edible favors at the end of the night. But I’ve never seen edible favors go to waste – someone always eats them! Also, they can be cheaper and a great little snack throughout the evening (should someone want it) 🙂
My mom is famous for her buttermilk cut-out cookies so she made enough for each of our guests and decorated them with our monogram, in our colors. Then, my aunts all made a few dozen of the cookies they are famous for and we created a cookie table with bags so that guests could either graze the table throughout the evening or bag up some cookies on their way out the door. It was a hit and NOT ONE cookie was left standing!!!! I’ll try to post some pics….my Mom did a great job with this!
Post # 14
We may have a candy buffet with little boxes that guests can fill with their favorite choices. Martha Stewart has some fantastic photos of CBs that can match your color theme
Post # 15
Gosh I just hate favors!!! But I think guests should go home with something. Since we are having many catered desserts (pies, smaller cakes, cookies, etc…) I decided to send everyone home with a slice of wedding cake in these great little boxes
Post # 16
So I’ll be the odd bee out but have you thought about not doing traditional favors and instead donating the money you would have spent to a charity/organization that means a lot to you? So many times, favors go unnoticed or unwanted…but instead you could make a donation (even if it’s tiny, like $1/person!) on behalf of your guests and leave a small note for them explaining this. I think we are going that route; it’ll certainly be less stressful too! Why buy cheap candy or whatever when people might not even eat them?