Post # 1
I’m not not doing favours. I want to do them, I know some people will say I don’t, but I like them, I notice them, and I want to have them.
My dilema. I had my heart set on personalized m&m’s but I’ve finally accepted that they’re just not in the budget. I have about $250 for favours, and about 100 adult guests, mostly (but not all) couples that are living together/engaged/married.
I’m looking for suggestions for favours – edible or not – that I could give out that are roughly $2.50pp.
Post # 3
They occasionally run coupons for these in Living SOcial, Groupon and Amazon Local. But what if you ordered just a few, and mixed them in with regular m&ms?
My suggestion, though, would be to take that money, go to Hobby Lobby or the like when they’re having their sales, buy some jars, and make a candy bar.
Post # 4
@MsGinkgo: I like favors too 🙂 We’re giving mini mason jars with candy in them (yes some people hate them because they’re used as favors too much but i like them so whatever). I’m expecting about 80 of the roughly 100 people i’m inviting, and i’m basically just giving a favor per family. I ordered 60 for about $180, i still need to buy the candy. There are many ideas of affordable favors, search on etsy or pinterest for ideas. I had a $300 budget for favors so that’s why i’m not giving one to each and every person.
Edit: We decided on candy since we’re only having our wedding cake (with tea and coffee) as dessert. And the little jars can be reused plus they’re so cute 🙂 Are personalized m&ms really important to you? Maybe you can have the personalized container and plain m&ms in your wedding colors? Here’s the link to my favors.
Post # 5
I had a candy bar and it went over really well – edible favors are the best!
Did you ever think about making cookies or smores packs?
Those are SUPER affordable and could be personalized with a thank you tag!
What kind of wedding are you having? Is it super formal? THeme? That will help us give suggestions…
Post # 6
You could always look for cheap candy and jars as well and do a candy bar! It’s easy to print on those paper bags you can get at Michaels for any craft store! 🙂
Post # 7
Since my vow renewal will be in the fall, my favors will be leaf shaped soaps. They come in a box that reads “Fall In Love”.
If you are thinking of edible favors, what about personalized mint boxes or candy? Those always look cute. Cookies would be another suggestion, but I have noticed that those favors are rather expensive.
Post # 8
I was actually not planning on doing favors because I find them pointless, however; I saw a cool idea in a magazine that I’m toying with.
It was a USB stick with a playlist inspired by the wedding. I’m not entirely sure if I’m going through with it (I may pop one in everyones thank you card and put a few shots from the wedding onto it) but I found some 1 gb drives for about $5.00 a piece. For 60 guests it would be around $300 which isn’t too far over your budget if you do 1 per couple?
http://www.realsimple.com/weddings/registry-gifts/creative-wedding-favor-ideas-00000000051119/page6.html– This is similar to what I saw.
Post # 9
I would rather have something small that is really nice rather than something more substantial that is mediocre.
Do you have a local chocolate maker? Or another food related product? 2 amazing salted caramel chocolates from my local chocolatier would be a perfect treat for me. I would choose that over a bag of M&M’s any day.
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2014 - local park
We are having a taco bar at the wedding, since our favorite food is Mexican. I make my own taco seasoning, so we’re giving 4oz jars of homemade taco seasoning as favors- almost everyone uses taco seasoning!
Post # 11
@MsGinkgo: We have decided on making Jam for favours. We will be putting them in small 4oz mason jars. I see you are in Ontario, so this will be relevant. To keep it cheap, we have been getting all of our gas at Canadian Tire and saving the CT money to buy the jars (hoping to get all 150 of them for free this way!) and then going to self pick strawberries and make the jam ourselves!
Another idea I had was to use these cute Plantable Seed Paper Hearts from Etsy..
you can get super cute bags or boxes for pretty cheap on etsy too and you could for sure offer this for $250 total! It would be cute considering you are getting married in the spring too!
Post # 12
@MsGinkgo: I did a sweet n salty snack buffet that was a huge hit with my guests. Since I baked the items, it was very affordable (less than $2 per person). Feel free to PM me if you want any recipes.
Post # 13
@EffieTrinket: we could do a candy bar…I’ve debated that, but assumed it would be really expensive. That said, we’ve never been to a wedding with a Candy bar and I’d like to do something that feels like it’s ours (even if they are really popular)
Post # 14
@KimmySumShuga: Not super formal, I wanted to do smores kits and have a campfire to roast them but open flame isn’t allowed on the property 🙁
@julies1949: that’s an interesting thought, there are a couple of great candy places (one small local, one that’s a chain but still delicious)
@flautadeoro: that’s an awesome idea
@Bri1o: i love that idea – but i’m not talented enough to make jam
@housebee: this looks brilliant. I just don’t know if I want to take on this much cooking the week before the wedding…
Post # 15
@MsGinkgo: lucky for me, my mom has always made it so she will be helping (aka, doing most of the work! haha) However, I have found some recipes on pinterest for crockpot (yes, crockpot!) jam. While I have never actually tried them you could give it a shot 🙂
Post # 16
@Bri1o: crockpot jam….interesting.