Post # 1
I am trying to figure out what is an appropriate amount! What I really, really want to give will cost me $14 each, and with 100 favors to give out, that will be expensive! So I’m hoping I can bargain the price down, but I’m wondering how low I should go.
Post # 3
I only spent about $300 on favors, which worked out to less than $2 per favor. They were definitely not crap favors though– I rubber stamped little muslin bags that my guests filled with candy.
Post # 4
We spent very little on favors. My mother in law baked a ton of choc chip cookies. we packaged them in individual clear bags, with a sticker and wrapped a little ribbon around them. We also did ,as place cards, little glassine envelope with the guests name on them, a little card inside with a poem..and some wildflower seeds.
one of the first pictures is a table, and you can see the cookies all packaged at each place setting. and if you scroll toward the bottom you can see the little glassine envelopes we used for the place cards that also had the wildflower seeds in them.
Post # 5
We’re going to spend about $3.50 on the favors. A friend is a chocolatier and he’s going to make us custom chocolates. They are divine! http://www.theperfecttruffle.com/
Post # 6
60 cents per person – dark chocolate covered almonds
Post # 7
Can you DIY the favors? I wanted personalized M&Ms but the price per favor on the M&M website was crazy so I bought the M&Ms in bulk, packaged them myself and ended up paying half the price. I think they ended up being about $3.50 each and they are doubling as place cards.
Post # 8
@ wattsmam: Your wedding was very beautiful!
@ DaisyBride: I will have to buy the actual favors (matryoshka dolls) but I am going to DIY the packaging.
I see that you all give 1 favor to each person. In my family/culture, it is the norm to give 1 favor per family. I guess that lightens my costs a bit, because if you are spending $3.50 each person, then you are spending at least $7.00 each family. So it kind of evens out.
Post # 9
99 cents store, ross, marshalls, big lots, you just have to start looking around and see what you stumble upon. You may be surprised with what you find and like better!
Favors are a new thing anyway cooked up by the wedding industry to make us buy more useless crap. That being said, I am still giving them and I had fun finding them and decorating them. 🙂
What favor do you want? I am amazing at recreating the expensive into something affordable. For example: my e-ring was in martha stewart wedding magazine for 14million dollars. 3.5 carat pink diamonds, two side 1 carat diamonds. I recreated the look with a beautiful pink sapphire for a lot less with a whole sale jewler (think JC Penney prices). Just once example.
Tell the hive what you want and these bees will help you find a way to make it affordable. I have recieved sooo much help here.
Post # 10
My mom made pumpkin butter and we canned them in glass jars we ordered online, put a ribbon and monogrammed label on them. All in probably around $2.50 per favor, but each "couple" gets one favor.