(Closed) Pens as a Wedding Favor? And How Much are You Spending Per Person on Favors?

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Those are pretty and they’d be useful too.  We spent about $2.00 per person on our favors.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

That seems fun. I wonder if you could attach a little tag to each pen with a monogram/names and your date?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

those are nice! I would like a nice fancy pen!

We got personalized Hershey bars and was about $3 per person (ordered from the US to Canada so an exchange rate)

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We are giving packets of wildflower seeds at about 50 cents per person.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We made personalized luggage tags and probably spent $4/person.

I like your pen idea – its also nice because if someone forgets theirs, its a practical enough favor so that other people will snatch it up! They are so sparkly and cute – reminds me of Cinderella 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I LOVE THESE PENS!!  I think they’re a great idea.  Who doesn’t love a great pen!?  (Said the girl whose always been addicted to the school supply ailes!!!)

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We filled baby-shower takeout boxes with Hershey’s kisses.  We’re stacking them in the center of the table, on a cake plate and then using them as centerpieces.  

16 packages of favor boxes : $16 at The Dollar Tree

Hershey’s kisses: $13

Labels for the bottom of the kisses:  $7

Labels to close the boxes $8

For a grand total of  $44, which means we spent 35 cents on each favor.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Oops!  Apparently I’m not good at navigating the internet!  I meant to add that those pens are beautiful!  I would love to get those as a favor and they would be put to a very good use!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

We did a donation in lieu of favors.  I can’t recall even taking favors home from most weddings so I opted against them altogether.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I love those pens.  I would totally steal them from other tables.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I think if you’re planning on providing pens anyways, why not make it your favor. I would place a pen at each placesetting with the madlibs and print out a little card that makes it clear that the pens are theirs’ to keep. Otherwise you may end up with 100 pens yourself!!

$1 each is pretty cheap for favors. I don’t think you need to spend any more than that.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I am spending about $4 on each favor, but may have it come out to more if I decide to also do candy as well.  I’ve decided on getting each person personalized chopsticks with our names on them and oour wedding date.  I think it’s great since we’re Chinese and almost 90% of the people attending will be able to use them.

I was able to spend a bit more since my wedding is smaller than most and I’m only inviting about 60 guests total.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

I think our favors will be around $1 per person – my mom is making pumpkin butter and we are packaging them in short glass jars with a ribbon and label on them.  The jars were $60 each (I think, we bought in bulk), ribbon is cheap, and my mom bought the ingredients (which are pretty basic).  My aunt is making labels, so we’ll purchase the labels. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Interesting question.  We are having favors that consist of the guest’s picture incorporated into a souvenir of some kind–magnet, bookmark, etc.  The cost of the various things to put them into was $70.52 for 80-100 people.  That does not count the cost of the printer, paper, and ink.  However, those items will also be used to construct our guestbook, so it is hard to divide them out.  Here is a complete description of our photo favor/guestbook concept.

The other item that I don’t know if you would consider favors is a basket of dancing shoes.  It is a mixture of flip flops ($1 apiece) and Chinese cotton Mary Janes ($1.50 apiece).   However, these are things we will provide for guests who need them at the wedding, although the guests will then be welcome to take them home afterward.

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