Post # 1
so i am on a strict budget for the wedding and need some favor ideas that wont break the bank.. we are inviting like 130-140 but dont expect all of them to respond with a yes we know so far that 20 at least possibly will deline due to living in other states and other reasons for people not to attend. my brother got married last november and he was going to do candles but the stickers he got from oriental trading would not stay on his glasses so he had to return everything and ended up doing some candy in a bag..
i am a hobby baker and i was thinking cupcakes but after figuring out those can get pricey and me not wanting to do those on my own to time consuming. i was thinking of doing chocolate heart lolipops i could do that myself it would be half the time vs cupcakes but then i would have to bag and tie all of the favors.. then i was thinking that might not be a good idea,
i want something to give them and it look nice not cheep my other option was getting these chocolate italian hazelnut balls called baci they have a love note inside the wrapper written in italian but we have some guests with severe nut allergies.
i dont want to spend more than 150 on favors anyone have any other ideas besides chocolate, no bubbles and no matchbooks or tissues.
our theme is beach related we are having a late june wedding
Post # 3
Skip favors! No one will miss them, and you won’t miss the stress!
Post # 4
@jmarvellous: +1 Favors are not a requirement or an expectation. Easy money saver!
Post # 5
I also would just skip ’em. No one will miss them.
Post # 6
@hyechica: If you choose to skip them, no one will notice….I certainly wouldn’t mind if I attended a wedding without them.
A cheap classic is Jordan Almonds, those have historical roots in wedding land and people from the older generations will dig it.
Sea shells can be bought in bulk and could be a nice little keepsake if presented the right way.
I’ve always been a really big fan of a heartfelt thank you from the bride and groom over some chintsy knick knack that I won’t use…making time to visit with your guests and say thank you, is the best favor of all.
Post # 7
I put a lot of time into making chocolate favors and only half the people took them. I figured people would like edible favors but I should have listened to the bees and not wasted my time.
Post # 8
hmmm Cute lemonade packets? or … skip them!
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Post # 10
@hyechica: you don’t HAVE to do favors.
If you really want to, I would do something edible. Cake pops or choc lollipops? But, any wedding show will tell you this, you don’t want to be in the kitchen stressing yourself out days before the wedding!
Post # 11
@hyechica: You should just skip favors if you’re ok with that. You can just make a heartfelt little speech at the end to thank everyone for coming, and that would be enough of a thank you.
If you really want favors, though, I think those heart lollipops sound yummy! I don’t think you can go wrong with just wrapping the tops loosely in cellophane and a thin ribbon bow with a printed out paper tag with your names and the date.
If that’s over your budget, I found these personalized York Peppermint Patties, dunno if you would like them: http://www.myweddingfavors.com/Personalized-YORK-Peppermint-Patties.html
Post # 12
You can do cool beach candles for little money, get a shell like an urchin or other type that has a area that you can pour wax in and put in a wick. Super simple to do and not a ton of money, especially if you can go and pick up the shells at the beach. If it is beach themed and you don’t like the candle idea, do chocolates but in the shape of a starfish and other shells.
Post # 13
How about just a simple candy buffet? Candies in your wedding colors and maybe add some “beach” themed candy like swedish fish and starbursts or tropical flavors. Your guests can use mini-ziplock bags to put the candy in. You can add a sticker to the bag if you want to personalize it.
Since your wedding is still a year away you have time to buy a little bit at a time. Look for sales around Halloween and Valentine’s Day.
Post # 14
We are just doing chocolate in a little organza bag. The bags were really cheap off ebay.We were going to go with the traditional sugared almonds but FI is worried about nut allergies. Im adding a little pewter charm to each bag, another bargain from hong kong curtesy of ebay, to tie them in with our ‘theme’
I’m sure though I will be all DIY-ed out by the time I finish the invitations
Post # 15
I bought some of those customizable mini hershey bar labels with shiny foil that say “Thank you” and a cute design. I bought just the labels and plan to buy the chocolate on my own time, as shipping chocolate is ridiculous. I think you could do the same with a printer and a paper cutter for pretty cheap. Throw on some sticker crystal things for bling if you have time or inclination and you’re set!