Post # 1
I am getting married in July of 2013 and I want to have a creative and fun wedding favor to give out that is not too expensive considering our wedding is 200 plus people. Can I see pics of yours or just ideas?
Post # 4
MrDane suggested using candy bowls as centerpieces, and placing a baggie at each place setting so guests could take a bit of candy from each table as their favor. We had several different kinds of candy, so our guests could get up and mingle- so the people at the twizzlers table could go to the hershey kisses table if they wanted hershey kisses, etc… Our flower girl even went around the reception with her bag of candy and said “Trick or treat!” at every table. It was a big hit 🙂
It also saved us about a boatload of money on flowers! No big froo froo floral centerpieces for us!
For our baggies, I just went to a local craft store and bought clear celophane bags, punched two holes across the top of the bag, and ordered ribbon with our name & wedding date on it to tie the bags shut.
Here’s one of our centerpieces for an example:
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Koozies! They’re like 50 cents each, and so fun. I still use mine that I’ve gotten at other weddings and remember the awesome time I had. I’ve shopped around and the best deal / variety seems to be at totallyweddingkoozies.com.
Of course, this is dependent on your friends / family not thinking koozies are “trashy”.
Post # 6
Ooops, meant to suggest other things as well in case this isn’t your style! Edible favors usually go over quite well, since most people don’t want some trinket with your name and wedding date on it, but for those who do like that kind of thing you can personalize the box/bag/ribbon/whatever. Maybe heart shaped cookies in a baggie with your name & wedding date on the sticker? Chocolate covered strawberries, candy apples, mint tins, make-your-own-hot-chocolate kits, … the possibilities are endless 🙂
Post # 7
How much are you looking to spend per person?
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Post # 9
I am looking to spend no more then 5.
The candy idea is great! And so are the koozies, since my FI is in a fraternity.
Post # 10
$5 a person? Man, you can do almost anything for that!
Bags of coffee or tea, chocolates (handmade truffles – mmm…), magnets.
I love the jam idea – maybe you could find someone from a local farmer’s market to make it for you?
We did Lindt Lindor Truffles – two of them. The only thing that no one thought about was that they might melt – it was 35 C that day (95 F). I know several guests stuck theirs in the fridge before trying to eat them.
Post # 11
We are giving Mochi favors; my FI’s idea. I think it’s a great one because guests have something to eat while they are waiting for dinner!
Post # 12
I have posted before but I will share cause I think they are different (ish) ;).
I made reusable coffee cup sleeves for our ceremony hot chocolate station. Around $65 for 120 sleeves. For the reception we gave out bubble magnets in tins. Again i made them and they ended up being around $1.58 each including tin.