Post # 1
I have a LARGE reception due to large families (its all love though). I am havin a dickins of a time tryin to find wedding favors. I can not see myself paying over $500 for favors that people will loose or throw away. I want to do edible gifts, but the personlized candies are just as expensive!
What were your favors and how much did you pay if you do not mind saying
Post # 3
how good are you in the kitchen? You could buy a chocolate mold and make chocolates yourself. Then you would just have to buy bags or boxes for them.
Post # 4
We are doing a candy buffet and I am making my homemade strawberry jam and putting it into mini mason jars for each family (not each person).
Post # 5
- Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna
For our at home reception in June its looking like over 200 people so we are doing DIY coffee and tea favors in cute little bags. We can get both very cheap in bulk.
Post # 6
We’re inviting around 350 people. We haven’t bought ours yet but we’re doing mini wine bottles with personalized labels that I’ll be making. Since we haven’t bought them, I’m not sure how much they are. I’ve searched around the internet and it seems like local liquor stores offer the best prices starting around $1.50 per bottle but I also found this website: http://www.valencialiquor.com/index.htm
This posting also helped me: http://www.nycityweddings.com/chat/topic-250282-1.html
Post # 7
I was thinking of a personalized bag filled with candy but for that was $$$ when I factored in the amount of candy I would need!!!
Post # 8
We’re expecting around 400 guests and plan to make miniature Derby pies. I’m from Kentucky and we have an old family recipe for these pies. I actually bought jewelry boxes that are a little more sturdy than the average cake box to put them in. We bought pre-made miniature pie crusts and I plan to make the pies the Monday before the wedding and just keep them refrigerated until Saturday. They could actually be freezed if we wanted to bake them further in advance but I’ll have the time in the preceeding week.
So if you or your fi have a favorite pie recipe it’s something that can be done fairly inexpensively! 🙂 Other ideas are things like cake pops, bourbon balls, cake balls – all things that can be made in advance and frozen!
Post # 9
We are having about 240 people and I was already stuck on having a candy buffet, so we are just turning that into the favor – we ordered chinese favor boxes (250 for $20) and I will put labels and ribbon on each one directing the guests to the candy buffet and thanking them for coming (the boxes will be at each persons place setting). I realize that the candy can add upwards to $300, but I figure that is only a little over $1 per person.
Post # 10
We’re having music cd’s which include music from the wedding as well as the couple’s favorite song’s. The label is personalized with the wedding theme & names & date. We got everything on sale and are just still burning all these cd’s.
@coleerenee: where did you get your chinese favor boxes for that price? i can’t seem to find them that are that cheap!
Post # 11
We’re talking about making a charitable donation (and actually making it). We’ve talked about either the shelter we adopted our cat from, or maybe to an English language library a man I know is trying to create for the kids of his tiny rural village in India, or maybe somewhere else.
Post # 12
We bought cute favour boxes and are sticking two Lindt Lindor chocolates inside. I expect it to be about $.75 a person.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
We made a donation in honor of our 315 invited guests. Many people commented really liked that and we could decide how much we were comfortable giving (amount per person, certain % of gifts, etc.)
Post # 14
@hermitcrab: I was going to suggest this.
Is there a charity (or several) that your guests could relate to? Has anyone battled a cancer or other illness? Suffered from a disapbility? Veteran etc? Animal lover? You could donate to a few to cover most people.
Post # 15
@MasqueradeMom: I ordered them from PaperMart.com …..I ordered the 1/2 pint size so they were $4.73 for a package of 50….I just looked up my receipt and it was $23.65 for 250 (5 packages), so I was a little off, but I still think it was a great deal! I think I got a deal on the shipping too, but I can’t remember. They have fancier boxes – colored, clear, etc., but I just ordered the plain whites and am working on decorating them with ribbon & labels! Here is the link:
Post # 16
I love the Derby pies idea, so cute!