Post # 1
So.. I have a wedding favor dilemma. Well, that’s the dilemma of the week… =:)
In looking for favors I decided to just go with an edible one. The “practical” ones are great and all, but many people may not like what we give. At least with candy, they will most likely eat it!
I found some small 3″ apothecary jars, 120 for $115. Candies, I could get for about $60. I planned to just put some colored candies to match the color scheme into the jars with a ribbon tied around it (maybe). I could also save some $ on candies and buy tart candy hearts with the typical love-sayings. Still undecided on that. Haha.
So, we are on a budget which is seemingly getting tighter by the day. I searched around a bit and found these little guys:
..and I thought, “Hey, I can save around $50 bucks here AND have extras!”. However, I feel these may give our guests a “cheesy” impression. At least the apothecary jars would be something they can (possibly- they are rather small) use afterwards and have a more substantial presence. But can I justify the extra $50+? I am not so sure.
What do y’all feel about favors? I mean, We definitely do not want to spend more than the $170 or so it would cost us for the apothecaries and candy.. however it would sure be nice to save that extra $$ and buy the cheaper holders.
Post # 3
It’s really a pain to copy & paste the links…. You’ll always get a better response if you just attach the photo. You can do it in the Post box super quick & easy. Just click the little tree with the + sign! 🙂
Post # 4
I think the less expensive ones are cute! Definitely save the money!
Post # 5
Oh thanks Recessionista! I couldn’t get them to work 🙁 I appreciate that!!
Post # 6
I will always vote for the less expensive option when it comes to food favors! The best part is the food itself… the packaging just gets in the way from the food entering my mouth 🙂 haha. I loooove edible favors!
Post # 7
I would go with the first ones. Although they are more expensive, they seem like more of a favor, if you know what I mean. Those I think will be re-used whereas the hearts may not make it out the door.
Post # 8
Darn. I was trying to delete this whole post and put the poll on the original post I made where someone suggested I do a poll… sorry! I am still learning
Post # 9
You can add a poll to your original post! You should see an option for it when viewing your own post within the first 12 hours of posting it.
I would vote for the less expensive option.
Have you factored in the cost for labels and ribbons?
Post # 10
The apothecary jar idea is really cute and its kind of eco-friendly too since your guests are more likely to reuse those vs. probably tossing the hearts. So its kind of a double whammy favor.
Post # 11
personally, i would use the hearts. all people care about are the candies inside and the heart is still very cute. while you can reuse the apothecary bottles… not everyone will reuse it… maybe half will still throw it out.
Post # 12
I really like the hearts.
Post # 13
I would put it in a bag to be honest. I am all about presentation but when it comes to favors think of the many weddings you have been to. Where are the favors they gave you? Something to really consider when it comes to money that can be used on the HONEYMOON!!!!!
Post # 14
I would also put the candies in bags and use a really cute tag to personalize them. Cheaper and I think so much more personal. You can buy a cute tag punch for 3.99 at marshalls right now and make them yourself.