- 4 years ago
Happy Friday, Beautiful Bees!
I was hoping to get a little feedback from all of you!
One of the things that I am SUPER excited about for the wedding is the cotton candy machine and attendant who will be present and spinning sweet treats (and popping yummy popcorn) throughout the night. We are trying super hard to keep it a secret from our guests, but I told my sisters who confidently informed me that they will be standing at the cotton candy station at the bar all night long.
The cotton candy martini will be our signature drink and I have a good feeling that the kids (and kids in adult bodies) will also partake in the sugar floss right from the stick, as well. Then, I found it! These super cool cotton candy sticks that glow and flash different colors. Gals- these sticks look AMAZING! Here is the problem. They are being sold on Etsy for $3.00 a piece or more! Ouch! I then found the distributor who sells quantities of 400 for $500 (making them a cool $1.25 a piece). I definitely don’t need 400 sticks for my 175 person wedding. After a little online research, I found Alibaba.com, which apparently is a website that lets global trade companies all post on one website (like, the Amazon of wholesale/bulk items). The good news is that I found my sticks, by a reputable company (from the looks of it) for $0.56 a piece! Yahoo! The bad news is that I have to order 1,000 pieces. Haha. Ouch.
So, are there any other brides out there (or party people) interested in cotton candy stick sharing? Apparently they can also be used as “cheer sticks” with light up and flash modes. 🙂
In all seriousness, I know it sounds crazy, but I’m thinking about doing it. If there aren’t any bees who want to go in with me, I’m thinking about trying to sell the remainder elsewhere. Am I crazy? Has anyone else purchased in bulk for their wedding with the intentions of selling the left overs? I have never sold anything online- is what I am doing legal/ethical? Are there any online savvy sellers out there with recommendations as to where/how to sell?
Thank you gals so much! I can’t wait to hear your honest opinions.