(Closed) Jam Favors

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are making Marmalade for 150 people. During our test run we made 34 jars in 2 hours. Thursday I will be spending all day making them hopefully they will all be done in one day.

Post # 5
1077 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Do you already make jam?  Try it to see if it’s for you first!  And maybe make sure that you’ve got the hang of it and your stuff doesn’t get moulding in a month.  That would be a nightmare to discover just before your wedding!  It will cost you more if you don’t have all of your gear already.

I made strawberry jam for 75.  I’m guestimating cost from memory…The berries were $10 a flat at the field.  I think I went through 3 flats, but I probably made another couple of dozen for personal use.  The 4 oz Ball jars are $!0 a dozen.  Maybe 5 boxes of pectin at $3 each.  I got stupid with fabric b/c the one I liked wasn’t cheep…2 yards at $15/yard.  5 spools of silver bungie at $1 each.  

I’m probably going to add another $15 in bows and tags.

Grand total…about $!50 and about 4 days working on them (jamming, trips to store, etc.)  It could have been done more quickly though.  I love making jam.  It was the first thing I did when we decided to get married.

If you haven’t done it…peach jam takes me way longer than strawberry jam and it can be harder to get it to set up.  I add extra pectin.

Another tip…Use glue dots to get the fabric to stay put once you center it so that it doesn’t slide all around while you’re trying to tie it down.

Post # 6
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I made 5 types of jam one weekend a few months ago and they took about an hour each flavor, and I got roughly (40) 8 ounce jars.

I made: strawberry rhubarb, mixed berry, grape, cranberry cherry, and blueberry peach.  Some were fresh fruit, some were fresh mixed with frozen fruit, and some were bottled juice.  I spent about $60 for the fruit and cans. 

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