(Closed) My favors..is this a good idea or can you bees suggest a better idea..

posted 8 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Which favor should I choose (on a budget)
    M&M's filled crystal swans or : (5 votes)
    8 %
    Candy buffet : (47 votes)
    71 %
    Other I'll explain : (14 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Okay I am going to be honest here and say I do not really like the idea of these that much. The price is awesome though.. What do you think about a candy buffet? They can make their own bags etc. What are your colors again? I have a ton of bags for the candy bar… My wedding is in May. Maybe I can help you with the apothecary jars I have etc? Just an idea.. but in all honesty if its easier and cheaper just do it!

    Post # 4
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    321 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011 - Anthony’s Fine Dining

    I agree with Jizes318.  We’re on a tight budget, but we plan to do a candy buffet.  You can do it on a budget if you hunt around a bit!  And you can get the bags for REALLY cheap.  Or maybe you could skip the buffet and just put the M&Ms in little satchels or something?  Just not a really big fan of the swan thing…might just not be my style though!

    Post # 5
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    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I agree…I think they are pretty but I really would probably take the candy and leave the swan on the table.  They are a good price but I wouldn’t waste your money.  They have cute little paper “bags” at Michaels or other craft stores that you could put M&Ms in and they would probably be cheaper.

    Post # 6
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    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    The swans are fine, but I’d rather just have the candy.  There’s nothing wrong with them, I just wouldn’t feel bad if people don’t take/keep them.

    Post # 7
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    1135 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I don’t think the swans are necessary!  Just an extra expense and I don’t think you need them.  The m&m’s are super cute, we thought about doing that too, and if I were you, I’d just get those, put them in cute little bags, and let people take them home.  Edible favors are vastly preferable to favors that people feel like they’re supposed to keep–and I don’t think a lot of your guests are going to have a lot of use for the swans.  Much better just to get cute, cheap bags so they can take their m&m’s home, then throw the bags away once they’ve munched away.

    Post # 8
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    2475 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I agree with the others.  The swan really isn’t necessary, and it would probably be less expensive to do a regular candy buffet.

    Post # 9
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    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    It looks fine so if you like it go for it, but personally I would ditch the swan and find some other presentation. People just want the candy and they’re just gonna throw the swans away.

    Post # 11
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    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    To keep it super simple, why not just put the m&m’s in the tulle, tie it up with a nice ribbon, and call it a day? That’s how I’ve seen Jordan almonds presented. No need to even have the swans (which I don’t care for very much actually.)

    Post # 12
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    7152 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I agree with PP. Just as Bethesda stated..I have senn it done with just the candy inside of tulle tied with a ribbon.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I like the candy buffet idea better too, but the candy can be pretty pricey especially for that many guests. I was considering the candy buffet until I started pricing the candy. So, instead I’m doing these little pie-in-a-jar favors. I love them. I don’t know if they’d fit into your wedding or not, but they’re super easy, cute and delicious! Here’s a link for instructions: http://http://www.ourbestbites.com/2009/09/single-serving-pie-in-a-jar.html

     

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    Post # 15
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    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    You could get the clear candy bags from Hobby Lobby or Michael’s… they are like $3 for 50… and put the M&Ms in those.  Then seal them with a address label with a cute saying or your name and date.  Those you can get at Target, Staples, Walmart, anywhere for $10 or so for about 200.  Simple and sweet.   And less prep than a candy buffett, which you need to buy jars and scoops for.

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