Post # 1
I was at the wedding aisle of the dollar tree store looking for some low budget favors. Since our original favor idea was to give personalized M & M’s I was happy to see these cute little crystal swans a 6 pack for well, a $1.00 (approx .17) I was thinking I could wrap the M & M’s in white tulle which come in a pack of 10 for $1.00 (.10 each). Each favor with not including the M & M’s will cost about $0.27. I’m thinking about 1 oz of M & M’s per person. The M & M’s come in a 7 oz bag for like $16.99. What do you bees think? Any of one from the hive have a better idea? If you do please include a picture.
Is any other bee doing a low budget favor? I need inspiration. So please show your favors….
Also I’m not sure yet just how many I will need. I sent out about 100 invites so there will be at least 200 people. I mean our venue seats 250. It will be a buffet with no assigned seating. How many favors should I get?
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Post # 3
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
- Wedding: April 2011 - AnthonyÃ¢Â€Â™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
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
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
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
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
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 # 10
Yes I have to agree with your guys point of view. If it’s the candy that our guests will want then the swans will probably get ditched on the tables (and that might make me feel bad).
I will definitely look into this “Candy Buffet” idea. It sounds like fun. I guess I’ll just use the tulle rounds I bought for some mints and put those on the tables. Does that sound good?
@Jizes318 Have you posted anything about your candy buffet inspiration anywhere on here?
I’m going to add a poll just for fun…
Post # 11
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
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 # 13
Okay never mind about the whole “crystal swan” I was just being uncreative.
Are candy buffets really cheaper? If I made the candy buffet I wouldn’t need to pass out all of the favors would I? About how much would it be for like 250 people? How many jars and different types of candy would I need? Or should I just wrap the candy in a tulle as suggested by bethesthebride and prncssdva ?????
Post # 14
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
Post # 15
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.
Post # 16
So it’s the swans are out..
It’s between personalized m & m’s in a regular tulle or a tiny gift bag
You know I saw some pretty jars at Ross… so I don’t know…