(Closed) Splitting costs with candy jars and decorations

posted 8 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Hi, i’m in SF and would be interested in getting candy jars as well

i got some inspiration from internet pictures, are these the ones you were thinking of?

Post # 5
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Worker bee

This is a great idea!  I won’t be doing a candy buffet, but I thought I would share with you ladies a local find.

At multiple Ross stores (including the one in near the Serramonte shopping center in DC) I’ve seen candy jars just like these.  I think they are about $5-$10 and they had a good number of them.  They each had a letter on them lightly etched into the glass.  If you made a little paper sign or embelishment, it would cover it right up.

They were so cute and cheap I almost changed my wedding favor idea right then and there!  Give it a try.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Oh that is great to know, thanks Classy

Ana – i haven’t decided exactly what kind of jars or how i want the presentation of the display to look.  since Classy mentioned that Ross has really good prices, i will go to Ross next weekend to take a look.  If I end up buying it for really cheap, you’re very welcome to borrow them, i know we’re all trying to save money and it’s just candy jars, so i dont have any emotional attachment to them.  I dont need it until later in the year so you can use them first. 

Will get back to you next weekend after what I find at Ross!

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Ana, I tried going to TJMaxx and Ross just now but they were all closed!  i didn’t know stores close for easter sunday!!  arrrgh

if i go next week i’ll keep you posted. 

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I have found a lot at Big Lots and also 1 or 2 at Michaels (with the 40% off coupon)! Michaels has more standard designs, but Big Lots had some big ones for $5-12.

 

 

 

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hey Anna and Finally,

Dang, sorry I missed this post when you first made it. If you would like to do a 3-way split, I would love to go in with you for candy jars. Half the reason I’ve been slacking on getting any is that I don’t know what I would do with that many afterwards! I’m inbetween the both of you (July), and the actual wedding is in Mendocino. My officiant lives in Santa Rosa, so she would probably help me out by picking up the jars from you, Anna, and I’m sure I’ll be in SF in time to drop them off for Finally.

I’m really not picky about the jars, as long as they vary in shape and size, which seems to be exactly what you all are looking at.

If going threesies would get to complicated, no problem, just thought I would see what you all think.

By The Way, I’m also buying a ton of votive holders. Those aren’t very expensive, but let me know if either of you are also interested in votives.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

Hi Ladies,

Also check out your local Dollar Store, Walmart, Michaels, Tuesday Morning, and Home Goods stores.  Also, look at places like Good Will.  You can sometimes find great vintage glass bowls and jars there.

Another idea is to check with your local rental company or wedding planner.  Many times they will offer them for rent if they do this type of service.  I rent my jars to brides, but I am in Sacramento and am not close to you—sorry 🙁

Best of luck to you!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would possibly be interested in this also!  If we did a 5-way split they’d cost next to nothing! 🙂

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m interested in splitting the cost of candy apothecary jars with someone as well.  My wedding isn’t until November of 2011, but I want to be as prepared as possible since we’re doing so much of it ourselves.  If anyone else is getting married around then, or if people who were married recently are looking to unload some of these, let me know!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I started buying jars after my venue backed on their words saying they’ll setup/decorate the candy table for me – so far I have purchased 10 nice/fancy looking stands/jars/bowls.

I would love to sell them after December.  Will be buying more containers from now til then.  Will keep everyone posted!

 

 

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