Post # 1
So the wedding is in October… but for some reason I feel like I have a million things left to do (which I do) a million things to do and not enough time to do it. I can already see myself being a WRECK 3 months prior.
Regardless for our favors we are doing customized M&Ms (my first name starts with an M and so does his) so we figured it would be a clever idea!
My question is – when should I order them? once I place the order it will take about a week to arrive.. but can I order them now? or is it too early? will they get old?? what if they melt somewhere??? since summer is right around the corner?
or shoudl I wait?
Post # 3
I would usually say wait but at the same time I wouldnt want to ship chocolats during the summer. This is a tough one. What about contacting customer service and find out what kind of shelf life theyd have if you ordered them now.
Post # 4
Thats a good idea.. but I think they’ll tell me any season is a good season because they want to make the money lol I hate to say it but I’m a big pessimistic about customer service people.
Post # 5
You can give it a try. How do the candies come packaged?
Post # 6
@mags2233: Yeah, they want the sale. But, that also means that if they ship you a bunch of chocolates that melt in summer heat, they will not only likely have to issue you a refund (and be out product), but also risk you badmouthing their service to other brides. In other words, if it’s a real concern that their product will melt, then they have little incentive to lie to you in order to get you to buy.
As long as you don’t plan on allowing them to sit out in the heat under direct light for hour and hours on end, there shouldn’t be a problem. They aren’t paying for refrigerated shipping to get them out to gas stations and grocery stores all over the country for 1/4 of the year. On the scale that they do business, I’m sure they’ll explain to you why it’s not a risk or what methods they have in place to keep this from happening.
If you still are convinced that they will tell you whatever you want to hear just to get a few bucks profit, then research their refund policy. If they show up melted, find out what recourse you have.