Friday, April 10, 2009

Favorite Favors

So, I talked it over with Steve, and he likes the idea of the place-card/favor bag combo. Well, I'm pretty sure he'd like anything I picked out...he's easy to please with all of this wedding stuff! :)

But now the question is what to put in the bag! Here are a few ideas I came up with:

Adorable, right? I fell in love with these lil' guys when I saw them, but I'm wondering if they're right for a wedding. Do most people even like gummi bears? Despite these concerns,they are pretty cost-effective. Assuming each favor will have about 2.5 oz each, we'd only need about 6 bags total. That would run about $0.45 per favor. Not bad, not bad.


So, taffy seems to be a little classier than gummi bears. I don't personally love them as much as gummi bears, but I think I could learn to love them. Assuming each guest would get 8 pieces each, we would get 5 bags total. So, that would run about $0.48 per guest. Pretty reasonable!

Combined with the packaging costs (excluding staples and double sided tape because, well, I have a million staples and plenty of tape), the entire favor would run about $0.64. And for 200 favors, that's a total of only $130!

I budgeted about $180 for favors and $40 for place cards, so we're well under our limit! (Is it really a surprise that I'm going into construction management? Gotta keep those projects on time and under budget!)

Ciao,



3 comments:

amberpeace said...

where are you finding your awesome candy deals? I'm looking at doing jelly bellies, but this looks less expensive.

BTW, I signed in last time under amberpeace.wordpress.com, but I'm the pbwedding gal.

Shell said...

ohhh..that's who you are! :) my feathered friend!

i love the idea of doing jelly beans! if you click the pictures in this post, it will direct you to the websites I found them at.

however, i believe the sites i've checked out are:

www.candywarehouse.com
www.candydirect.com
www.acandystore.com

I think you can browse the candy by type, color, etc. so hopefully you can find the perfect jelly bellies!

Mara (The Wedding Cabaret) said...

great ideas!!