Okay guys. Wedding planning is moving along at an acceptable pace; we’ve just booked the venue, I bought a wedding dress for my pre-wedding photo shoot (okay, there should definitely be a new post) AND we’re deciding on some of the finer details. Details being: Bonbonniere or as I would like to call it favours (because I have noooo idea how to pronounce the other word).
I actually have two ideas for favours, both involve candies. I’m sure you’ve seen these candies before:
Yep, I thought these are soooo cute. Do you know what it looks like at the beginning?
When I saw that, I was like: “WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?” Actually, I saw the above first, and as we moved closer to the packaging side of the shop, I realised that blob actually turns into a heart. Not just any heart, a nice and perfectly proportioned one.
I think I’m still in shock.
Not only can they do hearts, they can even write your names. I know. AH-mazing. Well, even though the lollies are super adorable, I find the jars they came in weren’t to my taste:
They come in different sizes, and according to the shop, each person should get about 40g per serving at the very least, and they could provide you in a clear plastic bag (as you can see in the bottom left hand corner of the photo and yes, that cost money too). Well, then we came across these cute jars with clip tops:
And this is where I start to hesitate. Each jar is about $3 average (counting shipping) plus another $1 of candy, that is a good $4 per favour. With 150 people, that’s $600 just for favours.
My other option was set up a Candy Bar. I was actually thinking of using linen/canvas bag, dip it in white and navy paint. Not only will I use it as a favour, I will also use it as a place card. According to market rate, candy bars for 150 people should be around $300 – $350, plus the bags, well, I’ll have to keep that under $100 to have any significant savings. If we choose the candy bar option however, it’s more troublesome. I’ll have to semi make the bag, then get people to set it up on the day (what if it’s not how I want it?), and how do you get people not to take too much of something and so on….
What do you think I should do?