Cheap candy wedding favors? Yes, that is what many brides want, and you may, too. You want your wedding reception to be memorable, but you are trying to be financially responsible. You want to give candy wedding favors to thank guests for helping you make your day special, but you don’t want to spend as much on the candy wedding favors as guests spend on the gifts they will give. You want a cheap price, but you don’t want to appear too cheap.
Traditional Candy Wedding Favors
Cheap candy wedding favors can be traditional, even though you get lower prices. Jordan Almonds are a traditional wedding candy. The almonds, hidden in a candy shell, are meant to represent the sweetness and bitterness every marriage experiences. The sweet candy coating is supposed to be stronger than the bitterness of the nut inside, reminding that there should be more sweetness than bitterness in marriage. You may use all white Jordan Almonds, white with a pastel that matches your wedding color scheme, or a pastel mix.
Buy Jordan Almonds in bulk, wrap them yourself, and you will have a candy wedding favor for cheap prices. The Jelly Belly store online sells 10 pounds, about 1,100 Jordan Almonds, for $72. Since most candy wedding favors offer just 6 Jordan Almonds, 10 pounds should be enough for 180 guests, making your candy price per guest about $0.40. Tulle and ribbon for wrapping the candy will add a few cents, but you should be able to keep the price of your candy wedding favor under $.50 each.
Cheap candy wedding favors can be Peach Jordan Almonds, too. These go well with a peach or orange color scheme. At Bulk Foods website, you can buy 10 pounds, about 950 of these larger almonds covered in a sweet orange shell, for $48.50. This would provide candy wedding favors for 150 guests, making your candy price per guest about $.032. With the tulle and ribbon, your candy wedding favor price will be well under $0.50 each.
Chocolate Candy Wedding Favors
Andes Crème De Menthe chocolate candies make a nice candy wedding favor for cheap prices. Bulk Foods offers these small rectangles in bright green paper. Place three mints in a small square of white tulle, and tie with a white ribbon for cheap candy wedding favors. You can get enough Andes Crème De Menthe chocolate candies for 150 guests for about $22, making your candy price per guest about $0.15. If you don’t want to make bags, you can purchase discount organza bags online for $0.19 each. You can go up to 4 or 5 mints in a dainty organza bad, and your candy wedding favor price will still be under $0.50 each.
Hershey Kisses are another possibility for cheap candy wedding favors. You can order them in bulk in all silver wrappers, place 5 in a bit of tulle, and tie with ribbon for an elegant candy wedding favor. Or choose one of the special color combinations. Hershey offers:
* Almond Kisses “traditional” candy wedding favors wrapped in gold foil
* Red/Silver Kisses in red and silver foil with love-sayings strips
* Pastel Kisses in pink, fuchsia, silver, pastel blue and green foils
* Autumn Kisses in silver, gold, brown, and red foil
* Holiday Kisses in red, green, and silver foil
Hershey kisses of any color can be wrapped in white tulle and tied with ribbon to match your color scheme. Or use cheap plastic holders, available at party stores. This will make another candy wedding favor for cheap prices.
Tips for Cheap Candy Wedding Favors
Cheap candy wedding favors, already packaged, can be found on some wedding favor websites. Cheap is, of course, a relative term, and what seems cheap to one person will not be so to another.
The best low budget way to have candy wedding favors for cheap prices is to create the favors yourself, perhaps with the help of family or bridesmaids.
Buy your candy in bulk at a wholesale store online. If your candy order totals $50 or more, shipping will usually be free.
Buy small organza bags or tulle and ribbon at a discount wedding favor website. Choose colors according to your wedding color scheme and the candy color or wrapper.
Create your candy wedding favors 2 weeks before the wedding, and store them in a cool, clean place.