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Discount Candy Wedding Favors

Thinking about ordering ready-made wedding favors for your upcoming wedding? Why not save some money and make them yourself? Here's one popular wedding favor that many sites offer "ready-made", but that you could make yourself at a much reduced price - brushed metal tin discount candy wedding favors.

To start making your discount candy wedding favors, you will need the tins to hold the candy in. I have searched a few sites on the internet and one site I found that offers brushed metal tins at a decent price is SKS. (But search for yourself as well and see if you can find them at a better price!)

Next, your discount candy wedding favors need the candy. You can purchase the candy at your local discount or super store, or you can purchase it online. One site I have found online that offers a variety of candies in bulk is The Candy Warehouse. Do a search on your favorite type of chocolate or mint on this site to learn the bulk discount price of that type of candy.

You will also want to add some decoration to your discount candy wedding favors. So, next head to your local office supply store to purchase round labels for the top of the tins. You can run these through your computer with your names and wedding date, a saying or scripture that you like, a photo of you together, or a graphic representing the theme of your wedding. You can also purchase the labels online at Office Max (search on "round labels" or "Avery Round White Inkjet/Laser Labels"). Make sure that the label's diameter corresponds with the tin's diameter or is a bit smaller.

Finally, purchase some ribbon in your wedding party colors to wrap around your discount candy wedding favors. You can find ribbon at your local craft store or at an online craft store site.

To compare prices, one online site I found sells the following:

  • 2.5 in. x 1.75 in. brushed metal tins with personalized labels (that you have to assemble yourself) - 12 for $21.95 ($1.83/tin)

But, you also need to purchase the candy and ribbon:

  • 10 lbs. Chocolate Espresso Beans - $48.50 (approx. 135 pieces/lb. = 9 beans/favor)
  • 9 spools white satin ribbon - $1.99/8 yards = $17.91 ($0.12/favor)
144 Favors = $329.81

The total we are looking at spending on our discount candy wedding favors is:

  • 2.375 in. x 1.75 in. Brushed Metal Tins - $86.40/144 ($0.60/tin)
  • 10 lbs. Chocolate Espresso Beans - $48.50 (approx. 135 pieces/lb. = 9 beans/favor)
  • 300 Avery Labels - $15.99 ($0.10/label, since you will not use all of them.)
  • 9 spools white satin ribbon - $1.99/8 yards = $17.91 ($0.12/favor)
144 Favors = $168.80

* Please note that I did not include shipping costs for either the ready-made wedding favors or the discount candy wedding favors.

Don't forget that making your own favor will cost you time. Never under-estimate, however, the power of friends - get all of your bridesmaids together to put together the favors and make a party of it!

Finally, add your own personality to your wedding favors. You can tie your ribbon however you like, add a charm to it, or a little tag - be creative and make your wedding favors...your wedding favors!

Best Wishes!

Kelly Kons

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