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Wedding Favors Cost


How Much Do Wedding Favors Cost?

 
low costLow: 0-$2average costMedium: $2-$3high costHigh: $6-$9

Favors are often the most dreaded part of wedding planning, partly because there are so many choices. They are intended to be a sort of "thank you" to wedding guests, and modern couples are getting much more creative in what they pick. The most common favors fall into two categories: edible or keepsake. Cost will vary based on the type of favor, number ordered, presentation and personalization.

Typical costs:

  • Jordan almonds, a traditional favorite, cost between $6 and $9 per pound for all-white almonds. Drawstring pouches run about $0.19 each but can cost as much as $1.66 each if they are embellished or embroidered. Small white boxes (usually "truffle" boxes) cost roughly $0.37 - $0.99 each. Ribbon printed with the couple's names and/or wedding date cost between $0.90 and $2.53 per yard.
  • Many couples choose to personalize their favors. For example, mints in a tin decorated with a personalized label cost roughly $1.85 to $2.75 each, while chocolate bars with personalized labels run between $1.75 and $2.50 each.
  • Candles are popular choices for non-edible, keepsake favors. Votive candles in holders cost about $1.15 - $2.50 each.
  • Potpourri sachets cost between $1.50 - $1.95.each
  • One of the newest trends in favors is a customized CD with songs played during the wedding and/or reception, or favorites of the couple. CDs cost between $0.10 and $0.40 each. Labels and CD cases or envelopes cost roughly $0.30-$0.35 each. You'll also have to factor in the time and software cost to burn the music onto the CDs.
Related articles: Bridal Registry, Bridesmaid Gift, Groomsman Gift

Discounts:
  • Buying in bulk, particularly with edible items, will typically save you money. Savings will vary based on what you order.
Shopping for wedding favors:
  • To get ideas of the types of favors available, try FavorIdeas.com[1] or American Bridal, which compiles annual lists of most popular favors. The website of style maven Martha Stewart also provides ideas for and photos of edible and keepsake favors.
  • There are almost as many websites to shop for favors and supplies as there are ideas for favors! Bliss Weddings[2] , Ultimate Wedding Stores and Exclusively Weddings[3] are good starting points.
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Charity
Amount: $2.15 per person
Posted by: Panacea in not telling, Other.Posted: January 15th, 2014 05:01AM
Number of Guests: 135Type: Wedding?
My maid of honour passed away from cancer. So, instead of doing favours, I printed out cards stating that we donated the money instead to her charity of choice (the Humane Society). I thought it was a nice gesture and wedding favours are usually such crap anyway - unless they're food I just chuck'em. The donation was $300 - I multiplied 135 x 2 (270), then rounded it up.
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Bath and Body Works
Amount: $1.74 per person
Posted by: Beth D. in Minneapolis, MN.Posted: January 6th, 2011 01:01PM
Number of Guests: 90Type: Body Care
I just bought several items from Bath and Body Works semi-annual sale for 75% off. I think it will be a nice favor that will be useful. There are items for men as well. Vistoria Secret also currenly has 75% off personal care items but they are a bit more expensive. I tried to buy mostly items that were romantic and matched my wedding colors.
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Edible Fortune Cookie Wedding Favors
Amount: $0.99 per person
Posted by: Jeanette in New York, NE.Posted: March 7th, 2009 12:03AM
Number of Guests: 200Type: Fortune Cookies
These cookies were great. Very elegant and delicious. They were dipped in chocolate and I got to pick what they said on the inside. (though they had lots of other cute options, I opted for the more plain ones) Very cheap at .99 cents each. http://www.fortuneweddingfavors.com saved me a lot of money. I'm glad I got 50 extra because alot of people wanted more. I'm going to use them again for a birthday party.
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Eco-Friendly Wedding Favors
Amount: $1.55 per person
Posted by: Sue in Bloomington, IL.Posted: January 24th, 2009 09:01PM
Number of Guests: 225Type: Printed Sea Beans
My daughter wanted a "beach themed" wedding and wanted something unique. We found some really neat wedding favors online at http://www.engravedstonesdirect.com/seabean-wedding.html Not sure if they are in sale yet, but I think were $2 normally.
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Wedding Favors
Amount: $1.36 per person
Posted by: Kristina in Tinley Park, IL.Posted: October 11th, 2008 07:10AM
Number of Guests: 150Type: Heart Theme Wedding
My budget was very limited. I couldn't spend more then $1.50 for Favor, so after intensive searching I found these adorable heart cookie cutters in Heart shaped Organza bags. They were perfect. I was able to match the organza bag with my wedding color (Pink) and my theme was Hearts. Everybody Loved them and those whom I told how much I paid for them were in shock.
I also orderd m Bridal party gifts from the same website. www.favorsdepot.com
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Favors with Personality Boxes
Amount: $1.49 per person
Posted by: Susan Hawkins in Hilton Head, SC.Posted: October 10th, 2007 06:10AM
Number of Guests: 100Type: Beach Wedding
I helped my niece Cari choose the favors for her September beach wedding. We shopped around the Internet, and though we found the same items on several Web sites, there was one Web site that offered a way to make her chosen favor unique. She wanted the "Forever" Frosted-Glass Photo Coasters that are packaged two to a box. At www.myweddingfavors.com, they have these "Personality Boxes", where you get to choose the design of the box to match your personality and your decor. She had 20 designs to choose from that ranged from traditional to fun, and the favors only cost $1.49 each. She picked a fun design, because that truly suits her personality, and I can't tell you how much they added to the wedding reception tables! The guests commented all evening long on how terrific the tables looked and how pleased they were to get a practical wedding favor. It's always nice to find a Web site with something different to offer, and www.myweddingfavors.com was a stand-out.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.favorideas.com/
  2.  www.blissweddings.com/
  3.  www.exclusivelyweddings.com/Weddings/Wedding-Favors
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