August 11, 2009

Take Out + Candy = Our Boxes

When you think of favors or recuerdos in a Mexican wedding you think of something plastic with lace. My mom and aunt kept asking me what type of favors I was going to have and since I don't want to ruin the surprise of the candy buffet I insisted on simply stating candy. I don't have anything against recuerdos but I rather have something that my guest can eat instead of just throw away.

Here is an example of a recuerdo:


Like I've previously mentioned here we are having a candy buffet. When trying to figure out where our guest were going to put the candy in I began to look around at different ideas.

One option was bags:

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Another one was jars:

And the last one was take out boxes:

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The one I completely fell in love with was the third option. I found that Paper Mart has the cheapest take out boxes. I ended up spending less than $20 for 100 boxes including s&h. If you live near L.A. you can pick them up from there warehouse and can save on the shipping.

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Here is how our boxes arrived:


Here is where we thank our guest for sharing with us:


Here is our names and wedding date:


Here they are all together:


Many hours and miles of ribbon later we finally finished our boxes for our candy buffet. I am really happy on how they turned out especially since my HBoO and I burned ourselves on the glue gun on more than one occasion.

Total cost of this project approximately was about $25 for 100 boxes all completed.

What do you think of our boxes? What kind of favors are you going to have at your reception?




3 comments:

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

So crafty and you must have MUCH patience! I LOVE them!

Nicole R.J. said...

Those are SO cute! You're doing such a fab job incorporating your colours.

We're doing a candy buffet favor as well and recently picked up white bags... now to figure out how to tag them!

Westside Wedding said...

You did such a great job! I'm doing a candy buffet too and getting my pint size chinese take out boxes for $10 at Smart n Final(50 packs are $5). Now I just need to figure out how to decorate them.

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