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I’m trying to decide what kind of wedding favor packaging we will have available for our guests to use at the candy buffet. I’m thinking either these kraft paper bags with the foil enclosures (like a bag of coffee has). The one without the window… thinking CHEAP here, folks.


wedding favor packaging

The smaller ones without the window (size 3.5 x 2.5 x 7.75) go for $13.60 per pack of 100 at this website.

Then I also found some kraft paper boxes that I thought were super cute. Perfect cubes 4 x 4 x 4. Since they are stackable they could create for a cute table display next to the buffet. Which I obviously love! It’s all about the presentation, right?

wedding favor packaging

4 x 4 x 4 sized box goes for $16.55 per pack of 100 at this website.

Another thing to consider is the fact that I’d like to either stamp/emboss a pretty little stamp onto each favor box/bag or create sticker labels for them. Which do you think is easiest and will look and work the best? Let me know your thoughts- I always trust y’alls opinions!

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  • Ashley

    Well, since I just a good deal of stamping, I’d say go with whatever can be flattest. If the bags will wrinkle when you try to stamp them, it’ll get rowdy. Likewise, if the boxes don’t break down, they’ll cave in the middle when you put pressure on them.

    If either would work, this situation is not so easy! Ha. Personally, I like the bag option… Partially for expense’s sake, but also because candy and bags just GO together.

    Just my two cents. ; ) You can’t lose here though!

  • Leika

    I definitely vote for bags of some type — as cute as the stacked boxes would be, that’s one more thing to do day-of! I agree with Ashley…candy and bags do seem to go together.

    How about using glassine-lined white paper bags, with the stamp? They’d be easy to keep flat, and you could just put out some stickers to seal them with. Bonus? They’re even cheaper — $10.49/100 at papermart. Check out how adorable they are at this rehearsal dinner on Snippet & Ink:

  • Nicole

    I’d go with the bags because they will be alot easier for people to carry out of the reception or throw in a purse, etc. Although the boxes are super cute! :)

  • Heather

    i bought the bags with the windows, and of course now I think we are throwing out the favors all together, but I am sure I will find another use for them, they are great!

  • shamika

    My vote is for the paper.

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  • Krissi

    You may want to consider a company called, they have a HUGE variety of this type of stuff and so they could be cheaper. My work uses them for shipping supplies, but I’m buying my favors containers there.

  • Brittney

    I think the bags would be easier to place on the table… wouldn’t take up too much room. Plus… easier to handle. I vote for bags!

  • Marianne

    As cute as a tower of boxes would be, I think I have to vote for the bags. They just seem easier to stamp and transport without getting wrinkled or squashed.

  • jenifriend

    i’m voting for the bags. i am also using the brown bag option to pack favors into, but i’m purchasing mine from wal-mart/sams because they are about $1.98 for 100. I’ll be using a white stamp on them so they show up, and stamp them flat and let air dry completely before opening up to avoid any wrinkles from happening. good luck with your decision-making!!

  • Amanda

    I also prefer the bags. They will show off all your beautiful candy and I think they have a more “classic”, look to them.