Thank you so much for the link to the favors page! I found some amazingly great, yet inexpensive items!!!
Originally Posted by Tink
I know exactly which bags you are talking about because I work at Old Navy! Do they have a flower petal design in white on them? The welcome bags I bought look like small white gift bags that have Welcome to Our Wedding printed on them with a cream and black flower design on them. I don't mind the colors because they're very neutral and so I thought to just put some purple and lavender gift paper to add my colors to it. I found them on OrientalTrading.com and literally paid $33 dollars shipping included for 70 of them. They're 6.25 per dozen so they literally cost me about 52 cents each! I found a coupon for 3.99 shipping also. You should visit the website and check them out. The item number for them is IN-3/3808.
I found my favors at Littlethingsfavors.com. They're little zebra print compact mirrors that come pre packaged in clear boxes with a tag that reads Thank you. I looked all over and compared the prices and while other websites have them for almost 1.99-3.50 each, this website sells them for $1.00 each if you buy more than 18 (which I most likely will) They offer customized tags so you can replace the thank you one for an additional .35 cents each. Ill also look around for an online coupon since they always have and apply it to that. I didn't want to get anything beachy or star fishy because I don't want to over do the whole tropical wedding theme, and thought women are usually the ones who go for the favors. The mirrors will be practical, stylish, and will be used more than once. If I order about 50 of them my total will be $61.00 shipping included. The item number for them is LFC-5941 if you want to take a look at them. I thought of just having the welcome bags as favors but I really wanted them to sit down at the reception and have a little something to take back to their rooms after the party.
My goal is to buy everything I need with a coupon, or discounted. So far I was able to use $99 worth of coupons on my save the dates, and wedding invites from weddingpaperdivas.com, I got my table number frames at Marshalls for $5 clearance when originally they were $20 each, I found the welcome bags at the cheapest price online (they're literally about 3.00 EACH on other sites) and I found the favors at the cheapest price as well
My next purchase will be the Buri fans that i'll place on the chairs for the guests to fan themselves with. I found them the cheapest at OrientalTrading.com. You can just type in Natural Fans and they'll pop up. Other sites have them for about .99-1.50 each, I found them here for .88 cents! They sell out fast, but they always restock in case you check and they don't pop up. A lot of people also buy the buri fans to double as favors as well.
Sorry for such the long post but I'm so excited about my finds!