Easy Artisanal Mint-To-Be Wedding Favors
Gone are the days when you go to Divisoria to buy ready-made cabinet display figurines for wedding souvenirs. With a lot of inspirations available on the web today, a little working hands will go along way to create something unique, fabulous and practical to give away to guests without having to spend too much.
This Mint-To-Be Candy souvenirs are inspired by Martha Stewart which originally used rectangular tin candy containers. Unfortunately, I was only able to find something similar in Beabi local store, which were rounded ones.
For 20 wedding guests for a simple solemnisation ceremony, I picked 17 small ones for friends and relatives, and 3 bigger ones for the parents. As I searched for candy mints in the grocery, looks like the cheapest I can find is Polo candy which only costs 10 pesos per pack of 20. Makes sense though, as they looked more like rings!
After unwrapping the candy mints and putting them onto the containers, I printed out in a single parchment sheet “mint to be” notes to serve as lining for the candies and as for guests to unravel the candy mints underneath.
I’ve lined up the candies in 3’s filling up the container with 5 sections, a total of 15 candies in a container. For the parents’ souvenirs, I just placed a hefty amount enough to fill an extra spacious container without having to arrange properly. Another option is to use smaller candies or mint bubblegums and just randomly fill up each tin can.
The opaque parchment cuttings will give an elegant look as you place it on top of the candies with a heartfelt note on it.
After covering the candy containers, now it’s time to print a customized vintage-style labels with the newly weds’ initials!
Here, it’s time to incorporate the main wedding theme colors. In my case (using the colors the couple chose), I used teal and rust. I’ve searched for a distressed wooden plank image over the internet and used it as the main background. Making sure there’s less contrast so the R & C initials will stand out more. Added some vintage-style ribbon with “Guaranteed Genuine” mark, which pertains to the “genuine love” of the couple 🙂 Below is “Date Manufactured: 091914” as the would-be wedding anniversary, and “No Expiry” for a love that’s bound to last forever!
There are a lot of things to add if you want it more interesting. You can try putting “Ingredients of Love”, “Nutritional Facts of Love”, etc. But since I have limited space to work on less than 2-inch diameter tin cover, I’ve minimized the writings to important details only such as the initials and anniversary date.
To add a hint to what the guests are getting, I’ve cut out mint leaf stickers to seal the mini canisters in case the containers slip open. The green mint leaves refreshingly added a natural touch too!
After finishing the candy containers, I’ve printed out business card-sized stickers just to stick on my metallic pouches. These silver pouches as you can see are the usual food-grade containers used for candies, peanuts, trail mixes, etc. I used them as the main packaging for the candy cans instead of usual paper bags or cloth organza pouches.
As the souvenirs are being distributed, guests can read the Thank You note before they open a sweet surprise.
Before anything else, congratulating Robert and Carla! A couple that’s Mint-To-Be! ❧
Here’s a list of all the materials I’ve used for this simple artisanal wedding favors along with the prices:
1. 17 Beabi medium round tin containers (around 2 in. in diameter) : P60 ea. (P1,020)
2. 3 Beabi large round tin containers (around 3 in. in diameter) : P90 ea. (P270)
3. [OPTIONAL] 17 Beabi small metallic pouches : P20 ea. (P340)
4. [OPTIONAL] 3 Beabi large metallic pouches : P25 ea. (P75)
4. 20 Polo candy packs : P10 each (P200)
5. 2 sheets matte stickers : P3 each (P6)
6. 1 sheet Parchment paper : P2
TOTAL Cost: P1,913.00 ($44) – roughly P100 ($2.50) per guest