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Just Said Yes July 2017

M&Ms as wedding favors!

Ashtyn, on March 1, 2017 at 1:46 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 14
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Hi All,

I purchased pink and blue m&ms with special writing on them for our big day (7/7/17)! I bought bulk bags, so I'm going to have to divide them up. I have 3x3 clear plastic boxes I also purchased already. I want to divide them up and tie closed with bows in our colors. Good idea right? Well I'm having a hard time deciding when to do this little project. I'm afraid of them going stale. Closed from the factory they have 12 month shelf life and there is air in the bag. What's the difference once they're opened? More air?

How long before the wedding is it safe to repackage them?

Thanks!!

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Latest activity by Ashtyn, on May 28, 2017 at 1:15 PM
  • Powers2
    Master April 2018
    Powers2 ·
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    Yes, exposure to air.

    Maybe do this a week before?

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  • JerseyGirl
    Master May 2017
    JerseyGirl ·
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    Maybe a week before and then keep them in a plastic tote with the lid on

    ETA- but a bag of regular put them in the box and try them in a week to see if stale. If not then leave for another week and try again.

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  • SoonToBe Mrs. Green
    Super May 2017
    SoonToBe Mrs. Green ·
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    I would do it as close to the wedding day as possible. A week out at most.

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  • AD2AP
    VIP June 2018
    AD2AP ·
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    Following for future reference.

    If you don't mind me asking... how much did you pay for these? I want to do this but I think it was expensive

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  • StealingtheKredel
    Super July 2017
    StealingtheKredel ·
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    I was going to do some but it was almost 400.00!! But I know there are discount codes if you sign up for their emails .

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  • JRae
    Expert September 2017
    JRae ·
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    Groupon has deals on these ever so often. They just ran one a few weeks ago. It was like buy $50 Groupon and get $100 worth of M&Ms.

    My mom surprised us with one hoping we could use it for favors as well...

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  • lintonlinton
    Dedicated April 2017
    lintonlinton ·
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    We're using M&M's as well! I have them on my to do list for 2 weekends before, but I bought closed containers to put them in. If your boxes don't close up completely I'd wait as long as possible just to be safe.

    We spent a little over $100 @FutureMrsPribula, but I waited until I saw a 50% off sale.

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  • ODL
    Expert September 2017
    ODL ·
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    Im doing my candy favors the week of/few days before my wedding. To keep as fresh as possible.

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  • AD2AP
    VIP June 2018
    AD2AP ·
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    @lintonlinton ok great! I really would love to do this.

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  • Katherine
    VIP June 2017
    Katherine ·
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    We're doing chocolates for our favors and waiting to open them/package them until the week of the wedding.

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  • Ms. Tee
    Super April 2017
    Ms. Tee ·
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    I'm thinking of buying the already packaged ones so this isn't another thing to do. But if I do go this route, I'm do it the week of the wedding.

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  • Naomi
    Expert July 2018
    Naomi ·
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    We wanted to do these but fear them melting outdoors in August. I would say do them a week before at most. I understand wanting to do it now but patience will be worth it!! Smiley smile

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    Just Said Yes July 2017
    Ashtyn ·
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    Omg I just saw all these replies 40 or so days to go!!!! I forgot I posted this!!! Thanks ladies, super excited!!!!! I read this and thought omg someone else with pink and blue and 7/7/17! Hahahaha I haven't done them yet Smiley smile

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    Just Said Yes July 2017
    Ashtyn ·
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    And for everyone asking they were $250! But I did get a great discount and adorable personalization! I bought a tonnnnnnn! Definitely do the groupon deals!

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