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how much ribbon for favour boxes?

mrslane2bmrslane2b Posts: 1,205
I am planning to buy some personalised ribbon to wrap around my favour boxes, in this way:

Does anyone know how much per box you would need? I have approx 90 guests and dont have a clue who much ribbon to order. Obviously it is better to order the ribbon in one go, rather than ordering 2m here and 2m there...



  • nats2013nats2013 Posts: 6,253
    what size are your favour boxes? its easy when you know the size
  • mrslane2bmrslane2b Posts: 1,205
    I thought all favour boxes were the same size!

    The box measures 50 x 50 x 50mm
  • ezz100ezz100 Posts: 1,029 New bride
    I had the same boxes ...see my wedding report in other topics. I found it took more ribbon than I thought. I think I used 2 x 50m rolls off ebay. I did a test drive with a piece of cheap ribbon and then multiplied by 100.
  • nats2013nats2013 Posts: 6,253
    im not buying favour boxes so i wouldnt know

    well each box needs 400mm just to go round each side, the extra for the bow so if a bow takes 200mm its 600mm per box. 90 guests based on that is 54m but id check about the length you need for a bow, allow yourself a little extra for some slack and off cuts and get at least 65m, obviously each extra box past 90 is the nest part of another meter

    hope that makes sense and my maths is ok, my brain doesnt seem to be working today
  • mrslane2bmrslane2b Posts: 1,205
    Thanks both! Wow that's a whole load of ribbon I've gotta buy!!
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