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By: Leeor Pilo
Ah autumn–the crisp air, rich colors and delicious flavors are just a few reasons why we love this season– and if you’re planning a fall wedding, we’re sure you’ll agree it’s the best! But how do you create festive favors without turning your wedding into a Halloween party? Like this:
1. Spreads – Seasonal spreads are delicious, so thank your guests with apple or maple butter for a “sweet” take-home gift. The jar casing is also convenient to carry and looks great stacked up on display. Just tie bows of twine around them and voila– fall, rustic chic!
Photo: Andi and Zoe Photographers
Categories: Ideas + Trends, wedding favor
Tags: Andi and Zoe Photographers, apple butter, Eric Asistin Photography, fall favors, Jenny Lindsey Photography, Love Photography, Mia Bella Vita, Natalie Bell Photography, pashminas, pies, pumpkin seeds, Renaissance Studios, whiskey
Photos (clockwise from top left): Blush 129, Inc., Sara Hasstedt and Photo Love Photography.
Choosing a favor for your summer wedding can be difficult. Why? Because of rising temperatures. Chocolates, caramels, popsicles and ice cream will all melt, but there are a few that won’t. Here’s what can withstand the heat (as long as they’re properly packaged):
Rosemary-Infused Olive Oil – An Italian specialty that’s easy to make. Gather fresh rosemary, let the herbs sit out until they’re bone dry, add to empty bottles, pour olive oil in and seal with a cork.
Canned Strawberry Preserves – Say you love them “berry” much with a jar of strawberry jam.
Sunflower Seeds – If you’re having a seasonal summer bouquet, it’s only suitable to pass out salted sunflower seeds to match. Or in preparation for fall, give guests pumpkin seeds to plant and watch grow.
Saltwater Taffy – Perfect for a beach wedding, local saltwater taffy will add pops of color to your dessert display.
BBQ Sauce – Help add some grilling flavor to your guests’ backyard bites.
Which favor did you choose? Let us know in the comments below! Or visit our edible favors photo gallery for more inspiration.
Categories: Ideas + Trends, wedding favor
Tags: bbq sauce, Blush 129, Inc., olive oil, Photo Love Photography, saltwater taffy, Sara Hasstedt Photography, strawberry jam, summer edible favors, sunflower seeds, wedding favors
Clockwise from top left: Mirelle Carmichael Photography, Blush 129 Inc., Bel Regali, Courtney Bowlden Photography, BeauCoup
Leave your wedding guests with a little something that represents the fresh, flourishing spirit of the season. Here are five thoughtful spring wedding favors sure to delight your friends and loved ones!
Potted Succulents: These low-maintenance, cheerful little plants make great favors for any special occasion. Plant them in tiny terracotta pots for guests to take home to their gardens or grow in their homes. Double as escort cards or place settings.
Herb-Infused Olive Oil: Pour flavored oil into miniature glass bottles and accent with a sprig of lavender, rosemary or other fresh herb. It’s the perfect spring treat for drizzling on salads, pastas and artisan breads.
Garden Mints: Adorn traditional mint or candy favors with floral appliques. The silk gerbera daisy boxes pictured above are perfect for spring.
Flower Seeds: Spread the love! Fill personalized coin envelopes with your favorite flower seeds for guests to plant and enjoy in their own gardens.
Lemonade Mix: Guests will love whipping up a batch of this sweet, refreshing beverage on a sunny spring day.
Having trouble deciding how to display your desserts? Here are three delicious dessert displays we can’t resist:
1. Tasty Themes: When you’re picking out desserts for your dessert table, pick a theme. Whether it’s fruit, your favorite color or a combination of both, incorporate that theme into your cupcakes, brownies, cookies, jam and any other tasty treats. Tip: Arrange your desserts on various platters of differing heights. This creates a more compelling visual for your guests.
Photo: The Sunday Sweet
2. Wine Barrels: Remember we mentioned how you can use wine barrels as aisle markers. Well, you can use them for your dessert table too! It’s easy–simply secure a piece of wood on top of two wine barrels. Tip: Perfect for any outdoor, rustic wedding!
Photo: Central Coast Tent & Party
3. Matching Backgrounds: If you’re having an indoor reception, consider the existing decor that your venue already has. Design your cake after the wallpaper or use an antique dresser they may have to display your desserts. Tip: Take advantage of what your venue has to offer. There’s nothing wrong with coordinating! After all, that’s why you choose it, right?
Photo: Sweet Heather Anne
For more dessert display inspiration, check out our photo gallery.
If you’re anything like me, and most of the girls in the WeddingWire office, you cherish your good heels. And especially heels that you either will be wearing to a wedding, or wearing at YOUR wedding.
To help save your shoes this summer we’ve partnered with Heels Above to give away 10 pairs of their high heel protectors for you and your bridesmaids. They come in two colors, fit in your purse (or clutch), and keep you above surfaces like grass, grates and cracks that can damage your favorite shoes. Or, think ahead and have them available for your guests; you can leave them out as favors at the entrance to your outdoor ceremony or reception.
We’ll be giving away 5 Boxes (10 pairs total*) each day this week, May 2-May 6, 2011!
That’s enough for both you AND your bridesmaids!
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*Each Prize includes: Box 1 – 2 pairs Clear, Box 2 – 2 pairs Black, Box 3 – 2 pairs Black, Box 4 – 2 pairs Black, Box 5 – 2 pairs Black, Total – 5 boxes, 10 pairs of Heels Above