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Top 25 Edible Wedding Favor Ideas

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 19, 2013

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Photo: Amy E Photography

One of the best ways to show guests your appreciation is by giving them favors at the end of the reception. Not only can you customize them to your liking, but also can prepare them yourself. But how do you choose from such an infinite list? We’ve narrowed the selection down in our photo gallery to help you decide.

Summer Edible Favors

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 12, 2013

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 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.

Top 10 Wedding Favors for 2013

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 21, 2013

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Picotte Weddings, Tara Welch Photography, Natale Bell Photography and Ruth Eileen Photography

One of the best ways to show guests your appreciation is by giving them favors at the end of the reception. Not only can you customize them to your liking, but also can prepare them yourself. But how do you choose from such an infinite list? We’ve narrowed the selection down to help you decide:

1. Beverages (coffee, wine or beer)

2. S’mores kits

3. Succulents

4. Macarons

5. Fortune cookies

6. Fresh fruits and vegetables

7. Pashmina shawls

8. Cigars

9. Scratch-off lottery tickets

10. Homemade preserves

Which favor did you choose? Let us know in the comments below. Or for more inspiration, check out our favor photo galleries.

Guest Post by Anne Chertoff

It’s always fun to discover new products and companies.  This year’s Stationery Show featured the launch of a few new wedding invitation lines and products that you’re going to want at your wedding.  Here’s a quick recap of what’s new for 2012 and 2013 weddings:

Figs and Ginger debuted at last year’s show with a small collection of wooden bunting for cakes.  This year they cake topper collection grew to include multiple tiers of bunting and banners with wedding sayings.

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Whisker Graphics has everything a couple needs to package their wedding favors.  The company’s Bitty Bags are made from kraft paper so they’re safe for edible favors and come in colorful polka dot and chevron stripe patterns. Need something bright and cheery to tie-up a favor box or attach a personalized tag?  Order Divine Twine Bakers Twine, Whisker Graphics’ eco-friendly and strong bakers twine available in 12 colors.

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Another way to package wedding favors is to order pillow-shaped boxes from Branch + Cotton.  This new design firm has a collection of themed boxes that can be used at parties — for favors — or can be shipped through the mail as creative gift wrap.  The Striped Candy pattern shown here is a fun addition to a wedding dessert buffet, but you can also customize a gift box, and the size, so the favor box coordinates with your wedding’s theme and palette.

branchcotton candyboxes, stationery favors gifts Photo courtesy of Branch + Cotton

Forget the traditional guestbook and order a guest sign-in board from Farewell Paperie. The company designs two Guestbook Posters — Wedding Bracket (shown below, left) and Wedding Banner.  Each one is 16” x 20” and the design is letterpressed onto kraft paper and priced at $39 each.  The company’s other must-have wedding detail is Individual Letter Bunting (shown right), which allows couples to customize their wedding signage. Priced at $3 per letter, ribbon sold separately.

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BT Elements, known for their wedding favor packaging and invitation suites, has two new items specifically created for the dessert portion of your wedding.  Couples planning on designing a sweets table will want to order Candy Cups — available in a number of patterns and customizable with your names, wedding date, monogram or a sweet saying.  Our other favorite find at their booth are their Cupcake Carriers, each one is big enough to carry one cupcake for guests to take home as a wedding favor.

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Wedding Favor Packaging Ideas

Posted by Jeffra on Jun 23, 2011

The presentation of your favors is almost as important as what’s actually in the box, bag, or sachet. You can combine your placecards with your favors, or place them at the door of your reception so people can grab on their way out. Display them in a fun way, and make sure they match your overall theme and decor.get creative1, ideas and trends favors gifts Wedding Favor Bags, ideas and trends favors gifts Wedding Favor Bags 2, ideas and trends favors gifts Wedding Favor Bags 3, ideas and trends favors gifts

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