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.
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
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
5. Fortune cookies
6. Fresh fruits and vegetables
7. Pashmina shawls
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.
Photo courtesy of Figs and Ginger
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.
Photos courtesy of Whisker Graphics
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.
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.
Photos courtesy of Farewell Paperie
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.
Photos courtesy of BT Elements
Anne Chertoff | Wedding Blogger
Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 10 years in the bridal industry.