Edible Wedding Favors. Guests generally come to a wedding bearing gifts, not expecting any. However, providing your guests with wedding favors is a lovely way to thank them for celebrating with you. In fact, favors for guests are so common, that etiquette experts consider them de rigueur. Now couples can give their guests favors that won’t be relegated to a dusty drawer. Edible wedding favors are the latest trend in the wedding industry.
Though photo frames, wine bottle stoppers and coasters are still popular, couples are now frequently choosing edible wedding favors that guests will be sure to enjoy.
Candy is a traditional wedding favor. From the renaissance times in Italy, candy coated Jordan Almonds were given as favours. They represented the bitter and the sweet times of marriage. It’s passé today to just place the almonds in a circle of tulle. By presenting these simple sweets in gorgeous packaging such as little cube boxes to match your wedding colors, and accented with personalized labels, it gives it WOW power.
Today, we have so many more options for delicious and thoughtful favors. Personalized mint tins can be outfitted with your photo or monogram in an abundance of designs. There are fall themed designs, snowflakes, and beautiful monograms that can make the favors so much more personal. You may even choose sugar-free mints as an option. These personalized mint tins are very popular for bridal showers, as women of all ages having mints accessible in her purse.
Also, coffee and cocoa mixes are another popular choice for wedding favors, especially during the winter. The sealed pouches can be personalized with a monogram or the couples names and wedding date in a variety of styles. In fact, many couples place the coffee, cocoa and tea favors in the welcome basket along with other goodies for out-of-town guests in their hotel rooms as a lovely welcoming gesture.
And for the sweet tooth…everyone enjoys cookies, and now there are so many options for personalized cookies. As the guests leave the reception for their drive home, they are thanked with gorgeous cookies personalized with the couples monogram or photo. Large wedding cake cookies accented in your wedding colors are always a welcomed treat. In cool weather, have them passed out at the door while people exit, accompanied by a go-cup of hot chocolate or coffee.
For a twist on the edible favor consider the Tiny Tin Edible Flowers. These are precious tins topped with a silk flower indicating the type of seeds inside. Plant the seeds and VOILA! you will have edible flowers that can be served as garnishes or in salads. These are also popular with the rise in the Green Movement across the U.S.
Regardless of which favor you give your guests, the most important thing is that they know how much you appreciate them sharing in your event. Whether your budget is small or extravagant, you can find uniquely personal wedding edible wedding favors that will express your appreciation and function as a reminder of your lovely event.