Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Edible Wedding Favors

I am completely torn when it comes to wedding favors. I love the way a good favor can look, it is an easy way to make your wedding a little more extravagant, and a nice way to thank your guests for coming, again, just in case a full meal, open bar, toast thanking your guests and a nice hand written thank you card wasn't enough.

I think if you are going to do favors they absolutely have to be done right, because let's face it, we have all gotten something we have tossed. It may be hard to believe, I mean of course you two are awesome, but guests will probably not listen to a CD of your favorite love songs, will not hang that framed photo of you two in their house, and probably wont be busting out the glasses with your names and dates monogrammed on them.

The one thing guests do all like though is something tasty to eat, especially after a night of drinking and dancing. The best thing about edible favors is you can have almost anything, they can be pricey, cheap, handmade, store bought, the opportunities are literally endless. Here are some of my favorites:

These would be the cutest thing ever packaged up in teeny bakery boxes.
{Miniature pies photographed by Open Air Photography, styled by Merriment Events and Miss Pickles Press, via The Bride’s Cafe}
Chelsea styled a beautiful Christmas dinner table with fruit centerpieces and accompanied the citrus tablescape with favors of lemon curd.
{Photography by John Valls of Altura Studio}
Suzy canned jars of green beans and finished with vintage fabric and raffia.
{Leigh Webber}
Olive oil favors would be perfect for an intimate restaurant wedding, or a wedding that centers around amazing food and wine.
{Gene Higa via Project Wedding}
Delicious S mores Favors
{Meg Perotti}
100 Layer Cake and Sunday Suppers collaborated on a beautiful Fall Harvest tablescape which included chestnut favors.
{Photography by Karen Mordechai}
Ellen from The Long Thread whipped up peppermint bark as a holiday gift, but it would also be perfect as a winter wedding favor!
Melissa baked six flavors of biscotti for her guests.
{Erin Johnson}
And of course an edible favor post wouldn’t be complete without jars of honey.
{Photo by Stephanie Colgan from Karima and Aaron’s wedding on Snippet & Ink}

What are your favorite edible favors?  Did you whip up something delicious for your wedding?

1 comment:

  1. Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It's always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained! I'm sure you had joy writing this article.