Unique Edible Wedding Favors

Food is the one favor that everybody loves. Give your guests a bite to remember with these adorably delish parting gifts

Updated 05/26/11

This content originally appeared in BRIDES magazine. Prices and other information in this story were accurate at press time, but are subject to change. Please confirm details with individual designers and vendors.

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Color Me Yummy

Ride the retro-dessert craze with happy-hued boxes of mini bundt cakes (homemade or store-bought—you choose). For extra oomph, trim each box with ribbon and seal it with your new monogram.

"Tuck Top" large boxes, $1.30 each, Bayley's Boxes. Paper shreds, $2.99 for three ounces, The Container Store. "Round Monogram" labels, $16.56 for 12; American Bridal.

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The Elephants in the Room

Love the colors and fizz of an Indian wedding? These votive holders filled with Himalayan salt totally give off a marrying-in-Mumbai vibe.

Himalayan coarse salt, $10 for two pounds, WBM International. "Elephant Design" votive holders, $2 each, Luna Bazaar. "Treat" three-by-four-inch bags, $3.99 for 100, and "Sheer Creations" ribbon, Celebrate It; Michaels.

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Awesome Almonds

For a new spin on this classic treat, place candied nuts in cellophane tubes and tie the ends with ribbon, then customize by wrapping them in DIY mash notes, lyrics, or some other matrimonially appropriate missive.

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Tat's All, Folks

How much do you heart these personalized tattoo cookies? They're easy to make—honest!—but if you'd rather spend your time on other wedding to-dos, ask a baker to whip them up for you. Showcase the iced goodies in little plasticpackages trimmed with ribbon.

Design, Meaghan Mountford; The Decorated Cookie. Click here for complete how-tos. "R1103" 31⁄2-by-5-inch clear pillowboxes, $.53 each, Glerup Reverie Packaging.

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Pretty Steep

Whether you're throwing an outdoor fete or going for a homey summertime feel, these make-your-own-sun-tea carafes are the perfect parting gift. Just add a tea bag of your choice and a recipe tag (e.g.,"Fill with water, steep in sunlight, enjoy, relax!"). Seal with washi-paper tape and label the lid with your initials.

Jar and tag design, Jillian Event Design & Styling. "764" half-liter glass jar, $17.85 for six, Weck Jars. Tape, from $3.50, Happy Tape.

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Sweetie Pies

Nestled in gingham and tucked into a beribboned berry box, this fruit-filled all-American treat is one charming send-off. We used clip art to make the geek-chic gift tag.

Five-inch three-berry pie, $7.50, Little Pie Company. "831" one quart wooden basket, $1.50, Texas Basket Company. "GC1409" gingham fabric, $6.30 a yard, Fashion Fabrics Club.

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Bundle Up

Prettify candy favors with a fabric pouch: Snip 10-inch squares of material and tissue paper with pinking shears, add candy, and tie them with ribbon. Finish with astamped thank-you card created with a craft punch.

Design, Meaghan Mountford; The Decorated Cookie. Click here for complete how-tos. "Park Fountains" fabric, $9.50 a yard, Amy Butler for Rowan. "Thank you" rubber stamp, $7, Savvy Stamps; Impress. "Scalloped Oval" craft punch, $24, Marvy Uchida.

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Herbal Essence

Dress up your tables and give pals a prezzie to remember with individual rosemary plants. They're a symbol of fidelity—and superhandy whenyou're throwing together a roast chicken. Wrap each pot in lively ribbon (use double-sided tape to make it stick), and string on a tag made with a craft punch.

Plants, $4.50 each, Mountain Valley Growers. Large oval punch, $13.99, EK Success. Calligraphy, Nan DeLuca.

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Get Crackin'

Show guests some love. Send 'em home with a sackful of unshelled walnuts or pecans. Decorate each with a rickrack belly band, then attach a cracker and a tag to the drawstring.

Burlap bags, $8 for 12, Kangaroo Way. "Candy Stripes" small diamond hang tags, $12 for 36, My Own Labels. "F" nut/lobster cracker, $14.58 for 12, H. M. Heuck; Globe Equipment.

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Oil of Olé

Festive, fun, and filled with flavor, these colored-glass bottles of jalapeño-infused olive oil are embellished with raffia and crafty tags. To make them, cut folded cards from kraft paper, punch out heart shapes, and paste glitter paper inside—sparkly!

"Bulb Design" bottles, $2.95 each, Luna Bazaar. "#4" tapered corks, $.09 each, Sunburst Bottle Company. "Recollections Signature" glitter paper, $1.99 per 12-by-12-inch sheet, Michaels. "Heart" craft punch, $6, Marvy Uchida.

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Seasoned Greetings

Ease them on out the door with a bottle of down-home barbecue rub. Fun idea: Color-copy a map of the region, make tags with a craft punch, and "star" your wedding locale.

Cork-top glass spice bottles, $2.99 each, Save-on-Crafts. "Shipping Tag" craft punch, $24, Marvy Uchida.

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