When it comes to wedding favors, offer your nearest and dearest an edible (or sippable!) treat for a thoughtful 'thank you.' If you have the time (and are looking for a manageable DIY project for your wedding), creating an edible wedding favor is the perfect place to add your personalized stamp on the big day. Homemade jam, sauces, or cookies are common go-tos, but if you're nervous about timing or pulling it off like a pro, don't feel compelled to do it on your own. Store-bought edible favors, like doughnuts or chocolates, can feel just as special with a few simple upgrades—just adorn a custom tag, recipe card, or thank-you note.
While these yummy gifts are an opportunity for you to share something about you and your groom (like mini jars of BBQ sauce from the restaurant where you had your first date), they also offer you the chance to highlight your wedding location. If your destination is known for its abundant sweet honey or is practically synonymous with a traditional dish (like grits in the south or pretzels in Philly), consider giving friends and family those locally-sourced treats. Plus, they're often more cost-effective than trinket gifts, like picture frames or ornaments. So you—and your budget—can feel good about picking a sweet, savory, spicy, or boozy favor for your wedding.
From mini bottles of champagne to jars of pickles, the options are endless when it comes to picking an edible wedding favor your guests are sure to enjoy. Ahead, we've rounded up edible wedding favors you'll love.
Coffee lovers will love the idea of serving their favorite blends at their wedding. If you can't settle on just one blend, give guests a 'his and hers' choice like this couple who decided on serving two favorites. You can even include tips on how to best enjoy the blend on the customized packaging.
DIY Candy Bar
Dessert bars and candy stations have become a popular part of weddings. Throwback to your childhood and let guests package up their favorite treats—using tongs and scoopers, of course—to enjoy on the way home from the reception.
Your Favorite Chocolate Bar
Something as simple as your favorite chocolate bar is a great wedding favor. Print custom labels for a pretty DIY project that will make a big impact on guests. You can also go the artisanal route and offer guests more exciting flavors. Either way, your guests will appreciate the sugary to-go treat that they can eat en route home.
A Texas-based couple passed out miniature bottles of locally-made vodka paired with recipe cards of their favorite cocktails for their guests to enjoy at home.
Wedding favors are an easy way to highlight and support local businesses that you and your partner love. Opt for products locally made in your hometown, a place meaningful to your relationship, or in the location of your reception.
Whether you make it from scratch or jar your favorite brand, sweet hot fudge is a party favor all guests will love. Share your favorite ways to use the dessert to inspire your friends and family.
Mini bottles of brown-sugar bourbon with hand-calligraphed tags can double as a tasty favor and your escort cards.
If you're up for a DIY project, consider whipping up some homemade limoncello. Send guests home with a bottle and they'll surely remember your big day while they're sipping it at home.
Aside from being thoughtful gifts, homemade favors are a fun activity you and your partner could bond over. Remember to choose an activity and treat you both already love and work on them together.
These personalized heart-shaped cookies are from Cake Creamery, a Southern California bakery. But they would be easy to bake and DIY yourself, or with the help of a few bridesmaids!