When it comes to wedding favors, offer your nearest and dearest an edible (or sippable!) treat for a crowd-pleasing and 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 can feel just as special with a few simple upgrades—just adorn a custom tag, recipe card, or thank-you note.
From mini bottles of champagne or the accouterments for your favorite cocktail to gourmet olive oil or jars of pickles, the options are endless when it comes to picking an edible wedding favor. And 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.
No matter what kind of edible favor you go for, you can be sure that your guests will appreciate the tasty tokens. Plus, they're often more cost-effective than trinket gifts, like picture frames or ornaments (that no one really wants anyway). So you—and your budget—can feel good about picking a sweet, savory, sippable, or spicy favor for your wedding.
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.
Krispy Kreme Donuts
Everyone loves a donut, and your guests will be particularly thankful to have a ready-made breakfast the morning after your nuptials. A mini box of tasty Krispy Kreme donuts is a tasty option, but you could also have your caterer make and package their own confections at the party.
For a seaside wedding, anchor-stamped shortbread cookies are thematically on point. Tie with a nautical striped ribbon to drive your theme home.
Gourmet Cotton Candy
Spun sugar treats aren't just for the kids. Package gourmet cotton candy favors in refined flavors like salted caramel or lemongrass. Bonus points if you hire a vendor to hand-make the treat for guests right at the reception.
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!
DIY Candy Station
Dessert bars and candy stations have become a popular part of weddings. This all-chocolate option lets guests package up their favorite treats to enjoy on the way home from the reception.