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.
Home-brewed beer is a fun favor that will encourage guests to keep the party going all night long. Keep them in customized paper bags for a rustic touch.
We can imagine guests enjoying this to-go treat at a summer wedding. Customize popsicles with personalized labels and choose a flavor (and color) that matches your wedding's theme. You can also opt for a boozy treat—rosé or champagne popsicles can definitely be arranged.
A locally-sourced favor, like this wildflower honey, is literally a sweet idea for your end of the night gift. Source jars of honey from a local bee farm near your venue to make the favor even more meaningful.
Warm and generously-sugared churros will make guests smile on their way out of the reception. Pop them in cones or make an interactive station where guests can add toppings.
Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot chocolate mix is the perfect favor for a winter wedding. Give guests the ingredients they'll need for a chocolaty treat at home and include a card with instructions for a memorable gift. This couple placed the mixes in copper mugs for guests to take home.
Serve a mix of berries at a garden wedding or a rustic backyard wedding. The colors will definitely pop against a tiny basket or carton that your guests can easily take home. It's also a great themed favor if your cake is berry-infused!
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.
Another coffee option is a bottle of cold brew, especially if you and your partner are big fans. Mount a bottle of your favorite brew on each guest's place setting or have them get one on the way out. Your guests will appreciate the bottle of coffee after a long, fun night.
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.
Mini Champagne Bottles
Nothing says celebration like a fizzy bottle of bubbly. Your guests will love taking home their own mini bottles of champagne. Tie a ribbon on each bottle or order custom-made sticker labels for that added personalized nuptial touch.
Mini boxes of pie will be a sure hit at a fall wedding. Incorporate seasonal flavors like apple, rhubarb, and even pumpkin and let your guests choose which treat they'd love to take home.
Another great idea for fall weddings is to set up an apple cider bar where guests can pour out their own to-go cups with personalized sleeves. You can even offer a sweet snack to go with it like chocolate bark and cider mill doughnuts or pair it with another hot drink option.
Mini Bottles of Wine
If you're getting married in a vineyard, gift guests with a bottle of your venue's best and let them choose their preferred vino—white or red. Trust us, they'll recall fond memories at your wedding when they uncork these treats!
Big tea drinkers can share their love for tea by giving away their favorite tea leaves in customized tin cans. Include suggested brew time in the packaging and maybe even a packet of honey!
Everyone loves a donut, and your guests will be particularly thankful to have a ready-made breakfast the morning after your nuptials. You could have your caterer make and package their own confections at the party.
If you or your partner are known for your kitchen skills, consider giving guests their own little bottle of Himalayan salt to use in their own culinary journeys. They look especially pretty in clear glass bottles and jars!
Your Favorite Hot Sauce
If you and your groom love all things spicy, then why not give everyone miniature bottles of your favorite hot sauces? But do offer varying degrees of heat—not everyone will want a fiery flavor!
Chewy Soft Pretzels
Let guests help themselves to chewy soft pretzels at the end of the reception (especially if you or your groom hails for Philadelphia!). You can even try to work with the company to shape the pretzels into your initials.
Are you known for your amazing homemade cookies and penchant for baking? Package up your signature cookie mix in mason jars with clear instructions for friends and family to bake at home.
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.
Grown-Up Pop Tarts
Whether you're willing to admit it or not, Pop-Tarts are one indulgence most people never grow out of. Ask your baker to create a more adult-friendly version of the breakfast treat in a flavor combo like brown-sugar and apple for guests to enjoy.
Give guests a personalized paper lunch bag full of fresh-popped popcorn to snack on during the ride home. You can also go gourmet and offer flavored or seasoned options.
For a more rustic, DIY touch, set up a favor table laden with jars of homemade pickles. Complete with a cute laser-cut tag, this one is a winner!
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.
How delicious do these fried almonds with thyme sound? It's an unexpected favor idea that will satisfy even your most critical foodie guest.
Custom Spice Combos
If you're known for your fabulous dinner parties, let your guests in on your kitchen secrets. A homemade jar of your famed spice rub, or a similar savory favor, will be a huge hit.
French macarons have become a trendy wedding favor. They're as pretty as they are delicious and have tons of customizable potential, but we love packaging a few in a pretty box or bag.
For a taste of the south, give your wedding guests bags of freshly-made boiled peanuts. Bonus points for couples that use similar bow tie-shaped tags!
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.
Into making jam? Make some batches of your favorite flavors to give to guests. Think outside of the classic for a standout gift that your friends and family will remember (apricot with habanero sounds amazing, doesn't it?).
S'mores aren't just popular children's treats, they are beloved by wedding guests of all ages. Gift guests a package of all the pieces necessary to make this campfire favorite.
Give guests a personalized glass flask filled with tea and lemonade, and provide vodka upon request for an instant to-go signature cocktail.
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.
We love the idea of bottling up jars of barbecue sauce from your favorite barbecue joint to give to your guests. This favor is especially apt for a backyard wedding.
Sparkling Wine Cans
How festive are these mini cans of sparkling wine? Provide a colorful, eco-friendly straw and encourage guests to sip on their favor during your toast.
Local Maple Syrup
Send guests home with a bottle of delicious maple syrup that they can enjoy with pancakes and waffles at home. Bonus points if you support a local business!
Breakfast Biscuits and Jam
Hand-cut biscuits and homemade jam, along with a few packets of your favorite tea, are the perfect morning-after breakfast for your guests. Package them in a cute box for guests to enjoy the next day before heading home.
Milk and Cookies
A carton of milk paired with a package of homemade cookies makes for the perfect take-home treat. If you're throwing a barn or farmhouse wedding, stay in theme and provide milk in more rustic glass bottles that your guests can reuse at home.
A Southern staple, grits (or perhaps Carolina rice) would make a lovely favor for guests to enjoy at home. Just tie the cotton sack with a pretty ribbon and offer guests your favorite recipe to prepare.
A Healthy Dose of Herbs
A Portland couple made batches of their homemade herbal elixir (ingredients included local botanicals, apples, black currants, maple, and orange peel) to give to friends and family.
Instead of sweet varieties like strawberry or raspberry, surprise guests with jars of homemade, savory tomato jam. Your guests will appreciate the exciting new flavor!
Mini Mousse Jars
For guests who don't love traditional wedding cake, a chocolatey treat is always appreciated. Consider jars of an alternative sweet, like these mini chocolate mousse favors in trendy (and reusable!) mason jars that guests can enjoy.
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Pass out pretty bottles of extra-virgin olive oil bearing a printed tag with your favorite recipe to use it with!
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!
Bottle up some flavored homemade moonshine and display the labeled bottles near the reception exit for guests to grab as they depart the reception.
If you're hosting a low-key backyard wedding, keep the theme going with your favor! This couple hosted a bash entirely catered by a taco truck, so jars of homemade salsa were a natural fit.
Rice Krispie Pops
Who didn't love soft-yet-crunchy Rice Krispie treats as a kid? DIY these favors by adding a classic popsicle stick and dipping in dark chocolate or another topping of your choice.
Pass out miniature bottles of your favorite cocktail ingredients, like Coca-Cola and Maker's Mark (with a package of peanuts, of course), as a personalized wedding favor.
For a glam New York City wedding, offer a taste of home with these black-and-white cookies. Out-of-town guests will love tasting this NYC staple!