Looking for a wedding favor that stands out? Check out these fun, and did we mention tasty, suggestions.
Are you the type of bride who bucks tradition? Well, if Jordan almonds and M&M’s aren’t on your reception menu, consider one of these ideas.
Embrace Your Environment
Use your venue or season for inspiration. A bag of candy chocolate pebbles is perfect for a garden wedding and saltwater taffy works great for seaside nuptials, while an ice cream mix and scoop are the perfect additions to any summer reception.
Share Old Favorites
Who can resist the sight of their favorite childhood snack? If you really want to impress your older (and younger) guests, play up the nostalgic aspect of your treat. Turn your dessert area into a retro candy bar and stock it full of old-school snacks like Oh Henry! bars, NECCO Wafers, and Atomic Fireballs. Love movies? Create a candy concession stand (complete with popcorn popper!) and set up a lounge where guests can kick back, relax, and watch your favorite movies.
Taste Test the Best
Let your guests sample a few options before they even call it a night. An afternoon wedding is a perfect venue to offer locally made jams or preserves, while an evening wedding calls for a little spice. Serve guests hot sauces, salsas, or wines to sample at special tasting stations scattered throughout your reception space. Once they’ve made a selection, gift them with their favorite.
DIY for Guests
Having a casual and relaxed affair? Get your guests involved in making their own favors! A doughnut station is a fun idea, as are caramel apples and truffles. Simply ask your caterer to offer a quickie lesson after dinner and allow your guests make or decorate their own treats. Once they’ve completed their “masterpiece,” have it packaged up and presented to them at the end of the evening.