Looking for the Perfect Favors? Bite Me.
Common wedding wisdom dictates that if guests can’t eat (or drink) the favor, they probably don’t really want it. So why spend money on heart-shaped candles that are likely to get tossed? Give your guests what they really want – the gift of grub.
There have been many adorable do-it-yourself twists on the edible favor theme, including heart-shaped marshmallows in a little baggie paired with hot cocoa mix for the perfect winter treat. Another huge trend in the edible favor department are the now-ubiquitous candy bar, cookie bar, and cupcake bar. They work because guests really do adore being able to pick and choose amongst their favorite treats, and will love you for sparing them from another useless 2″ x 2″ picture frame.
For brides who don’t have confidence in their crafting skills, or those too busy to take on time consuming DIY tasks, The Knot has a respectable selection of unique edible wedding favors. One of the more unique items is the Personalized Hot Sauce bottle, which begs for cute puns on hang tags like “Keep It Spicy”, or “Turn Up the Heat.”
Another edible gem is their Personalized Bloody Mary Mix that also comes in a cute personalized glass bottle. It’s a unique, substantial looking favor that your guests will appreciate much more than a candle. If you really want to spoil your guests and have a group that likes to party, add in a few packets of Personalized Cocktail Mixes. These would also be a great item to put in a welcome bag for out of town guests with a mini bottle of vodka.
More benign, but equally cute, are the Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider Mini Bottles that come with a custom label. Everyone loves Martinelli’s, which makes this a great favor for dry weddings.
What’s the best edible wedding favor you’ve ever received? We’d love to hear about it!