Gone are the days of giving monogrammed items like matchbooks, wine stoppers and CDs as wedding favors. Favors have taken a creative turn and can be personalized in other ways from the custom packaging or with the items themselves. Edible favors are especially all the rage right now, as they are a way for the guests to keep the party and good cheer going after they leave and can be presented in many different ways.
We are seeing more and more weddings centered around comfort foods and family recipes. Instead of handing out little bags of store-bought cookies or macarons, you can make your own using your grandma’s special cookie recipe. This gives a very personal and unique touch on a simple idea that guests will love.
Another fun idea is to incorporate your culture into your wedding favors. We’ve seen couples give out mini bottles of hot sauce to represent the culinary tastes of their family roots. These are always well received because who doesn’t love hot sauce?
Pre-made kits are great as well, such as the always popular hangover kits and seasonal items like strawberry shortcake baskets.
A party favor doesn’t have to be something that is previously made. DIY tables/bars are currently making the wedding rounds so guests can create their own party favors. Your guests will love trail mix bars and flavored salt displays because they are personalized to fit their individual tastes and can be enjoyed later.
Other brides and grooms are opting to combine dessert with wedding favors. We love doing doughnut walls where mini doughnuts are hung on pegs and guests can pick their favorite flavors and bag them up at the end of the night.
What’s the most creative wedding favor you’ve ever seen?