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10 Edible Wedding Favor Ideas

The days of the useless tchotchke wedding favor are over. Modern brides are opting to give guests something they can enjoy and in many cases, something they can eat! If you've got plenty of time, consider giving a homemade treat. Cookies, truffles, chocolate-covered nuts, and savory crackers are delicious options. However, busy brides can offer an edible gift that's personal, but not homemade. Here are 10 scrumptious ideas.

  1. Honey. A small jar of local artisan honey will last a long time. Guests can use it (and remember your wedding) weeks after the ceremony.
  2. Spice rub. Do you and your husband-to-be love barbecue? Select a favorite spice rub and make your own labels. It's a great favor for Summer weddings because guests can use it immediately.
  3. Pickles. Pickled vegetables, like jalapeños or carrots, are also great options.

Keep reading for the rest of my suggestions!

  1. Herb pot. Select your preferred herb (parsley, rosemary, thyme, basil, etc.) and plant in a miniature pot. Guests can transfer it to a larger vessel as it grows.
  2. Jam. Jam comes in countless flavors, so choose one that goes with the theme of your wedding. Getting married in the Caribbean? Give pineapple jam. A mountain wedding brings to mind blackberry jam, while a country-theme calls for strawberry.
  3. Olive oil. Although a small bottle of olive oil is on the pricier side of favors, if you're hosting an intimate wedding with a smaller guest list, it's an incredibly useful gift.
  4. Maple syrup. The ideal gift for the couple that loves breakfast.
  5. A perfect piece of fruit. A single apple, peach, or pear is a simple gift, but one that will be appreciated.
  6. Tea. Offer a variety of tea bag flavors and let guests pick their favorite.
  7. Dark chocolate bars. Who doesn't love a good chunk of chocolate?!

Did you give an edible favor at your wedding? Tell us about it in the comments below!

Photos by Nashan Photographers, Carlea J Photography, Christine Chang via Style Me Pretty

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Patti14846163 Patti14846163 2 years
I made shortbread cookies and stamped with monogram and autumn leaf stamps (www.rycraft.com) before baking. Each pair of cookies was packaged in clear treat bags with a sticker saying, "Today I marry my best friend." The bags and stickers came from Hobby Lobby, but you can purchase several sized printable stickers from any office supply store and make your own.
Dell-Cove-Spices Dell-Cove-Spices 5 years
Oooh...foil leaf. Yeah. That would be kind of bad. Great ideas! Love the idea of the herb pot… We actually do mini spice kits with recipes — and BBQ spice blends — for favors that seem to be pretty popular. It was inspired by our own wedding. My husband and I are foodies, so the food at the wedding was really key for us. We wanted people to be able to enjoy their memories of the reception — and all the delicious treats — at home later, so we mixed up some of our favor BBQ dry rubs and had them in these cute packages, with recipes and ingredients on the back of the gift tags. It was a huge hit!
mydiadem mydiadem 5 years
We are making homemade marshmallows, a light little treat and so amazing when homemade!
seb213 seb213 5 years
We made sugar cookies decorated with wedding colors and shapes that were meaningful to us (sailboats) and people enjoyed having a treat to snack on as they left. We also tied the bags with personalized ribbons.
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
One thing NOT to offer--cute cupcakes with foil leaf embellishments. An unsuspecting 8-year-old (a "friend") will try to nuke one a day or so later and pretty much set the microwave ablaze. ;)
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
Someone on twitter suggested infused salt. I love that idea! It's affordable, useful, and transportable.
Casa-giardino Casa-giardino 5 years
These jeweled boxes filled with almond candy were very appropriate for a fall wedding. http://elisascustomcreations.blogspot.com/2010/07/wedding-flowers-and-favors.html
a-lee a-lee 5 years
Just went to a wedding with a candy buffet, so guests got to take home little bags of goodies instead of the usual tabletop favor. So "sweet"!
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