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Why You Should Give an Edible Favor

At Your Wedding, Give an Edible Favor

Editor's note: The following is a guest post written by Colin Cowie, wedding planner and lifestyle guru. This week Colin suggests a favor that's edible.

I've always been a big believer that the money you spend on your wedding should go towards making the best experience possible for you and your guests. Spend your money on upgrading the chicken stuffed-a-la-something to your favorite chicken dish or offer a premium bar or get that DJ you've always loved.

And, if there's money left over, don't forget the party favor. Not the terrible tchotchke you've been given that went right in the trash. Instead, make it edible. I love the idea of ending the night with a bag of homemade cookies for your guests.

Getting married amongst olive groves? Give your guests bottles of olive oil and red wine vinegar. Thinking about something timely? How about a December 31 wedding? Bagels with some delicious cream cheese will soothe the hangover.

Did you have edible favors at your wedding? Share your experience with us! To get more of Colin's wonderful wedding recommendations, sign up for his newsletter, Colin Cowie Wedding Notes.

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justhinkin justhinkin 5 years
My husband and I got married a couple weeks ago and we made everyone a peppermint patty. We drizzled candy coating in our colors on top. It seemed to go over well. I don't think that he would do it again, though-- it took some work.
ngocnguyen ngocnguyen 6 years
You can't go wrong with giving out sweets!
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
I think if you're going to have favors, edible is the way to go! :) I've been to quite a few weddings and all of the random favors I got ended up in the trash (who the heck wants a small candle with the couples name and wedding date on it?). As the bride, I would want my guests to like the favors, especially if I'm spending a couple hundred on them. Some of the ladies I've been talking to online who are planning their wedding are doing candy bars. I think it's a neat idea. They get candy that matches their wedding colors and have scoops in the fancy glass containers for the guests to pick their own. The cookies in the picture are so cute :)
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
I think if you're going to have favors, edible is the way to go! :) I've been to quite a few weddings and all of the random favors I got ended up in the trash (who the heck wants a small candle with the couples name and wedding date on it?). As the bride, I would want my guests to like the favors, especially if I'm spending a couple hundred on them. Some of the ladies I've been talking to online who are planning their wedding are doing candy bars. I think it's a neat idea. They get candy that matches their wedding colors and have scoops in the fancy glass containers for the guests to pick their own. The cookies in the picture are so cute :)
mswender mswender 6 years
Went to a fantastic wedding this weekend and they had a cookie bar! Not only were there many options of cookies, friends and families made there favorite cookies for the wedding and you could make your own bag to take home. I was having to much fun dancing to make bag, but I thought it was an excellent idea!
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 6 years
My husband and I had several types of miniature chocolate bars strewn on the tables. This turned out to be a great unintended icebreaker because our guests (adults, mind you!) were trading the candies like trading cards! "I'll give you two of the milk chocolate for that dark chocolate!" It got the guests interacting with people at tables other than their own. A fun time was had by all. :)
steen steen 6 years
I had a beach wedding and gave away magnetic frames that were beach-themed. Inside each one, we put in a little slip of paper with our names and wedding date. I figured, that way, people could put them up on their fridges with their own pictures and not have it cluttering up any space. Alternatively, I think some cute beachy desserts would've been a good idea! I just shudder at the thought of Jordan almonds!
steen steen 6 years
I had a beach wedding and gave away magnetic frames that were beach-themed. Inside each one, we put in a little slip of paper with our names and wedding date. I figured, that way, people could put them up on their fridges with their own pictures and not have it cluttering up any space.Alternatively, I think some cute beachy desserts would've been a good idea! I just shudder at the thought of Jordan almonds!
skigurl skigurl 6 years
the olive oil and red wine vinegar is such a cute idea! I'd totally LOL at the bagels for the hangover if someone gave that to me (but probably LOLing in a good way!)
skigurl skigurl 6 years
the olive oil and red wine vinegar is such a cute idea! I'd totally LOL at the bagels for the hangover if someone gave that to me (but probably LOLing in a good way!)
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