Post # 1
I have gone back and forth about a MILLION times about wedding favours… and would love to hear your ideas, or see your pics of favours you have come up with!
I know I want it to be edible, so some kind of candy or treat, and relatively inexpensive. Candy in a bag type of thing, but maybe more creative than that?
My wedding will have a fall (autumn) vibe to it, with some Halloween elements possibly thrown in too (small pumpkins)… trying to think if there’s a way to incorporate that into the favours. The favours don’t necessarily have to follow a theme at all though, just trying to start a brainstorming session!
Anyway, would LOVE to see or hear your idea for edible wedding favours. What did you do for your favours? Did you make yours yourself?
Post # 3
If I do favors, I plan on doing little cellophane bags of candy corn, which sounds like it would be perfect for your wedding. I also considered something homemade, like peanut brittle.
Post # 4
@hotchocolate: First thought was Candy corn put into leaf shaped container or brown satchels? Or chocolates inside an orange satchel? Or orange and brown M&Ms in tins/containers?
And off topic but I think it would be really cute for centerpieces for you to fill hollowed out pumpkins with flowers! that image popped in my head and just sounded so cute!
Post # 6
@Aug2011Bride: I actually was considering the pumpkin centerpiece idea! But I got a good deal from my florist for submerged orange orchids with floating candles, and I loved that look so am probably going with that. I figured digging out all the crap from the pumpkin might be a bit too much labor, too!
I have thought of candy corn and might incorporate it somehow… I find a lot of people don’t love it though since it’s super sugary and a bit of an odd taste (I do like it though!). But I do love the colours, it would work really well.
Hmmm…. Any other ideas, ladies?? I know there must be someone out there who’s done awesome favors!!!
Post # 7
I like the pumpkin lollipop idea!! And candy corn is cool too!
We’re doing little jars of honey as favours. But our venue sells them so it’s easy. You guys could do cookies with orange icing?
Post # 8
I don’t know if they are inexpensive, but maple syrup hard candies are delicious and usually look cute. I saw them in the shape of little acorn leaves.
I went to a fall wedding that had small bottles of cider with a personalized label. That was cute, too.
Or apple cider donuts? You’d have to get them fresh on the wedding day, though.
Post # 9
awwwwwwwwwwwww fun! I always wanted to have a fall wedding and I wanted to make gingerbread cookies shaped like fall leaves……time consuming….but cheap!
Post # 10
My FMIL is making jams for our favours.
Post # 11
These are awesome ideas, keep ’em coming!
My concern with baking something like cookies is freshness… I feel like it would have to be done very close to the wedding date so they’re fresh, but I don’t know if I could handle doing that with so much else going on! Something I could do ahead of time might be lower stress…
Post # 12
The two most unique food-favors I’ve seen at a wedding were
- A box of 2 Krispy Kreme donuts, which had names on them to double as escort cards (at a summer wedding), and
- Caramel apples (for a late-October wedding–they also had flower-filled pumpkin centerpieces).
For our wedding in July, we’re doing generic favor bags (but different colors on each table, to match the table numbers) and filling them with blue M&Ms (our main color) and Jelly Bellys. This is because I am a chocolate kind of girl, and FI is a fruit candy kind of girl. Thought it represented us both well.
Post # 13
@ItsPronounced_ABear: I looove the idea of caramel apples, I did think about that. But I think they are pretty expensive, at least the ones I’ve had. If it’s one per person (since it’s a hard treat to share!), then I think that could get costly.
But I do still like the idea of just favor bags with candy.. I think people never get sick of that.
Post # 14
I have contemplated using gummy bears for our wedding favors. I have candy factory a few hours from my house, and they sell every color of gummy bears imaginable. I plan to get 6 or 7 pounds in each of my wedding colors (pink and navy blue). And they’re only $2.50 per pound! You could find a candy store that sells stuff like that in different colors and get orange and yellow or green and orange or whatever you want!
Post # 15
my theme is Roses, so for the laydees i am making Hershey’s Kisses rose buds and for the boyses custom wrapped chocolate bars
can you tell im a chocaholic?
Post # 16
What about carmel apples??
I’ve made carmel apples dipped in white and milk chocolate with sprinkles, nuts, rolled in crushed candy bars, and one’s drizzelled with chocolate and they were not only easy but everyboyd loved them!! Not sure if you want to do DIY but if you enlist the help of BM’s and family you could get them done 2 days before the wedding and all wrapped in wrappers. Mine stayed good for 4 days (and actually longer then that) because I kept them in the basement where it’s cold. It took me 1 day to make 2 dozen by myself. You can get matcing ribbon for your wedding color even. Google carmel apple wedding favors and tons of stuff will come up.