(Closed) Home made/baked wedding favours

posted 4 years ago in Favors
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Only issues I can see is if people have allergies/intolerences (nuts, chocolate)

If you don’t have these problems then go for it! Food based favours always go down well

Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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smudgie : I had something similar and had rocky road, it went down a treat!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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smudgie :  My DH would still be stuffed- loves fudge but can’t do nuts or chocolate orange (awkward soul that he is)
Maybe have a plainer version too

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

while we didn’t do favors, per se, we did have a welcome bag and included homemade trail mix, among other things.  People who can’t have nuts will hand them over to their SO or leave it on the table – they’re all adults.  While it’s nice to accommodate as best as possible, you’ll never find something that works for everyone, so do what you enjoy!

Post # 7
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Newbee

Have you thought about doing DIY soaps and candles instead? Food has an expiry date and people have certain preferences and  allergies which can make it a bit difficult to find something to suit everyone unless you make each favour individually catered for each person. However, if you do something like candles or DIY soaps, the last much longer and if the person does not wish to use them they look quite nice on display 🙂

(These are not mine, I found them on Pinterest)

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2017

That fudge looks amazing, bravo!

We are planning on having a dessert bar with piles of cookies, bars, brownies and mini pies baked by all my aunties. I ordered super cute bags from oriental trading that say ‘Love is Sweet.’ 

I’m hoping my guests like our edible favours as well!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

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smudgie :  i love your idea. I think treat favors are far more practical than most other things. I plan on doing treat/food favors as well:) If you feel up to it make a handful of alternatives (candle or something), but like PP said they are adults and can either pass on it or bring it home to give away.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I think that sounds really good, for any allergen-issues, perhaps just put a tag on the bag/package of what it is? Only other potential issue: that might be a lot of work depending on your guest count!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We had lollie bags for our treats, but we went to a wedding where the treats were a traditional family cookie recipe! It was delicious and was extremely well-received.

Perhaps when asking guests regarding their food choices/ allergies, have a yes/no option for nut allergies and go from there? 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Cute.  I thought about doing it because I’m an avid baker but thought it would be too stressful especially because you can’t do it too far before the wedding.  In retrospect- it was a good decision because the week leading up to the wedding was nuts!  Plus people don’t care about favors enough to justify the effort and stress.  If you think you’ll have the time, or maybe have a chest freezer to store things go ahead!

Post # 13
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440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We are thinking of doing homemade jams as favours for our wedding. Mix of flavours (my mum is the great jam expert). 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We did homemade apple butter! Delicious, autumnal, relatively unique, and could be made ahead and kept for a while because we canned it. My Mother-In-Law saved hers and served it with gammon at Christmas – so good!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I did homemade truffles and they went over really well.  People stole them from empty spots of no shows.  I took none home.  

People with allergies know they have allergies.  Since you can pretty clearly see the nuts, they will stay away.  I wouldn’t worry too much about catering to allergies.  I can’t do coconut, so if something is placed on our table that may have coconut, DH chomps in first, and gets two if it has coconut.  Neither one of us gets up in arms about it.  

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