(Closed) Italy themed favors?!

posted 10 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am also thinking about doing an Italian themed wedding and have been thinking of ideas for favors, ironically enough, they are the same ideas as you 🙂 In my research so far I havn’t found any cheap mini wine bottles. What I think I’m going to do are DIY mini bottles of herbed olive oil ( I can make them well in advance too) I’m searching for cheap bottles, but I think I can find some at Hobby Lobby and prob for 50% off since they have so many sales.

How much do Italian truffles usually run? Let me know what you decide on and if you find anything cheap!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I like the DIY olive oil with your monogram on it!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

What about mini bottles of limoncello? I’ve heard of people making it, if you’re considering DYI favors.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

Our friends were married in Italy last year & each room was stocked with wine, olive oil & limoncello – so I think using one of those is a great idea!

A cheap way to do wine favors – get cheap bottles of wine, peel the label off & put on your own 🙂  Also love the DIY olive oil idea!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

How about small bottles (splits) of Italian Prosecco?  I went to a wedding where that was the favor, and everyone loved it!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Italian spices (buy in bulk) and then put them in a cute DIY bag.  Could include a receipe on the gift tag.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

How about Murano glass wine stoppers?  I’m not sure where you can get them.  I remember seeing them when I was in Italy and remember thinking it would be a great wedding favor. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I love the recipe idea!  You could get a great Italian rib rub recipe, buy all the spices, then mix them yourself and put them in little jars with a cute label like "The Perfect Mix" with the recipe attached.

I also like the limoncello idea and the mini herbed olive oil.  (I wouldn’t go with just plain olive oil.)

If you can make the wine thing work, that would be the most unique favor I think, as long as it’s italian wine.  Mini bottles of champagne say "France" to me more than Italy.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@mightysapphire I love the the jar idea with "the perfect mix". 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I know they are yucky and I wouldn’t want to use them myself, but Jordan Almonds are the ultimate Italian wedding favor… steeped in tons of tradition.

I prefer Prosecco or Limoncello myself 😉

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Vineyard on the Delta

i went to an italian themed wedding once and the grandmother of the bride made homebaked biscotti with the family recipe.  i could have eaten 1000 of those, fo realz.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Instead of prosecco you could also try to look for an Asti or Asti Spumonte since that’s an Italian sparkling wine as well. I like the limoncello but I tried meloncello once and it was divine! It tasted just like a ripe cantoloupe.  Have you ever heard of Baci? I just LOVE them! I think they’re very wedding appropriate since Baci means kisses in Italian and each comes with a "love note" inside of the wrapping. You could buy some of the baci and some different Italian candy and make little gift bags. But I definitely love the olive oil idea and that could be done so cheap. If you your budget allows you could also do mini bottles of balsamic and pair them together with a tag that says something like…the perfect marriage of flavors. Haha that’s kind of cheesy but you get the idea.

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