(Closed) Italy themed favors?!

posted 12 years ago in Favors
Post # 18
363 posts
Helper bee

No problem! Glad I could help. You know, I’ve actually found Baci at Gordmans in Tulsa…of all the places! They are simply delicious…dark chocolate and hazelnuts. Then the little "love notes" go something like this…"hide me inside you where the sweetest things are kept, between the roots of roses and spices" 

By the way, I might mention that if you decide to go the route of making herbed oil be very careful.  If it’s not stored properly it can cause botulisim…and it only lasts about 3 weeks max in the fridge. Just thought you might want to think that one over.

Post # 19
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My Fi and I met in Italy, so we are also incorporating Italian-ish favors.  I am doing the olive oil.  Check out the link below.  The perfect olive oil bottles and you can make your own olive oil.  Good luck!   http://www.favorwarehouse.com/favors/d836.html

Post # 20
5279 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Tiffy1102: I plan on making an herbed olive oil that is similar to the dipping oil that they serve at Johnny Carinos (so yummy!!) and by adding a preservative like citirc acid, I can make it a few months in advance.

@ Laura27: Thanks so much for that link for the candies, I’m thinking about adding those too!

Post # 21
8 posts

I love the wine bottle or olive oil idea.   Or how about wine charms, wine toppers, etc?

Post # 22
677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Another Italian possibility for you: Amorini Hearts.

Post # 23
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2021 - St. Charles Borromeo Church/Jefferson-Orleans North

How about homemade cuccidati? It’s a pretty popular italian cookie and doesn’t take much to make it! 🙂


Post # 24
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Such a cute idea!  Continuing with Miss Ballet Flat’s idea, you could do biscotti or torrone.    I hope you’ll let us know what you DO decide!

Post # 25
6 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

I love the ideas above about using Italian candies! I would love to attend a wedding where international candies were involved!

Post # 26
1 posts
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am also doing an italian theme, both my fiancee and I are italian. We just found super cheap glass bottles and are making olive oil favors. My mom has a rosemary plant, and we are sticking some in each bottle to infuse the oil. I found the bottles at http://www.save-on-crafts.com Check it out!!

Question: I have been trying to find italian wedding ceremonial traditions. Like the Irish ring a bell, the Jewish step on a bottle, African jump a broom… what do italians do?

Post # 27
178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@Olive- the Italians also break a glass similiar to the Jewish tradition. However it is done at the reception, not at the ceremony. There is not protocal as to how the glass is broken- but the "Jewish" standard of wrapping it in a cloth napkin and stepping on it is popular. The symbolism behind this is that the bride and groom shall enjoy as many years of happiness as there are shards of glass.


Post # 28
4 posts

We noticed that Olive Oil Bottle Favors has been a trend if you are planning an Italian wedding.  Bride and grooms are finding that these favors are very practical. Along with Olive Oil Bottles, couples are giving out Balsamic Vinegar Favors as a set. What a "Perfect Pair". Espresso Cups, spoon rests and hand painted platters are other suggestions to give out as favors.  Check out  http://www.AWeddingofaLifetime.com. If you have any questions, please ask for Anna. 

Post # 29
2 posts

Go to http://http://www.myitalianweddingfavors.com They have everything you would want for an italian wedding. They have oil bottles, spoon rests, pasta platters, crystal and alot more. They also have gift wrapping and favor ribbons and tags. They also have the best prices on the web. Ask for RoseAnn.

Post # 30
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would definitley do the olive oil because everyone can use that while cooking. But an Italian desert would be good too!

Post # 31
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hey to those of you needing Italian favor ideas. I grew up in a very Italian family. My grandmother is straight off the boat and cooked dinner for us every night as a child. One thing I remember were these little nouguts/torrone aka mandorlato. They came in their very own individual decorative Italian-themed boxes, which would be so cute and require no wrapping. I must warn you though, they looked so inviting I tried them again and again, but just never liked the taste of them. Everyone else in my family loves them … maybe I’m not Italian enough? haha. Anyway, here is a picture and a link 🙂




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