(Closed) Italy themed favors?!

posted 12 years ago in Favors
Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@EngagedToPanda I remember eating those as a child also. I remember liking it, but I think you either love it or hate it. What a great idea for an Italian themed flavor!

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Thanks for the kudos on my Idea Tessa. Yes they are truly love it or hate it! lol. BUT Love it OR Hate it, I think any guests at an Italian themed wedding will appreciate the authenticity of it (a real taste of Italy), versus some kind of truffle that your guests may not know if it’s Italian or what. Or even a wine glass probably costs a lot, but is likely to get broken or thrown away. The mini wine bottles are a cute idea too, but that all depends on your budget.

If Tiff wants to incorporate the wine, I think the better place to do it would be to have a real selection of italian wine (Chianti is pretty much the signature wine of Italy) at the bar. Maybe a few different regional Chiantis? And a wine menu? When you go to Italy, check out the Italian winery’s. It’s pretty much Chianti, Chianti, or Chianti lol (maybe a bottle of cabernet savignon here or there.)

Post # 34
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Wannabee

Try this company, they can do small bottles of Meloncello and Limoncello with special labels.

 www.meloncello.com

Good luck

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)

I am italian and we gave imported Italian Water. Pretty and Inexpensive.

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)

Oh and I found the bottles at the grocerie store.

We wanted mini champagne bottles at first, but they were pricey… so we went with sparkled water instead.

But I like the olive oil idea… 🙂

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2020 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman

Little bottles of chianti (in the little casks–so cute!) or little bottles of limocello are very Italian and would definitely be used!

Post # 38
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Worker bee

Does anyone know where you can find mini bottles of prosecco?

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I just saw this at our local liquor store- it’s my FAVE sparkling drink. It comes in mini-bottles that I thought would be SO CUTE as favors… unfortunately we aren’t allowed to have any alcohol on tables due to IN state laws.

http://www.chibrands.com/verdi_spumante.php

It’s SUPER tasty!!! Very light and slightly sweet.

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oh also the Verdi is VERY affordable.

And I’d like to add that I think italian pastries (like the cookies or cannolis) would be great too!

Post # 41
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Wannabee

Il Bello Italian Favors has a great selection of imported Italian products.  My sister in law found them about 4 yrs ago and we’ve all been using them for our favors ever since.  They have real Murano, real argento (silver) and traditional confetti favors.  I just purchased some argento for my wedding for $7 … you can’t even get it in Italy for that price.  The ribbons to put the almonds in are sold by the roll if you want to do a a unique DIY favor these are a really a nice idea.. you can create the whole thing for like $1.30 if you get the cheaper ribbon… my family loves buying from this company.  We’ve put them through the mill to come up with all different kind of favors for all of our occasions and they always come through. 

Post # 42
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Homemade limoncello and/or biscotti! Yummy 🙂

Post # 43
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Potted herbs with a yummy italian recipe attached!  I think they have little mini tin pails at IKEA and if you can garden you can split and plant the rosemary (or whatever) yourself.

I am also very into the olive oil idea.  Maybe an herbed olive oil or one with garlic or chilli to make it extra special?

Italian cookies (you can get them from an Italian deli).  

Jars of sun dried tomatoes.

Ground espresso or chocolate covered espresso beans.

 

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee

I just got back from Italy, and the prosecco was SO GOOD….I also saw a ton of mini cianti bottles and of course biscotti

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