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Wedding Favors Probably Your Guests Will Love

Useful, edible or just plain cute, wedding favors are a small thank you to guests who attended your big day. Moreover, if you’re looking for the perfect favor idea, consider it a chance to make a statement about who you are as a couple. Did you meet for coffee on your first date? Beans might be the ideal favor. Love to cook? Gift olive oil. Is your wedding destination known for a particular sweet treat such as rock candy, taffy or fudge? That could be a memorable reminder. Whatever you choose, let the idea come from the heart and your guests will love it.

Spice things up
Serving BBQ at the wedding or have a go-to sauce you simply must share with your guests? Send them home with minature bottles of BBQ sauce, hot sauce or rubs for a wonderful weekend treat.

Wedding Favors Probably Your Guests Will Love

Nuts about you
Boiled peanuts, roasted almonds, coconut coated cashews…the options are endless for these edible wedding favors that will have your guests going (dare we say it)…nuts!

Personalized bottle stopper
Every kitchen needs at least one stopper for using in bottles from olive oil to wine. These are subtle, classy and useful!

Wedding Favors Probably Your Guests Will Love

For a unique unisex toiletry option, try this hop soap. Especially convenient for casual brewery weddings or couples who like to make their own beer.

Double duty
Escort cards that double as favours — such as these Ferrero Rocher chocolates — are always a pleasant treat.

Wedding Favors Probably Your Guests Will Love

Miniature baking
Tiny loaves of banana or zucchini bread make a great next morning treat for destination weddings. Include the recipe for a handmade touch.

Wedding Favors Probably Your Guests Will Love

Olive oil
Every guest will appreciate a good bottle of olive oil in their kitchen. Customize it by adding a favorite herb, or including a recipe for a pasta dish that you enjoy making together.

Tiny terrariums
Airplants, succulents and other terrarium-friendly plants make great favors due to their sturdy nature and are great for even brown thumbs due to their hardiness. Particularly wonderful if they serve as wedding table decor before you have guests take them home.

Wedding Favors Probably Your Guests Will Love

Dainty nibbles
This one’s all in the packaging. These tiny bell jars and cake stands are the perfect presentation for a single macaron, a truffle (or two) or a piece of chocolate-dipped fruit.

Love in a jar
If you enjoy making your own fruit spreads, jams or jellies, this can be the perfect seasonal favor for a summer or fall wedding.

Wedding Favors Probably Your Guests Will Love

Coffee beans
Not only does your favorite coffee blend make a lovely wedding favor, think of the puns and the pretty packaging you can customize! Photo: Details on Demand

Can’t go wrong with caffeine. Again, it’s all in the packaging. A single cup serving of hot mocha is a gorgeous and thoughtful edible wedding favor for winter weddings…and is a really simple project, it turns out. Photo and DIY instructions: Something Turquoise

Take-home sweets bar
Make your favor interactive and allow guests to create their own sweet package to bring home. Candy is a favorite, but buffet spreads of cookies, handpies or doughnuts alongside tiny glassine or cellophane bags and twist ties are perfect.

Popcorn boxes
Freshly popped and perfect for snacking on post-wedding, a popcorn stand would be a lovely favor for guests. Or go the candied route and have a selection to choose from in pretty glass jars.

Midnight snack boxes
Indulge guests at smaller destination weddings with a substantial midnight snack box. Mix savoury with sweet and include a little bottle of wine for your guests to enjoy later that night or the next day.