Edible Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Surely Enjoy

Happy greetings to all our Lots of Love Readers!

A wedding is not only a happy occasion for the newlyweds but for everyone who comes to celebrate the joyous occasion with them. As part of tradition, the groom and the bride show their appreciation to guests for taking time off heir busy schedules to attend the wedding by giving away wedding favors.

Where did it all begin?
Giving away wedding favors can be traced back to the 16th century when European aristocrats, notably the French and Italian, would give away bonbonnieres to wedding guests. A bonbonniere comes in the form of a small fancy box, encrusted with stones and crystals, filled with confectionery delicacies. Sugar was expensive during this era, thereby making the treat something for guests to really look forward to.

Wedding Favors from Around the Globe
In the Middle East, it is customary for the bride to give away small gifts as a sign of good luck for her marriage. This usually comes in the form of five almonds as a symbol for wealth, health, happiness, fertility and longevity. In Spain, men are given cigars while in Russia,wedding favors come in the form of small trinkets. In India, it is considered good luck to give guests hand-crafted elephant for a wedding favor. In Ireland, small wedding bells are usually given to guests after the wedding. 

In modern times, the option for wedding favors has become limitless subject to the preference of the bride and the groom. But if you want to keep with tradition, you can give away edible wedding favors that guests will surely enjoy.

Here are some great edible wedding favor ideas that will surely delight guests at any wedding: 

Baked goodies. Sugar cookies with the newlywed's names on them. 

Cookie Cakes. Layered cookies that are assembled to look like miniature cakes.

Mini-cakes. Instead of cutting your wedding cake and sharing it during the reception, why not give away mini-versions of it for guests to take home and enjoy!

A Snack Box should come in handy after an evening of partying and dancing.

Eye-candy and Yummy Cake Pops

 Macarons that come in different flavors and colors.

Just the right sweetness and tartness that only goes with Caramel Apples.

Something for a cold winter morning - specially blended Cocoa Mix.

Take advantage of the bountiful harvest by giving away Fruit Baskets.

Assorted Fruits in season would work as well.

Here's a kitchen staple that could stay as enduring as the newlywed's love for one another - Honey.

Celebrate local flavors with homemade Jams and Spreads.

Share with your guests treats that you and your partner enjoy like Popcorn

and Rice Krispies.

Mulled Wine and Cider in Miniature Bottles that guests can keep or enjoy as they please.

Chocolate Indulgence. Buy your favorite chocolates and dress them up in your wedding color motif.

Personalized M 'n Ms.

Hand-crafted chocolates especially made for your wedding day.

Give away some kitchen staples like herb-infused oils and vinegar.

Or Rosemary Sea Salt that will make your guests' culinary experience more enjoyable.

Tip: Your choice of wedding favor, just like all the other elements of your wedding reflects your personality. Choose wisely, and go for the option that you and your guests would enjoy and rave about for many years to come.

Lots of Love, 

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These wedding favors are way too awesome. I like those Layered cookies. They are looking like miniature cakes. I saw these cookies in a garden wedding at one of the Lincoln park wedding venues. Thanks for the post!