Edible wedding favours are an extremely popular choice amongst couples planning their wedding, they are also a big hit with wedding guests who look forward to a tasty treat. So lets have a look what is popular!
Brides often strive for something original to make their wedding reception stand out from the rest and often the wedding favours ,which may seem like a small detail, can make all the difference. With the vast amount of tasty wedding favours available now, you will have no trouble finding something delicious and unique, all whilst complementing your chosen colour scheme.
We have compiled together a list of our top 10 popular edible wedding favours to make the search for your wedding favours much easier! We took one for the team and tried and tested all of these delicious treats so you don’t have to worry about not being able to fit in your dress come the big day!
Macaroons are a lovely, quirky and very on-trend favour to have in Spring time weddings, or weddings with pretty pastel colour schemes. They have a unique look to them so make a great decorative piece to have on display as well as being placed in cute, macaroon shaped favour boxes. Macaroons can be home-made easily or can be bought from almost any cake shop or bakery. Macaroons are known for their gorgeous colours, taste and stylish looks. Display these on tiered cake stands for all to see, they even look great when used as part of your wedding cake or centrepiece!
Chocolate Foil Wrapped Hearts
Chocolate lovers unite! The chocolate foil wrapped hearts are ideal for any wedding theme and with the huge selection of colours available to choose from, you’ll be able to match your favours to your colour scheme with your eyes closed! These romantic, heart shaped chocolates are great for adding into favour bags and boxes or for loosely scattering over your guest tables in your reception. These charming, colourful chocolates have a really luxurious look about them so are great for enhancing elegant and glamorous weddings but will add style to any wedding with ease. Use these tasty Belgian chocolates to complement your colour scheme and mix and match colours too to complete the luxurious look. Silver foil wrapped hearts are a great colour to alternate with as they will make any other colour stand out perfectly.
Pop some delicious fruit into a favour pails and add ribbon and tag.
Using fresh fruit in your wedding reception is the perfect way of adding a pop of bright colour and sneakily injecting a little bit of healthy eating amongst all the yummy wedding cake and indulgent treats! Fruit makes a great display and can be decorated easily using coloured ribbon or stylish trims. Fresh fruit makes for a gorgeous centrepiece as they can be placed in wicker baskets for that country feel or crystal bowls for a more glam look. Choosing fruit which is in season is a great way of using fruit on a budget.
Using rock sweets for your wedding favour is great for adding a touch of nostalgia into your favour bags and boxes from the days of the fair. These fun favours are great for your sweet toothed guests and are a simple favour which won’t distract from your wedding decor. Choose rock sweets with wedding related print such as the fabulous, pink Just Married rock sweets. Rock sweets are easy to make at home, leaving the message, which runs through the centre of the rock, completely open to anything you wish to say. Personalise with your names, Mr & Mrs, the date of your special day or anything else which means something to you and your partner. They are a fun way of filling up your favours and guests of all ages will enjoy these sweets!
Who can forget dragees? These fabulous little treats are one of the more popular wedding favours as they tick every box! They come in an array of colours from fun and vibrant to elegant, pastel shades so there is a colour out there for every wedding! Chocolate dragees are the perfect filler for your favour bags and boxes and can also be used as part of your table decor as they are small enough to not take away attention from your centrepieces but will complement your colour scheme wonderfully. The sugar coated shells are filled with a scrumptious chocolate surprise and look lovely when they are in organza bags and tied with a matching ribbon. There are different types of chocolate dragees available to buy so you need to decide whether you want to have luxurious dragees for traditional weddings which can be used as a more decorative favour or the miniature dragees which are perfect for using to fill space in favour boxes.
Salt, Spice & Herb Mixes
Take this next idea with a pinch of salt! Rustic and shabby chic style weddings go crazy for quirky little wedding favours such as salt, spice and herb mixes as there is something really sweet and homely about the mixes which can often be presented in really cool containers such as mason jars or tiny jam jars and this fabulous glass jar place card holder which are really on trend. The mixes can be made easily at home, or get your bridal party involved and have an afternoon of putting together the mixes, and are great for budget weddings as you probably have the ingredients hiding away in the back of your kitchen cupboards already! Decorate the salt, spice and herb mixes using little ribbons to match your colour scheme and attach gift tags with instructions on. These are a great alternative to the traditional sweets and chocolate favours and will really make your wedding stand out from the rest.
You didn’t think we were going to leave out the most popular of wedding favours did you? Sugared almonds have been around in weddings for many, many years and we don’t think they’ll be going anywhere any time soon! They are the perfect favour as they are not only wonderfully delicious and come in a huge selection of colours but they also have the traditional meaning of fertility, longevity, wealth, health and happiness which are all seen as part of marriage. In traditional weddings, you simply place 5 sugared almonds into your favour boxes or bags to represent each of these. The fact that they are great for enhancing your colour scheme and taste great is just an added bonus!
Treats such as sugared almonds have been around for years and will probably never go out of style as they are such a classic wedding favour that have an elegant look about them and come in an array of colours to choose from. Sugared almonds are the kind of favour that can not only be used to fill up favour bags and boxes but also work well when scattered over your wedding tables as they help pull together a colour scheme as well as being a great edible decoration!
Making home made goodies for your wedding day is the perfect time for you to have some fun and get crafty in the kitchen. Making your own edible treats is great for your wallet and guests will appreciate the favours even more knowing that they are handmade with love. The great thing about making your own favours is that you can personalise them however you wish and they will be completely unique to your wedding, which at the end of the day that’s what every Bride wants right? Baking cookies with the date of your big day on or adorable cupcakes in colours that will coordinate with your wedding decor is a great way of incorporating your personal touch to the wedding reception. Fill up favour boxes with handmade fudge and add gift tags with a small message written on by hand for a really lovely finish.
Cake pops are a fun treat to not only display in your wedding but also to make yourself at home. There are plenty of recipes available online and you can even purchase cake pop machines or trays inexpensively which is great for when you are making them in bulk. Have fun when decorating your cake pops, choose colours that will look nice against your colour scheme and add pretty ribbons to the sticks for a luxurious finish. Display your cake pops proudly on special cake pop stands on your buffet table or sweets station.
Preserves and Spreads
Spread the love with your wedding favours and thank your guests in style! Preserves and spreads are great for shabby chic, rustic and country style weddings and look great as part of your wedding decor as well as doubling up as something tasty for you and your guests. Decorate your jars with patterned or burlap style cloth lids and use ribbon and tags to enhance the home-made look of the preserves or spreads. Twine or natural coloured raffia ribbon is a great choice to use when decorating your jam jars as they give a really rustic finish. If you are on a budget, make your own jam using a simple recipe and fill up small jam pots. Write a handmade use-by date on a quirky gift tag along with a personal message such as ‘eat me’ for a nice touch.