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Favors Wedding Ideas

  • Photos By: Katherine Chong

    Williams-Sonoma’s Message-in-a-Cookie Cutters are a great way to customize any dessert table or edible wedding favors.     While it comes with three shapes, you don’t need to be limited by the set if you just think outside the box and use cookie cutters that better suit your celebration.     A basic sugar cookie and royal icing is a classic combination and can be easily spruced up with some spices, extracts, or food coloring.     Volia! A message cookie is born.     Simple, cost-effective, and easy to make, message cookies are a DIY bride’s dream come true to wowing her guests with a personal touch.     The cookies can be rolled out, cut, and ready to bake ahead of time since most doughs freeze nicely.     Afterwards, using a fine pastry tip and a steady hand when icing the cookies can help achieve beautiful and intricate detailing.     Some Message Ideas: Monogram Your names Guest names (can also be used as escort cards) “Thank you” “Love is sweet” “I do” “Sweet treats” “How sweet it is” “Something sweet” “xoxo”     Your guests will enjoy this thoughtful and romantic messaging -- and a really yummy cookie!      
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  • Photos By: Chelsea Fuss

    For a simple favor that's an easy takeaway, try mini lemon breads! These darling little bread loaves will charm your guests and are inexpensive to put together.     A good recipe is key! We really like this one.     You will also need mini loaf pans, parchment or craft paper, string or twine and tags.     Make sure you also have a pretty surface or tablecloth to display the breads on.     Measure a piece of paper that will be a few inches shorter on each end than your loaf of bread. Fold over once so the raw edges don't show and wrap the paper around the middle of the bread.     Tie with twine or string and a tag.     It's that simple!     Display on an interesting or pretty surface.     Display on an interesting or pretty surface.     Enjoy!    

     

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  • Concept & Design By: Victoria Hudgins

    Photos By: Erin Holland   These vintage ribbon blowers are super easy to make and so incredibly festive and fun to use! Hand them out for a loud ceremony exit or set them at tables for booming reception cheers. They look lovely stacked high and your guests will have a blast playing around with them.     Materials: Store-Bought Party Blowers Glue Gun Vintage Ribbon  Scissors     Step One: To make the vintage ribbon blowers, start with cheap store-bought party blowers (they come 10 or 20 for a dollar at most box stores). Take of the shiny frill.     Step Two: Beginning at the base of the blower, secure one end of the ribbon with a little dab of hot glue and let dry.     Step Three: Begin wrapping the ribbon (thicker textured ribbon will work the best for this project) around itself and out into a cone shape. You will quickly get a good feel for this process but don't be nervous about re-wrapping one if it doesn't look right.     Step Four: Finish off with a dab of glue to end the ribbon cone.        
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    Photos By: ohhappyday.com   We're a big fan of edible favors and these chocolate letters are no exception.     Letter Perfect: The fact that these double as a name cards and will make just about any type nerd or design geek melt, is just an added bonus.   A Special Touch: These letters are made of delicious chocolate. Choose one for each of your guests' names for an extra special personalized touch! These make a fun and graphic addition to any wedding.     1. The chocolate letters can be hand made with candy molds. We didn't try that here, but if you had time on your hands or had a candy maker in the family it would be a cinch. Alphabet molds are very common.   Tip: Otherwise you can order the letters premade right here. We recommend the 4" letters.     2. For packaging, the sky is the limit. Here we bought cellophane bags a few inches larger than the letters.     3. Then we purchased some patterned scrapbook paper to use as a backing. Finally we added a flag label with the name of the guest for a little festive touch.        Photos By: ohhappyday.com
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  • Photos By: Mary Swenson

    These jars of herbed salt are so easy to make and will rival anything you'll find in a pricey gourmet food shop - plus the adorable jars can be used long after the tasty salt is gone!     Small glass canning jars - like these 4.5 ounce jars made by Weck - are the perfect size and shape for these favors, and are easy to buy in bulk just about anywhere.   If you can't find Weck jars, any small glass jar will do; just make sure that it has a lid that will create an air-tight seal.     The ingredients are simple: just use your favorite combination of fresh herbs (we chose garlic, rosemary, and sage).     Of course you'll need coarse kosher salt.     1. Strip the herbs from their stems, and discard the stems.     2. Peel and coarsely chop the garlic cloves. Add the herbs and garlic to a food processor and pulse until they are finely chopped. Add the salt and pulse a few times until the mixture is fully combined.     3. Put the contents into a bowl and let it sit uncovered for a few days in a cool, dry spot. Give the salt a good mix every day or so to break apart any chunks that appear.     4. When the salt is ready, fill the jars with the salt and cover with the lids. A 3-pound box of salt will fill about a dozen 4.5 ounce jars, so adjust the recipe for the number of favors you'll need.     5. The finishing touch? Labels! For ours, we cut pieces of paper so that they covered the top of the lid and came down along the side of the jar. Personalize your label as you wish and simply glue them onto the jars.     This super tasty salt can be used as a rub, as a finishing salt, or in place of any seasoning. As long as the lid is kept on tight, it can be stored indefinitely and will be a tasty reminder of your wedding day!     Photos By: Mary Swenson
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  • Photos By: Chelsea Fuss

    Integrate the neon trend into your wedding in a unique way! We combined neon stickers from an office store with kraft paper for a fun take on the trend.

    You Will Need: small chocolate bars waxed kraft paper neon round stickers- you may need to buy several packages to get enough of the colors you need.  double-stick tape twine

    Step One:  Cut a piece of kraft paper to fit the chocolate bar. Cover with stickers in one color. Don't worry about making them even. They look best, just organically placed.     Step Two:  Wrap the chocolate bar in the paper and secure with double-stick tape if needed.     Step Three:  Wrap with twine.     Display Tip:  Place at each table setting or on your sign in table.     Enjoy!         

     

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    Photos by: Chelsea Fuss     Edible favors are our favorite! First, grab some healthy almonds or any other type of nut!     Cheesecloth is an amazing choice to wrap them in -- cut them into 4 inch by 4 inch squares, then tear the fabric for a rustic look.     Make sure you purchase some Muslin Fabric to wrap your nuts in. Cut them into the same dimensions as the cheesecloths.     Find some sweet tags to address your goodie bags, These are from Martha Stewart Crafts.     Tie together with some simple string!     Voila! You are nearly done!     Label your tags.     Add tags and a sprig of sage (or another herb of your choice.)     Your sweet almond favors are done.
        If planning a green wedding, these are the perfect choice to compliment your day.    (Photos taken at The Ace Hotel Event Space)
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    By: Chelsea Fuss   Consider making these adorable little boxes filled with gingerbread cookies for your holiday wedding. It's an inexpensive and festive option for a winter wedding.     Materials: 4" gift boxes kraft paper one bundle of greens (we used oregonia) string (waxed white string looks the best) parchment paper homemade gingerbread cookies round brown Avery labels We used #22808   Stack about 5 cookies and tie them with white string.     Line the boxes with parchment paper, place the cookies inside, and cover with parchment.     Write names on labels. Include table numbers too if you want double these for escort cards.     Wrap the boxes in kraft paper, sealing them with the sticker label. Tie up with string.     Add a sprig of greens!     Leave a box on each place setting or stack them up on a table for your guests to unwrap & enjoy!      
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  • Photos By: Danyelle Mathews

    These darling pins make for a clever seating card, and double as a simple favor.

    Supplies: wool felt scissors thread needle pin back batting hole punch guests names printed on card stock then cut into strips

    Step One: Cut out felt hearts. Felt is an easy material to cut, so feel free to double up the fabric to make the job go more quickly. If you're wanting all of the hearts to be the same size, create a heart template out of card stock and trace it on the felt.     Step Two: Take two hearts and begin stitching them together using a basic running stitch.     Step Three: When the heart is 3/4 of the way stitched, fill with batting. Finish stitching the rest of the way around the heart and tie your thread off with a knot.     Step Four: Attach a metal pinback to the back of the heart.     Step Five: Create a hole using your hole punch on one side of the printed name strip.     Step Six: Place the hole of the name strip over one end of the pin back and secure.     Step Seven: Using your scissors, trim the excess paper from the name strip.     Wool felt can be found in every color of the rainbow so it's a perfect material to use to personalize your day.    

     

     

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  • Photos By: Carly Taylor

    These hot cocoa ornaments are splendid laid out in rows and will be a lovely way to offer a unique treat on your special day.

    The Process:   Use medium and large clear ornaments (sold at craft stores throughout the season).   Using a hammer, crunch up a 1/2 of a candy cane for each ornament.     Fill ornament with 1 1/2 tablespoons of your favorite hot cocoa mix.     Fill with the candy canes and few mini marshmallows for your guests to enjoy.     Fill with the candy canes and few mini marshmallows for your guests to enjoy.     It's looking yummy!     Using a pair of scissors, widen the ornament top hole to fit your straws.     Add your straw and sweet little label!     You could even attach a name card and convert the sweet favors into seating cards.
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  • Photos By: Katherine Chong

    Williams-Sonoma’s Message-in-a-Cookie Cutters are a great way to customize any dessert table or edible wedding favors.     While it comes with three shapes, you don’t need to be limited by the set if you just think outside the box and use cookie cutters that better suit your celebration.     A basic sugar cookie and royal icing is a classic combination and can be easily spruced up with some spices, extracts, or food coloring.     Volia! A message cookie is born.     Simple, cost-effective, and easy to make, message cookies are a DIY bride’s dream come true to wowing her guests with a personal touch.     The cookies can be rolled out, cut, and ready to bake ahead of time since most doughs freeze nicely.     Afterwards, using a fine pastry tip and a steady hand when icing the cookies can help achieve beautiful and intricate detailing.     Some Message Ideas: Monogram Your names Guest names (can also be used as escort cards) “Thank you” “Love is sweet” “I do” “Sweet treats” “How sweet it is” “Something sweet” “xoxo”     Your guests will enjoy this thoughtful and romantic messaging -- and a really yummy cookie!      
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  • Photos By: Chelsea Fuss

    For a simple favor that's an easy takeaway, try mini lemon breads! These darling little bread loaves will charm your guests and are inexpensive to put together.     A good recipe is key! We really like this one.     You will also need mini loaf pans, parchment or craft paper, string or twine and tags.     Make sure you also have a pretty surface or tablecloth to display the breads on.     Measure a piece of paper that will be a few inches shorter on each end than your loaf of bread. Fold over once so the raw edges don't show and wrap the paper around the middle of the bread.     Tie with twine or string and a tag.     It's that simple!     Display on an interesting or pretty surface.     Display on an interesting or pretty surface.     Enjoy!    

     

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  • Concept & Design By: Victoria Hudgins

    Photos By: Erin Holland   These vintage ribbon blowers are super easy to make and so incredibly festive and fun to use! Hand them out for a loud ceremony exit or set them at tables for booming reception cheers. They look lovely stacked high and your guests will have a blast playing around with them.     Materials: Store-Bought Party Blowers Glue Gun Vintage Ribbon  Scissors     Step One: To make the vintage ribbon blowers, start with cheap store-bought party blowers (they come 10 or 20 for a dollar at most box stores). Take of the shiny frill.     Step Two: Beginning at the base of the blower, secure one end of the ribbon with a little dab of hot glue and let dry.     Step Three: Begin wrapping the ribbon (thicker textured ribbon will work the best for this project) around itself and out into a cone shape. You will quickly get a good feel for this process but don't be nervous about re-wrapping one if it doesn't look right.     Step Four: Finish off with a dab of glue to end the ribbon cone.        
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    Photos By: ohhappyday.com   We're a big fan of edible favors and these chocolate letters are no exception.     Letter Perfect: The fact that these double as a name cards and will make just about any type nerd or design geek melt, is just an added bonus.   A Special Touch: These letters are made of delicious chocolate. Choose one for each of your guests' names for an extra special personalized touch! These make a fun and graphic addition to any wedding.     1. The chocolate letters can be hand made with candy molds. We didn't try that here, but if you had time on your hands or had a candy maker in the family it would be a cinch. Alphabet molds are very common.   Tip: Otherwise you can order the letters premade right here. We recommend the 4" letters.     2. For packaging, the sky is the limit. Here we bought cellophane bags a few inches larger than the letters.     3. Then we purchased some patterned scrapbook paper to use as a backing. Finally we added a flag label with the name of the guest for a little festive touch.        Photos By: ohhappyday.com
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  • Photos By: Mary Swenson

    These jars of herbed salt are so easy to make and will rival anything you'll find in a pricey gourmet food shop - plus the adorable jars can be used long after the tasty salt is gone!     Small glass canning jars - like these 4.5 ounce jars made by Weck - are the perfect size and shape for these favors, and are easy to buy in bulk just about anywhere.   If you can't find Weck jars, any small glass jar will do; just make sure that it has a lid that will create an air-tight seal.     The ingredients are simple: just use your favorite combination of fresh herbs (we chose garlic, rosemary, and sage).     Of course you'll need coarse kosher salt.     1. Strip the herbs from their stems, and discard the stems.     2. Peel and coarsely chop the garlic cloves. Add the herbs and garlic to a food processor and pulse until they are finely chopped. Add the salt and pulse a few times until the mixture is fully combined.     3. Put the contents into a bowl and let it sit uncovered for a few days in a cool, dry spot. Give the salt a good mix every day or so to break apart any chunks that appear.     4. When the salt is ready, fill the jars with the salt and cover with the lids. A 3-pound box of salt will fill about a dozen 4.5 ounce jars, so adjust the recipe for the number of favors you'll need.     5. The finishing touch? Labels! For ours, we cut pieces of paper so that they covered the top of the lid and came down along the side of the jar. Personalize your label as you wish and simply glue them onto the jars.     This super tasty salt can be used as a rub, as a finishing salt, or in place of any seasoning. As long as the lid is kept on tight, it can be stored indefinitely and will be a tasty reminder of your wedding day!     Photos By: Mary Swenson
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  • Photos By: Chelsea Fuss

    Integrate the neon trend into your wedding in a unique way! We combined neon stickers from an office store with kraft paper for a fun take on the trend.

    You Will Need: small chocolate bars waxed kraft paper neon round stickers- you may need to buy several packages to get enough of the colors you need.  double-stick tape twine

    Step One:  Cut a piece of kraft paper to fit the chocolate bar. Cover with stickers in one color. Don't worry about making them even. They look best, just organically placed.     Step Two:  Wrap the chocolate bar in the paper and secure with double-stick tape if needed.     Step Three:  Wrap with twine.     Display Tip:  Place at each table setting or on your sign in table.     Enjoy!         

     

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    Photos by: Chelsea Fuss     Edible favors are our favorite! First, grab some healthy almonds or any other type of nut!     Cheesecloth is an amazing choice to wrap them in -- cut them into 4 inch by 4 inch squares, then tear the fabric for a rustic look.     Make sure you purchase some Muslin Fabric to wrap your nuts in. Cut them into the same dimensions as the cheesecloths.     Find some sweet tags to address your goodie bags, These are from Martha Stewart Crafts.     Tie together with some simple string!     Voila! You are nearly done!     Label your tags.     Add tags and a sprig of sage (or another herb of your choice.)     Your sweet almond favors are done.
        If planning a green wedding, these are the perfect choice to compliment your day.    (Photos taken at The Ace Hotel Event Space)
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    By: Chelsea Fuss   Consider making these adorable little boxes filled with gingerbread cookies for your holiday wedding. It's an inexpensive and festive option for a winter wedding.     Materials: 4" gift boxes kraft paper one bundle of greens (we used oregonia) string (waxed white string looks the best) parchment paper homemade gingerbread cookies round brown Avery labels We used #22808   Stack about 5 cookies and tie them with white string.     Line the boxes with parchment paper, place the cookies inside, and cover with parchment.     Write names on labels. Include table numbers too if you want double these for escort cards.     Wrap the boxes in kraft paper, sealing them with the sticker label. Tie up with string.     Add a sprig of greens!     Leave a box on each place setting or stack them up on a table for your guests to unwrap & enjoy!      
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  • Photos By: Danyelle Mathews

    These darling pins make for a clever seating card, and double as a simple favor.

    Supplies: wool felt scissors thread needle pin back batting hole punch guests names printed on card stock then cut into strips

    Step One: Cut out felt hearts. Felt is an easy material to cut, so feel free to double up the fabric to make the job go more quickly. If you're wanting all of the hearts to be the same size, create a heart template out of card stock and trace it on the felt.     Step Two: Take two hearts and begin stitching them together using a basic running stitch.     Step Three: When the heart is 3/4 of the way stitched, fill with batting. Finish stitching the rest of the way around the heart and tie your thread off with a knot.     Step Four: Attach a metal pinback to the back of the heart.     Step Five: Create a hole using your hole punch on one side of the printed name strip.     Step Six: Place the hole of the name strip over one end of the pin back and secure.     Step Seven: Using your scissors, trim the excess paper from the name strip.     Wool felt can be found in every color of the rainbow so it's a perfect material to use to personalize your day.    

     

     

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  • Photos By: Carly Taylor

    These hot cocoa ornaments are splendid laid out in rows and will be a lovely way to offer a unique treat on your special day.

    The Process:   Use medium and large clear ornaments (sold at craft stores throughout the season).   Using a hammer, crunch up a 1/2 of a candy cane for each ornament.     Fill ornament with 1 1/2 tablespoons of your favorite hot cocoa mix.     Fill with the candy canes and few mini marshmallows for your guests to enjoy.     Fill with the candy canes and few mini marshmallows for your guests to enjoy.     It's looking yummy!     Using a pair of scissors, widen the ornament top hole to fit your straws.     Add your straw and sweet little label!     You could even attach a name card and convert the sweet favors into seating cards.
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