June 29, 2016
An alternative to the traditional almonds, sweet carts or the ever popular cupcakes, there are a whole host of new edible wedding favor ideas popping up recently to truly impress your guests. From doughnuts to fudge, these edible wedding favors are not only tasty they look pretty too so will go down an absolute treat with your guests. We take a look at 14 trending sweet wedding favor ideas as well as some of the fabulous suppliers making these delectable treats. Which one will be your favourite?
Quickly becoming a hot wedding favor favourite, macarons are the perfect wedding treat. A pretty (and pretty scrumptious!) little parting gift. Check out Laduree (my favourite!) for the original macaron recipe, Artful Bakery for insanely beautiful and tasty hand painted versions or Ganache Macaron for beautifully packaged macaron favours.
These sweet and tasty little circles of happiness are sure to put a permanent smile on everyone’s faces! Donuts (doughnuts) and donut holes are just about the hottest addition to the dessert world right now. Thank your lovely guests for coming with delicious donuts packaged up all pretty. Pop em' up in cute bags from Project Party and The Party Parlour and add a tag to say thanks (you can find lots of great free downloadable tags online). Check out The Dublin Doughnut Co. for the perfect sweet pick me up for the morning after! Images by Evermine, Philip Ficks via The Knot and Sugar and Charm.
A very chic treat, guests will so look forward to taking these petite sweets home as party favors. Check out Pandora Bell here in Ireland for delicious nougat wedding favours and for further afield, Nadia and Co and Frohm.
4. Artisan Popcorn
These little popcorn treats can be served at any time of the day from post ceremony, or better yet as late night treat after a few dances and hitting the bar. Cornude Artisan Popcorn in Ireland and Joe & Seph's in the UK do a delicious range of sweet flavours in cute favor cones as well as sell larger bags which would be perfect for filling your own popcorn container of choice. Online (try Etsy, eBay or Party Parlour) you will find a host of cute wedding favour packaging for you to fill your popcorn with. Images via Barmans, Etsy and She Wears Many Hats
5. Rock Candy
Wedding rock candy can be made in a range of colours to suit your wedding colour palette and is a great sweet, edible wedding favor treat. Not only will guests be impressed but these will look super pretty waiting for your guests at their place settings. Find out how to make your own here or buy from Etsy stores such as BleuDogCreativeShop or SparklingSweetsShop.
6. Artisan Chocolates
While chocolates aren't a new wedding favor idea, they certainly have been brought up to date for 2016 and 2017 weddings. Gem style chocolates, chocolate bark and artisan chocolate bars make for perfect parting gifts for chocolate lovers. Check out Bean and Goose, Compartes and Nectar and Stone for truly decadent treats.
Delish fudge looks sweet as can be inside glassine packages sealed with a ribbon or bakers twine and a cute tag. authentic Scottish fudge from Sixpenny Blue and Ludicrously Good Fudge. For delicious Irish butter fudge check out Man of Aran Fudge and Mella's Irish Butter Fudge.
8. Biscuits, Cookies and S'mores
S'mores have fast become a sweet wedding favor treat at outdoor weddings, perfect for a midnight snack for your guests if your after party includes a fire pit. Include all the ingredients in a clear bag and finish with a custom tag and bakers twine. Biscuits and cookies will always be a winner and we love the above versions from In Ireland, Lizzie Mays, MM Cookies and Green Cat Bakery specialize in gorgeous creations like the ones above and in the UK check out The Biscuiteers and Nila Holden. S'mores image via The Knot
Marshmallows are the perfect little fluffy treat to accompany your guests tea, coffee or hot chocolate at the end of a long night of dancing. These are not your average shop bought versions though, they are a grown-up, gourmet delight that has taken the sweet world by storm. From rose petal to gin flavours, check out Delish Melish and Artful Bakery for the tastiest marshmallows for your guests.
10. Candy Floss
A funfair favorite, candy floss never fails to put a smile on your face. Give your guests the sugar rush they need with this fun idea for a wedding favor. Hire a candy floss cart and provide little bags or jars for your guests to fill and bring home or buy prepackaged sugary goodness from The Whimsical Cake Co. or DIY your own by purchasing from shops like Dealz and add your own custom labels or tags. Images via Southern Weddings and Sowen Photography from Style Me Pretty
Mini meringue roses, pops, drops, kisses and sandwich cookies, these sweet meringue treats are the perfect accompaniment to your special day and provide a beautiful way of thanking your guests. Pop them on your dessert table to let guests help themselves or package up all pretty for perfect edible wedding favors. Check out Delish Melish (they really are delicious, I've tried them!) here in Ireland or The Meringue Girls or Ooomeringes in the UK. Images via Decor8,
12. Hot Chocolate on a Stick
Perfect for a cosy late night beverage or even between the ceremony or reception at a winter wedding, these hot chocolate on a stick favours are a lovely idea. Stir a "hot chocolate on a stick" in a mug full of warm milk until it melts for a sweet, cold-weather treat. You can even DIY your own with these simple recipes from Evermine and The Kitchen McCabe
A childhood favourite, Lollipops have recently been getting the grown up treatment. From tasty gourmet flavours to edible flowers, confetti and marbled versions , these are (almost) too good to eat. Check out Pandora Bell, The Little Lollipop Shop, Nadia and Co and Eat My Flowers for these chic confections.
14. Boxed Wedding Cake
Ask your venue to slice your wedding cake and place inside elegant boxes for a chic takeaway treat. This also ensures your cake won't go to waste as well as having wedding favours for your guests. You could also prepare this in advance by asking your cake designer to make a dummy cake for your to cut or for photos and then bake your actual cake as sheet cake which can be easily cut up and packed all ready for the big day. Find out how you can make your own from Martha Stewart or you can buy cake slice boxes online from stores such as Paperchase, Party Parlour, Etsy, Peach Blossom and Rastall and Daughters.
So there you have it - a few tasty edible wedding favour ideas to inspire you we hope? For more favor ideas check out our 12 Budget-Friendly Wedding Favour Ideas.
Blog by Karen LouiseWedding