It's a given that wedding guests expect a beautiful ceremony, delicious food, and bumping music when they head to a wedding. But the wedding favor is often an overlooked aspect. One way to ensure a wedding everyone will talk about — a wedding favor they can snack on later.
The blogs are all abuzz with ideas for DIY foodie favors; a roundup of our favorites:
Bread and Jam
If you've perfected your recipe for canning homemade jam, this one's a no-brainer. Share your (or your mom's, aunt's, or relative's) sugary-sweet goodness with personalized jars of homemade jam. This is ideal for country and outdoor weddings because nothing screams rustic chic than beautifully decorated jars. Project Wedding's red-and-white jars (with homemade bread) is a good jumping-off point for inspiration.
Infused Olive Oil
The same goes for olive oil: A beautiful label, like this one at Style Me Pretty, can add the final touch to an Italian menu. Get your guests talking about your infused creations with a lemon- or garlic-infused bottle; they'll be using it to the last drop. Another unique twist? Jars of honey.
There's inevitably that moment where everyone is craving second meal after a night of dancing. Be prepared with customized popcorn, either in individual boxes or a popcorn bar. Bonus points for the candy toppings.
Be forewarned — they're most likely going to be consumed on the spot. But if you're prepared for a boozy affair, set out individual shooters of whiskey or vodka for guests. Extra cool points for customized labels, like these from Liquid Courage.
Coffee Beans or Tea Leaves
For a take-home gift, bag up coffee beans or tea leaves for guests to use at home. It can be relatively inexpensive if you buy coffee in bulk, or look for muslin tea bags to hold the leaves (like this one from Etsy seller ideachic).