18 Edible Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Gobble Up
Every guest loves a gift on the way out the door. We think of it as the final, cherry-on-top detail that leaves your friends and family smiling as they walk away, the ambiance and excitement of your Big Day still fresh on their minds.
With an overwhelming amount of wedding favor ideas floating around the internet, it can be hard to decide on a gift your guests will actually enjoy. The last thing you want to do is spend your well-planned wedding budget on a favor guests won't even take home.
One sure-fire way to know you’ll delight? Make it edible. No matter the time of day – whether you’re hosting an afternoon soiree or a late-night dance party reception – no one’s going to turn down a tray of tasty treats. You know it’s true. From adorable doughnut designs to cute little play on words that can be eaten right away or savored later, the Pinterest world has all of the edible wedding favor ideas you need, and then some.
Send your guests on their merry way with a favor they won’t be able to resist digging into before they’ve even made it home. We’ve pulled our favorite favor ideas from Pinterest to get you started.
Peanuts and Coke
Celebrate your wedding day with the perfect Southern pair, a sleeve of salted peanuts and a mini bottle of Coca-Cola. Remind guests that the only way to consume this pair is to pour the peanuts in the Coke. They’ll thank you later.
“Love Is Sweet” Honey
Fill a pot with your favorite local honey, caramel, or chocolate sauce, finish it with a piece of gingham fabric and ribbon, and add a note saying “Love is Sweet.” You can also find small pots of honey at the grocery store and remove the labels by soaking them in warm water.
Mini Bottle of Rosé
Tiny bottles of rosé (or your favorite sparkling wine) are a thoughtful favor. Personalize the bottles with a patterned paper wrap printed with the names of the happy couple and the date of the wedding.
“S’more Love” S’more Kit
Spread “s’more love” by filling a glass jar with graham cracker cereal pieces, chocolate chunks, and mini marshmallows for a sweet, deconstructed s’more that guests can eat by the handful.
Homemade Hot Sauce
Fill glass bottles with your favorite hot sauce or salsa for guests to take home. Or buy mini bottles of your favorite Southern hot sauce (Tabasco, anyone?) or salsa. Personalize it with a wrap of patterned paper printed with “Thanks for spicing up our day.”
Mini Bottle of Jack
Let guests pick up mini bottles of Jack Daniels whiskey to enjoy later. Pair with a mini rocks glass for a sweet, Southern-sourced favor.
“Meant to Bee” Honey
We can’t overstate what a sweet favor a small pot of honey is for a wedding. There are cute sayings galore to adorn the accompanying card, and it is a super-customizable idea. This one is simply “meant to bee.”
“Opposites Attract” Mini Oil and Vinegar
Pair mini bottles of oil and vinegar for a cheeky nod to the old adage, opposites attract. It’s true, after all!
Natural Wooden Pencil
Set up a table at the reception with small cards and pretty, natural-wood pencils. Ask guests to leave a note for the happy couple, and send them home with the pencils.
“Over the Moon” MoonPie
Top off the evening with this classic, chocolaty Tennessee treat. You may want to bring extra, because guests may pick up two or three of these as they leave the reception. No Southerner can resist a MoonPie.
“Spread the Love” Spreader
Tie a pretty spreader or cheese knife to a note proclaiming, “Spread the Love.” Add flowers for a sweet springtime touch.
Grounds for Celebration
So puny – and useful. After dancing the night (or entire weekend) away, put a little pep in your guests’ steps with this coffee wedding favor idea.
Get Creative with Sugar Cookies
Dress up a timeless treat any which way you want with details custom to your special day.
Send Them With S’more
We can’t guarantee they’ll make it all the way home without digging into the pre-s’mored chocolate, but we can promise they’ll love it.
A “Hole” Lot of Love
Wedding donuts are all the rage, but that doesn’t mean you can’t think outside of the box (the Krispy Kream box, that is) with your donut designs for a farewell snack.
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After Party Pretzel
Send them off with a salty snack that can pull off a puny punch line.
Live “Apple-y” Ever After
Everyone will enjoy a crispy, sweet ending, to your perfect Big Day.
We were mad about macaroons before they were trendy, but we’re not complaining about seeing more of these sweet treats served to-go at wedding these days. Add your own Southern touch with a Monogram detail.