Edible Wedding Favors




Wedding favors are a lovely way to thank your guests for attending your event, and in my opinion there are no better kind than edible favors!  There are countless options, and as you can imagine chocolate from Delysia Chocolatier tops our list of favorites.  Here are a few other ideas that would also pair perfectly with specialty chocolate flavors.

+ Infused Drinks: Flavored vodkas are popular, and are easy to make yourself and package into smaller glass containers.  You can use pretty much anything from sweet (think pears, berries or even lemons) to spicy (jalapeno, chili, ginger).  And if vodka isn’t your thing you could also make homemade sangria or specialty margaritas.

+ Homemade Preserves: Think beyond standard berry preserves (although those are also an excellent idea) and consider foods that might pair with or remind guests of the meal you served.  For instance, if you’re serving mostly passed hors d’oeuvres, marinated olives would be a great favor.  For a Spanish inspired meal pickled onions or jalapenos would be the perfect complement.

+ Family or Local Specialties: One of my dear friends gifted her guests individual jars of honey at her wedding, which were packaged by her father with the honey from his farm.  If your family has a special tradition and/or your location is famous for a type of food, that is always an easy choice for a wedding favor!

+ Potted Herbs: Again, herbs as wedding favors could be something that complements the meal that was served or simply your favorite variety.  Even uniquely packaged seeds are a great idea and something your guests can enjoy far beyond your wedding day.

Image credits: Country Living // Martha Stewart // honey photo by by This Love of Yours via 100 Layer Cake // Martha Stewart // Elizabeth Messina

Nicole Patel

Nicole Patel is the proprietor of and chocolatier for Delysia Chocolatier. In 2006 while pregnant with her first son, Nicole made a batch of chocolate truffles as holiday gifts. To the delight of friends and family, she continued to create chocolates as a way to relieve stress from her corporate engineering job. In 2008, a chance trip to Becker Vineyards led to Nicole being the first in Texas to make truffles using local wines. Within five years, what started as a hobby turned Delysia into one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the Americas, as selected by the International Chocolate Salon.