Most guests appreciate receiving wedding favors
they can actually use...or eat! That's why wedding edibles
are such a popular choice as favors: you can rest assured that you got the best of your money, even if you ate the leftovers!
Back in the day, Jordan almonds were usually the only thing used as wedding candy
. Though the tradition of giving five almonds in a bag is still used today, there are many other alternatives available.Wedding chocolate
is a popular choice for brides and grooms to give at their event. So many people love chocolate, and if you're a couple that enjoys the indulgent, giving out chocolate wedding favors is not only tasty, but a reflection of your personality and enjoyments as well. Chocolate favors are not only limited to the classic personalized chocolate bar or Hershey kiss. You can purchase chocolate dipped brownies or brownie pops (most of which are decorated like brides and grooms or in other elegant designs), chocolate dipped rice krispy favors (available in shapes like wedding cakes and bridesmaid dresses for bridal shower favors), or even chocolate dipped wedding cookies
like Oreos and Biscotti. Chocolate covered pretzels are also popular.
Some couples veto chocolate favors
for many reasons. Perhaps they don't like chocolate, or are worried many of their guests won't either, due to the Kosher concern (although many of our chocolate favors are Kosher certified). Price is also an issue too. Certain chocolate confections like our rice krispies or brownies can get costly, since those items are made to order and often more expensive when cut into shapes and hand decorated. Cooler fees and expedited shipping costs can create a higher order total, most of which are overlooked when buying on a budget. Concern with melting in transit and shelf life typically plays a factor too.
If you're against chocolate favors for any of the above reasons, no need to fret - there are still many other edible favors
available. Personalized mint tins are a classic favorite, and many come with mints or candy already inside. Or you can always purchase empty tins, jars or boxes and fill them up with bulk candy purchased separately (this is also a great idea if you do want to give chocolate, since you can fill the containers up at your reception and won't have to worry about melting issues). There are also personalized lollipop favors, gum boxes and machines, muffin and cookie mixes, even personalized honey and jam jars.
If you've got a knack for baking and creativity and have the time to do so, consider making your own edible favors - perhaps baking your own cookies in unique shapes with cookie cutters, or just purchasing personalized wrappers for Hershey bars or miniatures. Wedding chocolate and candy
makes a great favor and is always a crowd pleaser!
© October 21, 2011, Kelsey Bowen, Little Things Favors
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