Edible Wedding Favours to Delight Your Guests

Struggling to come up with some wedding favour ideas? Check out our list of top edible delights sure to satisfy your wedding guests.

wedding favours for guests at reception

Savoury Snacks

For something a little savoury why not supply your guests with jars filled with a selection of your favourite nuts. Perhaps the female guests get the brides top picks while the male guests receive the grooms. Glass mason jars will be perfect for this however for couples working to a budget brown paper bags make a great substitute. This wedding favour is especially perfect for rustic inspired weddings.

savoury edible wedding favours

Made With Love

If you’re a bit of a whizz in the kitchen why not gift your guests with truly personalised wedding favours. If you have a specialty sauce, dip, seasoning or any other recipe perhaps consider sharing this with your guests. Simply bake a batch of your renowned recipe and divvy up the portions between your guests. For homemade favours presentation will be the key. Sweet gift boxes or glass jars and containers with the addition of gift tags that clearly identify the item will be perfect. If it’s not a secret consider having the recipe printed and also attached to the favour. Recipes need not just be your own they could also be a cherished family recipe. In this instance you can get some help preparing your favours. You could even provide guests with a hot chocolate recipe and the ingredients or your favourite tea and biscuit combination like the images below.

DIY edible wedding favours for guests

Local Offerings

One of our favourite wedding favour ideas is to source local produce from the area where your wedding is being held. This clever idea will showcase the local offerings such as jams, preserves or even olive oils that the area is known for. Your guests will especially love having an opportunity to take a piece of the region home with them. You can also request for local suppliers to put together the goody bags for you and deliver them fresh the day of the wedding. These wedding gift bags could include anything from cheese, olives, wine and chocolate to even fruit. Country and vineyard weddings where there is a strong emphasis on local produce will particularly benefit from this idea.

locally sourced wedding favours

Sweet Treats

For the sweet tooths there are a range of different confections and desserts you can use for your bombonieres. Popular wedding favours include personalised cookies, chocolates or macarons which can all be neatly packaged.  As can your favourite cupcakes or slices. If you’d like for you guests to have some choice opt for a dessert/candy buffet with takeaway boxes for guests to select what they can take home with them. The added benefit is that your candy bar can act as a decorative element for your wedding reception.  Mini jars filled with jelly beans or personalised M&Ms are always a hit with guests and can often be eaten before the wedding is over!

sweet wedding favours popular with guests

Garden Fresh

A rather unique idea is to provide your guests with seeds to grow their own herbs or vegetables, while not technically edible at the time they will of course be edible down the track. Alternative to this you can provide your guests with mini potted herbs or spices as wedding favours. We’re thinking chillies or a fresh bunch of coriander. These types of favours make the perfect gift for eco-friendly weddings and garden affairs. Simply add wedding favour tags so the guests will know what they’re getting. (For arguments sake let’s pretend the image below is of a mini vegetable tree or bunch of herbs!)

rustic garden wedding bomboniere

Edible wedding favours are one of the easiest and most affordable gifts to thank your guests for sharing in your big day, so if you’re stuck for ideas stick with something that your guests can eat!

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