15 Creative Edible Wedding Favor Ideas

There's an edible favor fit for every couple. From the doughnut lover to the coffee drinker, get inspired by these unique favors.
by Lauren Kay
Jars of homemade jam on a wooden tray
photo by Ebersole Photography

Why do we love edible wedding favors, you ask? For starters, they never get left behind and there's no way a guest already has one sitting at home (think: a deck of cards or bottle opener). If you’re a seasoned DIYer or baker you might even be able to take them on yourself.

Edible treats mean it’s a good idea to order extras. It’s possible guests could take more than one. For every 100 guests, have at least 10 backups. Also consider dietary restrictions and allergies—we’re guessing it’s a good chance you might have a guest with a gluten intolerance or nut allergy, so offer a safe alternative for them to enjoy too. Get inspired by 15 of our favorite edible wedding favor ideas, below.

1. S'more of That

Creative edible wedding favor idea, cute s'more kits
photo by Sara Kristen Photography

Package up a childhood favorite—s'mores! This is an especially perfect parting gift if your after-party includes a fire pit. Place all the ingredients in a cello bag or clear box and finish with a custom tag.

2. Specialty Brew

Creative tea wedding favor idea
photo by We Are Diamond Eyes

Gift a special brew of tea that will either help guests drift blissfully to sleep after a long night of dancing, or wake up energized and ready for the postwedding brunch festivities. 

3. Something Sweet

Creative edible wedding favor idea
photo by Sam Gomez

Send guests home in sweet euphoria with a jar of honey from a local farm, pinned with a personalized tag inspired by the location of your "I dos." Customize the packaging to reflect your wedding style—burlap for a casual affair, or gold lid jars with wood honey dippers for something more formal.

4. Hometown Pride

Custom shaped sugar cookies for a creative edible wedding favor idea
photo by Jen Fariello

Hometown goods such as locally baked cookies, maple syrup, candies or anything sweet that originated in the city where you'll wed always make memorable favors. Is your town known for a monument? Opt for chocolate lollipops or cookies in the shape of the famous spot.

5. Totally Pickled

Creative edible wedding favor idea, pickled foods

Try your hand at the latest foodie craze—pickling. You can brine just about anything from mushrooms to beans or beets in advance of your nuptial. Opt for cute jars and custom tags to make a personalized statement at your reception.

6. Gourmet Dessert

Cute wedding favor idea with macarons
photo by Philip Flicks

Who would pass on Parisian goodies? A small box of macarons or madeleines are sure to impress. Or explore other European specialties, like tiramisu, Polish cookies or Hungarian cream puffs.

7. Customized Keepsake

Personalized wedding favor coffee mugs with hot chocolate mix
photo by Philip Flicks

Make each guest feel special with a personalized mug that can be used over and over again. Fill it with a special hot chocolate mix, coffee beans or a simple snack that can be enjoyed on the way home. 

8. A Midnight Snack

Creative doughnut wedding favor idea
photo by Philip Flicks

Keep family and friends fueled well into the after-party with a midnight snack. We love the breakfast trend sweeping weddings, and really, who can resist a warm cinnamon donut? Set up a station near the dance floor or ask waiters to serve guests on their way back to the hotel (because it's never too early for breakfast).

9. A Seasonal Treat

Seasonal wedding favor of peppermint bark
photo by Alex Cao

Consider gifting guests a favor that reflects the season, like mini apple pies in the fall, strawberry jam in the spring or peppermint bark in the winter. If you're a novice in the kitchen, enlist the help of your caterer or a local bake shop. Make the favor yours by adding a personalized tag or custom packaging.

10. A Nod to Your Heritage

Unique olive oil wedding favor idea
photo by The Grovers

Pay homage to your roots. Opt for something symbolic of your family's heritage, like bottles of olive oil pressed in your grandmother's native Italy or chocolate-chip cannolis served on sleek silver trays at the end of the night. Consider celebrating both families throughout the evening—if you're honoring your family with the favor, try adding something from your other half's culture to the dinner menu.

11. Hot and Saucy

Homemade spice sauce wedding favor idea
photo by Rodney Bailey

Looking for something spicy not sweet? Send guests home with a bottle of your favorite hot sauce (some specialty and local vendors will even customize the labels with your names and wedding date). Give your sauce a unique name or include a recipe for a Bloody Mary or a spicy salsa.

12. For a Good Cause

Truffles for a cause wedding favor idea
photo by Mark Davidson

There are plenty of favor options that give back, donating part of the sale to a charity. If you have a cause that's dear to you, do a little bit of research and see if there are any businesses you can work with to give back. Cookies for Kids' Cancer, Truffles for a Cause and L.A. Burdick Chocolate are just a few ideas to get you started. 

13. Secret Recipe

Homemade cookie wedding favor idea
photo by Kina Wicks

Does your family have a secret recipe people go nuts for? Whip up a batch of your famous oatmeal cookies, toffee or caramel popcorn. Package the treat to reflect your wedding style, and if you're feeling really hospitable, let your guests in on the recipe.

14. Childhood Nostalgia

Cute popcorn wedding favor idea
photo by Nancy Ray

Delight your guests with a childhood favorite like caramel popcorn, cotton candy or Puppy Chow. It'll spark some old memories and story swapping, especially with neighbors or friends you grew up with. 

15. A To-Go Drink

Creative wedding favor idea, champagne split
photo by Comfort Photography

A split of champagne can do double-duty as both an escort card and favor. That way, guests can get a jump-start on the party by enjoying a drink as soon as they sit down.

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