When it comes to choosing bomboniere, you’re really only limited by imagination. But if you want to give guests something you know they’ll truly enjoy, you can’t go too wrong choosing an edible favour. Here are 10 clever – and thoroughly delicious – ideas.
We don’t believe there’s such a thing as too beautiful to eat, but these handmade and handwrapped chocolate bars come close. Dainty and delicious, you can use them how you like. Personalise them with your wedding details as the ultimate souvenir, or use each guest’s name to create a placecard or even an usher card. Just make sure you keep one for yourself!
Toffee apples might be a childhood favourite, but caramel or chocolate-coated apples bring that extra touch of sophistication which is perfect for weddings. They offer a nice point of difference to traditional favourites such as choc-covered strawberries and can be personalised with everything from bespoke designs to sprinkles. They’re perfect for double duty as favours and placecards -.
Lollies, lollies and more lollies
How sweet (pardon the pun) is this? It’s good old-fashioned rock candy with the name of the bride and groom sitting front and centre. Other options for personalisation include your initials or even your wedding date, along with colours and flavours chosen to match your theme and your own sweet tooth. Would look divine presented in a little favour bag.
Here’s the perfect way to make sure your carefully chosen favours aren’t left behind at the reception – make them edible! After all, who doesn’t love biscuits? Especially a classic creation such as Melting Moments. Add your details in a label personalised to match your theme and decor and you’ve got a sensational blend of taste and treat.
Jars have an endless array of wedding uses, from candle holders to confetti storage. But the most delicious of all is using them for edible DIY favours. Simply pick a treat, say cookies, and then layer all the dry ingredients, along with a recipe. Guests then only have to add extras such as eggs and butter to whip up a batch. If you’re lucky, you might even get one…
Is there any better reflection of just how sweet love is than a thoughtfully chosen sampling of local wedding honey? Packaged up in a test tube, it looks as good as it tastes, creating an eye-catching statement at place settings. Better yet, it’s a lovely way to remind guests of the special day in which they shared next time they sit down to breakfast.
Many people know about macarons because of MasterChef fave Adriano Zumbo, and that’s a good thing, as these bite-sized morsels make perfect favours, not only for their looks, but also because of their versatility in flavours, from salted caramel to savoury. They can also be coloured to match your theme and, most of all, they’re delicious. A win-win situation.
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Jars of jam
There’s something really beautiful about a handmade favour, and a jar of jam or preserves really speaks to the heart. Think a classic combo such as strawberry or a modern twist such as raspberry and rose. Best of all, you’ve got readymade permission to go crazy with puns – and who wouldn’t want a gift that was ‘jam packed with love’? Awwww.
Gorgeous stone fruits, juicy mangoes, bags of cherries, punnets of strawberries … no matter what time of year you wed, fruit can add a sensational flavour to any celebration, be it as fuel for the dance floor or a snack to take home. And the key is to go clever with presentation. Think small wicker baskets, takeaway containers, brown paper bags or even small hessian sacks.
It’s easy to work up a thirst at a wedding – whether you’re posing for photos, chatting up a storm or even hitting the dance floor. So a homemade beverage is a great way to cool down, whether you go for lemonade or a more grown-up limoncello. Personalised labels and bottles add a special touch of style and if guests want the recipe to refill – all they have to do is ask.
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