Looking for unique food gifts for wedding guests? Wondering if you should even give favors? How much should you spend on favors? What makes a good wedding favor? How many favors should you have? These are all questions many couples find themselves asking each other during their wedding planning process. Wedding favors can be a daunting task. You don’t want to blow your budget on them, but you want to make sure your guests like them. Well, what better gift to give than food? Everyone loves it!
Unlike that custom bar of soap or that coaster with your last name on it that will probably end up lost in clutter, unique food gifts for wedding guests will never go unnoticed. Chances are your guests will snack on them at the end of your big day while they make their way home. You have to refuel somehow after all that dancing!We have complied a list of the coolest food favors to say “thanks for helping us celebrate our big day”. Your mouth will be watering after reading this!
1 | Chocolate Heaven
You may be thinking that chocolates are the most basic food favor you could ever think of; well, you haven’t seen these cool creations! Over the recent years, chocolate favors have definitely made a comeback. There are so many artisan style treats that not only taste good, but look amazing. You wouldn’t believe the flavors that you can put into chocolate.
If you are looking to truly wow your guests, check out Chocology Unlimited online. Their treats will blow you away! Not to mention they look super cool. From mimosa flavor, Tahitian mocha, strawberry frappe, to Tahiti escape and Cleopatra, they got it all! There are so many companies offering gourmet chocolate treats.
If you are looking for more than just unique flavors, try opting out for some gem style chocolates. The geode trend is gaining so much popularity in the wedding world, and these chocolates are perfect if you love that vibe. Your guests will think these gem inspired favors are too pretty to even eat!
If you are looking for a chocolate that is way out of the box, try some colorful bark. Peppermint bark around the holidays is always a crowd pleaser, and we love the colorful take that some bakers put on it. Imagine a Spring wedding with the prettiest pastel or bright colors, with some rainbow swirl bark placed out for your guests… love!
2 | I Dough!
We love the idea of a baguette as unique food gifts for wedding guests. They are very simple, but unique! What better way to wash down the cocktails and end the night than a thick and crispy snack? You can go for full size baguettes wrapped individually placed in a cute metal or wooden bin for rustic look.
Your guests will be able to enjoy it after your wedding with all their meals, plus they’ll be reminded of your special day. If you are going for a more modern and simplistic vibe, go for some mini baguettes placed in ivory favor bags. You can even wrap the baguettes in a white paper. Add a string of rosemary for an elegant touch and a lovely aroma.
3 | Sending Good Fortune
Doing fortune cookies as a favor is great because it can be very personalized. Your guests will love the excitement of seeing what message awaits them inside, and eating their delicious treat of course.
Fortune cookies are a great sweet treat options for the hotter months, because they don’t melt unlike other desserts. Fill your cookies with a variety of custom fortunes such as love quotes, thank you for coming notes, song lyrics from your first dance, funny predictions, or even just your wedding date and name on it. You can even add a little touch of color to the cookies by dipping them. This way you can match them to the overall color scheme of the event.
4 | Pizza Party
Give your guests a little pizza party after they leave your wedding. Pizza may seem like a food not suited for your big day, but we beg to differ! This fan favorite would be the perfect favor for a more casual, rustic, or backyard wedding.
There are many reasons why a mini pizza, or slice of pizza makes for a great wedding favor. First off, pizza is known as a great late night snack. After dancing the night away and celebrating your love, there is nothing your guests will need more than a big old bite of cheesy goods. Another great thing about a pizza favor is that you can personalize the boxes however you would like!
Put a cute quote on the top such as “A slice of our love”, or put your wedding date and names on it. For a funny twist, put a photo of you and your other half on the inside of the box for a little surprise! Lastly, this wedding favor option is ideal for couples who are really trying to save money. Favors can get quite pricey, but pizza is a great budget friendly option.
5 | Fruit Baskets
We think fruit baskets are the perfect favor for a Spring or Summer time wedding. Imagine you are at a magical garden party wedding, or a charming southern inspired Spring wedding; what better way to cool off after the big day than a nice basket of juicy cold fruit?
This idea is great for couples who grown their own produce (talk about a money saver!), or ones who love the idea of growing just for the wedding. You would be giving your guests a little taste of your own garden…so cute! You also have the option of buying some delicious types of fruit in bulk from the store or your local farmer’s market.
No matter what route you take, the fruit basket is an easy and adorable idea. Customize the outside of the baskets or cups. We love that your guests could use the fruit in their smoothies, or bake them into some tasty desserts. They will always have a little reminder of your big day!
6 | Warm Your Heart
Having a Fall or Winter wedding? Think about giving out hot chocolate favors to your guests to keep them warm as unique food gifts for wedding guests. We love this unique twist on the classic hot chocolate kit favor. These are super easy and fun to make if you are looking for some great do-it-yourself options.
Imagine you are having a Winter wonderland wedding amongst the snow; these favors will look so perfect on a table or in a cute basket. Do different chocolate flavors and put tags on each of them to let your guests do the picking. Make them all the same and put a tag with a wedding festive saying on it such as “let love warm your heart”. The great thing about hot chocolate on a stick is they are totally customizable.
Add mini marshmallows to the chocolate for a classic touch. Spice things up a bit by putting crushed pieces of peppermint bark in them! Looking to add a little color? Dye your chocolate fun colors! Go crazy and make the chocolates into shapes of a heart. You guests will love enjoying their hot chocolate while cozying up by a fire.
7 | For The Kitchen
Looking for a classy gift guests can use long after your wedding day? Try some olive infused oils! Your cooking lover guests will greatly appreciate you.
These make a great unique food gift for wedding guests because many people won’t buy these for themselves, but they are truly wonderful to have on hand in the kitchen. This is a more pricey favor, so make sure you plan accordingly. It would be great for a more intimate wedding event.
Make your own oil blends by sealing plain olive oil and your ingredients of choice such as rosemary, basil, lemon, or peppers into a pretty bottle. Add a nice tag with the flavor, wedding date, your names, or a quote such as “bottled with love” for a personalized touch.
If you are feeling a little overwhelmed with the wedding planning, or just really don’t have the time, there are plenty of companies that can make you some great personalized olive infused oils.
A huge advantage about these favors is that they can double as table decor. They are so pretty and add a lovely modern and elegant touch.
Need Help Finding the Perfect Favor?
Still need help finding the perfect unique food gift for wedding guests? The amazing staff at Ivory & Lace Creative Weddings is here to help your planning process as easy as possible. Read more about our other fun blogs like How to Have a Rustic Wedding to get inspired about picnic favors, or How to Have an Elegant Gothic Wedding to get inspired about moody romantic favors.