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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Favors To Tempt Your Guests With A Sweet Tooth

Wineland's Gourmet KY Bourbon Caramel Sauce

If you have guests with a sweet tooth they will love this Kentucky Bourbon Caramel Sauce or Kentucky Bourbon Hot Fudge Sauce.   They can use it to top their favorite desserts.  Just add a pretty label with your monogram or your names and wedding date.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tuscan Cookie Favors

Savory Favors For Your Guests -- Cavallucci (o morsetti) di Siena
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As your wedding winds down you'll want to send your guests home with a traditional Italian wedding favor. If your wedding is Tuscan-inspired biscotti are a good choice. Make or purchase favor bags with a grape vine pattern or stencil the pattern on bags yourself, and fill them with coffee flavored biscotti or cavallucci, a honey flavored rustic biscotti.

Cavallucci are not beautiful cookies so package them in an eyecatching box or bag. But ah! the taste with some strong coffee will make your guests feel like they've taken a weekend trip to Tuscany.

I wasn't familiar with cavallucci, but these delicious cookies are easy to make using acacia honey and melted sugar mixed with flour, chopped, toasted almonds, minced candied citron and orange, anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander powder and a pinch of baking soda. The trickiest part was finding the right kind of honey, although you might be able to sub regular honey for acacia honey.

For a recipe to make your own cavalucci go to I tested out this recipe, and believe me, if I can manage it, it's perfect for a bride who isn't looking for a complex DIY favor for her wedding.

Decorate your favor table with a grape and vine motif and your guests will love taking these cookies home for a late night snack. You could consider pairing them with a favor-size packet of espresso for your guests to take home with them or some chocolate nut truffles or jordan almonds.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Favors For Your Picnic Wedding

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Having a garden wedding or picnic reception? Consider offering your guests fans as a wedding favor. Favors And Flowers, (their web site is offer a variety of shapes and sizes of fans.

This heart traditional bamboo hand fans measures 13" L top to the bottom tip of the fan and 10" across. It is made of quality sturdy bamboo strips. Just add some silk ribbons and a tag or some silk flowers and your favors are complete. This site offers a variety of sizes and shapes of fans, so stop by and take a look.

This favor is guaranteed to be used by every guest at a summer wedding!

Wood Picnic Basket Wedding Favors

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I love the idea of favors that are packaged in gorgeous containers. Favors and Flowers (visit their web site at offers you picnic basket favors that are perfect for picnic or garden weddings. Each one can be purchased with ribbon and hang tags (also available on their site) or you could make your own. Choose your favorite candy filling to make your guests day complete.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Mini Glass Flower Pots

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Fill these mini glass flower pots with water a freshly cut flowers, they can also be used as votive holders. Each clear glass pot measures 2.5" tall. Top diameter is 2.75” and bottom diameter measures 1.75". Holds up to 4 oz. Fits votive and tea light candles. The perfect holder for any votive candle. Pots are $1.30/each.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cameo-Style Silhouette Favor Boxes

From Favormakers'

These classic cameo-style silhouette boxes are perfect for weddings and other elegant occasions. All boxes arrive fully assembled and are made entirely of cardstock paper. Your order comes with an equal number of male and female silhouettes. If you’d like all of one kind (all male or all female) please specify in “message to seller” on the Etsy checkout page.  You can also have custom silouettes for an additional $15.00 per design.  Also choose custom colors. 

Favor for Bridal Shower

Remember your first love note in school, passed from pupil to pupil until it fell into your hands? These "Love Notes" Sticky Notes are designed to bring back that old feeling! Each sheet, etched with "Love Notes" in pretty pink, lets that special someone know how you feel. The perfect favor for wedding showers! The 2" x 2" notes come in a perfectly fitted, white box sprinkled with pink hearts and enduring sentiments like "Hold Me Tonight". A shining, silver heart charm and a pink-and-black bow of sheer organza and satin complete this "notable" favor.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Wedding Favors From Heather at Chic Ink

All photos courtesy of Heather at Chic Ink, web site and blog at

Heather at Chic Ink makes wonderful favors that she customizes for your wedding.  What Heather can create with stamps, custom papers, and her wonderful imagination will amaze you!  Be sure to see all her great wedding stationary products when you visit her web site and blog.  There are a few samples on my general wedding blog, but it's well worth it to take the time to go to her site and see the incredible creations there.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Winter Wedding Favors The Easy Way

Photo and Cookies Courtesy of Artesanal Sweets Web Site

Instead of trying to come up with a little gadget or gizmo for a winter wedding favor, head over to Artesanal and purchase some delicious cookies.  Easy and taste so good.  Guaranteed not to be left on the table!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Truffles For Wedding Favors -- Try Truffles For a Cause

Truffles for a Cause is the answer to how to make a donation to your favorite cause and still give a traditional wedding favor to their guests. Give Truffles for a Cause on your wedding day as a personal statement of your love and awareness and support for your favorite charity.

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By giving these beautifullyy boxed truffles, you can make a difference. Through the generosity and thoughtfulness of clients, Truffles for a Cause has made donations to The American Cancer Society, The American Diabetes Association, The American Heart Association, Alzheimers Research Foundation, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Dana Farber Cancer Research. Dover Children's Home, Gospel for Asia, Habitat for Humanity, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mass General Hospital Cancer Research, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Sonshine Soup Kitchen. SPCA, St Jude's Childrens Hospital. Susan B. Komen Cancer Fund, Twin Towers Orphan Fund, The Wounded Warrior Project, VNA Hospice, and many more.
If you loved truffles before, now there's one more reason to give them with love.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Italian Favors For Your Wedding

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These elegant glass wine charms favors were inspired by the glass artisans of Murano Italy, they are handcrafted Murano like glass wine charms and they will wow your guests with their elegance and style. Each wine charm is attached to a chrome ring with delicate bead accents and will be enjoyed by the wine enthusiasts in the crowd. The perfect favors for the Italian bride and groom or someone who is planning a reception at their local winery. These favors are sure to impress with their elegance and the sophistication of their designs. They come packaged 4 per set. The site also offers other assorted designs in Murano style glass for your guests.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Russian Friendship Tea

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Make your guests a jar of Russian Friendship Tea for a wedding favor.  Served at the Biltmore, this tea is sweet, with a touch of citrus and spice and is perfect to give at winter or even fall weddings. 
Russian Friendship Tea Mix Recipe

Russina Friendship Tea Recipe from Bake It Pretty Blog:
2-1/2 cups Instant Orange Drink Mix (like Tang)
1-1/2 cups Instant Lemonade Mix (like Country Time)
1-1/2 cups Instant Unsweetened Tea
1/2 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
(all spices are the dried, ground kind- not whole!)

In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients until thoroughly combined.  Use a funnel to add one cup of hte  mix to a jar or bag.  If you want some pretty labels go to: Where there is a PDF file to print with directions on how to make the tea on the back.  While you are there take a look at the rest of the great blog and site! You'll fall in love! 

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Cold Porcelain Wedding Favors From Parsi Shop's Cold Porcelain Wedding Favors found at:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Chocolate Sunflower Seeds For Your Candy Buffet or Favors

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Chocolate Sunflower Seeds are a colorful treat that will delight your eyes and your taste buds.

The sunflower seeds are coated with smooth milk chocolate and a beautiful rainbow candy shell. These look and taste great. Put them in a glass jar with your monogram or in special boxes for favors.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Celtic Knot Bubble Wands

This small bubble wand is 4 inches long with a celtic knot that is approximately 1 inch in diameter. The wand comes with a white organza carrying bag and bottle of bubbles. They are available in large quantities for weddings. Perfect for the bride with a Celtic theme wedding.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Elegant Place Setting For A Summer Wedding

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This elegant blue and white place setting sets a perfect tone for a summer bride especially if the wedding or reception is outdoors.  The elegant blue fan on a beaded charger give your guests a gift they can feast their eyes on as well as use. 

Favors for a Tuscan Theme Wedding

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Coaster sets offer your guests a useful yet attractive favor that they can actually use and enjoy at home.  With the preponderance of Tuscan themed weddings wine related favors are more and more popular with this year's brides.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tea Favors

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Tea can make an elegant favor for your wedding or to add to your guest bags.  There are a huge selection of teas available but I would suggest trying a sample before choosing one as your favors.  Good tea is a wonderful thing, but poor tea, even in a pretty package, is really awful and not the memory you want your guests to take away with them. 

Beautiful packaging for your guests.

Tea and an infuser perfect to add to a guest bag.

These come in assorted flavor and combinations.

Tea Containers to Add Your Own Loose Tea To.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wedding Favors Blended With Your Guests in Mind

Photo courtesy of Holiday Tea Sachet

Tea has long been a sign of hospitality in cultures across the world.  Consider providing your guests with sachets of tea in tins or clever packages that they can take home and enjoy at their leisure.  Sachets can also be part of guest bags for your out of town guests.  The holiday tea sachets come in a variety of flavor combinations to match the seasons.  Add you personalized monogram.

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Wedding Cookies From Lady Fortune

It's hard to believe that these delectable cookies are edible because they look so beautiful...but they are!!! Lady Fortune's web site has lots of choices for cookie favors so head on over and take a look.  Lady Fortune takes the stress out of trying to pull of f DIY favors, she does them for you and ships them to you packaged and ready for your guests. 

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Brownie Pops to Die For

Brownie pops make gorgeous and delicious favors for your guests. These photos are courtesy of but these are avalable at other sites as well. Everyone loves chocolate,and these have the added bonus of being decorative as well.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Something Old, Something New

Inspired by one of the best-known wedding traditions, the "Something Blue" Scented Soaps is a practical wedding favor, your guests will appreciate and use.  The soap tower measures 2” h x 1 3/4" square. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Centerpieces and Favors That You Can't Break

Tired of centerpieces or favors that you have to worry about breaking? Try using rocks. Yes rocks. Sets of rocks are available that you can write on. You can put the date one, the word 'Love' or other appropriate 'wedding type word'. You can stack them or use stones are part of a Zen design with some pillar candles.

You can purchase these rocks at Photos courtesy of

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Confetti, and not the kind you throw!

If you were planning on getting some favor boxes and putting Jordan almonds in them, why not consider this option.  They're called 'confetti almond favors' and they're typically used in Italian weddings, but would work in almost any setting.  You buy ribbon known as 'coccarde' and fill it with almonds, then make it into a flower.  Decorate the top, add some ribbon to personalize it, and you're in business!  It takes a little time but once you're used to what you're doing they go pretty quickly.  You'll need the ribbon (cost - $35), almonds (cost - $8.99 lb), Personalized ribbon (cost - $44 for 100), silk/organza flower (cost - $20). The total cost per favor? $1.30! I used some pearl accents too but you don't have too and it was more work so it may not be for you. The total cost came to $1.50 with the pearl accents.  You can either provide a loop of ribbon so the confetti can be hung up or let it lie flat.  I've included some pictures of both DIY confetti and some that are premade, all are available from

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This very elegant Loop Edge Satin Coccarde Roll (above) will help you to design your very own Bomboniere (very easy to assemble just place an almond in each petal pocket and pull the strings at the end to create your flower) to present to your guests. Choose a color to suit your color scheme and then ask us about the embellishments we carry to enhance your confetti flower. Each roll contains 500 petals to help you create 95 - 100 confetti flowers. Embellish with porcelain flowers, paper flowers, organza and silk flowers, organza calla lilli flowers etc.  Other roles of conccarde make different number of favors so read before you order!

Other DIY confetti:


Here are a few ready-made confetti to inspire you, also courtesy of
All of them are

If you're looking for your confetti to do double duty, use them as a centerpiece for a table.  The confetti used to make this are $3.50 each, You'd need about fifty or fifty-five for this centerpiece.  You could also make a wreath with them.