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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Springerle Cookie Favors

It's amore at Queen City Cookies located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Celebrate betrothal and wedded bliss with elegant, delicious Springerle art. Express your fondness and appreciation to friends, family and colleagues with these thoughtful designs that will wow! Perfect for any color scheme but I'd package these beautiful white cookies in a bag with a black and white ribbon or tag as a wedding favor.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Tuscan Wedding Favors

Many brides are having their weddings at local wineries, and what fits better at a winery than favors based on Tuscany in Italy?  These are just a few idea if you're planning a Tuscan wedding theme.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Key Lime Pears

Recchiutti Chocolates of San Francisco offer these thin but delicous paper thin unripe pear slices, that have been marinated in key lime syrup for a few days, then carefully laid out on trays and placed in a low temperature oven for about an hour to dry. After all of that fussing, there is a final step, which is to dip the lime infused crispy pear into a bitter sweet chocolate. The pears ended up becoming a favorite at Recchiutti's. Since then they have introduced an apple version as well.  But we think the pears would be perfect for anyone with a "Perfect Pair/Pear" theme for their wedding.  To order go to:  For apples fans, I've provided a photo of those as well.  Order online for out of town brides.

Chocolate Ballotin's to Die For!

Anyone familiar with the King of Prussia Mall outside Philadelphia has probably sampled sweets from Antoine Amrani.  For other locations got to: For those who don't live nearby, they can order favors from their web site at: or from other specialty shops carrying their brand.  Simple & perfectly sized for wedding or shower favors & gift bags their 2-pc Ballotins come in brown, white, ivory, gold, or select a custom color to coordinate with your event. Each is sealed with an Antoine Amrani label.

Another option is to take their classes, but register now because they fill up quickly! Payment is required at time of your class reservation.  What a great gift for someone who loves sweets! The class schedule is on their web site.  They also offer factory tours which are... awe inspiring.  So if you need a time out from wedding planning consider a quick trip for inspiration and relaxation.

Beautiful Cookies For Your Guests

These cookies aren't your typical wedding favor cookies shaped like a wedding cake or a bridal gown.  Instead they're brightly colored freshly baked sugar cookies that are shaped in rose cabochons.  These flower cookies come in a variety of colors so you don't have to go monochromatic.  If ordering for your wedding the bakers suggests you pre-order well in advance, and leave your event date at checkout in the note to seller section.  You can order these and other delicious things at Etsy's Holiday Candy Lane .

Give the Gift of Oil and Vinegar

Opposites attract, and so do these mini oil and vinegar favors. Whether the bride and groom are from totally different worlds, or you simply want to plan a big, Italian-themed wedding with all the trimmings, these oil and vinegar favors are rare finds that your guests will love. Also perfect as bridal shower favors, rehearsal dinner favors and wedding decorations. For  once a wedding favor that woun't get left behind!
The gourmet mini bottles come in a variety of oil and vinegar options.  These mini bottles measure 1.38"L x 1.38"W x 5.25"H and hold 2 ounces.  See the Beau Coup web site at:

Bridal Collection From Dragonfly Cakes

Dragon Fly Cakes LLC has several choices of beautiful petits four favors for your wedding guests. While those shown here are specifically for the bride, they also have some in Tiffany Blue and they will work with you to match your colors. The bridal collection is decorated with classic swirls, hand-cut flowers, traditional harlequins, and edible pearls. (Photo from Dragon Fly Cakes LLC web site).

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Remember the Days at School with Cootie Catchers?

Well I have to admit I never thought I'd see a cootie catcher at a wedding.But an artist who sells her work on has managed to make that idea a reality.  Her cootie catchers have been shown in New York Brides magazine, Real Simple's web page, as well as  Your guests will be delighted to use these old-school fortune tellers at your reception, and will be sure to talk about what a unique idea they were afterward.  You can find these creatively designed cooties at


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bomboniere and Italian Confetti Favors - Direct from Italy

Pelino's world-famous, prize-winning, sugar-coated candies known as "confetti" are now available from the House of Pelino in the United States .  The Italian candies are known as confetti, while the favors made with them are known as bombonieres.These unique confetti are still made by hand in a four-day process with a recipe over 300 years old.  The company still uses some of the original equipment. 'Confetti' are similar to the Jordan almonds we have here in the USA, but these candies have centers of almonds, chocolate or other delicacies.  They are starch and flour-free making them taste delicious and unlike any candies used for wedding favors.  
Confetti Pelino & Bomboniera USA (web site: imports beautiful confetti favors from Italy. All favors are custom-designed and hand-made in Italy to your specifications. Confetti Pelino & Bomboniera USA are the only company in the United States to import these candies and favors, you will not find them anywhere else.

Chocolates In a Matchbox

Etsy artists at Ivylane Designsm website: have designed some gorgeous boxes that are filled with chocolates for your guests.  They come in a variety of colors and designs and you can also have them monogrammed.  Great for wedding favors or shower favors.

Sweet Treat for Your Guests

Give the gift of a sweet treat of rock candy with a fun ticket attached.  Your guests will enjoy these fun favors, these are designed for the romantic vintage loving bride.  You can scatter them around the reception or place them on tables.  The ticket tag is designed by ArtfulMstudio.

Future Friendly Favors and Where to Find Them

A surprising source for favors is  Etsy offers people a way to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers.  They want to give the consumer and producer a better way to connect without all the middlemen.  They call it 'a better choice.'  Their motto is 'Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.'   Favors from Etsy offer you the option of avoiding the mass marketing of wedding favors for something more unique and personal, that reflects your own personality.  To browse through all the Etsy artists' offerings go to

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Wildflower Seed Favors

Wedding favors come in all shapes and sizes, but favors that contain wildflowers, Plant with Love, "Seeds of Love", "Love is in Bloom" are just a few names for them. These favors are eco-friendly personalized wildflower seed favors that are plantable and good for the environment. These favors are the perfect choice for the environmentally conscious bride and groom who are interested in beautifying the planet.

You can use them as wedding favors or save the date card.  These particular favors shown can be found at

Welcome to Gifts for Your Guests

This blog is devoted to finding the most interesting wedding favors and letting you know where to find them.  I'll post links and pictures to help you plan this aspect of your wedding.