Basic sugar cookies become elegant favors when stacked to resemble miniature wedding cakes and topped with sugar flowers. Each Sugar-Cookie Cake was spread with royal icing, then assembled once the frosting was set.
Stack iced cookies back to back, wrap in cellophane, and tie ends with ribbon. Monograms can also be made by cutting dough into letters or twisting ropes of it into shapes. An initial could be in contrasting dough, or piped onto still-wet icing.
For a sophisticated favor, stack cookies in a plastic box lined with your monogram on all sides. To line box, scan calligraphed initials and print onto card stock; back with glassine using double-sided tape. Score and fold to fit in box.
Filled with miniature Seckel pears, fiber bags make inviting favors. The bride's and groom's names, the wedding date, and the words "A Perfect Pair" are printed on labels tied to the bags with paper ribbon; a note reminds guests to take one home.
Wrapped in pretty paper, store-bought chocolate bars make elegant gifts for guests. Slim bars look especially lovely (these are from Dean & Deluca). Choose patterned wrapping paper that coordinates with your wedding palette.
Buttons make charming closures: Punch holes in the box's lid for the button, slip wire through, and fasten on the underside; tie a ribbon to the button's base, loop it around the box, and wrap to secure.