Seasonal fruits make wonderful (and delicious) favors. Each of these sacks holds a handful of juicy red cherries, perfect for an outdoor summer wedding.
Buy glassine bags, and trim tops with scalloped scissors. Fill bags with enough cherries, or other small fruit, so they peek out over the top. To help the bags stand up, turn corners under at bottoms. Display favors in wooden crates.
Salute nautical Nantucket or Cape Cod, Massachusetts; Mystic, Connecticut; or other coastal areas with sailors' rope bracelets that shrink to fit (1856countrystore.com). Or bestow "The Arts of the Sailor: Knotting, Splicing, and Ropework" to show guests the ropes.
The Romans showered newlyweds with almonds, a symbol of fertility. Include them in your celebration by giving guests jars filled with almonds and honey as favors. Decorate the caps with squares of fabric in playful colors and patterns (we used stripes, pink linen, and florals), and secure with twine. Line up the jars on a tablecloth made from matching fabric, and label them with your first initials and the wedding date.
Send guests home with sweet memories and even sweeter treats in the form of miniature cherry pies. Enlist the help of friends who bake, or have a bakery make them. To personalize the packaging, print or photocopy a message or the bride's and groom's names onto self-adhesive labels.
This couple picked raspberries the summer before the wedding, and the bride and her mother made jam. The jars were covered with smaller pieces of the same fabric found on the reception's tabletops and were finished with twine. The custom stickers and handwritten labels double as place cards.
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