Take One, Please
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.
Miniature Cookie Jar
It's only fitting to give cookies in a jar -- this one is tiny in size but big in old-fashioned charm. See our source for mini store-bought cookies and favor how-to.
Elegant Cookie Cubes
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.
Homemade Cookie Buffet
Watch the kid in guests appear when they reach for cookies made from family recipes. Ask relatives to bake, or have your caterer make them.
Earl Grey Tea Cookie Favors
Tea is twice as nice coupled with cookies flavored the same way. These Earl Grey Tea Cookies were made by mixing tea leaves into the shortbread batter.
A color unifies a selection of cookies. Here, pink goodies, both store-bought treats and homemade Shortbread Stripes, are set out on a tiered bistro stand.
Send wedding guests home with fresh strawberries and scones to enjoy the morning after. Wrap scones in cellophane, and line a wooden berry basket with parchment paper. Tie a stamped note on each.
Pouch of Pears
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.
Each of these pretty sacks holds a handful of juicy red cherries, the perfect snack to send home with guests after a garden reception or picnic shower.
In these lovely favors, sugar-coated Jordan almonds masquerade as robins' eggs in a delicate faux nest; parchment paper threaded among them acts as a simple place card.
Blue-and-white packaging complements dark coffee favors. Learn more about our packaging ideas and get the recipes for Espresso-Fudge Brownies and Irish-Coffee Truffles.
Italian Meringue Drops
These Italian Meringue Drops, tinted with cocoa and coffee extract, are dipped in chocolate. They can be served alongside our coffee-infused Mocha Cake or distributed as wedding favors.
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.
Old-Time Candy Cups
For a favor that brings out the kid in guests, turn baking cups into darling dishes brimming with old-fashioned hard candies (ours have hazelnut chocolate filling).
Chic Chocolate Bars
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.
Chocolate Bars, Part Two
Chocolate bars adorned with the faces of the bride and groom are sweet in more ways than one.
Boxes with Scrolls
The message on this lilac scroll was calligraphed, then photocopied onto the paper.
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.
A blue ribbon threaded through the lid and sides and secured with knots creates a handle for this box.
This package is sealed with a personalized label made using a rubber stamp.
A copper-cord tie is finished with a monogrammed wax seal.