So you’re planning your wedding and thinking of giving out memorable wedding favors to your guests to thank them for being a part of your special day? Showing gratitude towards your guests would be testimony to just how much you appreciate their presence.

We live in times when people pride themselves on their DIY and out-of-the-box thinking skills. Both these skills can be used optimally when deciding on the wedding favors you would like to give out. They can truly reflect just how happy and creative a couple can be.

One of the best DIY wedding favor ideas revolve around offering edible treats. This can especially work out great if you and your partner love food. Not only will DIY edible wedding favors mirror the epicurean in you, you will also be able to customize and pack them to convey your wedding’s setting, motif or season.

What’s more? Your edible favors will also be easy on your pocket compared to the store-bought ones. Most of all, your guests will understand that because your tasty treats have been prepared and assembled by you, they come straight from the heart.

Just like everything related to planning a wedding, having your DIY edible delights ready will also take time, effort and patience, not just from you but also your friends, family and everyone else who is ready to pitch in.

Mentioned ahead are a few recipes for whipping up quick and easy wedding favors.

1. Flavored Honey


You will need:

1 cup honey (You can source it from a location that may be special to you)
½ tablespoon fresh orange zest, finely grated
½ teaspoon cinnamon, freshly ground
Mason jars


> In a large mixing bowl, add honey, orange zest and ground cinnamon and mix well.

> To package it, use a funnel to pour the honey evenly into clean mason jars. Secure the top tightly and add a festive ribbon and/or a bow, or a personalized label to finish the look.

> Mason jars with screw tops will work well in keeping the honey contained and fresh for up to 1 year from assembly.

2. Vanilla Sugar


You will need:

1 vanilla pod
2 cups white sugar
Test tubes and corks


> Slice open the vanilla bean vertically with the help of a knife and remove the seeds

> Add contents of one vanilla bean to 2 cups of sugar. Mix well.

> As an interesting packaging idea, use a funnel to pour the sugar into test tubes. You can use other interesting containers as well.

>Use corks to seal the test tubes. Add customized tags and your favor is ready!

3. Peanut Butter-filled Chocolate Bombs


You will need:

¾ cup crunchy peanut butter (no added sugar)
¾ cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 cups milk chocolate, coarsely chopped (for the coating)
Glass jars


> In a mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, peanut butter and sugar. Mix well for about 3 minutes (or until the mixture starts to resemble cookie dough).

> Divide the mixture into 20 – 25 (approximately) balls. Keep aside.

> To prepare the chocolate coating, melt the chocolate in a double boiler.

> With the help of a small pastry brush, spread the melted chocolate evenly inside each well of a muffin pan. Getting the thickness right is important as this will determine the quality of the coating.

> Lightly spoon the prepared balls into the chocolate wells and drizzle with more chocolate until the balls are completely covered.

> Place the muffin pan in the freezer for 20 minutes.

> Once set, remove the balls from the pan. If they don’t come out easily, freeze them for another 5 minutes and retry.

> Pack them in glass jars with the lid tightly screwed on. Stick hand-made labels on the jars and serve them at room temperature.

4. Sweet Chocolate Fudge


You will need:

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
1 stick butter, at room temperature
Small-sized disposable trays or flat glass jars


> In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and butter.

> Add condensed milk.

> Cover the bowl with wax paper. Microwave for 3 minutes, stirring every minute. Let the contents melt and blend together smoothly.

> Remove from microwave and sprinkle walnuts all over.

> Grease a container/pan and spread the fudge mixture evenly. Cover the pan and leave it overnight in the refrigerator.

> Remove from fridge and cut into 1-inch squares.

> Package your chocolate fudge in disposable trays (and seal with plastic wrap) or flat glass jars with a recipe card or thank-you note attached to them.

Feeling overwhelmed by the whole idea of managing the entire show on D-day? Read on to know about how you can make things easier on yourself as far as wedding favors are concerned.

- Preparing for the wedding day can be stressful. However, you can keep the stress away by keeping your wedding favors simple. When ideating for them, make sure you choose projects which involve the use of ingredients that are easily available at your local grocery, liquor and specialty store. This will make the task of procuring them hassle-free.

- Consider easy and convenient packaging that can be picked up at neighborhood stores. Mason jars are a big hit. Not only will they be expedient, they can also be reused. You can look for some at your local store or buy them online on MyBrideFairy, which caters to every wedding favor need.

- If you’re experiencing severe wedding-day-jitters and are nervous about pulling off DIY like a pro, do not hesitate in going for store-brought favors. Simply add a personal touch by adorning them with a custom label, a recipe card, or a thank-you note.


Irrespective of the edible favor you decide to offer, you can be sure that your guests will value your thoughtfulness and the hard work put in to create the tasty tokens. After all, it is the thought that counts the most. Apart from that, the favors will turn out to be more cost effective and meaningful than trinket gifts that they may not really want in the first place. With DIY edible favors, you can feel good about your budget, and your guests can swoon over the sweet flavors (and favors) of your wedding!

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Author's Bio: 

Korie Cantor is a blogger and writer who blogs about fashion and lifestyle. She possesses a great sense of style. Being a fashionista, she loves to share her thoughts about fashion and it's latest trends.