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Edible Wedding Favors: Sophisticated, Gourmet Ideas for Summer!

Sweet edible favors for summer weddings

Sophisticated, edible wedding favors are always appreciated by guests. But for today’s discriminating couples, these can’t be just any ho-hum or predictable treats! They must be delicious (of course!), a personal or sentimental favorite of the bride and groom, chic and sophisticated, and presented in elegant favor packaging. To show you what we mean, see our sampling of 10 fabulous edible favor ideas—most with recipes included, plus stylish packaging inspiration, too!

10 Edible Wedding Favor Ideas: A Sophisticated Selection

Go gourmet with your favor choice or make like a classy confectionery. Your guests will surely be talking about the treat you gifted them with long after the wedding!

Edible Wedding Favors such as French Madeleines, Macarons, Truffles, and Espresso Flavored Sugar Cubes as Sophisticated Favors.

1 – Infused Vodka
Give a unique beverage, like these bottles of infused vodka. Jelly Toast provides a recipe for concocting  such fascinating flavors: cranberry orange, candy cane and citrus rosemary! And those darling favor tags? They’re made with hand-stamped letters.

2 – Herbal Infusions
For an impressive favor idea that’s both folksy and fancy, Local Milk blog shares two wonderful recipes: one for Satsuma Herbs de Provence Salt and another for Saffron Lavender Honey (the photos are stunning, too!). Seal and give in air-tight bottles, canning jars, or tins.

3 – French Madeleines
Bake up your favorite recipe of this classic French soft cookie. Place 3 or 4 pieces in clear cello bags and bundle these up in luxurious fabric packaging, as seen on Bellenza. Just select the fabric color to match your wedding palette and then place these on each guest’s place setting!

4 – Homemade Macarons
Of course, you can order ready made macarons to give as favors. But how impressive would it be to DIY your own Lavender and Pistachio Macarons like these! Just follow the recipe and favor-box presentation we found via Be Inspired Bride.

5 – Edible Flower Lollipops
Such a pretty take on a sentimental treat! Guests will be intrigued at seeing actual flowers (edible ones, of course) in clear lollipops. See the recipe provided by Wedding Site Co. UK, then package to give as favors.

6 – Turkish Delight
Want something exotic and unusual that guests are sure to enjoy? Surprise them with boxes or tins filled with this Middle Eastern confection. There are many variations to choose from, but this recipe from Yuppie Chef promises to be doable…and delightful!

7 – Homemade Cotton Candy
Also aptly called “fairy floss,” this childhood favorite can look surprisingly fancy—while being so inexpensive to make. This recipe from Goddess Life recommends serving (or giving, in the case of favors) the spun sugar treat immediately upon making. So you can have a Cotton Candy Station right at your reception!

8 – Assorted Chocolate Truffles
Who can resist a box of decadent-looking chocolate truffles? These are impressive to give but not all that difficult to make. The basic recipe we found on Food Network has liqueur or vodka mixed in (optional), plus coatings of chopped chocolate, cocoa powder, shredded coconut and chopped nuts.

9 – Espresso Flavored Sugar Cubes
How creative is this idea we chanced upon via Country Living! Definitely a fun and unique favor idea. Guests will be remembering your wedding every time they pop these flavored cubes into their coffee or hot cocoa. And we love the burlap pouch packaging, too!

10 – Champagne Cake Balls
Anything with champagne is instantly special. So in honor of the most memorable day of your lives, why not make these champagne-infused treats to give as favors. This recipe from Sugar and Soul reveals the strawberry cake centers (so pretty in pink) and the gold pearl dust for a luxe finishing touch!

Can’t get enough of these fancy edible favor ideas? Visit these related posts:

Lollipops! Flavorful Favors for Fall Weddings!
Edible Fall Wedding Favors Go Sophisticated With an Artisan Flair
How to Make Your Cotton Candy Favors Look Glam and Pretty
8 Ways to Package Mini Wine Bottles as Wedding Favors

One comment

  1. Great roundup of edible favor ideas for weddings! I am planning to give out s’mores! But, not just any kind because they are s’mores macarons, which is something really unexpected for guests.

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