By Evona Niewiadomska, Gourmet Wedding Gifts
There’s nothing quite like a summer wedding. With the sun shining bright and happiness all around us as a result of the gorgeous weather, it’s impossible not to have a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception that you and your guests can enjoy.
For our summertime brides getting ready to say “I do” we’re sharing our top 10 handcrafted edible wedding guest favors – perfect for summer weddings! We know favors tend to come toward the end of your wedding planning timeline but don’t worry, there’s still time to find something your guests will love! What’s special about these favors is that they are all handcrafted with care and made in small batches by artisanal companies.
Why edible wedding favors? Time and time again we hear from our brides and grooms, that they don’t want to get their guests something that will be thrown away or tossed into a corner to collect dust! It’s a waste of time, effort, and most importantly, money. Edible favors can be enjoyed as part of the experience. They can also tie back to your wedding theme and actually add to it – not just appear as an afterthought.
A quick note to our chocolate lovers; When creating our list of 10 best wedding favors for summer weddings we avoided chocolate favors because unfortunately they don’t hold up well in high temperatures. Not to worry, there are SO many delicious options to choose from, you won’t miss a thing!
Below you’ll find a wide variety of some of our favorite from welcome bag treats and late night snacks for midnight cravings to post-dinner delights and creative ways to incorporate cocktails into those warm summer nights.
1. Personalized Cocktail Infusion Kits
Personalized cocktail infusion kits are the perfect gift for a summer wedding crowd – not to mention extremely unique, creative and colorful! Place an assortment of flavors at each table, one at each table setting and let your guests swap for their favorite choice of spirit including gin, rum, vodka, bourbon and tequila! Might we recommend the Cucumber Cooler Gin Infusion Kit with cucumber, citrus, mint, organic cane sugar and bitters, the Sunshine Sipper Vodka Infusion Kit with lemon, lavender, honey, orange, organic cane sugar and bitters, or the Sweet Heat Tequila Infusion Kit with strawberries, jalapeño, citrus, organic cane sugar, bitters? Choose from 10 delicious cocktail infusion flavors.
2. 100% Pure Artisan Honey Mini Jars
Buzz buzz! These 2oz jars of 100% pure, raw and unadulterated artisan honey have absolutely no additives and make great summer time wedding guest favors. They work well in a welcome gift bag or as a leave-behind at a place setting. Choose from 3 flavor profiles and customize with a personalized gift tag. Starting at just $3 per guest they’re a great way to give your guests something unique, delicious and useful – something to take home and enjoy.
Check out these 100% Pure Artisan Honey Mini Jars
3. Sweet Caramel Rolls
We love the elegant look of these handcrafted sweet caramel rolls. They make a lovely addition to a place setting or to pair with your place cards. Not only elegant, they’re made with and personalized with your name, wedding date and a custom message or gratitude. Choose from 6 flavors your guest will love.
Check out these Handcrafted Sweet Caramel Rolls
4) Simple Organic Snack Bars
In the last few years, welcome wedding bags have become more and more popular and interesting packed with city maps and local attractions and light snacks to tide guests over, especially if wedding festivities span the entire weekend. For something light and healthy to give your guests, consider these Organic Snack Bars. Choose from 8 different flavors, or opt for an assorted mix. If you’re not including welcome bags, keep a bowl of these at the refreshment table for a quick snack in between hikes and daily activities to reenergize your guests – they’ll appreciate the energy boost made with only 5 simple and organic ingredients.
Check out these Simple Organic Snack Bars
5) Candied Bacon Caramel Corn Wedding Favors
Taking a perhaps slightly less healthy (but oh-so-delicious!) spin, these Candied Bacon Caramel Popcorn gift bags are sure to be a hit with your wedding guests. They make a great late night snacking option and look adorable placed at each table setting or on a favors table for guests to grab and munch on post reception. Choose from 2 bag size options (2 or 3 ounces).
Check out these Candied Bacon Caramel Corn Wedding Favors
6) Personalized Beer & Wine Jam Recipe
What a cool idea for a unique gift for your wedding guests: Customize the PERFECT jam recipe for your special day!
All of our jams are handmade using the most unique ingredients! Looking for something extra special? Let’s get creative! Your personalized wedding jam recipe will include your favorite notes to create the perfect flavor profile for you and your guests to enjoy. We’ll even follow your color scheme if you want it to match! A few of our boozy jam favorites include Raspberry Merlot, Brew-ha-habanero, Strawberry Chardonnay, and Balsamic Fig.
Check out these Personalized Beer & Wine Jams
7) Handcrafted Bar Cookie Gift Bags
These hand made bar cookies are absolutely incredible and will make your guests squeal with delight. Not only that, they’re also great for brides on a budget. Choose from 3 delicious flavors your guests will love and add a personal touch by matching the ribbons to your color theme and by adding a personalized gift tag.
Check out these Handcrafted Bar Cookie Gift Bags
8) Brownie Pop Gift Bags
Such a classic! Brownie Pops are a great idea year-round. These colorful and tasty treats are guaranteed to be a hit with your guests. Select up to 2 different toppings, ribbon colors and add a personalized gift tag for a ultra unique, delicious and memorable gift for your wedding guests.
Check out these Brownie Pop Gift Bags
9) Roasted Nut Gift Bags
Q’s Nuts are roasted by hand and in small batches using flavors you’ve likely never even imagined which means you’re getting an unparalleled flavor with each bag. Add these gift bags to your guest welcome bags or place at table settings for a take away at the end of the night. With a slew of incredible flavor choices for almonds, cashews and pecans, we’re willing to bet your guests won’t be able contain their excitement very long before bursting in their bags.
Check out these Roasted Nut Gift Bags
10) Personalized Fortune Cookies
Last but certainly not least, these Personalized Fortune Cookies offer one of the most unique and personalized gift experiences of all. Hand made with a customized message inside, it’s sparks curiosity and magic for your guests to enjoy! Each fortune cookie come with it’s own “takeout” container with the option to add a personalized sticker on the outside as well.
Check out these Personalized Fortune Cookies
We hope you have enjoyed this tour of our Top 10 Edible Wedding Favors for Summertime Weddings! All of these are great, quality options for edible treats for your wedding guests. Remember that while these are our favorites, there are also many other edible wedding favors to choose from. You can check out the entire collection of edible wedding favors here and browse custom groomsman and bridesmaid gifts too!
Gourmet Wedding Gifts is a collection of handcrafted edible wedding guest favors and personalized gifts that celebrate ONE-OF-A-KIND LOVE! Offering the most unique selection of gifts and gear for the bride and groom, groomsmen, bridesmaids, friends and family and for the couple to enjoy for years to come.
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