With artisan and homemade foods at the height of popularity, many foodie brides and grooms opt to inject this culinary craze into their wedding day by showering guests with fabulous edible favours. We’ve put together a mix of both sweet and savoury edible autumn wedding favours your guests will love. Follow our easy tutorial for a DIY project that will keep both your guests’ tummies and your bank account full.
You don’t have to be Jamie Oliver to wow your friends with delicious treats. Think about the theme of your wedding and decide which favours best reflect it. We’ll get you started with five of our favourites.
Rustic Salsa Pots
¡Viva la Mexico! If you and Mr Right love a good samba beat and luxe Latin nights, serve up fresh homemade salsa pots for a favour your guests will love. Don your pinny and head to the kitchen armed with a classic Mexican salsa recipe. For authentic vibrancy of colour and to echo natural autumnal hues, opt for ripe organic tomatoes and chillies. If you don’t fancy whipping up your own salsa, repackage your favourite shop-bought salsa; we won’t tell!
- Fill jars with homemade Mexican salsa.
- Wipe jars with a clean, damp cloth to mop up any spills.
- Wrap baker’s twine around the mouth of the jar and tie into a rustic knot.
- Top each jar with a personalised sticker.
Relaxing Cup of Tea
After they’ve boogied all night on the dancefloor, your guests might very well need a caffeinated pick-me-up the following morning. Send them home with a sachet of loose leaf tea and instructions to rest their weary feet and indulge in a relaxing cuppa. Of course, English Breakfast is the nation’s favourite, but there’s no reason to stick with tradition! Seal the sachet with a bow and tuck in a gratitude card for a sweet, British treat.
- Organza bags with decorative bows
- Gratitude cards stamped with personalised thank you message
- Loose leaf tea
- Cinnamon stick
- Fill each sachet with loose leaf tea.
- Pull the drawstrings taut to seal the bag.
- Tuck in a cinnamon stick and fasten with the decorative bow.
- Slip in a gratitude card.
We admit, there’s nothing artisan or homemade about our next autumn wedding favour suggestion, but we don’t think you’ll hold it against us–who doesn’t love an indulgent doughnut every now and then?! This is one of those favours your guests will probably tuck into on the drive home and for those imbibing (& not driving afterwards!) the sugary carbs will help to absorb some of that alcohol!
- Mini woven picnic basket
- Candy colourful thank you tag
- Striped baker’s twine
- Wax or greasproof paper
- Crinkle cut craft scissors
- Mini doughnuts
- Cut the wax or greaseproof paper into squares using the crinkle cut scissors.
- Tie a few doubled-over strands of twine into a knot.
- Tuck the doughnuts into the basket using the paper as a liner.
- Drape the twine on one side.
- Slip in a gratitude card.
Toffee Coated Popcorn
Popcorn’s not just for the cinema! Invite your guests to indulge with a handful of toffee coated popcorn compliments of you and your new spouse. They’ll feel like a kid when they lift the lid on the little jewellery box and discover the goods hidden inside. Artisan popcorn is gaining popularity amongst foodies, so feel free to swap the toffee for more exotically flavoured options.
- Natural woven favour boxes
- Rectangular personalised tag
- Wide plain ribbon
- Cellophane bags
- Toffee popcorn or other gourmet popcorn
- Cut the cellophane bag to the size of the woven basket and tuck into the basket.
- Fill with popcorn.
- Wrap the ribbon around the lid and make a bow.
- Tuck in a personalised card.
Rotund pumpkins with their short stumpy stalks are quintessentially autumnal. If you don’t have time to whip up a favour from scratch, simply purchase a big bag of ready-to-eat pumpkin seeds. Your guests will appreciate the seasonality of the favour and you’ll appreciate the ease of putting it together!
- Fill a cone shaped favour boxes with pumpkin seeds.
- Tie ribbon around the top of the box.
- Glue personalised tags onto the front of the box.
An earlier version of this tutorial appeared on WeddingStar, our sister blog.
Read all our articles discussing autumn wedding ideas.