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When it comes to choosing guests wedding favours, I always recommend something edible. If you choose something delicious you can guarantee it will be eaten at the table or slipped into a pocket or bag to be enjoyed later at home. You don’t want to get to the end of the day and find forgotten guests favours dotted around the room.
No one can resist something tasty, deciding which edible treat can take a little more time, below are a few pointers to help you.
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Cupcakes & Cakesicles
Cupcakes can be presented in individual boxes. If you are having lots of sugar flowers on your wedding cake, get your cake designer to create little edible blossoms in the same colour scheme so that your favours match. It is also very easy to offer gluten free options with cake, so you will be able to cater for any guests with an intolerence.
Having them individually boxed means if guests want to take them home, they will be safe and easy to transport. Cakesicles or cake pops are mini ice lolly shape cake on sticks covered in chocolate. They can be decorated in the same way as cupcakes and are best presented in cello bags tied with ribbon.
I always see wedding cookies as a tiny canvas that can be decorated in a multitude of ways. Similarly to cupcakes, your cake designer can create complementary blossoms to decorate them, or they can have a design all of their own with co-ordinating colours. You don’t have to stick to flowers on your cookies, you could have the icing embossed with a decorative pattern or incorporate a monogram of your initials, especially if this is a feature on your wedding cake.
Another fantastic idea is to incorporate your guest’s name into the decoration on the cookie, thereby doubling up as a place name. A personalised cookie really shows that you have taken a lot of thought over your guest’s favours.
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My favourite choice – just because I find them irresistible! Macarons come in a whole range of flavours and are gluten free. They can be filled with buttercream, ganache or a filling of your choice. The great thing about macarons is that they can be made in any colour scheme. When I create macaron favours, I tend to offer two per guest, in complementary colours. They can be presented in cello bags tied with ribbons to suit your wedding theme or little acetate boxes. I have, in the past, tied name tags onto the bags or boxes so that they can be used to show people where to sit. You can guarantee if you choose Lindsay Pemberton macarons that every single one will be eaten and for anyone with a nut allergy there will be a queue of people offering to eat them instead.
Fudges, meringue and marshmallow
Again, confectionary is very hard to resist, either in bags or boxes these are a lovely favour for guests to take home, if they don’t eat them at the table. Fudges are always a winner and meringues and marshmallows can be coloured to match the rest of the decorations on your table.
If you would like to discuss your wedding favours with me or have any questions about how to choose the right favour for your wedding guests, just drop me an email, I would be delighted to help.