There are many kinds of wedding favors to choose from, but chocolates make an especially elegant little thank you gift for your guests. Whether you choose to purchase your favors from a professional chocolatier or make them yourself, your options are plentiful.
Purchase Chocolate Favors for Your Wedding
Preparing a wedding can be hectic, so you may want to consider leaving your favors in the hands of a professional. The following companies offer lovely chocolate wedding favors, and some even guarantee that your favors will arrive in perfect condition any time of year. This is an important detail for summer brides.
Godiva produces some of the finest chocolates in the world, and they offer 28 different wedding favors in their selection. You can choose something as simple as a two-piece box wrapped with ribbon for around $5.00. If you want a favor that makes more of a statement, you might consider a four-piece box that offers more variety or a truffle box. Prices range from $5 to $15 per box/guest.
See's is another well-respected candy maker, and they offer several options for wedding favors. You can order one pound boxes to set out as part of a chocolate favor buffet. They also offer individual favors in your choice of a round box filled with approximately six chocolates and topped off with a white fabric rose, or a white organza bag filled with gold and silver foil-wrapped chocolate hearts. You must call the company direct for pricing on their favors.
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Lake Champlain offers a very nice selection of wedding favors, including favor bags you can fill with your custom order. One option is their custom favor box, which you can have filled with your choice of chocolate truffles and then tied with ribbon that coordinates with your wedding colors. You might also choose their heart favors bags or perhaps choose to fill your own bags from their bulk assortment of coins, shells or squares.
Prices start around $3 for heart favor bags and run as high as $72 for a 172-piece bulk order of shells. Visit their website for more info on all of your options.
My Wedding Favors
My Wedding Favors specializes in personalized favors, and they also have a very good assortment of chocolate favors to choose from. Favorites include their bride and groom fortune cookies covered in white and dark Belgian chocolate, as well as their personalized, monogrammed brownie favors.
You might also select their Forget-Me-Not personalized chocolate bars or their chocolate-dipped biscotti, which can also be personalized with the bride and groom's names and wedding date. If you're looking for a truly elegant presentation, their artisan chocolate favor box may suit your needs.
The Knot offers a selection of chocolate favors that can be personalized. Choose from chocolate-covered pretzels, kisses, and mini Hershey bars, among others. Some favors are sold by the piece for as low as $2 each, while others are sold in bulk by the hundred.
Make Your Own Chocolate Favors
Making your own favors using chocolate takes a little extra time, but can save you money in the long run.
If you prefer to make your own favors and you're experienced working with melted chocolate and candy molds, Wilton sells a special wedding candy favor mold. It creates a total of six favors at a time, including two interlocking hearts, mini wedding cakes, and double wedding bells.
Wilton also offers a variety of other candy molds that are also suitable for wedding favors, including:
- Roses in Bloom, which makes 10 roses at a time
- Sea Shells, which makes 11 roses at a time
- Deep Heart Truffles, which makes 8 hearts at a time
Packaged Chocolate Wedding Favors
If you're making your own favors, you can usually find boxes and bags at many local craft stores, as well as cake and candy shops. You can also order them online at suppliers like Beau Coup and eFavor Mart.
As for what to fill your containers with, you might consider:
- Candy covered chocolates in your wedding colors
- Coins or other foil wrapped chocolates
- Chocolate covered pretzels
- Chocolate covered dried fruit
- Chocolate covered nuts or raisins
- Chocolate nut clusters
- Chocolate kisses
- Chocolate covered mints or chocolate mint patties
- Chocolate pralines
- Chocolate covered caramels
- Filled chocolate candies
- Assorted white, dark, and milk chocolates or wedding truffles
- Chocolate coffee beans
- Chocolate almond bark
- Chocolate covered cherries
- Chocolate covered toffee pieces
Chocolate-Dipped Candy Sticks
These wedding favors are a do-it-yourself project for resourceful brides. You can purchase chocolate-dipped candy sticks or make them yourself by dipping candy sticks in melted chocolate and letting them cool on parchment paper before wrapping. Chocolate-dipped peppermint sticks coordinate wonderfully with a winter wedding, while assorted fruit flavors go well with chocolate for weddings any other time of the year.
Plan on two sticks per guest or couple to represent the two of you joining in marriage. Wrap or place the sticks in cellophane, and tie them with a silk ribbon matching your wedding colors. Using quality cardstock, print or stamp a tag for the chocolates with your names, the date, and a special saying if you wish. Just tie the tag on with your ribbon to attach it to the candy.
Chocolates Are a Sweet Thank You Option
Whatever type of chocolate wedding favors you choose, they are sure to be a sweet ending to your special day.