Transforming The Humble Candy Bar Favor Into A Thing Of Beauty

by admin on January 24, 2012

When candy bar favors first hit the wedding scene years ago, there wasn’t a lot of design creativity in how to wrap them. Vendors filled the void with templates that easily produced a 2 dimensional wrapper. But with a little creativity, crafting materials and time, it’s possible to jack up the humble candy bar to be a sophisticated wedding favor any guest would enjoy receiving. Who doesn’t like chocolate? So break out the textured scrapbook paper, scalloped edged scissors, the rhinestones and ribbon!

Click on the photo to go to tutorial on www.oncewed.com

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From the Etsy shop Abbey And Izzie Designs

Click on photo to go to tutorial on Intimateweddings.com

 

 

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

squashedfrog January 25, 2012 at 9:48 am

I did these for me own wedding and saved a fortune as I designed the wrappers myself. They looked great, and those that were left over were quickly nabbed by the children! Its a very easy thing to do which always goes down well.

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Library Diva January 25, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I’ve been looking for things I can do myself in order to cut costs for my own wedding. I think I’ve just found one!

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Another Laura January 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm

One thing I did for our wedding was to design the invitations and programs myself. I got ideas on wording from the internet. Then I took the designs on a disk to the print shop at the college that both I and my husband gradutated from. They actually made them for free because we were both alumni (I didn’t know that they would).

Another thing is if you have artistic talent yourself, or willing friends and family with such talent, you can order your flowers in bulk (we used Costco) and arrange them yourselves/have said friend/relative arrange them, rather than hiring a florist.

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Shoegal January 26, 2012 at 8:24 am

I’m a big fan of any favor that can be eaten or easily used. I’ve come home with a teddy bear figurine once I didn’t want and didn’t know what to do with afterwards. Thanks – but no thanks.

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Gracie C. January 26, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Yeah – the edible favors seem to be most practical. I actually think back in the day the favor used to be your slice of cake. Dessert was served, but not the cake. Each guest got a piece of cake to go in a cake box.

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White Lotus November 15, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Groom’s cake, usually a fruitcake wrapped in small individual portions, was a favor I remember and would like to see again — people took it home, and if you put it under your pillow, you would dream of your true love. Popular among Irish and English Catholics, at least, when and where I grew up — USA, near Canadian border — and the cake was really, really good! I liked it better than the other. Moist, with the fruit macerated in brandy, sherry or rum — the real deal traditional old famiy recipe, I was told, and family made. Wasn’t always alike for that reason, as family recipes varied. Great stuff. Still makes a great favor, and I hope it makes a comeback. The bride’s cake I remember was always a white cake, the traditional tiers, and I think always came from a professional kitchen — bakery, club, hotel. Of course, we eloped . and never had either, but I have a grroom’s cake recipe or two.

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Isabella April 30, 2013 at 3:24 pm

The biggest problem with edible favors is that many people can be allergic to the contents. Chocolate, milk, and nut allergies are becoming more common. Although many people will just not take the favor home if they have those allergies, it may also leave the bride and groom with many left overs if there is a common food allergy in the family.

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