Jan. 26, 2012, 1:30 p.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Bride-to-Be: Flavor Favors


RC and I are very much into food and cooking, and some of our favorite memories together involve amazing meals.

As such, I recently became very inspired when I came across this post for homemade marshmallows on one of my daily Interweb stops (seriouseats.com). How cute would little stacks of fluffy, multicolor marshmallows be as wedding favors?

Tasty favors are also a great way to go DIY and save some money – make them yourself and incorporate your favorite flavors for a warm, personalized “thank you" to your guests.

Bitten by the edible favor bug, I’ve been digging around for ideas.

Here are some of my best finds:

  1. Fleur de Sel Caramels

    I am a fiend for salty-sweet flavor combinations, and these individually-wrapped bites of heaven would be a great welcome to any celebration.

  2. Keep reading for more flavor favor suggestions from Alana....

  3. Grow-Your-Own Herbs

    grow your own herbs wedding favors

    These are adorable, and would be perfect for a green wedding.

  4. Preserves

    jam jars or preserves for your wedding

    Jam jars can be dressed up so beautifully for a rustic or DIY-themed wedding. Get creative with fabric and ribbon (and flavors!) to match your unique couple style.

  5. Cake on a Stick

    cake on a stick for yoru wedding

    These cupcake pops would fit right in at a whimsical wedding, and everything tastes better when it’s on a stick (see: corndogs, popsicles, satay, pickles, pizza).

  6. Macarons


    Macarons are ridiculously trendy right now, with everyone from DIY-Queen Martha Stewart to Semi-Homemade Sandra Lee putting their own spin on the little French cookies. I love these little individual boxes that showcase the sugary treats.

  7. Alana

    About our Guest Blogging Bride-to-Be Alana:

    After her first date with RC, Alana knew it was the beginning of something amazing. RC proposed two years after that day and the couple will be married on August 20, 2011. They want their day to be unique and completely "us", so they'll be throwing a lot of wedding traditions out the window and replacing them with fun, personal touches. Check back each week to follow Alana as she and RC plan their party of love.

    More From Bride-to-Be Alana:

    1. Hunting for a Venue: Here, There & Everywhere
    2. Catering Outside The Box
    3. Choosing a Wedding Website
    4. Bridal Bouquet Alternatives
    5. Unique Wedding Bands for Him & Her
    6. Honeymooning on The Cheap