Package a collection of family recipes in a small box with your names and wedding date printed on the back.
Give out Chinese take-out boxes
, stamped with your new monogram, and let guests fill up their own with sugary sweets of their choice -- from Old-fashioned button candy to colorful gumdrops to gourmet jelly beans -- from a penny candy cart.
For the Oenophiles
Send guests home with mini wine bottles of the same vintage served with dinner and adorned with a personalized label. Spend a little extra and top off each bottle with a silver or crystal wine stopper.
Hometown goods such as locally baked cookies, maple syrup, candies, or anything sweet that originated in the city where you'll wed always make memorable favors.
Saltwater taffy is not only fitting for a summer wedding by the water, it will also make a colorful statement at your reception. Pack taffy into cellophane bags and add a monogram sticker and ribbon for a nicely packaged takeaway.
Italian Family Favorites
Have your waiters pass around chocolate-chip cannolis on sleek silver trays at the end of the night. Also offer take-home boxes for guests who want their's for the road.
Send guests home in sweet euphoria with a jar of honey from a local farm, pinned with a personalized tag
inspired by James Taylor: "How Sweet It Is To Bee Loved By You."
For the Coffee Lovers
Gourmet chocolate-covered coffee beans packaged in cool polka-dot or striped tins will give guests an end-of-the-evening boost.
Baked to Perfection
Mini cupcakes -- made to look like a part of your wedding cake -- are the perfect treat. Get cupcake boxes and let guests package them up or enjoy them right there on the spot.
Grown With Love
Give out salted sunflower seeds, packaged in tiny tins or bags
, and personalized with your monogram and a thank-you.
-- Allison Micarelli