Friday, May 3, 2013

wedding flashback: wedding favors & menus...

To continue on from my post earlier this week, today I wanted to share our DIY wedding favors.  When brainstorming on what to do for the wedding favors, I knew I wanted to pick a wedding favor that (1) was edible, (2) had some meaning to both my husband and I and our respective families, and (3) I could make myself.

My husband is Taiwanese so when I came across these mini dim sum steamers, I thought they would be great to hold the wedding favors.  I was able to find these guys at for about $1.40 each.

My mother's family is from the Netherlands so we picked Stroopwafels for the wedding favor to stick inside.  Stroopwafels originated in the Netherlands and are made of two thin waffles with a thin layer of caramel syrup in between.  They were a favorite treat in our household growing up so were a perfect goodie to give out as a wedding favor.  My husband and I found these mini Stroopwafels at Trader Joe's and on one trip bought their entire stock of these bags (which I'm sure looked really odd to everyone else at the checkout line).

In order to keep the caramel from hardening, I had to wait until right before the wedding to open up the bags and split them into smaller packets.  Lucky for me, I have some awesome friends and family that helped me with all the favors a couple nights before the wedding.  Here is our little assembly line...

We tied paper ribbon around the steamers to keep them shut and decorated them with a basic shipping tag which we stamped on both sides.  The wedding favors cost approximately $3 a piece including the stroopwafels, containers, and materials.

Here is what the wedding favors looked like on the big day...

I also made our dinner reception menus using the same font, color, and stamp that I used on our wedding decorations.  I simply printed two menus on 8 1/2 x 11 card stock paper that I had around the house and cut in half.  Here is what they looked like on the tables...


  1. Today Wedding planning is very important for good ceremony

    Wedding Favors

  2. Thanks to such trifles, it is possible to create an overall unique atmosphere of the holiday so that all your guests will remember it for a long time.