Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wedding Q&A Thursday: Wedding Favors

Q: What is a good Savannah-inspired wedding favor?

A: A wedding favor is a small item given, as a token of appreciation, to your guests for coming to your wedding. The problem with favors is that they are often something that the guest will actually never use, and in such cases they are often - it's true, we are there for the clean-up - left behind.

I find that the most well-received favors are edible! I am a huge fan of the edible wedding favor myself because, let’s be honest, who really needs a votive candle with someone else’s monogram on it? No one. Who needs a little snack after a long night of drinking and dancing? I do!

That said, if you are getting married in Savannah, it might be nice to treat your guests a taste of our local flavor - the same is true for any destination. We have some great candy and cookie companies here in Savannah if you are looking to satisfy the sweet tooth among your friends and family.

Savannah Candy Kitchen is located on River Street...which is a good place to start. They have a lot of classic Savannah confections that are made fresh right there in the store.

Pecans are very Southern, very Savannah, and these two classics - Pecan Pralines (left) and Southern Divinity (right) - ensure a sweet ending to the night.

Couldn't imagine serving candy unless it's of the chocolate persuasion? They still have you covered with pecan-coated toffee or, Savannah's "Colossal Apples" - granny smith apple...dipped in caramel, dipped in pecans, smothered in chocolate!

Byrd Cookie Company has the best bite-size cookies around, and some locals might argue that you are doing your guests a disservice by not sharing these great little cookies! Their Georgia Peach Cookie and Red Velvet Cookie (below) are southern traditions that must be considered! They also have custom cookies, personalized tins, and savory snacks, like Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits (below) and Cocktail Snack Mix, if you're not a sweets person.

Savannah Bee Company is a local company that harvests and sells some of the best honey! They also have great skin products like lip balm, soap and hand lotions. Your guests will BEE grateful (who can resist a pun) if you favor them with a jar of artisinal sweetness from the Savannah Bee Company! ...ok, I can't resist again. It's the Bees' Knees!
A little snack goes a long way at midnight, so if you want to provide a favor that is sure to be a hit, any of these will do.
READERS: What are you giving as a favor? Do you have any other great Savannah-inspired suggestions or local treats from your wedding destination?
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