For wedding favors, personalize, localize, do it yourself

Posted: January 28, 2018 at 2:13 a.m.

When couples choose “welcome gifts” or wedding favors, many are focusing on items that relate directly to their history and interests, as seen in this “welcome bag” containing a keychain from a couple’s college, a cookie from a restaurant chain the bride remembered from her childhood and a bottle of the groom’s favorite beer, among other items.

When couples choose “welcome gifts” or wedding favors, many are focusing on items that relate directly to their history and interests, as seen in this “welcome bag” containing a keychain from a couple’s college, a cookie from a restaurant chain the bride remembered from her childhood and a bottle of the groom’s favorite beer, among other items.

Once, the little gifts that couples gave out to wedding guests were as elegantly predictable as just about every other aspect of a traditional wedding. A little bud vase printed with the happy couple's names, perhaps. Or a tiny faux-Lenox picture frame inscribed with the date.

This 2013 photo shows apple butter in a canning jar created as a wedding favor. Edible wedding favors, especially those with a homemade twist such as ...

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