However, you intend to display your favors, chocolates can accent your wedding colors and theme in a variety of ways. Here are a few examples.
These gourmet treats can be dipped in tinted white chocolate, wrapped in cellophane or satin gift bags and tied with ribbon, or boxed and wrapped in the colors of your wedding. Chocolate gift boxes are also a delicious way to present place cards at the reception table or rehearsal dinner, and their presentation can complement any theme.
Custom Chocolate Molds
Create your own molds that fit your wedding's theme and colors. Molds can be purchased at many craft stores or special ordered through online confectioners.
Chocolate Flower Vases
A simple glass vase can be instantly transformed into a delicious treat by adding Jordan almonds, dragees, M & M's, or other chocolate candies in your wedding colors to the bottom of a small glass vase. Top the vase with a chocolate flower that compliments your floral arrangements, and set the filled vase at your guest's place at the reception table.
Create a chocolate buffet by placing an assortment of glass jars filled with various types of milk and dark chocolates on the reception tables. Personalize each jar with nametags and wrap the jars or their tops several times in matching ribbon or cloth.
Whether it is coins, poker chips, fruits, or flowers, foil-wrapped chocolates can be personalized for each guest and customized to fit your wedding's theme and colors. Wrap them in a similar fashion to the gourmet truffles or place in tiered candy stands throughout the reception area.
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and bananas dipped in white, dark, or milk chocolate is a unique way to thank your guests. Wrapped or displayed on tiered dessert trays.
Get creative. Chocolate knows no boundaries and compliments practically every menu and palate. Chocolate wedding favors are also a nice addition to red wine or champagne favors.
"All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!" ~ Lucy Van Pelt (Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts character)
"Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world's perfect food." ~ Michael Levine, nutrition researcher (taken from Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars)
"It's not that chocolates are a substitute for love. Love is a substitute for chocolate. Chocolate is, let's face it, far more reliable than a man." ~ Miranda Ingram