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Personalizing Favors


With a rubber stamp and some ribbon, simple boxes and tins become custom-made containers for favors like sugared almonds, petit fours, or a piece of groom's cake. And much of the work can be done well in advance. To have a stamp made with initials or a date, provide a business-supply store or rubber-stamp company with a drawing, photocopy, or computer printout of the design.

Clockwise from top left: A candy-store box has a band of orange paper wrapped around it, taped on the bottom; pink rickrack is tied around the center, with a stamped initial on either side. Green tissue paper on the take-out box was cut with a wavy-edge rotary cutter (as was the white paper on the silver box below it). Another white candy box, this one bound with a rubber-stamped ribbon. A round metal tin has a ribbon around its middle, secured with a stationery-store sticker stamped with the couple's initials. This matchbook doesn't contain matches at all; inside the cover, which is stamped with a monogram, is a pad of paper. A cube-shaped box of clear plastic is filled with candies and bound with a bow; ribbon ends are stamped with an initial. The top of a smaller tin has a sticker with a monogram and date.

Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer/Fall 1997

Reviews (1)

  • admalik 22 Aug, 2008

    I give this tip a thumbs up! Custom made favors are always exciting. It gives your guest a special feeling when they know that the favors were created specifically for your auspicious event. Also, the personalization can assist in coordinating the favors with other pieces in the reception and maybe even in the wedding decor.