Wedding favors are a great way to express gratitude, and adornment towards your guests. As you prepare for the big day your guests make a lot of accommodations to attend your special day. Some friends and family travel from across the country, some travel from different states, and some from a different city. However, no matter how far or little they have traveled, for every bride you want to bless them with something special. [Read more…]
DIY Candied Pecan Wedding Favor. Ah, so what’s it going to be- cookies, bubbles, luggage tags, Jordan Almonds? There are endless possibilities when it comes to your wedding favor. For some, deciding on a wedding favor might be less than top priority, and for others, it has been pondered over and over. A wedding favor is much more than a formality; it’s a way to put a pretty little bow on your wedding and for guests to take a piece of your wedding home with them. Your favor should not be an off-the-cuff decision or have no meaning just because you feel obligated. You want to find something that says “Enjoy! This is who we are as a couple and this is what our night meant”. I have noticed that luxurious sweets have the best opportunity to be eaten or taken home. So, keeping this in mind, try not to go over board and spend a stack of dinero on them because you’ll be disappointed to find a ton of favors left over. For a styled shoot I recently did we wanted a crème de la crème kind of wedding favor. After much soul searching and asking ourselves “what kind of favor we want to take home from a southern chic wedding?” We decided to go with Mason jars filled with candied pecans. Below is how I created this easy DIY project.
- 2-3/4 cups pecan halves
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place pecans in a shallow baking pan in a 250° oven for 10 minutes or until warmed. Grease a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside.
Grease the sides of a large heavy saucepan with remaining butter; add sugar, water, salt and cinnamon. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cover and cook for 2 minutes to dissolve sugar crystals.