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…]
As the bride, you’re right on task with the assistance of FDL. You’very reserved your location, your dress is being altered, travel accommodations are in place along with out of town guests are aware of the closest hotels to your wedding venue. As the bride, you’re feeling good about all of this and know you would like to focus a little time for your guests. [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.