But wedding favors are a nice touch to the wedding guest experience. You’re basically leaving them with a keepsake to remember your special day and to thank them for their attendance. So, if you have decided to get your guests favors, now you need to figure out what kind of favors to purchase. Let us help. Go through this list of Black-owned businesses that offer sweets, snacks, and other items you can order online that’ll make for perfect wedding favors.
Sweet Wedding Favors from Black-Owned Businesses
Black Bottom Biscotti
So biscottis aren’t always sweet, but the ones from Black Bottom Biscotti aren’t your average biscottis. This Omaha-based bakery has a variety of flavors, including lemon blueberry, strawberry cream, and salted caramel.
Started by a deployed mother that didn’t want to leave her young daughter again, Bon AppéSweet was born. These chocolate bars are 100% plant-based, dairy-free, with fruit-based sweeteners, zero processed sugars and alcohols. Conscious couples should consider their bars as a favor.
Give out a dessert jar of strawberry cheesecake, key lime, or banana pudding from Ediblessings. This Jacksonville-based business also ships cookies and brownies.
Kaylee’s Candy Boutique
Kaylee’s Candy Boutique is a candy and treat store owned by a husband-and-wife team Jason and Amber. Their store is located in Tucker, GA but you can purchase in bulk through their website. They have a large variety of sweets and treats, most of which are from other Black-, woman-, and veteran-owned businesses.
Kessler Baking Studio
If you’re looking for baked sweets, you can really start and stop with Kessler Baking Studio. They offer shortbread cookies (the Texas pecan one is cute) and nuts. Their gluten-friendly selection is notable, too.
Lady Belle Macarons
Macarons are always a great wedding favor option. If you’re a fan of the French confection, consider Lady Belle Macarons. She has a variety of delicious flavors like Vanilla Bean, Banana Bread, and Sweet Potato Pie.
Lee Lee’s Baked Goods
Apparently, the best rugelach is baked by a Black man in Harlem. You can order rugelach in bulk from Lee Lee’s Baked Goods.
Sweet lovers will enjoy the Midunu Chocolate treats made from Ghanian cocoa. These could also make for great gifts to give your wedding party.
Nawlins Praline Candy
Veronica Collins is the owner of Nawlins Praline Candy, a praline candy and chocolates store. If you want to bring a little bit of New Orleans to your wedding, you can shop here to get pralines, tortues, or chocolate bark.
The Sweet Lobby
Does your love story have something to do with madeleines and shortbread? If so, consider The Sweet Lobby, a DC-based bakery that ships nationally.
Inspired by her grandma, Tonya Council of Tonya’s Cookies offers a variety of cookies, mini pies, and peanut brittle. You can bring that Southern dessert fondness to your guests.
Snack Wedding Favors from Black-Owned Businesses
Let your wedding guests snack on the granola bites from It’s NOLA. This brand prides itself on its flavor and sustainability, so if that speaks to you, this could work. (We suggest getting the mini packs once they’re back in stock.)
Mama Moore’s Popcorn
If you love popcorn, you’ll probably love Mama Moore’s Popcorn. They have over 35 flavors to choose from and you can add your wedding branding to the labels and packaging.
Symphony Potato Chips
This Atlanta-based father-daughter potato chip brand offers 1.5 oz bag of chips in bulk, which makes it easier for you to purchase. Select between their original flavor, smoked, or balsamic.
Bring a little bit of West Africa to your wedding with chips from Yolélé. They have a variety pack in addition to seasonings and pilafs to choose from, also.
Seasoning Wedding Favors from Black-Owned Businesses
You can make this a part of a favor set or just as a stand alone, but Akron Honey has several honey flavors plus honey sticks available for purchase.
If you like hot sauce, Bacchanal Sauce has 100 2-ounce bottles intentionally to give out as favors. The sauce is a blend of scotch bonnets, habanero peppers, and fruits, so if that’s your wave… go for it!
Big L’s Blends
The couple that loves to grill or cook will want to give out seasonings from a store like Big L’s Blends, a father-daughter operation based in North Carolina.
EXAU Olive Oil
For the couple that loves to cook, your guests will appreciate a bottle of EXAU Olive Oil. This California-based brand stemmed from co-owner Skyler Mapes’ husband’s want to provide quality olive oil more accessible.
Trade Street Jam Co.
Ashley Rouse is the brain behind Trade Street Jam Co., a North Carolina-based food brand. They offer a variety of jams, cocktail elixirs, and baking mixes, also.
Drink Wedding Favors from Black-Owned Businesses
You can bring a little bit of the Caribbean to your wedding through purchasing your favorite drinks and snacks on Callaloo Box. They’re a subscription company that brings Caribbean grocery favorites to your doorstep.
Dope Coffee‘s K-Cup catalog could work as convenient wedding favors. With four different flavors to choose from, you can mix and match and give out mini K-Cup gift bags.
Give your guests the gift of a great tea. Kim Bees sells tea boxes so you can provide individual sachets as a favor. This brand has nine flavors to choose from.
Red Bay Coffee
The Tea Practitioner
Tea aficionados might want to gift their guests single-serving tea cake from The Tea Practitioner. They have a variety of teas and teawares, that could also work as a wedding party gift.
So, we hope that is one less thing you have to worry about. Peruse through this list as much as you need. We highly encourage you to buy some samples to try before deciding on the wedding favor. If anything, you’ve now been introduced to possibly 25 Black-owned food brands you weren’t aware of before. Hope it helps!