Chocolates are another thing – who doesn’t love chocolate? The idea of any scrumptious dessert topped with chocolate is divinely indulging. Their sweetness is known to be the language of love, popularly given to girlfriends, wives, family members and even dear friends. So isn’t it suiting to give chocolates out to those who celebrated love along with the bride and groom in a wedding?
Chocolate wedding favors have become a popular trend today and it seems like it is here to stay. From among the top 5 favorite wedding favors of all time, food has ranked first due to its practicality and its versatility. Guests, both men and women of any age, get to have a favor to snatch before heading home and since it is an edible item, they’d have no worries of figuring out where to place it. No need to plant and water a seed, no need to add another mismatched candle on the coffee table and no need to feel bad about stocking another useless wedding favor in the box. Food is universal and chocolate is to die for, simply put.
In addition, chocolate wedding favors can be personalized to suit the wedding theme and venue perfectly – be it through the wrapper or get the design simply printed on the chocolate itself. Even if it is held in a beach or a modern-themed wedding, chocolate wedding favors will ensure that guests don’t leave any of theirs behind.
For practical brides, get the favors to double as a centerpiece decor. Pile them up beside a few blooms or arrange them with the silver wares to welcome the guests into a wonder meal. To make the dinner more special, why not make chocolate place cards or chocolate escort cards? These unique favors are multi-functional, cost-saving and extraordinary since each guest gets to have their own piece of chocolate personalized with their name printed on it. What a treat!
So if you are confused as to giving out a boring frame or a dust-collecting candle during your wedding day, think twice and choose a wedding favor that suits you and your husband-to be’s style. With chocolate wedding favors, you can never go wrong.
To break it down, the escort card is used to inform the guests of their assigned table numbers as they enter the reception venue. The place cards, on the other hand, serve as a seat indicator – labeling the exact seat that was reserved for a specific wedding attendee. The first would contain the table number and the latter has the name of the guest printed on it. Both are convenient for keeping things in order and to set a formal mood as the reception begins.
Ideally, both are written in paper or boards; ready to be thrown out after achieving their sole purpose in the occasion. But if we’re talking about practicality, then multi-functional chocolate favors are a perfect solution.Printing the menu, the table numbers or the names of the guests on chocolate is a million-dollar idea. Not only will your guests treasure their personalized place cards but they’ll absolutely be looking forward into bringing home those sinful wedding favors. Save a bundle with our chocolate escort cards and chocolate place cards, do your guests a big favor and them a great wedding favor for their presence in the most important day of your life.
Feeling the urge to splurge? Why not order our chocolate wedding menu as well and give those guests the sweetest day of their lives. We welcome any design or concept for the chocolate wedding favors, we love doing custom chocolate favors so feel free to send us your idea.
When having a fall wedding, there are generally two different routes that you can explore – having a rustic and traditional event or throwing a modern and glamorous affair. One is not better than the other and both can provide wonderful atmospheres for any wedding. By simply laying the perfect touches and taking care of every detail, your wedding, whether it be rustic or glamorous, is sure to be an event that you and your guests will still be talking about on your 50th anniversary!
Rustic weddings generally consist of things such as pumpkins, gourds, and sheaths of wheat or corn for display. These decoration items play perfectly against a color scheme of bright yellows, deep reds, and oranges. Browns are also very popular in fall color schemes, but they should always be paired with a lighter color such as a pale gold to help offset the dark colors. Fall flowers such as daisies, sunflowers, chrysanthemums, and baby’s breath will all look beautiful in bridal bouquets while items such as fall leaves can be used as centerpieces. A rustic fall wedding will generally contain a very hearty dinner course, such as roast beef, turkey, or pork loin. For a very rustic feel, serve the feast family-style with huge bowls of food covering the tables and everyone helping themselves. The easiest thing about planning this type of wedding is that the palette of colors and tastes that the season provides make every aspect of wedding planning easier!
However, just because your wedding is in the fall doesn’t mean that you need to surround yourself with pumpkins, yellows, and other aspects of the season. Generally, a modern fall wedding is a more sophisticated and formal affair. Color schemes for these type of weddings may include silvers, blues, and purples. A wonderful way to still incorporate traditional colors, such as brown, is to pair them with a cool pastel color, such as pink or blue. Flowers for glamorous fall weddings generally include flowers with a sophisticated look, such as roses or lilies and these can be used for bridal bouquets and centerpieces. A menu offering things such as salmon, duck, or prime rib can help to bring a formal affair altogether and make it a glamorous evening no one will soon forget!
Whether you decide on a rustic or glamorous theme for your fall wedding, it’s important to consider the theme in every detail and use your imagination to let the theme shine through!
Once you have decided to have an autumn wedding, you will begin incorporating all types of fall items and ideas to have as part of your wedding. One very important area that needs to be focused on is the boutonnieres and tuxedos that the groom and the groomsmen will be wearing. A traditional black tuxedo is fine and a rose boutonniere will look fitting, as roses are a fall flower but to really knock the socks off your guest, the groom, and the groomsmen, give them something that will really shout out the joys of the season!
The groom’s tuxedo will most likely reflect the color scheme of the wedding so this makes it very easy to incorporate the fall theme into his dress attire. If you plan on having deep golds or reds alongside another fall color, make the brighter color the color of the groom’s vest or cumber bund. Tuxedos with tails look especially smart in the autumn as the extra material seems to be a bit too much for summer weddings but adds a very nice formal and elegant look for fall. Dark grey tuxedos can also be a warm reminiscent of the earth’s tones and can also bring a consistent feel with weather that is quite cool.
Boutonnieres are always an area where wedding planners can get carried away and autumn brings so many ideas and options, that the only problem you’ll have is deciding! Give your groom and groomsmen deep roses or single lilies to wear in their lapels and this instantly provides a sophisticated and stylish look. However, you can also use things such as clusters of cranberries on single stems or get boutonnieres that contain flowers such as wild bull thistle or pale blue forget-me-nots. Pale blues are often used in fall color schemes and boutonnieres with accents of this wildflower will look truly outstanding! Also be sure to give your boutonnieres lots of greenery or wrap the stems up with stiff twigs that can lay along the edges of the arrangement, for a truly unique look!
There are so many options for the perfect fall boutonniere and tuxedo, that just like every other aspect of your fall wedding, the only problem you will have is deciding! Whichever type of event your having, it’s important to remember that single flowers generally indicate a formal affair, while groups of flowers, twigs, or greenery would be more appropriate for a casual wedding.
There’s no doubt that once you plan to hold your wedding in the fall, just about every option for color schemes will include deep oranges, yellows, and golds. But not every bride wants their wedding to look like the pilgrim’s first feast and instead, want great color schemes that will reflect not only the season, but their own personalities and tastes. Modern fall color schemes are beginning to detour away from the traditional colors of fall and replace them with colors that still remind us of earth’s beauty but place a contemporary twist to give it a classy and chic feel.
Incorporating green into your color scheme is a wonderful throwback to fall and keeps in tone with the season. Instead of dark greens, opt for not-yet-ripe green acorns for table décor or wrap the table napkins in green vines. When using acorns, you can also purchase ones that are still attached to the green leaves and line the rows of seats with them. Place green grapes in horns of plenty and use them as centerpieces, this is a truly refreshing twist on traditional fall centerpieces that so often use pumpkins or gourds. When thinking of ways to use green, don’t limit yourself to just deep greens – trying olive green or sage is another wonderfully modern way to add even more twists on the traditional!
Of course, some people choose to have their wedding in the fall precisely because they love the traditional reds, oranges, and yellows. These traditional colors can also be used and played up to offer more of a modern look. Instead of using the brightest reds and yellows you can find, opt for deep shades of burgundy and golds. Pairing these with a simple color such as black or ivory can be a great way to stay true to the season of harvest and still have a unique wedding that your guests will be talking about for years to come!
Whether you decide to use modern or traditional color schemes for your fall wedding will depend entirely on what you like and what you want your wedding to say about you. However, always keep in mind that there’s no rule that says which color scheme you need to use for your fall wedding. By simply getting creative you will soon be able to think of hundreds of ways to modernize the traditional or to deviate from it altogether and make sure that your wedding is exactly what you want it to be!
You may not automatically think of Thanksgiving Day as a possible date for your autumn wedding but consider how many advantages there are to combining this special event with a major holiday and the trend for Thanksgiving weddings may soon kick off! The first obvious benefit to having your wedding on Thanksgiving Day is that there are already many family members visiting from out of town so this will greatly ease up on making travel arrangements for both you and your guests! However, when considering a Thanksgiving wedding, there are also many other things that brides-to-be are often concerned about, such as infringing on other people’s plans for the holidays. There are many ways to take care of these issues and ensure that your wedding will be fabulous and unforgettable!
The first thing to do is to get your invitations out as soon as possible, considering that you will be holding your event on a major holiday and need to give people as much notice as possible. Choose invitations that are embossed with leaves, or other fall elements, set against a background of ivory or cream. This will lend the invites with a traditional look combined with a sophisticated feel. It can be a nice touch to also combine the theme of Thanksgiving with your wedding, beginning with the invitation. Choose wording such as, “Please join us for a day of celebration and thanks as Rebecca Jones and Michael Smith join in holy matrimony.”
The natural colors of the season make it easy to plan your wedding scheme and up the ante on your décor. Use traditional reds, oranges, and golds or take it further with tinges of rust, burgundy, cranberry, and wine colors. For Thanksgiving Day, it’s important to have a traditional Thanksgiving turkey roast as one of your menu choices so that people don’t feel as though they’ve missed out on tradition by attending the event. However, also offer another choice such as pork loin roast for those that are happy to get away from traditional fare! Serve alongside honey-glazed butternut squash, roasted chestnuts, and apple and mango chutney and it’s sure to be a Thanksgiving feast fit for all!
You should be able to have your wedding any way or day that you want it so don’t feel as though you can’t have it on Thanksgiving. By adding a few personal touches, paying tribute to the holiday, and incorporating a bit of tradition with contemporary details, your guests will wish that there was a wedding every Thanksgiving Day!
The colors of autumn are all beautiful, the oranges, golds, reds, and browns, –all a rich tapestry, and chocolate is just one of the great ways to accentuate a fall cake. Your wedding cake does not have to be white! Unless you’re insisting on the same old white cake that everyone else is having, it’s time to break out of the traditional, and into the original. Consider some of these ideas for your fall wedding cake.
1. Incorporating The Fall Colors Into Your Cake – Fall colors are gorgeous, –but bringing them into your food might seem like a trial and error task. Trust me, it’s possible. You can bring fruits in, for reds, berries, apples, crumbles of chocolate, tiny pumpkins, orange peel spirals, dried apricots, and a number of other healthy, and beautiful pieces of edible autumn cake decorations.
2. Decorate With Some Of Our Fine Handmade Chocolates – You can add some of our delicious handmade chocolates to your cake, for a burst of dark or milk chocolate favor. If you prefer not to add extra sugar, then our sugar free, all-chocolate candies are perfect as well. Or you can decorate the cake with personalized chocolate lollipops, dipped oreos, or chocolate cookies; each painted with your photos, clip art, and personal messages.
3. Orange Cakes With Chocolate Frosting – Vanilla is completely over rated; why not get into the season? For your wedding cake, use chocolate frosting intead, with orange, red, golden yellow, or burgundy ripples. For the cake, choose golden lemon, with a cherry swirl; delicious orange with strawberry. For a more seasonal approach, try pumpkin spice cake, with cinnamon sprinkled white frosting; or a nutty carrot cake, with mocha and vanilla ripple frosting.
4. Fall Foliage In Your Cake – The bright colors of autumn foliage are so beautiful, and it’s hard not to want to just stick them all over your wedding cake. Talk to the bakery handling your cake, and ask for edible sugar fall leaf decorations, –frosting leaves are bulky, and prone to collapse, as well as careful dissection before the guests eat them.
5. Go Gold! – If all else fails, gold is still a fall color, and it looks beautiful in a cake. Edible gold leaf it gorgeous, and it can be used to decorate easily. Try ivy patterns, or cornucopia style designs, for a beautiful and priceless cake for your special day.
There are about a million great ideas floating around out there that incorporate the beautiful tapestry of autumn into carefully selected wedding favors that show all your guests how great it was for them to be there on your big day. Or, on your daughter’s, or bride’s big day, –depending on who’s doing the wedding planning, and design. Chocolate Dreams and Wishes wants to help you pore over our selection, and come up with some great ideas on your own; that way we can pour our hand-crafted atmosphere of chocolate celebration over your ceremony or reception.
Chocolate Wine Bottles - These are absolutely adorable. Personalized chocolate wine bottles with your personalized edible label. Each bottle is hand made one-at-a-time, and is customized just for you. We can design the edible label to match your theme and colors. After each bottle is made, we carefully inspect the chocolate wine bottles and then finish each one by painting the cork with Gold Luster.
2. Customized Chocolate Covered Oreos - The only thing more delicious than an Oreo, is a chocolate covered Oreo, –and not to mention a heavenly sweet way to give your guests something to remember you by. Each orea is dipped in your choice of white, dark, or milk chocolate, before adding your wedding photo, or clip art, and your message. Then each of these adorable little creations are settled into their own gold foil box, covered with a clear lid, and wrapped with a little gold bow for extra aesthetic.3. Edible Photo Cookies! – Delicious chocolate cookies that can be customized fully with your message, your photos or clip art, and even different colors of sprinkles to match your wedding colors. These delectable favors come in dark, white, and milk chocolate cookies. They’re each wrapped in clear cellophane, and tied off with a white ribbon bow.
4. His & Hers Wedding Favors – These are chocolate menus, or greeting cards for favors, –for the guys, choose the tuxedo border, and for the girls, choose a theme that matches your wedding invitations. They come in dark, white, or milk chocolate, and are each settled in their own gold boxes, with clear plastic tops, and gold ribbon bows on top.
5. Customized Chocolate Candy Bar Favors – So many companies offer personalized candy bar wrappers, that there’s really no way to make it original anymore, –but we have found a way! We don’t put your art, photos, or message on the wrapper! We put it directly onto the chocolate! The bars make great edible memories, plus, they come in milk, white, and dark chocolate, –flavors of favors to suit any connoisseur of fine, handmade chocolates.
6. Personalized Chocolate Greeting Cards – This little cards pack delicious taste, handmade delicacy, personal message, photos, and greeting, all into a five inches of fine dark, white or milk chocolate. They’re so pretty, you might have to talk your guests into eating them!
7. Pittsburgh Wedding Favors! – If you’re planning a wedding in Pittsburgh, or have Pittsburgh Pride, Chocolate Dreams and Wishes has a fine selection of chocolate lollipops, bar chocolate, and even chocolate greeting cards with beautiful photos of the city on them.
Our business is running strong, so we’d like to extend a warm welcome to our new blog. Chocolate Dreams and Wishes has been bringing fine, custom chocolate wedding favors, and custom chocolates for other events to the Pennsylvania public for years, as well as to people all over the United States. So we decided to branch out a little, and offer some ideas on how to incorporate our fine chocolate products into weddings, and other social events.
In this blog you’ll find several categories for weddings, receptions, and other social events, in which fine custom made chocolates play a big part. Not only are our custom chocolates delicious, but they are also great conversation starters! Perfect for weddings, and company partners. We take pride in providing delicious candies that bring people closer together, hence the name, –we give the fine chocolate that you’ve been dreaming about, and wishing for!
To start with, we’re going to do a few tips and ideas on how to incorporate our fine chocolates into your autumn holidays, whether this is just for Thanksgiving, or for fall weddings. Afterwards, we’ll start giving great tips on winter traditions, such as Christmas, winter weddings, and more! Our chocolates can enhance your celebrations in hundreds of ways, and we can’t wait to help you get started. So whether you’re a customer, a bride, a groom, or even a fellow blogger, –stop, stay a while, and learn how we can make your winter and fall holidays warm, sweet, and filled with the rich taste of Chocolate Dreams and Wishes.