You’ve spent a lot of time, thought, and money on planning your wedding, and you want it to be perfect—a day you will cherish forever and your guests will fondly remember.
Although the ultimate reason for having a wedding is to celebrate the love between you and your partner, you also want your friends, family, and associates to have the best party you could possibly plan.
Giving out memorable tokens of appreciation is a sure way to do just that.
Wedding favors show how deeply you appreciate your guests. In addition, they enhance the overall look of your decor when incorporated stylishly into your setting, so you want them to be just right.
Let’s face it; not everyone invited to your wedding will appreciate a framed photo of you and your partner as a keepsake. You want favors that your guests will enjoy and not leave at the table after the event.
A tasty treat from Layla’s Delicacies makes an outstanding choice for a wedding favor.
Here are some ideas for gifting your wedding invitees with a delicious “thank you” bursting with flavor to make your special day stand out.
1 - Bjewia Pistachio
The Bjewia is a sweet pastry derived from Tunisian culture. A perfect treat for your guests to not only enjoy at the wedding but also carry home to savor this infusion of multi-cultural heritage.
Bjewia is made with:
- Sugar. We make our Bjewia using saccharine syrup made from sugar, which isn’t overwhelmingly sweet.
- Pistachio. The salty punch of healthy pistachio nuts perfectly balances the sweetness for a heavenly escape with each mouthful.
- Citrus. Inspired by the traditional recipe which uses fruits that came into the Mediterranean from China, we use our signature zestful citrus syrup.
- Almonds. The mouthwatering nutty flavor comes from the rich taste of the finest quality ground almonds.
- Roses. To accentuate the flavor of the nuts, we use choice petals and rose water from delicate fresh roses.
The stuffing method is borrowed from the Spanish. From as far back as the 1500s, the Spanish devised a way to stuff fruits, vegetables, and other tidbits into ordinary bread to turn it into a scrumptious delight.
You can also see the finesse of the light and airy toppings derived from traditional French and Italian dining, perfected over centuries since the advent of oublieurs in the 1200s.
All this, combined with the rich flavors of the Mediterranean region, makes this gluten-free treat a symbol of unity and oneness—a true celebration of marriage.
Your guests will love every bite of this luxurious pleasure.
2 - Almond Boat
The almond boat is made of chocolate molded to form a boat shape and filled with almonds and more chocolate.
The combination of almonds and the deep flavor of the caramelized chocolate makes for a delightfully crunchy feast that your guests are sure to love.
The intensity of the almonds, packed with their antioxidants, fiber, and unsaturated fats, is nicely toned down by the sweet chocolate to make a perfect dessert that will float on your tongue.
Almonds are a staple in Mediterranean cuisine, having been used in many dishes since the 16th century and for good reason. They have a host of health benefits, such as:
- Help reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the bad cholesterol
- They are full of nutrients, such as vitamin E, potassium, and magnesium, which help to ease the flow of oxygen and food in the blood
- Lower blood pressure
- Improve digestion
- Help regulate blood sugar
3 - Baklava El Bey
Another popular Mediterranean treat that your guests will love to take home is our baklava.
Baklava has its roots in Turkish dining and found its way into Tunisian culture because of the Ottomans.
This appetizing treat has a history dating back to the Assyrian Empire in 800 BC. It has been perfected over the years to produce the light, delicate joy-in-your-mouth that it has become today.
It’s filled with crushed pistachios layered between almond paste. The Baklava El Bey has a sweet yet savory flavor that will satisfy any palate. The ingredients include:
- Filo dough, a healthier, less fatty alternative to pastry
- Olive oil to keep it moist and light for when it does its happy flip in your mouth
- Orange blossom water, made from the blossoms of the Seville orange tree to bring a unique, pleasantly bitter taste
- Rosewater to infuse a sophisticated floral aroma
- Pistachios for a nutty flavor with amazing health benefits
The almond and pistachio filling is enclosed inside a crispy filo top and bottom layer. The sweet and nutty flavors blend and balance perfectly, so your guests can enjoy a sweet treat minus the overpowering sweetness.
“If you have or haven’t had baklava you need to try Layla’s Delicacies. As soon as you see the box you quickly know you are in for a treat.
If you consider yourself a baklava connoisseur your expectations will not be disappointed. Each piece is fresh, has a unique shape, a different texture and taste.
I have had amazing baklava from Greece, Turkey, Egypt, and Lebanon but none compare to Layla’s. Buy a box for yourself and a friend. That friend will be your friend for life!”
Joyce, Summit, US
4 - Kaak Warka
Kaak Warka is a donut-shaped delight full of almond paste with the subtly sweet taste and flavor of rose water.
The recipe has been perfected over centuries to become the popular sweet for celebrations in North African culture, as it’s known today. It is said to have its roots in Andalusia’s history, which predates the 15th century.
The Kaak Warka is a combination of the following traditional ingredients:
This traditional Tunisian pastry will melt in your guest’s mouth with a wonderful explosion of flavors; the perfect way to say thank you for sharing in our love.
Your guests will be singing its praises just like Rami from Westfield, who had this to say:
“The sweetness of this treat is subtle and well balanced. The aromatic rose water takes you on a journey of flavors, and melting texture perfects the taste of this authentic dessert.”
Rami, Westfield, US
5 - Almond Finger
Almond Fingers were initially a Moroccan dessert but also gained popularity in Tunisian culture.
They are a delightful mixture of two antioxidan-richt, nutritious ingredients—almonds and hazelnuts neatly wrapped in a crispy filo sheet.
Just like the wonderful health benefits of almonds mentioned earlier, hazelnuts can also hold their own because they:
- Help lower cholesterol and heart disease
- Have been linked with lower cancer rates
- Help reduce inflammation
- Aid in the reduction of blood sugar levels
The crunchy exterior goes perfectly with the moist paste inside, creating the perfect balance, symbolic of the coming together of two souls —perfect for a wedding.
The fingers are a light delicacy that goes well with coffee, so your guests can save them for the morning after the day of merry-making and get a nutritious start to the day.
Side note: All Layla’s Delicacies products have a long shelf life, so your guests can enjoy them without fear even 1–2 months after the wedding.
“Perfect packaging for parcels and pretty box. Fresh and delicious, which you can not resist. I will order more without hesitation and suggest to anyone”
Y. Aniba, Silver Spring, US
Choosing the Right Wedding Favors
A sweet delight to take home and enjoy is the perfect way to end a celebration of love and the happy union of two people.
Layla’s Delicacies treats and packed boxes full of amazing pastries and Mediterranean delights allow you to thank your guests for taking time out of their busy schedules to celebrate your union.
You can choose one particular favor to gift to all your guests, or have an assortment and give out different ones.
You can also order a box and customize it for your guests. The table below shows examples of the quantities in our packaging options.
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However, with so many options to choose from, it’s hard to settle on the best one to give your guests on your big day.
What if you didn’t have to choose only one type?
We have a wide range of gift boxes with a selection of goodies for your guests to enjoy a variety of exotic and delicious flavors.
Get a gift box for your guests to make a fitting end to a beautiful day of joy and celebration with an assortment of delights such as the following options:
9-piece Appreciation Box with an assortment of Tunisian sweets
14-piece Gift Box with individually wrapped bite-sized treats
Mediterranean Escape Box with four delightful sweet edibles
22-piece box with a variety of gluten-free, vegan treats
4-piece Discovery Box with a sampling of four delectable goodies
30-piece Gift Box with bite-sized nutty treats
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