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Party favors now being shipped for 2022

Wedding Favors

Express your gratitude to family and friends traveling from far and wide to celebrate your special day! Maple syrup presented in attractive glass bottles is one of the best options available for wedding favors today. No matter the style, rustic to elegant, or a blend of both, event favors from Carman Brook Farm will leave your guests with a lasting positive impression worthy of the day. 
 
Wedding favors should match your theme and provide the most bang for your buck. Therefore, picking the right gift is of utmost importance, wedding favors from our farm provide a rich, sweet, golden keepsake for your guests and wedding party. Check out our listings below and see if you can get inspired for your big day.
 
We harvest, evaporate, and bottle maple syrup right here on our small farm in northern Vermont. Harvested in a sustainable manner, we select our favorite barrels of amber rich taste syrup which presents a stunning gold color with a flavor profile to match. The best part of maple syrup is its resilience, whether ordering months in advance, or shipping to the venue directly, syrup is naturally shelf stable.

Unique Wedding Favors

How many times have you seen the same old monogrammed mugs, cups, candles, or trinkets claiming to be unique? In comparison, maple syrup fits the bill for unique in spades, not to mention it's the perfect conversation starter or ice breaker for guests who might not know each other well. Pulling off the right styling and look is important, but following that up with something special that punches above its weight class is the cherry on top. 
 
To arrive as a finished wedding favor, a unique combination of climate, topography, and soil is the first basic requirement. By chance, our 5th generation family farm rests in Vermont's northern Champlain Valley, satisfying each requirement to produce an exquisite tasting syrup. Every favor in our collection is double filtered to ensure the brightest clarity possible, matching the glow of your event. Maple syrup is for everyone, young to old and in between. Think of this product as the ultimate inclusive wedding favor option going. 
Personalized Wedding Favors 1.7 Oz. Maple Leaf
Make an elegant statement  with our party favors for any theme wedding. Maple syrup favors go especially well with any color including this rose theme table layout.
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Personalized Wedding Favors 1.7 Oz. Maple Leaf

From $3.15 Regular price $3.65

Maple Syrup Nip 1.7 Oz. Gallone Wedding Favor
Perfect and elegant and completely irredescent, these little bottles are perfect for your guests to take home as a momento of your appreciation.
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Maple Syrup Nip 1.7 Oz. Gallone Wedding Favor

$2.85 Regular price $3.00

Custom Wedding Favors 3.29 Oz. Maple Leaf
Upgrade your fall wedding theme with a party favor glass bottle of real Vermont maple syrup.

Custom Wedding Favors 3.29 Oz. Maple Leaf

From $5.00

Elegant Wedding Favors Split Leaf
Elegant and sleek wedding favor for all party themes.

Elegant Wedding Favors Split Leaf

From $4.65

Fall Wedding Favor | 8.45 Oz. Autumn Leaf
Fall wedding favor in place setting.

Fall Wedding Favor | 8.45 Oz. Autumn Leaf

$9.45

Wedding Party Favors 8.45 Oz. Maple Leaf
If a farm wedding is what you are doing, then our maple leaf favors will work perfectly into the place settings.

Wedding Party Favors 8.45 Oz. Maple Leaf

From $10.00

Useful Wedding Favor Maple Sampler
A useful wedding favor because everyone enjoys real Vermont maple syrup.
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Useful Wedding Favor Maple Sampler

$3.75 Regular price $4.25

Affordable Wedding Favors Slender Jug
Affordable Wedding Favors Slender Jug
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Affordable Wedding Favors Slender Jug

$2.50 Regular price $3.85

Gift Card
Shop our selection of e-gift cards for all products on the Carman Brook Farm website.

Gift Card

$25.00

Are wedding favors necessary?

Ultimately, this is a personal decision that each couple will have to grapple with on their own. Guests sometimes travel anywhere from 100's to 1000's miles away to be there on this important milestone and special occasion. It is customary, and sometimes even expected to share a small, token of your appreciation that they can remember the day with. Our recommendation would be to stay within your budget, we offer a variety of selections that should cover the spectrum. The Knot has a great breakdown on how to approach the question of if wedding favors are necessary. Essentially, their advice echoes ours, carefully consider your budget and have an idea of what gifts you would like to give your guests, as well as the wedding party.

Wedding favors aren't just a modern invention, tradition holds that wedding favors have been in use since at least the 16th century. In Europe, it was customary for new families to show their gratitude by gifting a cube of sugar to each guest, which was considered special at the time due to its scarcity. Though we have certainly progressed a great deal since those days, the gift of gratitude has remained in style. We like to think our maple wedding party favors are the next evolution of the traditional cube of sugar. 

Do people still do wedding favors?

This question is separate from whether favors are necessary, that is a question of personal preference. 2020 aside, and even this far into 2021 and the spring of 2022, COVID-19 has thrown everyone's plans into disarray, vendors included. However, yes, wedding favors remain as popular as ever, with couples allocating almost 1.5% of their total budget to this gift of gratitude. The industry expectation is for this trend to continue into the 2022 wedding season as well. However, members of the industry have noted that many people tire of the same old monogrammed gifts such as cups and bottle openers that will just collect dust in a drawer. We hope that maple syrup can fill this void and spark people's imaginations for how best to reinvent the wedding favor as something unique and fun.

How to display wedding favors?

In our experience, and with feedback from past customers, we have seen two popular options regarding the optimum way to display favors. Most popular, and in our opinion, one of the finest ways to display them is at each guest's place setting. It's a perfect ice breaker for people that might not know each other well, and who find themselves together on the seating chart by chance. In either a rustic or elegant theme, our bottles are going to add to the setting theme, as opposed to taking away from the ambiance.

For the second option, a display tower greeting guests as they enter the wedding hall or tent is also an attractive and popular option. Prominently displayed in this manner, 100 or more glass maple leaves can look like a cascading waterfall of gold. If someone misses during their first pass, you can bet that once at the table they'll make their way back to the display to collect theirs! No matter what you decide, we are certain you will have 100% satisfaction across the board.

When to order wedding favors?

In general, a month before the wedding is a great time to place your order. Depending on the location, it might only take 2 or 3 days to arrive as we ship orders immediately and generally keep a supply bottled and in stock. However, that does not mean you have to wait until the last minute, especially for maple syrup, as it is shelf-stable and has a long life when stored properly. In addition, being a small family farm provides us a great degree of flexibility and personal attention generally not possible from larger vendors. Feel free to contact us about any of your special shipping needs and we will work to accommodate you personally.

In our experience, many couples like to wait until their RSVPs are filled out before finalizing their favor order. Unfortunately, people aren't very good at returning these, electronic RSVPs still don't fare much better, especially with grandparents and other guests from a pre-tech era. It isn't the end of the world to have a few extra favors hanging around, there are always late guest additions or a great service provider you might want to share a token of appreciation to.

How far ahead should you order personalized wedding favors? 

Due to the nature of utilizing a third party for customization, we recommend a 3-4 week lead time before the date of the wedding. Living in rural Vermont, nothing is closer than 30 minutes, our engraver being no exception. Additionally, we will present you with a digital proof over email to give the OK on moving ahead with the engraving process. The personalization elevates these bottles, every time we get a new batch back we're blown away with the results. Commemorate your day and etch a custom message to your liking.

Will my syrup spoil before the wedding?

We've written a whole blog that addresses this very question of storing maple syrup, but in short, your syrup will not go bad so long as you store it in a cool, dark place. Glass is a very effective storage container for maple syrup, and it is naturally shelf-stable.

Shipping Wedding Favors

Everything you need to know about shipping and receiving your wedding favors from Carman Brook Farm can be found in-depth at our Shipping Wedding Favors - FAQ blog. Generally, we ship with UPS and our website uses real-time rates that are calculated using the weight of the product you ordered and the location you selected for shipping. So long as the item is in stock, we ship within 1-2 business days of receiving the order, otherwise, we bottle syrup weekly and a delay isn't usually a problem. Two decades of selling party favors and answering questions qualify us to know the best way to ship your party favors. If you can think of a question we haven't answered here, email us now for a quick turnaround of important information that will impact your wedding favor purchase.

What if there is damage when I receive my favors?

In the unlikely event, that the shipping company stacked a crated lawnmower on top of your package and you have broken favors, let us know and we'll send a replacement ASAP. We have an extremely low breakage rate (at the writing of this, I can't think of the last time it was an issue), and take boxing glass for shipment seriously!