Thistle Dew! Farms, Teas 'n Bees

Honey Favors

Looking for unique and affordable honey jar favors for your Wedding, Bridal Shower, Anniversary, Baby Shower or as a Corporate gift? Thistle Dew! Farms, specializes in creating gourmet honey favors in charming hexagon, round and Honey Pot jars with custom labels and tags. You can also request a quote or call us at (865) 361-9459 to discuss your favor needs!

Many ancient cultures believed honey had an aphrodisiac quality and had a significant role in their marriage rituals. Honey has been harvested for over 8,000 years and in the centuries that have ensued honey has taken on almost magical properties, for healing, for fertility, as the nectar of the Gods and even as currency. 

These days, in addition to being a sweet treat, the word "honey" is used as a term of endearment and flattery. It can be used as a metaphor for the sweetness of love and life, and as a symbol of the rewards of hard work and diligence. As a result, honey has played an important role in marriage ceremonies around the world. 

Let honey be a part of your ceremony with our all natural honey wedding favors.  They are sure to generate a buzz when you share with your guests why you decided to have honey at your ceremony. 

If you have questions or comments please call (865) 361-9459 or email us and we will do our best to answer them.

The Origins of the Honeymoon

A honeymoon is the traditional holiday taken by a newly-married couple to celebrate their marriage in intimacy and seclusion. The term has its roots in the ancient Norse word “hjunottsmanathr” (“honey month”) which involved a period of “hiding” by the bride and groom (presumably from the bride’s family, if it was not an arranged marriage).

During this time of hiding, the newlywed couple often drank mead, a sweet wine made from fermented honey — to bring good luck. Mead was first concocted by monks for medicinal purposes, but it was soon discovered that the drink’s potent effect on the imbiber encouraged conjugal bliss.

Well-wishers often presented the bride and groom with a month’s worth of the special honey brew, along with beautiful goblets.
Today, the honeymoon is a vacation for the new couple. It’s a way to relax from the efforts of wedding planning and a chance for the new couple to spend time with each other in private. The honeymoon also symbolically begins the change from the couples’ old life as individuals to their new life as a married couple.

Homemade-DIY Honey Jar Wedding Favor Ideas

We’re pleased to help with your DIY favor plans, offering you this collection of our customers’ beautiful, sweet and sentimental honey jar wedding favors, bridal shower favors, baby shower favors and favors from other special celebrations, made all the more wonderful through the personal touches and the loving care put into them. DIY wedding favors are a terrific way to personalize your party, and there’s much fun to be had in the making of budget-friendly, DIY favors!

We’re happy to help you create the perfect, personalized favors for your event:

First, choose your Thistle Dew! Raw Honey Favor jar style and shape,  and know that a top trend in wedding favors and shower favors is offering a variety of wedding favor styles so that your guests can choose their own preferences.

Next, decide if you’d like to make your own wedding favors, or if – like many of our Thistle Dew! Wedding favor customers – you’ll plan a DIY wedding favor-making party so that your friends and family can join in the fun of making the favors for your celebration.

Once you have the basics decided, it’s time to get creative with the design and accents of your DIY honey jar favors. Here are some of our most popular DIY honey jar favorite ideas and inspirations:


  • Choose ribbons in your wedding’s or party’s color scheme
  • Choose ribbons coordinated to the colors you’d like on your favor labels
  • Choose ribbons coordinated to the color of the pure honey in your honey wedding favor jars
  • Choose ribbons that go with the season of your party, such as velvet ribbon for a winter wedding
  • Choose lace ribbon for a romantic-theme engagement party, wedding, bridal shower or other celebration
  • Choose jute cord or twine for a rustic-themed wedding or party
  • Choose a patterned ribbon that matches the motif on your wedding favor label

Labels and Tags:

  • Design customized wedding favor labels and tags to bring your personality and theme into your honey jar favor style
  • Choose wording to go with a Bee-themed favor: “Meant to Bee” or “Bee-utiful!” works with a bee-themed wedding or party
  • Choose wording to go with a Honey-themed favor: “Love is Sweet” “Sweet as honey” and “You Are Golden to Us!” works with a honey-themed wedding or party
  • Other bee-centric wording includes “Glad you Can Bee With Us Today” “Thanks for Bee-ing Here Today!” and “We’re Abuzz for the Big Day!”
  • Choose from the adorable Tags available from our graphic designer
  • Print your favorite love quotes, marriage quotes, baby quotes and happiness quotes on your wedding favor labels or tags
  • Print a favorite line from ‘your song’ on your wedding favor tag or label
  • Print tags on Kraft paper to go with a rustic-themed party, or on glossy, colorful paper stock to match your party décor.
  • Include a favorite honey recipe on your honey jar favor tag

** We love the idea of making a few separate, personalized labels to affix to jars set aside for your sweetheart, for family members and close friends, a VIP collection of personalized wedding honey favors!

Tie-Ons and Other DIY Favor ideas:

  • Using ribbon, tie on one or more of our old-fashioned wooden honey dippers
  • Using ribbon, tie on a baggie of our honey candies 
  • Using ribbon, tie on a baggie of traditional wedding Jordan almonds
  • Using ribbon, tie on a baggie of colorful candies to match your wedding colors or party colors
  • Using ribbon, tie on a mini spoon for stirring honey into a favorite beverage
  • Wrap each honey favor jar in tulle, tied with a ribbon for a pretty ‘wrapped gift’ effect
  • Wrap each honey favor jar in printed fabric for a pretty ‘wrapped gift’ effect

Place Setting and Display ideas:

Place your honey jar favors at each guests’ place setting, or display them with a ‘take one’ sign that you’ve also DIY’d at the door to your wedding, bridal shower, baby shower or celebration, and guests will find their sweet treat waiting for them, so easy to take home.

We hear from our Thistle Dew! Wedding Favors clients that when our honey jar favors are offered at their party, there’s rarely one honey favor jar left behind at the end of the party! Guests love being treated to our delicious, natural Smoky Mountain honeys, and they definitely appreciate a pretty DIY favor!

Start planning your Homemade-DIY Honey Jar Wedding Favors!

  • Request your Free Honey Jar Wedding Favor Quote! or
  • Contact us at to discuss your Wedding Honey Favors!

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