Wedding favors are small tokens that are given to the guests as a gesture of appreciation or gratitude from the bride and the groom during the wedding ceremony or at the wedding reception. The tradition of giving out wedding favors is a very old one. It was believed that the first wedding favor was known as bonbonniere, which is a small trinket box made of crystal, porcelain and or precious stones that contains sugar cubes or delicate confections and symbolizes royalty.
Below is a list of wedding favors you may consider.
The Jordan Almonds are slightly bittersweet taste of raw almonds that is coated with the sugary goodness of the candy coating, bringing with it is a hope that the new life of the bride and groom is more sweet then bitter. Other traditions say that the almonds should always be received in odd numbers so that it cannot be easily divided. Again, this symbolizes the new found life of the couple.
The Dried Fruit wedding favors represent the bounty of a full harvest or life. The dried fruit is a wonderful way to pay gratitude to your guests for taking time to be with you on your special day. This wedding favor is perfect for outdoor weddings.
The Picture Frame wedding favors are common these days. These frames with the couple’s picture may be placed in a mixed favor bag, also used as placeholders/seat assignment placards, as part of an attraction, or individualized for each guest.
The bells and other noisemakers wedding favors is a long-standing tradition to have guests receive wedding bells as favors. Conventionally, whenever a guest rang the bell the couple would likely to have a kiss. Many couples like to put the tradition of the wedding bell ringing on little cards. In modern times, there are also added noisemakers that can be included as wedding favors like the flutes, horns and clappers.
The candles wedding favors have been a popular gift to guests for quite some time now. They may be of various size, shape or scent. A number of couples use votive candles and have them placed in decorative holders. There are also specialty candles like wedding cake-shaped candles in a delicious butter cream frosting scent. Some couples will make their own candles to give to guests. Candles may also be places as part of a mixed favor. If there is a unity candle rite involved, the couple may give smaller replicas of the candles used as their wedding favors.
Edible items have always been a well-liked favor at weddings. A number of couples choose to have individual cakes or cakes at each table in lieu of a traditional wedding cake. Cakes, cookies, and pastries can also be used as table centerpieces and as wedding favors. Many couples who choose to use these as favors usually have them in boxes.
If you and your partner are so into tasty beverages, you may desire to consider tea and/or coffee sampler packets. This is a vast favor that can be enjoyed at the guest’s spare time and also help share some things you like with your guests.