A wedding favor is a small gift from the bride and the groom to guests who attend their wedding. They have a long tradition and were probably distributed first by European aristrocracy. These wedding favors were in the form of tiny porcelain or crystal boxes filled with sweets or sugar since sugar was an expensive commodity during those times.
With time as sugar became commonplace, almonds coated in sugar were given to guests as a token of good wishes for the newly wedded couple's marital bliss. Sometime in the thirteenth century began the tradition of giving five Jordan almonds covered in expensive fabric as wedding favors to guests. The sugar coated almonds represent the sweet and bitter flavors of married life and are symbols of fertility,longevity, health, prosperity and happiness.
Now every marriage across cultures celebrates the traditions of gifting wedding favors to guests as a note of appreciation .Wedding favors are no longer restricted to the humble five Jordan almonds. A lot of planning now goes into deciding the perfect wedding favor that will complement the theme of the wedding. The range of wedding favors available today is limited only by the couple's imagination and budget.
Most couples choose unique wedding favors for guests that serve as mementoes and reminders of their union. It is advisable to plan about the type of wedding favors in advance so that there is no last minute scrambling for extra gifts. Decide upon the favor based on the number of guests and the budget. Choose an item that is unique and not expensive . Take the help of a wedding planner or friends to select the most exquisite wedding favor that will remind guests of the wedding day.
Different types of them include wine goblets, photo frames, candles, trinkets boxes, chocolates and other gifts in customized favor bags.Flower seed packets in beautiful pouches make a unique gift. They are available in eight different varieties. There are a host of heart shaped candies that make delicious gifts. Heart shaped guest books, gold place cards, aromatic candles are other gift ideas for wedding favors.
Choose from a wide array of favors like photo coasters of the wedding , votive candles in sheer organza bags, gel candles,bottle stoppers in different shapes, love coasters, heart shaped measuring spoons, heart shaped bottle opener sets, chrome luggage tags and plantable wildflower sets. More personal favors include guest album that will be a permanent keepsake of the wedding. Bath salts and soap stacks make a great style statement as wedding favors.
Fancy wedding favors include dolphin shaped bottle openers , special love monogrammed stones, personalized coffee flavors, salt and pepper shakers in different styles like a wedding cake or two peas in a pod. Silver votives or flower shaped glass votives make attractive and colorful wedding favors.
Crystal paper weights, attractive glass swizzle sticks , sets of colorful luminaria , satin dress pouches , place cards in diferent designs are interesting ideas for wedding favors. Keep in mind that wedding favors are a reminder of the wedding and therefore must be a reflection of the couple's personality and style. They must be a treasure that guests love to keep forever. So choose only the best wedding favors for the guests.