Wedding favors have become more easy to order of the past years. With the internet and all of its fabulous options, you can shop for days.
The history of weddings favors started with food as a gift. The most common gifts were spice buns, fruits or nuts. Sugar coated Jordan Almonds were huge a decade ago, but who likes bad tasting coating on yummy nuts? However the symbolism of the almonds is marriage is both bitter and sweet.
During the Elizabethan era “tying the knot” was transformed into a fashion statement of tied ribbons in knots attached to their attire. At ceremonies during these times guest would be presented with small bouquets tied with ribbon and these were called favors. Now that is a tradition we would love to see come back with a vengeance.
For wealthy Noblemen, nosegay bouquets were not good enough. This introduced fine favors as jewelry, scarves, gloves or handkerchiefs. The latter of these were stitched with the couple’s initials. Bring on the cocktail napkins and the matchbooks.
Many little favors have hit the market place and been popular for years. The tiny candies in tulle, plastic boxes or metal tins, they now make them with impressions of brides and grooms on them or you can order them with colors to match your wedding. Mini photo frames have also become a trend, they now make them with impressions of brides and grooms on them or you can order them with colors to match your wedding. Mints are also available with the options of adding your initials.
With today’s couples merging two homes or already sharing a home, it makes the registration complicated. Same goes for your wedding guest. With healthy lifestyle on the rise many guest will forgo and leave the sweets on the table. Homeowners also have a style all of their own and your picture frame or other tiny décor item maybe be left to the yard sale pile.
Fresh alternative; Donate to a charity you are passionate about. We have had couples who have lost a parent or loved one to particle diseases and they donated the money they would spend on favors to their charity.
Passionate about the environment? There is a conservation that could use your donation.
Love animals? You could donate to a local pet rescue or marine rescue.
Share the news with an announcement card at each place setting, or use a photo frame on each table.
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